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CVS Will Debut Its New Location on East Houston July 5

Posted July 1, 2014 at 6:11 am

CVS is finally ready to unveil its new block-long pharmacy at 42-56 East Houston Street. The plywood curtain was lifted yesterday to reveal a fresh brick facade, and new window scheme. Their token illuminated signage is also bolted to the marquee in four different places. You know, just in case you forget where you are. […]

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DOT Tears Up the Bowery for ‘Upgrades’ in Traffic Configuration Near Delancey

Posted June 4, 2014 at 6:02 am

Measurements and markings appeared on the Bowery last week; the DOT began ripping up the roadway on Monday. First on the docket is the median between Delancey and Spring Streets, jackhammered into submission and already showing signs of progress. However, thanks to these new DOT upgrades, one block is now without an operational fire hydrant. […]

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Feds Seek 7-Month Sentence for LulzSec Hacker and Lower East Sider ‘Sabu’

Posted May 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

Anarchism and the Lower East Side go hand in hand, so should we be super surprised that one of the most notorious hackers of our day operated from within the Jacob Riis Houses on Avenue D? You’ll recall that in June 2011, hacker Hector Xavier Monsegur, an unemployed father of two, was caught by the […]

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Three LES Settlement Houses Host ‘Don’t Be a Bully’ Contest

Posted May 12, 2014 at 11:10 am

There’s no question that bullying is a tough matter, but what can we do to help better understand it? And how can we turn such negativity into something positive? Healthfirst has teamed up with NYC Arts Cypher and The Association of Latino Business Owners and Residents (ALBOR) to sponsor the “Don’t Be a Bully” contest. […]

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Russ & Daughters Cafe Probably Opening on May 7; Neons Switched On

Posted April 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

Russ & Daughters is a week out from opening its hotly-anticipated cafe at 127 Orchard Street. A store worker tells our tipster that May 7 is the target date, “God willing.” Meanwhile, the trademark red-and-green neon signage on Allen Street was switched on last week, and has been burning bright ever since. Day and night. There […]

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EMM Group Cops $25K Plea Deal with SLA Regarding Numerous Violations at 199 Bowery

Posted April 17, 2014 at 5:00 am

Mark Birnbaum had much to celebrate when a Finale customer ordered 200 bottles of champagne last weekend. Yet it wasn’t only that the single tab netted at least $60,000; he might actually get away scot free with a slap on the wrist. EMM Group will now pay the piper a fraction of that amount in […]

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Sinking Sidewalk at Orchard and Delancey Poses Danger to Pedestrians

Posted April 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

Now here’s a corner just waiting for a sacrificial leg for a feast. The sidewalk outside Rox gallery – Delancey and Orchard – has been sinking for quite some time. At least the last six months. Of course, the terrible winter and recent spat of heavy rain couldn’t have helped matters much. The curb is […]

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Center Medians Installed on East Houston Street This Weekend

Posted April 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

Any given day, the stretch of Houston Street east of Eldridge looks like a scene plucked directly from the celluloid of E.T. The plastic tents, yards of tubing, wire spindles, trucks, and workmen with dangling keys are a regular sight. Now, at least, two blocks of roadway are being capped and planted. Crews working overtime […]

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Rare ‘Tetrad’ Total Lunar Eclipse Schedule Begins Tonight with Blood Moon

Posted April 14, 2014 at 10:21 am

Thanks to unavoidable light pollution, star-gazing is somewhat of a difficulty within the city limits. Unless you’re Felton Davis (sidewalk stargazer), the average dweller can’t see clearly; those on the Lower East Side have a better view, but it’s nothing great. But late tonight is a big astronomical event that all can behold. There will […]

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Richard Gere Will Play a Homeless Man on Clinton Street Today for ‘Time Out of Mind’

Posted April 1, 2014 at 11:00 am

After spending a day filming scenes in the East Village, production on Time Out of Mind continues today south of the Mason Dixon Line Houston into the Lower East Side. The Oren Moverman-directed drama will block traffic in and around the intersection of Clinton and Stanton Streets. Time Out of Mind stars Richard Gere as a […]