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Report: CB3 Member Who Accused Gigi Li of ‘Racial Insensitivity’ is Booted

Posted April 24, 2015 at 5:10 am

It appears Community Board 3 doesn’t want members to vocalize concerns about its controversial policies and actions. Ayo Harrington, whose whistleblowing crusade against Chair Gigi Li last year netted headlines, is no longer part of the advisory board. Appointments to Community Board 3 were announced earlier this week by Borough President Gale Brewer and her […]

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‘Evolve Health + Wellness’ Clinic Takes Over Former Rivington Street Warehouse

Posted April 24, 2015 at 5:00 am

The Indochina Sino-Amercian Community Center atop 36 Rivington Street (aka 170 Forsyth) will soon welcome a new neighbor below. Formerly a corner warehouse occupied by Lucky Fish NY, the ground level will change use from a commercial operation to that of an “integrated medical facility.” One that focuses on mental and physical health. Evolve Health + […]

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High-End Home Furnishing Showroom ‘Sire Home’ is Opening at 149 Orchard Street

Posted April 23, 2015 at 10:14 am

It’s a real estate trend endemic of New York City these days. Landlords sit on retail vacancies for months, sometimes years, before filling the ranks. Some call it warehousing, and it’s hurting the neighborhood. Just walk down Orchard Street. One of said warehoused stores, a Misrahi-managed property, is now replaced. Any Old Iron fled 149 Orchard […]

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NBA Legend David Robinson Teams Up with Four Winds on $50M LES Acquisition

Posted April 23, 2015 at 9:17 am

Legendary NBA star David Robinson just scored a layup with a recent Lower East Side real estate acquisition. His company – the Admiral Capital Group – joined forces with Four Winds Real Estate to purchase a three-building portfolio at the corner of Ridge and Rivington. These contiguous properties had been on the market since May […]

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Tristan Eaton’s 4-Story Mural Mysteriously Vanishes from Allen Street

Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:17 am

That four-story Tristan Eaton mural above Allen Street – a co-branded effort with Guess commissioned by the Little Italy Street Art Project – mysteriously vanished overnight Tuesday. The ad-art, dubbed “Big City of Dreams,” was still in progress when, all of a sudden, the entire facade received a fresh coat of paint. Overwritten. However, outline […]

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Gogo Gone Speciality Bike Shop Opens on Eldridge Street

Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:17 am

For independent bike shops across the city, it’s a cutthroat climate, thanks in large part to the proliferation of Citi Bike. But it’s not stopping upstart companies from entering the market. Like Gogo Gone on the Lower East Side. Gogo Gone opened last week on the second landing of 138 Eldridge Street. You wouldn’t know […]

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Essex Crossing (Unintentionally) Invites Free Parking to Site 1 for the Time Being

Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:17 am

Technically, the longstanding Municipal parking lot on Ludlow Street is permanently closed. Realistically, however, it’s open season for risk-loving drivers. Guess they didn’t get that memo. You see, even though the car park is designated development Site 1 under Essex Crossing, and was shuttered April 15, the Department of Transportation failed to seal the entry […]

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Locals Ambushed and Angered by DOT Plan for ‘South Street Greenway’

Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

Call it an ambush of sorts. When the Transportation subcommittee of Community Board 3 met last night, one of the agenda items referred to the “South Street Greenway” and status of signal improvements at nearby intersections. But this was a proverbial Trojan Horse laden with other project updates not properly relayed to the community. Indeed, […]

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DDC Begins Yet Another Long-Term Project to Replace Local Water Mains

Posted April 22, 2015 at 9:24 am

The Lower East Side is submerged in constant infrastructural work to replace water mains. The construction along eastern portions of Houston Street provide enough headaches for a lifetime. Not to mention similar upgrades down on Grand Street, which have severely incapacited the roadway between Chrystie and Essex. But there’s more. The Department of Design and […]

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The Sixth Ward’s Liquor License was Terminated by the SLA Yesterday 

Last modified April 22, 2015 at 4:11 pm

Hell Square just lost one of its more notorious offenders. In a seemingly unprecedented move, the State Liquor Authority yesterday afternoon dropped the hammer on the eight-year-old Sixth Ward at 191 Orchard Street. The judgment capped legal proceedings that began in November. Shortly after 7pm last night, the Sixth Ward posted these misleading signs in the windows […]

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