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Miley Cyrus party at Finale crowds the Bowery; Photo: Lara Speier

EMM Group Cops $25K Plea Deal with SLA Regarding Numerous Violations at 199 Bowery

Posted April 17, 2014 at 5:00 am

Mark Birnbaum had much to celebrate when a Finale customer ordered 200 bottles of champagne last weekend. Yet it wasn’t only that the single tab netted at least $60,000; he might actually get away scot free with a slap on the wrist. EMM Group will now pay the piper a fraction of that amount in […]

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Sinking Sidewalk at Orchard and Delancey Poses Danger to Pedestrians

Posted April 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

Now here’s a corner just waiting for a sacrificial leg for a feast. The sidewalk outside Rox gallery – Delancey and Orchard – has been sinking for quite some time. At least the last six months. Of course, the terrible winter and recent spat of heavy rain couldn’t have helped matters much. The curb is […]

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Center Medians Installed on East Houston Street This Weekend

Posted April 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

Any given day, the stretch of Houston Street east of Eldridge looks like a scene plucked directly from the celluloid of E.T. The plastic tents, yards of tubing, wire spindles, trucks, and workmen with dangling keys are a regular sight. Now, at least, two blocks of roadway are being capped and planted. Crews working overtime […]

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Rare ‘Tetrad’ Total Lunar Eclipse Schedule Begins Tonight with Blood Moon

Posted April 14, 2014 at 10:21 am

Thanks to unavoidable light pollution, star-gazing is somewhat of a difficulty within the city limits. Unless you’re Felton Davis (sidewalk stargazer), the average dweller can’t see clearly; those on the Lower East Side have a better view, but it’s nothing great. But late tonight is a big astronomical event that all can behold. There will […]

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Richard Gere Will Play a Homeless Man on Clinton Street Today for ‘Time Out of Mind’

Posted April 1, 2014 at 11:00 am

After spending a day filming scenes in the East Village, production on Time Out of Mind continues today south of the Mason Dixon Line Houston into the Lower East Side. The Oren Moverman-directed drama will block traffic in and around the intersection of Clinton and Stanton Streets. Time Out of Mind stars Richard Gere as a […]

Triangle Shirtwaist victim Joseph Wilson at 84 Chrystie St.

10 Years of the Chalk Project’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Tributes

Posted March 25, 2014 at 6:06 am

Each year on March 25, the names of 146 people are chalked onto the streets of the Manhattan, but mainly the Lower East Side. These are the identities of the doomed garment workers (mostly teenaged young women) who perished in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911. The citywide memorial project, now it its tenth year, […]

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Henry Street Settlement To Hold Town Meeting About Future of the LES

Posted March 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Concerns of the state of the neighborhood are certainly on the rise. The impending SPURA plans, the bigwig developers throwing their dollars weight around to exploit the neighborhood’s character; it’s inevitably creating a bland corporate homogeneity. It’s also creating alarm. Mom and pops are being pushed out, both of their businesses and their residences, to […]

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’20 is Plenty’ Traffic Signs Posted on Stanton Street by Right of Way Guerrilla Safety Group

Posted March 18, 2014 at 6:06 am

At first sight, it’s fairly easy to mistake these new speed limit signs on Stanton Street for being legit. They aren’t. In fact, the fakeout traffic signage, forged by Road Traffic Signs over the weekend, was zip-tied to light poles outside the Lower East Side Preparatory High School by activists from Right of Way, a guerrilla […]

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Report: Subway Jumper Dies at 2nd Avenue Station Last Night

Last modified March 1, 2014 at 10:37 am

A reader writes in to say that a man allegedly jumped in front of a Brooklyn-bound train at the 2nd Avenue subway station. He reportedly died at the scene. Here is the dispatch. Last night a man was killed by a Brooklyn bound F train. It was an apparent suicide. Riders waiting on the platform […]

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East Houston Parcel Listed for $15M, Touted as ‘Prime’ Development Opportunity

Posted February 28, 2014 at 6:02 am

Rev up those bulldozers. You knew this was coming. A spacious lot (with generous air) at the southwest corner of East Houston and Clinton Streets is primed for some upscaling. At the moment, 287-291 East Houston is home to a two-story office for an accounting firm and an adjacent private parking lot (with garage door […]