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One ‘Privilege’ of a Shop Pops Up at 155 Suffolk Street

Posted June 25, 2015 at 5:10 am

The Lower East Side now has the privilege of Privilege. The Brooklyn-based urban lifestyle boutique just opened a pop-up shop at 155 Suffolk Street. It’s a two-week retail collaboration that includes various choices of apparel, footwear, and skate goods. The five-year-old brand will continue selling at 155 Suffolk Street through July 3. Thereafter, you’ll need to shop […]

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The Lunar New Year is Now a School Holiday in the City

Posted June 24, 2015 at 5:11 am

Yesterday, State Senator Daniel Squadron was alongside Mayor Bill de Blasio at PS 20 in Flushing, Queens, to officially announce the inclusion of the Lunar New Year as a school holiday. While there’s always been chatter about adding the celebratory day to academic calendars citywide, Margaret Chin set the wheels in motion with her endorsement back in early 2012. It’s been a […]

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Streit’s Matzo Ceases LES Production for the First Time in 90 Years; Begins Moveout

Last modified June 16, 2015 at 8:09 am

First the Davey Drill at its doorstep, and now this. Five months after we first broke news of its departure, Streit’s Matzo is now amidst the move-out stage. Yup. For the first time in some ninety years, the machines inside Streit’s Matzo factory are purportedly silent. First floor windows into the conveyor apparatus are now […]

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Check Out this Dumpster Fire that Ignited on Broome Street [VIDEO]

Last modified June 15, 2015 at 9:42 am

That plume of smoke you may have seen off Delancey Street Saturday evening was actually a dumpster fire outside the Seward Park Extension at 154 Broome Street. The fire burned for some thirty minutes before it was put out. A Facebook user caught some of the blaze on his mobile phone and posted online. “I […]

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Locals Decry Chinatown Rat Population with Flyer Campaign

Posted May 19, 2015 at 5:12 am

An urban etiquette campaign is underway to shame Chinatown residents into curbing the rat infestation, namely by tossing trash in the proper receptacles. An anonymous flyer distributer has been pasting these signs around the neighborhood. Each reads as follows: Dear Chinatown, Clean up your act! Trash = Rats Innocent puppies sniff and lick dead rats. […]

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The ‘East Village is Back’ for the 39th Annual Ukrainian Festival

Posted May 15, 2015 at 9:34 am

Today kicks off the 39th annual St. George Ukrainian Festival, which has been appropriately parlayed into another festival of sorts – “The East Village Is Back!” celebration. After the devastating fire that shook the community back in March, the East Village Independent Merchants Association, the Lower East Side History Month, and St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church […]

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Head Over to the 7th Precinct Today to Donate Blood

Posted May 14, 2015 at 9:22 am

Time to drain some of that red liquid coursing through those veins for a good cause. The NYPD 7th Precinct is hosting a “lifesaving” blood drive today from noon to 6pm. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome, too. You can head over to the Precinct on Pitt Street, if interested. Full details are outlined […]

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Here’s Your Chance to Learn NYPD Firearm Tactics with the 7th Precinct

Posted May 11, 2015 at 10:03 am

The NYPD 7th Precinct holds monthly “community council” meetings to update the neighborhood on the latest crime figures and allow residents to see what’s being done behind the scenes. In a move to spur attendance and attract more citizens, the police precinct will install a gun training simulator at the next gathering on May 20 at […]

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Firefighters Battling Blaze on Essex Street Right Now [Updated]

Last modified May 8, 2015 at 11:19 pm

Firefighters are currently battling a fire at 153 Essex Street. A half-dozen trucks from the FDNY are parked curbside. Tower ladders in action. At Street level, it appears the fire is out. But the water is still flowing. Looks like the fancy glass box apartment is the one affected. They’re breaking through the bottom of […]

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Catching up with the ‘Looking for a Girlfriend’ Flyer Guy on Delancey

Posted April 29, 2015 at 5:12 am

His mugshot is taped to seemingly every surface from the Battery to the Bowery and all points north. Dan Perino seriously wants a girlfriend, and the ambitious flyer push has forever seared his face on the collective memory of the city. We caught up with the 51-year-old aspiring actor early yesterday morning during one of […]