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Dollar Pizza and Bike Shop for 174 Delancey Street

Posted December 11, 2013 at 6:05 am

Platinum Properties has yet to unload 174 Delancey Street from its portfolio. The two-building package was put on the market last July for $8 million; it’s since been reduced to $7.25 million. In the meantime, the refurbished glitzy ground level retail spaces are now occupied. The east store of 174 Delancey is a new bike […]

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Today is Also the First Day of Chanukah, Oy Vey!

Posted November 28, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Chanukah and Thanksgiving! Probably not again in our lifetimes. From Chabad.org Chanukah was declared a Jewish national holiday 2,178 years ago. Thanksgiving was declared a national American holiday on the last Thursday of every November by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Before then, Thanksgiving was celebrated on different dates in different states, so we won’t count […]

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DOT Installs Updated Muni Meters on Orchard Street

Posted November 27, 2013 at 6:10 am

The three Muni Meters in the one-block radius of Orchard and Broome were removed just before production began on The Knick. Computer printouts at the outset had warned of this. After all, the street furniture was not exactly period specific to turn-of-the-century Lower East Side. Now that filming is complete, the city returned to re-install […]

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Whole Foods Bowery Now Selling Christmas Trees on the Sidewalk

Posted November 26, 2013 at 6:05 am

Thanksgiving is still two days out, yet Christmas tree vendors are already hitting the streets to peddle the pine. One of the larger outposts on the Lower East Side is stationed outside the Whole Foods Bowery. This year, however, the high-end grocer is taking the reins, so to speak. Vertical integration. Whole Foods is now […]

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Mysterious Leaf Circles Surface at Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted November 15, 2013 at 11:08 am

A curious spectacle surfaced at Sara D. Roosevelt Park the other day. In the Pit between Broome and Delancey, crispy leaves were corralled into perfectly-shaped rings, beckoning the wind and children to have at it. But how did these urban crop circles come to be? Was it a meteorological or other type of natural phenomena? Were […]

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MTV’s Adaptation of R.L. Stine Novel ‘Eye Candy’ Filming on LES Today

Last modified November 13, 2013 at 10:48 am

MTV is adapting the R.L. Stine adult-oriented novel Eye Candy into a new series, and the pilot is currently shooting scenes in locations across the city. Later today, film crews will park themselves in the vicinity of Allen and Stanton Streets. The new thriller stars 20-year-old actress/singer Victoria Justice in the lead role of Lindy, a […]

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Department of Sanitation Now Seizing Carts of Cans and Bottles?

Posted November 11, 2013 at 10:00 am

The sight is as common on the streets of Chinatown as loogie-hocking pedestrians. Older Chinese women rummaging through garbage bags to snatch cans and bottles for a payday. Many of the collectors work at night, and often bring along their children. It’s a hyper-competitive climate that can get ugly.  We once witnessed two ladies battling […]

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Neighbors Uneasy as Orchard Hell Building (Hotel Indigo) Grows to 14 Stories

Posted November 4, 2013 at 6:07 am

Just as locals had maybe started to stomach the skyline status quo of Hell Square, this fuckin’ happened. The Orchard Hell Building is now well above the corniced canopy of its surroundings, having already reached a height of roughly fourteen stories. Once fleeced of its negative nickname, the 22-story skyscraper will become the latest outpost […]

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Marking One Year Since Hurricane Sandy [PHOTOS]

Posted October 29, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Later tonight marks the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. We decided to mark the occasion with a personal journal entry from the morning after the storm, and some photo outtakes that didn’t make the cut last year. Just too many photos to sift through. The above was shot moments before a tree limb almost […]

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Superstorm Sandy ‘Light the Shore’ Event Tonight

Posted October 29, 2013 at 6:07 am

Later tonight is the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. “Light the Shore,” a community-based event, is inviting people to help light up the coastline with flashlights and candles, to acknowledge the impact of the storm. The goal is to have the entire Sandy-impacted coastline illuminated. The event is open to everyone. Information on specific meeting spots below: […]