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Rally Today to Protest East 11th Demolition for Marriott’s Moxy Hotels

Posted August 22, 2016 at 10:30 am

Lacking moxie, Moxy is about destruction. Indeed, parent company Marriott hotels, vis-a-vis landowner Lighthouse Group, is about to raze a half-block of East Village history to construct a 300-room lodge geared specifically toward millenials with disposable income. That’s Moxy. Word of its inroads into the neighborhood first started circulating in February 2015. Now, a year-and-a-half […]

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Clinton in the Crosshairs: 4 New Bars Aim to Open on Clinton Street

Posted August 22, 2016 at 9:29 am

Yep. You read it here first. There are three new bars, plus one restaurant expansion happening on a two-block stretch of Clinton Street. And all at once. Three-quarters of those businesses appear on the August SLA subcommittee agenda for Community Board 3, and will be heard by the advisory body tonight. 61 Clinton Street Speedy […]

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Looking at Logan Hicks’ Final Product at the Bowery Graffiti Wall [PHOTOS]

Posted August 22, 2016 at 5:16 am

Logan Hicks completed his masterpiece at the Bowery Graffiti Wall yesterday afternoon with the fifth and final layer of stenciling. No more drama with ill-equipped infrastructure and warped boards. Round 2 took five days to complete. Basically, one layer of stencil painting per day. As previously reported, “Story of My Life” captures a street scene […]

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Former Essex Street Market Butcher Jeffrey Ruhalter Died Last Week at 60

Posted August 22, 2016 at 5:11 am

Sad news. Jeffrey Ruhalter, the beloved butcher who held court in the Essex Street Market for decades, passed away last Wednesday from cancer. He was 60. The grieving family released the following statement. Sylvia and Allen Ruhalter, their daughter Francine Levine, cousins, nieces, and nephews and friends mourn the loss of our beloved Jeffrey Richard […]

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Several LinkNYC Wi-Fi Kiosks Go Live on the Bowery

Posted August 22, 2016 at 5:05 am

Hello, world. The LinkNYC kiosks along the Bowery are now on line. Fully operational, and ready to ruin your sidewalk experience. Four such terminals were installed over the last month, situated between Delancey and Stanton Streets. These were the first LinkNYC stations planted on the Lower East Side. Voices of concern are already making their […]

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Four Years on, ‘Ghost’ Cocktail Bar No Longer Haunts Eldridge Street

Posted August 22, 2016 at 5:00 am

The artsy cocktail bar and lounge, Ghost on Eldridge, disappeared from its namesake street earlier this month. A note on its social media platforms says only, “gone fishing, catch you in the fall.” That’s not the full story, though; a return seems unlikely. The Woodward Gallery across the way opened Ghost at 132 Eldridge Street in March […]

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Tenement Museum Prepares for Contemporary Immigrant Exhibit, yet Remains Opposed to LES Historic District

Posted August 19, 2016 at 9:35 am

The Tenement Museum is high on recent coverage of its forthcoming exhibit. One that speaks to a more contemporary history of the block. Starting next summer, the upper floors of 103 Orchard Street (aka 81 Delancey) will offer a glimpse of more modern life at this corner of the Lower East Side (i.e. “Your Story, […]

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Clayton’s Corner: The Drunken Ludlow Bunny Hop [PHOTOS]

Posted August 19, 2016 at 5:18 am

What should I say, bring back the drugs? What were our elected officials thinking of when they turned this area (Hell Square) into an entertainment zone? We have elected some real visionaries. Last Saturday afternoon, I was walking home from the store and I ran into a herd of bunnies. They were scrambling all over […]

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Logan Hicks at the Bowery Graffiti Wall, Redux [PHOTOS]

Posted August 19, 2016 at 5:12 am

Logan Hicks is back at the Bowery Graffiti Wall this week for round 2. The stencil artist extraordinaire returned to the fold on Wednesday morning, diving headlong into recreating his multilayered mural, “Story of My Life.” As previously reported, the artwork explores the “past, present and future here in New York City, telling the story of […]

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There’s a Britney Spears Mural in this Orchard Street Gallery for the MTV VMAs

Posted August 19, 2016 at 5:09 am

MTV is marking territory all over the Lower East Side. Indeed, just a few weeks after painting murals at First Street Green as category visuals for the upcoming Video Music Awards, the network also rented out an Orchard Street gallery in the name of the event. That would be the Van der Plas Gallery, which abruptly ended its […]

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