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Homeless Man Killed in Hit-and-Run on the Bowery Last Night

Last modified November 25, 2014 at 10:16 am

Last night at around 7:30pm, a homeless man residing at the Bowery Mission was killed in a hit-and-run just north of Rivington Street. Northbound traffic was completely sealed, with police cruisers redirecting motorists back down the Bowery. What we know is that the 24-year-old BMW driver was an Asian male named Danny Lin who fled the scene, […]

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Why there Were Ponies on Orchard Street Yesterday [PHOTOS]

Posted November 24, 2014 at 10:23 am

If you happened upon the southern intersection of Orchard and Delancey Streets yesterday, you may have noticed a pair of ponies hanging out near the Tenement Museum visitors center. These mini horses were not props for a film shoot of The Knick (or other period piece) nor were they the newest NYPD equestrian patrol unit […]

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Lea’s Dress Shop is Closing After 44 Years on Orchard Street

Posted November 24, 2014 at 6:07 am

More carnage to report today on Orchard Street where the Bargain District bloodbath worsens. One remnant vendor, operational since the 1970s, is calling it quits. Lea’s Dress Shop, founded at 125 Orchard in around 1970, is about to close its doors. A sad sign straddles the window announcing the imminent closure, and how “everything must be […]

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The 7th Precinct Now Has a Dedicated Twitter Account

Posted November 21, 2014 at 9:37 am

For those of you interested in following the minutia of the 7th Precinct (or bashing them), today is your lucky day. The NYPD just sanctioned a new Twitter handle for our neighborhood cops. Profile picture of the new account is of the recently-appointed CO, Joseph Simonetti. Greetings from the #LES #LowerEastSide Looking forward to connecting! […]

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Delancey Street Crossing Times Have Increased by 7 Seconds

Last modified November 19, 2014 at 11:06 am

Pedestrians can breathe a sigh of relief. The Frogger-like dash across Delancey Street may soon conclude. Possibly. Crossing times at every Delancey intersection were just increased by a total of seven ticks. Those entering the crosswalk now have about thirty-eight seconds to make it across the dangerous traffic artery. Moreover, one of the city’s most […]

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Blame the Loss of this Delancey Street Newsstand on a Drunk Driver

Posted November 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Cemusa newsstand by the Williamsburg Bridge that was dislodged earlier this week is now gone from the streetscape. Its remnants were removed Monday morning, leaving behind an elevated slab of concrete and loose wires. Traffic cops stationed at the northwest corner of Delancey and Clinton Streets told us that a drunk driver plowed into […]

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City to Repave 3-Block Stretch of East Houston Tonight (Finally)

Posted November 11, 2014 at 9:29 am

The decade long capital works project to replace infrastructure along the Houston Street corridor (“reconstruction”) is edging closer to completion. While endless digging and traffic reorganization continue plaguing Allen Street/First Avenue, a new pave job is about to commence just a block to the east. Road work between Orchard and Norfolk was capped with new […]

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Collision Dislodges Cemusa Newsstand on Delancey

Posted November 10, 2014 at 10:30 am

Vision Zero. More like zero vision. Not too long ago, a vehicle collided with the Cemusa newsstand at the northwest corner of Delancey and Clinton Streets. The glass box was almost cleanly dislodged from its sidewalk perch. Cops cordoned the perimeter with the requisite crime scene tape. Delancey is one of the main thoroughfares targeted […]

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‘LES is More’ Spins Tales of the Lower East Side’s Past

Last modified November 7, 2014 at 11:25 am

It certainly feels like the Lower East Side is slipping through the proverbial fingers and into the pockets of the more affluent, despite best efforts. Over the past few years, grassroots organizations have sprung up to combat greedy slumlords, battle nightlife juggernauts, and to save the precious few landmarks that tie the glitzy future to an […]

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DOT to Replace the Deteriorating 60-Year-Old FDR Overpass at East Houston Street

Posted November 7, 2014 at 5:33 am

It’s a dangerous intersection that aggravates drivers and pedestrians alike. Always a vehicular bottleneck and never a good time for park-goers to safely cross. We are referring to the system of bridge and ramps at the FDR terminus of East Houston Street. To make matters worse, the sixty-year-old concrete slab has been identified as unstable […]