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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 […]

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The Lunar New Year is Now a School Holiday in the City

Posted June 24, 2015 at 5:11 am

Yesterday, State Senator Daniel Squadron was alongside Mayor Bill de Blasio at PS 20 in Flushing, Queens, to officially announce the inclusion of the Lunar New Year as a school holiday. While there’s always been chatter about adding the celebratory day to academic calendars citywide, Margaret Chin set the wheels in motion with her endorsement back in early 2012. It’s been a […]

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Streit’s Matzo Ceases LES Production for the First Time in 90 Years; Begins Moveout

Last modified June 16, 2015 at 8:09 am

First the Davey Drill at its doorstep, and now this. Five months after we first broke news of its departure, Streit’s Matzo is now amidst the move-out stage. Yup. For the first time in some ninety years, the machines inside Streit’s Matzo factory are purportedly silent. First floor windows into the conveyor apparatus are now […]

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Check Out this Dumpster Fire that Ignited on Broome Street [VIDEO]

Last modified June 15, 2015 at 9:42 am

That plume of smoke you may have seen off Delancey Street Saturday evening was actually a dumpster fire outside the Seward Park Extension at 154 Broome Street. The fire burned for some thirty minutes before it was put out. A Facebook user caught some of the blaze on his mobile phone and posted online. “I […]

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Locals Decry Chinatown Rat Population with Flyer Campaign

Posted May 19, 2015 at 5:12 am

An urban etiquette campaign is underway to shame Chinatown residents into curbing the rat infestation, namely by tossing trash in the proper receptacles. An anonymous flyer distributer has been pasting these signs around the neighborhood. Each reads as follows: Dear Chinatown, Clean up your act! Trash = Rats Innocent puppies sniff and lick dead rats. […]