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The Latest Battle in the City’s Rat War is a ‘Reduction Plan’ Pitched Tonight

Posted August 15, 2017 at 10:19 am

It’s that time of year again. A time when the city is at its breaking point from sweltering summer days; a time when restaurant refuse cooks in discarded garbage bags; a time when the vermin scamper out of the woodwork. While the two former plights can’t really be controlled, there are some steps that can […]

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As City Council Race Intensifies, Candidate Christopher Marte Holds Press Conference on Two Bridges Over-Development

Posted August 15, 2017 at 5:16 am

As momentum builds for the City Council District 1 seat, grassroots candidate Christopher Marte is taking it to the waterfront. Again. By way of press conference. Marte is expected to speak out on behalf of the neighborhood against the lack of proactive zoning and community engagement, which “has left the residents of Two Bridges facing a […]

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You Have Until Sunday to Grace Schiller’s Before it’s Gone

Posted August 11, 2017 at 5:14 am

You have three days to visit Schiller’s Liquor Bar before the Lower East Side restaurant closes for good.  Its last hurrah is Sunday, August 30. As previously reported, the fourteen-year-old bar has fallen victim to a substantial rent hike. Management announced the imminent closure back in May with an email blast explaining the situation. Schiller’s […]

City Council Puts Slumlords on Notice, Passes 18 Tenant Protection Bills in a Day

Posted August 10, 2017 at 5:17 am

Yesterday, the city took another big step towards enforcing landlord accountability.  City Council passed a whopping 18 bills that provide a framework for greater protections for tenants against harassment and unsafe living conditions. Among the bills is Councilmember Helen Rosenthal’s Intro. 1523, which would create an Office of the Tenant Advocate within the DOB. It […]

276 Bowery Becomes Arlette Tebele’s Pop-Up Art Gallery

Posted August 9, 2017 at 5:09 am

When area stores go vacant, the trend is almost always to install a temporary gallery of some sort. Increase the exposure (i.e. eyeballs) on the property to draw attention and hopefully net a new tenant. And that’s exactly what’s happening over at 276 Bowery. Sunrise Rainbow Kitchen Supply vacated the large Bowery commercial space earlier […]

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New Museum Announces Return of ‘IdeasCity Festival’ in September

Posted July 25, 2017 at 5:03 am

The fourth edition of the New Museum’s “IdeasCity New York” is just around the corner. As in prior years, the museum’s civic platform for conversation will set the stage, entwined with the artistc and cultural interpretation of the future of cities. Wrapping up its two-year cycle of global residencies taking place in Detroit, Athens, and […]

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Lower East Sider to Swim Boston Harbor Today to Benefit Cancer Research

Posted July 7, 2017 at 5:17 am

One brave Lower East Sider is taking a plunge into Boston Harbor today. All in the name of charity. Better the Habah than the Charles, though. That’s right, David Henry is swimming in the 21st Annual Swim Across America: Boston Harbor Swim, to support kids cancer research at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children and Dana-Farber. It’s a […]

Traipsing Around Town with Ugo Rondinone’s ‘I ♥ John Giorno’

Posted June 23, 2017 at 5:11 am

Imagine having been part of the Beat Generation and Pop Art era. You could go to a phone booth (remember those?) and dial a poem; You could be filmed by Andy Warhol for hours – while sleeping; You might even be neighbors on the Bowery with William Burroughs. Or be a fly on the wall, […]

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Cashing in on the Bowery Graffiti Wall with ‘Limited Edition’ Prints

Posted May 24, 2017 at 10:22 am

Last week, Goldman Properties announced that art fans could “own a piece” of the famous Bowery Graffiti Wall. “For the first time in history,” the copy read in all-caps, people could purchase limited edition prints of the PichiAvo mural (“Urbanmythology”) currently holding court. Cashing in on the wall. Seventy-five 47” x 15” archival color prints, […]

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Lowline Co-founder’s Ex and Children Aboard Missing Plane in Bermuda Triangle

Posted May 18, 2017 at 9:39 am

Tragedy struck the city design community on Monday when local Tribeca event space designer, Jennifer Blumin, her two small kids, and boyfriend-pilot disappeared on a private jet flying through the Bermuda Triangle. Blumin, 40, and her two sons, aged 3 and 4, as well as New Hampshire resident Nathan Ulrich, 52, were identified by the Coast […]

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