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Filming ‘Trainwreck’ with Judd Apatow & Amy Schumer on Orchard Street [PHOTOS]

Posted July 22, 2014 at 9:20 am

Director Judd Apatow and the Trainwreck team pitched camp at the northeast corner of Orchard and Grand Streets yesterday afternoon. Right outside Sheila’s Decorating. The scene in question was an exterior “intersection” sequence shot near the entrance to Jodamo (of Pink Building fame). This was the second time in a week that production transpired on […]

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The Bowery Graffiti Wall is Being Torn Apart Right Now

Posted July 22, 2014 at 5:54 am

As construction progresses at 76 East Houston, the adjacent graffiti wall suffers. That two-story paneled enclosure of the original concrete slab is currently being stripped of its artwork (that of Cope2). You can easily view the damage from behind the sidewalk bridge or via the gratuitous blogger portals. Shattered pieces of the mural now litter the […]

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Don’t Believe the Hype: Black Seed Bagels Are Just So … Ordinary

Last modified July 21, 2014 at 1:25 pm

The world of bagels is not unlike the world of pizza – even a bad bagel is still a good bagel. From Lenders to Pain d’Avignon – I’ve never met a bagel I didn’t devour. Give me an “as is,” toasted, grilled, sandwiched, buttered, cheesed – I draw the line at loxed, unless I’m in the mood to […]

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Billykirk Bringing Leather Goods to Former Gargyle Space on Orchard Street

Posted July 21, 2014 at 5:46 am

In a city where scaffolding appears one day and stays for an eternity, it’s always a great feeling when the skeleton of iron is finally deposed. So, we can now rejoice at the removal of the sidewalk bridge from outside Leadbelly on Orchard Street … which had been decorated by street artist Garrett Wasserman. From […]

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Parking Attendant at Allen Street Garage Accused of ‘Borrowing’ Customer’s Car

Last modified July 18, 2014 at 8:29 am

In Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Cameron is super worried about leaving his dad’s “choice” Ferrari in a Chicago parking garage. We see why once the two parking attendants take it for a spin with the main title of Star Wars blaring. A similar event befell one local Lower East Sider … sans the epic Star […]

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When the Essex Theatre Entertained the Masses on Grand Street [HISTORY]

Posted July 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

Today, the low-rise strip of Grand Street retail just east of Essex is predominantly home to a healthy mix of businesses. Both old and new, establishments such as Kossar’s Bialys, Doughnut Plant, and Pizza a Casa cater to tourists and locals alike. But many moons ago, this Seward Park retail complex housed the Essex Theatre. […]

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84-Year-Old Escapes Injury After Ceiling Collapses During Samy Mahfar’s Luxury Conversion of 102 Norfolk

Last modified July 17, 2014 at 10:28 pm

Here’s the latest dispatch from the 102 Norfolk Street “war zone,” where controversial landowner Samy Mahfar is currently amidst a luxury conversion. We are told that, on Tuesday evening, a large chunk of bathroom ceiling in apartment #1 collapsed. The 84-year-old tenant was inside at the time, and was miraculously unharmed. Renovations in unit #6 […]

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Insurance for the Apartment Mishaps You Think will Never Happen to You

Posted July 16, 2014 at 10:11 am

Sponsored By Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc. Let Gotham show you how getting NYC home insurance is fast, friendly, affordable, and easy. Created By BlankSlate   You don’t have to be unusually careless for something to go wrong in your home. Apartment insurance can help cover you when your momentary lapses of reason, or just plain […]

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CB3 Approves ‘Sports Themed’ Replacement for Sutra on 1st Avenue

Posted July 16, 2014 at 5:33 am

Sutra is finished. The asset transfer application was certainly a unique scenario in the canon of Community Board 3. Member Ariel Palitz found herself on the other side of the table at last night’s SLA subcommittee meeting. Not in the power position, and visibly on the defensive. Especially when the issue of 659 311 complaints was […]

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Kaufman Shoe Repair & Downtown Floor Supplies Departing Lafayette Street; New Development Rumored

Posted July 15, 2014 at 5:35 am

To look at the corner, you would know its days are certainly numbered. After all, the northwest junction of Lafayette and Bleecker is one of the last one-story properties in the vicinity, and likely has developers drooling. The drama unfolding at 346 Lafayette Street is seemingly but the beginning. Adjacent businesses Kaufman Shoe Repair Supplies […]

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