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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 […]

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‘Wet Sex’ at Delancey/Essex Station

Last modified February 27, 2014 at 10:12 am

There’s been a “wet sex” epidemic in the Delancey Street subway station for over a week. Unchallenged. It’s a corruption of those ubiquitous “wet paint” signs that can only happen inside this particular stop. And it does. Often. Yet always funny.

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Service Restored to East Broadway Subway Escalator

Posted February 24, 2014 at 6:06 am

Mere hours after its illustrious debut inside the East Broadway subway station last week, the controversial escalator broke down. Apparently there was some sort of “electrical issue” which caused the mechanism to power down. It was certainly an embarrassing turn of events for the MTA, but no less fitting. Indeed, this 81-stair escalator became a […]

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Neighbors Demand Action to Renovate the East Broadway Subway Station

Posted February 20, 2014 at 12:37 pm

East Broadway straphangers are still contending with overall station woes. It’s not just the incomplete escalator causing continuous gripes (local politicians are still pushing for that work to wrap). An outspoken group of neighbors demand an entire station overhaul for the beleaguered F stop, since it’s “the primary source of public transportation for a large […]

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Delancey Subway Station Receives ‘MTA Help Point’ Intercom

Posted February 20, 2014 at 10:19 am

The “MTA Help Point” technology was first unveiled three years ago, and implemented in two stations on the IRT line (23rd Street and Brooklyn Bridge). These glowing towers on subway platforms are part of a system-wide intercom network for passengers to access basic travel information or summon help during emergencies. By pressing the button, you […]

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Evicted Catherine Street Resident Abandons Dog; Rescuer Seeks Owner

Posted February 17, 2014 at 6:09 am

The former pit bull pet of an evicted Catherine Street resident on the Lower East Side is now in good hands. And she will not return the dog. Here’s why. Three years ago, almost to the day, one tenant at 20 Catherine was reportedly evicted from apartment 13B. While reasons for the boot are not […]

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Political Support for Lunar New Year School Holiday Gains Momentum

Last modified January 30, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Kids throughout New York City are one step closer to an extra school year holiday. Today, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, State Senator Daniel Squadron, and Assemblyman Ron Kim will publicly vocalize their support for legislation to allow NYC to close schools in honor of the Lunar New Year. Truancy has been a real problem during […]

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Popular Chinese Hotpot Joint ’99 Favor Taste Restaurant’ Expands to 285 Grand Street

Posted January 30, 2014 at 6:06 am

The new glass box at 285 Grand Street touched down from outer-space one year ago. It arrived three years after that terrible fire consumed almost half the block, resulting in the destruction of two tenement buildings, the displacement of 200 residents, and the loss of an elderly Chinese man. But the fire-kissed properties have finally […]

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Missed Connection Post Revives Thoughts of Three-Day Marriage from 1989

Posted January 28, 2014 at 12:13 pm

On the fair L Train is where one vexed New Yorker lays his scene. This well-scripted swan song found its way onto Craigslist’s “Missed Connections” a few days ago. And boy is it something. Allegedly married for three days back in ’89 to win a college bet, these two semi-lovebirds lost touch when Romeo had […]

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Peels on the Bowery Abruptly Shutters; Josh Pickard and Andrew Carmellini Rumored as Replacements

Posted January 23, 2014 at 6:12 am

Peels abruptly shuttered yesterday after two-and-a-half years serving at 325 Bowery. Principals William Tigertt and Taavo Somer told Grub St that they’ve “decided to turn the restaurant over to the landlord.” In a statement, the business partners thanked their loyal customers for the “years of support and memories.” Meanwhile, Eater is rumormongering that Josh Pickard […]

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