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AnimalNY Blog is Put to Sleep After 12 Years Online

Posted July 29, 2015 at 5:17 am

Notorious rabble-rouser Bucky Turco announced yesterday morning that his stint at Animal New York, the blog he founded twelve years ago, had officially concluded. Its relatively new online overlord – Woven Digital – suddenly decided to pull the plug. Turco insisted to Gawker that the cessation was at the behest of Woven and not his […]

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East Village Explosion Financial Assistance Application Due Today

Posted July 22, 2015 at 9:23 am

The East Village is still feeling the impact of the 2nd Avenue explosion that left many neighborhood businesses in the lurch. There’s been significant fundraising and crowdsourcing to get these community favorites back on their feet. Herewith, another way for these places to financially rebuild. The Lower East Side BID, Community Board 3 and local elected officials […]

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Student Report Leads to Arrest of Peeping Tom Janitor at School on Columbia Street

Posted July 22, 2015 at 5:17 am

The Nest+m School, located at 111 Columbia Street (at East Houston) was the scene of a peeping tom incident earlier this month. An unidentified ten-year-old female student participating in the Beacon summer program onsite reported a peeping tom while in the girls bathroom. According to a letter distributed by the Department of Education, “she saw […]

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Manny Cantor Center is Hosting Community-Police Relations Forum Tonight

Posted July 21, 2015 at 10:20 am

Tonight, representatives from all community walks of life will gather at the Manny Cantor Center to discuss the ongoing improvement of police-community relations. The structured brainstorming session is sponsored by borough president Gale Brewer and co-hosted with attorney Normal Siegel.  It will take the format of small groups, which will air out concerns, expectations, ideas, and proactive recommendations […]

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Bowery Mission Receives Dozens of New Leesa Mattresses for its Men’s Shelter

Last modified July 15, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Folks residing at the Bowery Mission will soon rest a bit easier. Today, the stalwart institution aiding the homeless of the Lower East Side and beyond will receive a special delivery of dozens of new Leesa mattresses for its newly renovated men’s shelter at 227 Bowery. It’s part of the online luxury mattress retailer’s “One in Ten” program, which donates […]

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Seward Park Cop Shooter Still at Large Three Years Later

Posted July 9, 2015 at 5:14 am

Three summers ago, fireworks of a different kind were going off at the Seward Park Extension on Essex Street. An undercover drug bust on the 23rd floor left one 7th Precinct police officer – Brian Groves – lucky to be alive. Just a little Kevlar to save the day. The on-the-run shooter is described as […]

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Truck-to-Table Eatery Souvlaki GR is Expanding to New Midtown Location

Posted July 8, 2015 at 5:10 am

Five years after its founding, another expansion is afoot for Souvlaki GR. The two-time Vendy Award winning truck-to-table business will open a new Midtown outpost on 56th Street at 7th Avenue. No word just yet on when the new space will debut, but Midtown Lunch notes that the “coming soon” signage is already in place, […]

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Report: Victim Who Fell to His Death at 38 Delancey ‘Appeared to be Drunk’

Posted July 6, 2015 at 5:17 am

Early yesterday morning – roughly 2:30am – a 28-year-old man plunged to his death from a sixth-floor balcony at 38 Delancey Street. The victim had been sitting on the balcony railing, facing the building, when he fell backward. CBS New York followed up on the story (amongst many others), and gleaned info from the security […]

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Boxy 10-Story Condo Tower to Rise at 165 Chrystie Street

Posted June 30, 2015 at 5:19 am

Mum has been the word at 165 Chrystie Street ever since Master Kitchen Supplies relocated across the park to the 38 Delancey condoplex. When scaffolding arrived onsite at the end of last year, it was the first sign of certain change. In fact, a ten-story tumor is on its way to the mid-block parcel. ODA-Architecture […]

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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 […]