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The Old Fillmore East on 2nd Avenue to Receive Commemorative Plaque

Posted October 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

For a few short, yet culturally significant years, the Fillmore East buzzed the eardrums of rock fans. Bill Graham opened the historic theater in 1968 as the East Coast sister to San Francisco, and attracted a slew of legacy performers in their prime. Some artists who graced the stage, among others, were Pink Floyd, The […]

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Dunkin Donuts’ Noisy HVAC Units on 14th Street Driving Neighbors Crazy

Last modified October 17, 2014 at 8:59 am

7-Eleven netted mainstream coverage a couple weeks ago for the wrong reasons. Since opening the controversial Alphabet City location on Avenue A last year, neighbors have been kept awake at all hours with its overactive air conditioning and refrigeration units. The narrative quickly became the type of grassroots story that eventually made it to the […]

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When Blues Traveler Got Its Start at the Nightingale Bar on 2nd Avenue [VIDEO]

Posted October 16, 2014 at 10:37 am

Before the old Nightingale at 213 Second Avenue became a swanky lounge, it was a simple dive bar that helped spawn the careers of both Blues Traveler and the Spin Doctors. That tiny stage propelled these two jam bands into superstardom, at least for a fleeting few years in the early 1990s. The music video for “Defense […]

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Educators Launch ‘LES Young Historians’ Initiative to Teach Students Importance of Local History

Posted October 16, 2014 at 9:25 am

It’s been just about a year since 8th grade teachers Alfonso Guerriero and Christopher Piccigallo kicked off their neighborhood history curriculum at PS126, a program that fully integrates learning about the Lower East Side of yesteryear while also satisfying both New York State’s 8th grade requirements and the Common Core. And now, with that notch successfully on their […]

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Los Perros Locos on Allen Street Morphs Into ‘LESpace’ Pop-Up for Chefs and Artists

Posted October 16, 2014 at 6:04 am

Colombian hot dog joint Los Perros Locos ended its two-year run at back in August. Owner Alex Mitow announced at the time that 201 Allen Street would “undergo a rapid transformation” into a food-based incubator space for pop-ups, chefs, artists, etc. The promise has been fulfilled. As previously reported, Mitow paired up with miLES to launch LESpace, […]

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Samy Mahfar Spent $5.25M to Acquire 113 Stanton Street

Last modified October 16, 2014 at 11:53 am

Samy Mahfar is now the proud owner of 113 Stanton Street. And the longtime residents couldn’t be more pissed. As we reported last month, the tenants anticipated the sale and already organized a defense force in anticipation of the likely luxury conversion. It took a few weeks for the purchase price to go live, though. […]

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A Peek Inside the New Dirt Candy Location on Allen Street [PHOTOS]

Posted October 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

As previously reported, 86 Allen Street is undergoing a 180-degree metamorphosis. Heretofore an outpost for Chinatown bus operators, proprietor-chef Amanda Cohen is knee-deep in transforming the storefront into the flagship location for her uber-popular veggie joint Dirt Candy. The OG location – based in the East Village since 2008 – closed for good on August […]

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Os Gemeos Mural on the Bowery is Back Behind the Plywood

Posted October 16, 2014 at 5:10 am

So much for the Os Gemeos mural remaining in public view on the Bowery. Contractors erected another perimeter fence on Monday as construction continues on the adjacent plot. The mural from 2009 had been re-unveiled in mid-September for a “limited time only.” Likely as a reminder that the graffiti wall was still relevant. That timeframe […]

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American Apparel Using the Force in New ‘Star Wars’ Window Display

Posted October 15, 2014 at 9:22 am

A short time ago, in a neighborhood so so close… American Apparel used the Force to bust open your wallet for large bills, just so you can fit in during the upcoming track meet. Seemingly in concert with ComicCon this past weekend, and the imminent arrival of Halloween, American Apparel is doing its part to […]

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CB3 Signals Support of Siempre Verde Garden, Shuns Proposed Development

Posted October 15, 2014 at 6:09 am

The Siempre Verde Garden spent the last month frantically rallying the troops against the goliath of luxury development. It was a grassroots full-court press – both through social media and in real life – that ultimately succeeded in netting nearly 1,000 signatures in opposition to the plans. What’s more, twelve other neighborhood gardens and a […]

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