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Pokemon Trainers Wanted for NYCHA’s ‘Digital Van’ at La Guardia Houses

Last modified September 19, 2016 at 1:21 pm

Later on this afternoon, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)’s Digital Van is joining the beloved gaming frenzy and will be at the Pokéstop located at La Guardia Houses. Pokémon Go fans (aka “trainers”) are invited to join in as these pocket monsters are “lured to La Guardia Houses” and all that this entails. […]

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‘The Storefront Project’ Gallery Takes Over from Sasha Wolf on Orchard Street

Posted September 16, 2016 at 5:08 am

Barely a month after the Sasha Wolf gallery faded from the Orchard Street gallery scene, another has taken up residence. The replacement opened its doors at the end of August, and is called simply, The Storefront Project. The second installation here at 70 Orchard Street is by Lady Millard, whose cursive red tag, an homage […]

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Reader Report: Man Found Dead in Front of St. Mark’s Church [PHOTOS]

Last modified September 15, 2016 at 4:32 pm

Moments ago, a reader sent along photos of a man who allegedly died of a drug overdose in broad daylight outside of St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery. He was described by a witness as a white male who had “turned blue.” It was his color that prompted the initial call to 911. First responders […]

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Yuh-Line Niou Wins Primary to Become Sheldon Silver’s Replacement in 65th Assembly District

Posted September 14, 2016 at 5:03 am

The results are in, and it’s a monumental shift for the Lower East Side. Yuh-Line Niou, formerly chief of staff to Assembly member Ron Kim of Queens, was victorious in yesterday’s Democratic primary for the 65th Assembly District. Since the vote was a primary, the seat is not yet hers. Given that the area is […]

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Commercial Construction Full Throttle, Another Subway Entrance at Broadway-Lafayette Closes

Posted September 13, 2016 at 5:09 am

Call it a tale of two worksites. The two commercial projects on East Houston Street bordering SoHo are following a near-identical trajectory. Both broke ground at roughly the same time; both thrust a reconfigured traffic and pedestrian flow onto the neighborhood; and both forced subway entrances to close, albeit temporarily. Starting today, a second entrance […]

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Basement Heist on Orchard Street Yields $20K in Loot for Suspected Burglars

Posted August 29, 2016 at 5:09 am

This heist is straight out of the movies. Earlier this month, two burglars broke through a basement wall on Orchard Street to steal $20,000 from a local real estate company. On August 18, the brazen crooks snipped the cellar padlock of a neighboring business at 4pm in order to gain access to the basement, police […]

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The Falafel Shop on Rivington Takes a ‘Maintenance’ Break, Should Return Next Week

Posted August 26, 2016 at 9:37 am

You may have noticed that the Falafel Shop on Rivington Street wasn’t open all week. An explanation as to why didn’t actually materialize until yesterday. According to a laminate on the shuttered gate, the popular four-year-old Mediterranean joint closed for routine “maintenance,” but should reopen “middle of next week. Eyal Tov founded the Falafel Shop […]

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The City is About to Screw the LES Waterfront Again with this 1,000-Foot Tower

Posted August 26, 2016 at 5:16 am

The city will screw the Lower East Side waterfront by allowing this 1,000-foot tower to proceed. Indeed, the Department of City Planning reversed course this week, and will now hear the case for this monstrosity. This despite the ongoing litigation over the contested few parcels on the backside of Extell’s One Manhattan Square. It’s certainly a […]

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Hell Square Bodega Wars Heat up with ‘Legacy Gourmet Deli’ on Essex Street

Posted August 24, 2016 at 9:19 am

Shots fired. The bodega wars within the confines of Hell Square are heating up. The Subway franchise location at 153 Essex Street (i.e. Gotham Court) folded last fall after a bumpy few years in business. A six-month dormancy period followed, but was relatively short-lived. Legacy Gourmet Deli is next to bat in this mixed-use complex, […]

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City Hosting ‘Rat Academy’ to School Residents About Infestation and Prevention

Posted August 12, 2016 at 9:37 am

In a never-ending battle of humans versus rodents, the city is kicking it up a notch by bringing awareness to the masses. They did this a year ago, and it must have struck a chord, because it’s back – only this time with a catchier name. Council Member Corey Johnson and the NYC Department of Health and […]