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MTV is adapting the RL Stine novel into a TV series

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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Sanitation workers clipped a granny cart of cans on Grand, Photo: @shadinyc

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 […]

The East River breaks on Pike St.

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 […]

Hurricane Sandy-induced blackout, November 2012

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: […]

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Thieves Hold Up Whole Foods Bowery Employees for $60K

Last modified October 22, 2013 at 8:13 am

Three employees at the Bowery Whole Foods were held up Sunday night at gunpoint near a second floor office. According to an initial report in the New York Post, and followed up by NBC News, the trio was transporting roughly $26,000 $60,000 in cash across the supermarket floor at around 10pm using shopping carts. Two thieves, […]

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Cops Seek Cabbie in East Houston ‘Hit and Run’

Posted October 8, 2013 at 6:03 am

An eighteen-year-old woman was fatally injured Friday evening after a taxicab incident near the corner of Lafayette and East Houston. According to authorities, the unidentified victim tried to hail a number of cabs in the area at around midnight. She thought it a smart idea (in her alleged drunken state) to climb through the window; […]

Future home of Russ & Daughters Cafe

Additional Details Emerge on the Russ & Daughters Cafe

Last modified October 3, 2013 at 11:27 am

With the liquor license application now public, we now have some additional information on the Russ & Daughters Cafe planned for 127 Orchard Street. It’ll be a classic dairy and appetizing establishment serving its familiar food during all hours proposed (8am – 12am daily). The sticking point here, of course, would be booze in a […]

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Yo! Bus Curbside Expansion Denied by CB3

Posted October 1, 2013 at 6:09 am

Yo! Bus applied last month to expand its curbside pickup service on Pike Street, but Community Board 3 was not convinced.

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Neighborhood nuisance, The DL

Op-ed: An Open Letter to The DL from LES Dwellers

Posted September 26, 2013 at 2:29 pm

The following open letter to the DL was submitted by the LES Dwellers Association.