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Alternative Apparel Reopens on Lafayette Street 7 Months After Being Sidelined by Fire

Posted June 22, 2016 at 5:13 am

Back in November, barely two years out of the gate, the flagship Alternative Apparel store on Lafayette Street was sidelined by a fire on the first level. Corporate assured the community that the retail shop would reopen at some ambiguous future date. It wasn’t clear whether it would. Until last week. Yep, Alternative Apparel came […]

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‘Happy Ending’ Allegedly Using Upstairs Apartment as Prep Kitchen, Neighbors Claim

Posted June 22, 2016 at 5:00 am

For neighbors, and even some patrons, Happy Ending is anything but. It’s a perennial scourge that continues to extend a middle finger to the neighborhood. So, recent chatter of an alleged apartment kitchen servicing the club is just more of the same. A change in ownership didn’t really change the status quo at Happy Ending. Since […]

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Still with Nothing to Sell, Popular ‘Inutilious Retailer’ Seeks Donations to Stay Afloat

Posted June 21, 2016 at 5:19 am

Not surprisingly, a store with nothing for sale is tough on the bottom line. Nevertheless, the Inutlious Retailer soldiers on, forever beckoning customers to the Lower East Side for (bartered) free art. Now its owner, Adrian Wilson, seeks monetary assistance to stay afloat for at least the next six months. Wilson signed a lease at […]

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Evil Time Warner Cable Unveils New ‘Experience Store’ on East 4th Street

Posted June 21, 2016 at 5:14 am

The perennially maligned Time Warner Cable – soon to become Charter Communications, if you’ve seen those annoying commercials – is putting the finishing touches on its newest showroom. Its first in the downtown environs. Headquartered at 700 Broadway (corner of East 4th), the 5,700 square-foot location is one of their “experience stores.” Much of the […]

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Brooklyn Artist RAE Installs New Sculptures Behind Glass Case on Ludlow Street

Posted June 21, 2016 at 5:10 am

Brooklyn-based street artist RAE upped the ante last week with a new Lower East Side piece. This installation is, in fact, protected from the elements. The artist-sculptor embedded two of his robot-looking creatures in the well-weathered Ludlow Street facade of the dormant Loews Canal movie theater. Both are enclosed behind a fancy glass case imported for […]

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CB3 Rubs out Happy Ending with Denial of Liquor License Renewal

Posted June 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

Happy Ending is still the scourge of the block, despite its lengthy tenure and subsequent change in ownership. That was the main takeaway from last night’s cumbersome SLA subcommittee meeting for Community Board 3. Happy Ending is an art bar, remember? That was the concept pitched by co-owner, Oliver Stumm, a couple years ago. In […]

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Shady Le Baron Replacement in Chinatown Tries Again for Liquor License

Posted June 20, 2016 at 5:14 am

Chinatown longtimers aren’t taking too kindly to the influx of newcomer nightlife. Whether it’s the cool kids at Mr. Fong’s, the incoming Winnie’s replacement on Bayard Street, or faux area aesthetic of Chinese Tuxedo, none are seemingly welcome. A unified front is established, spearheaded by neighborhood activist Karlin Chan. His latest conquest is 32 Mulberry Street, […]

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Report: Essex Street Cab Heist and Joy Ride Injured 3 in Early Morning Crash Yesterday

Posted June 20, 2016 at 5:12 am

A cab heist at the corner of Essex and Grand Streets yesterday morning nearly turned deadly after the perp sped away crosstown and crashed in Battery Park forty minutes later. Three people were injured, including the suspect. Cops say the incident began at 7:45am when the suspect hailed a taxi on Grand Street near Allen. After […]

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Demolition Looms as Wallplay Prepares to Exit 118 Orchard Street Next Month

Posted June 20, 2016 at 5:10 am

Here comes the wrecking ball at Orchard and Delancey Streets. More carnage and 12-story luxury rebirth on the way. Though you wouldn’t know it given the sleek new yellow paint job. It began two months ago with the closure and consolidation of Michele Olivieri shoe store. Now, Wallplay is following suit, soon to shutter its […]

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Mayhem on Orchard Street Friday Night After Chinatown Soup Party with Rapper Theophilus London Shut Down

Posted June 20, 2016 at 5:00 am

Friday evening saw some mayhem on lower Orchard Street, just north of Canal Street. Indeed, it was an abbreviated scene reminiscent of Kanye West teasing his Webster Hall late show a couple weeks ago, albeit on a much smaller scale. At around 11pm that night, we received the following note from a Boogie reader – […]

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