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Should the City Employ Piss Detectors for Subway Stations?

Posted January 3, 2014 at 11:33 am

The use of subway elevators and stairwells as a personal bathroom is undeniably an issue for cities all over the world. As vile as the public transit system can smell in New York, we can’t even begin to imagine how bad the stench must be during the dead of summer in southern metropolitan areas. Regardless, police […]

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SantaCon ‘Handy’ Man at Duane Reade Exposed?

Posted December 18, 2013 at 11:00 am

Now in the third day of its news cycle, the handjob heard ’round the world shows no signs of slowing. As we first reported Monday morning, one SantaCon reveler thought it a great idea to get a handy in the Duane Reade at 14th and 3rd. The story quickly went viral (natch), reaching Gawker and […]

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In Which Santa Gets a Hand Job at Duane Reade

Posted December 16, 2013 at 10:00 am

Despite the weekend snowstorm, SantaCon nevertheless reared its red-capped head. Santas were seen slipping and sliding around the neighborhood screaming their bullshit. But one Boogie tipster alerted us to the holy grail, as it were, courtesy of John Wilson. The Santa you see in the window of this 14th Street Duane Reade (at 3rd Avenue) […]

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Tonight: Seminar on Rent Stabilization Around the East Village and Lower East Side

Posted December 12, 2013 at 10:12 am

Those wanting to learn more about rent stabilization and the like should take note. Tonight (6pm-8pm), The Actors Fund, Cooper Square Committee, Fourth Arts Block, and La MaMa present a two-hour seminar that addresses rent stabilization and privately-owned, government subsidized housing city-wide. There will be a particular focus on artist housing within the Lower East Side/East […]

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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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