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Seward Park and Chatham Square NYPL Library Branches Extend Hours During ‘High Demand’ Times

Posted January 6, 2016 at 5:10 am

The New York Public Library just announced sweeping extensions to its operating hours across branches in the Five Boroughs. Effective this week, dozens of branches are now open later, with a “focus on evenings, weekends, and other periods of high demand.” Here at home, the two local outposts – Seward Park and Chatham Square libraries […]

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Holiday Hangover: The Stories You Missed During the Holiday Week

Posted January 4, 2016 at 10:33 am

So, you were traveling and couldn’t find the wi-fi connection to check out the Boogie. Or you couldn’t muster the energy after a week of binge-drinking tequila and egg nog. Well, either way, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the notable stories from the coverage you may have missed last week. Clinton Street […]

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Kickstarter Holiday Shop on the Bowery was Robbed This Week

Last modified December 30, 2015 at 10:26 am

BiteMyApple, the popular online store for Kickstarter-funded Apple accessories, had opened a dedicated holiday boutique at 312 Bowery earlier this month. The store is stocked with all sorts of crowd funded goodies, and more than 80% of the available products are exclusive to the pop-up. And it was robbed this week. According to shop owner […]

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Luxury Lingerie Line ‘Valentine’ Opens Holiday Shop on Ludlow Street 

Posted December 18, 2015 at 5:16 am

This lingerie company wants to get between the sheets and be your valentine for the holidays. The bicoastal Valentine brand just arrived on the Lower East Side with a pop-up holiday shop at 153 Ludlow Street. It’s been open the last few weeks with sandwich board out front. Some background from the official website: Friends since […]

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2016 Community Board Applications Are Still Available

Posted December 17, 2015 at 10:29 am

Those looking to rep the neighborhood take note: Manhattan’s Community Board applications for 2016 are still available. Landing a seat on a Community Board is not unlike landing a job; apps will be reviewed, followed by an interview process, and final decisions announced sometime this coming April. It bears repeating that thanks to Borough President Gale Brewer backing Resolution 115 (which passed […]

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Report: Designer Patricia Field is Closing Her Longtime Bowery Store

Posted December 8, 2015 at 8:30 am

News dropped yesterday afternoon that legendary downtown designer Patricia Field was throwing in the towel after a five-decade run. The 74-year-old businesswoman – forever known for her association with Sex and the City – “is getting tired” and can’t handle the size and scope of her creation anymore. Field will close the newish location at 306 Bowery […]

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When Love is Found in the Halls of Community Board 3

Posted November 25, 2015 at 9:27 am

​They found love in a hopeless place. Community Board 3, that is. The Villager reports this week that former member Carlina Rivera, Legislative Director for Rosie Mendez and sitting member James Rogers, owner of LES vet Pushcart Coffee, just got hitched. Apparently the couple honeymooned in Turks and Caicos. In the weekly roundup, Scoopy also […]

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Decapitation of Streit’s Matzo Factory Building on Rivington Street Nets DOB Approval

Posted November 17, 2015 at 5:10 am

It took about a month, but the Department of Buildings is finally on board with plans to decapitate the sizeable mid-section of the Streit’s Matzo Factory. The proposal – submitted by Cogswell Realty in October – received official approval yesterday. As previously reported, Cogswell will not only remove the upper floors of 150 Rivington Street, […]

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290 Grand Street Won’t Be Recognizable After its Commercial Conversion

Posted November 5, 2015 at 5:12 am

​Lok Sing Chinese Restaurant closed earlier this year. No sooner did that happen than the rat bait posters make an appearance. The two-story building at the northeast corner of Eldridge Street is now amidst conversion to commercial usage. The owner forked over $814K to complete the job, according to the approved plan exam approved by […]

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Extra Butter LES Hosting Herschel Supply’s ‘City Limitless’ Pop-Up Shop

Posted October 23, 2015 at 5:12 am

Extra Butter LES is entertaining another pop-up shop at its 125 Orchard Street digs. That annoying high-end hipster backpack brand Herschel Supply is at the helm of the latest creative enterprise, dubbed the “City Limitless Pop-Up Shop.” The artistic component was inspired by Herschel’s City Limitless online photo essay series, a project that compiled cityscapes from a local’s perspective. Crowd-sourced photog magazine, Street […]