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Local Musician Looking to Sell Eastside Sound Studio After 43 Years on the Lower East Side

Posted August 28, 2014 at 5:55 am

The long-running, and well-regarded, Eastside Sound recording studio is taking a final bow at 150 Forsyth Street. Owner Lou Holtzman – born and raised on the Lower East Side – recently put the business up for sale. Founded in 1972, this facility is considered one of the longest running studios in the city. According to […]

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Ryan Adams’ ‘Gimme Something Good’ Features A Bewitching Guest Star [VIDEO]

Posted August 27, 2014 at 10:21 am

It’s been three years since Ryan Adams bestowed us the solid Ashes & Fire, but coming September 9, the Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter will issue his 14th studio album, a self-produced self-titled effort via Pax-Am/Blue Note. The first single “Gimme Something Good” is a moody electric number that’ll be a Ryan Adams classic no doubt. And […]

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Planks and Pitfalls: Journeying to the Abandoned Staten Island Ship Graveyard [PHOTOS]

Posted August 27, 2014 at 9:38 am

Arthur Kill Road. “Kill” is actually Dutch for “creek,” yet the way the traffic careens around the road’s tight curves at breakneck speeds suggests a modern relevancy. It’s the first of many obstacles in uncovering Staten Island’s historical treasure – the Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard. Located on the western coast of the island, the “attraction” is a maritime marvel; a […]

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Juice Craze Hits Seward Park with ‘Juicery New York’ at 15 Essex

Posted August 27, 2014 at 6:05 am

The over-priced juice craze is spreading like wildfire across the city. Brands like Juice Press and Liquiteria are making huge strides in the retail game. Kinda like what fro-yo was a few years ago. Anyway. Two months after we first reported on its arrival, Juicery New York is now serving its namesake products in Seward […]

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Sunshine Hotel on the Bowery is Downsizing for Commercial Loft Conversion

Last modified August 27, 2014 at 9:15 am

The Sunshine Hotel, one of the last operational flophouses on the Bowery, is downsizing. The SRO, which straddles three contiguous buildings near Stanton Street, will lose a third of its footprint to office space. Looks like Sunshine owner Roseann Carone finally got her wish to liquidate 241 Bowery. Six years ago the Department of Housing […]

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Brannon’s on Essex Closes for ‘Renovations’ After 10 Months

Posted August 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

Another potential loss for Essex Street. The writing is on the wall door. Comfort eatery Brannon’s at 119 Essex is now closed for the requisite “renovations.” To those following at home, that excuse oftentimes translates to death watch. The branded social media arm is quiet, and emails to owner Ron Brannon have gone unanswered. Brannon’s opened […]

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It’s Done: G&S Sporting Goods Space is Now Leasing

Posted August 27, 2014 at 5:06 am

The arrival of tombstone leasing signage above the storefront of 43 Essex Street wasn’t completely surprising. After all, we brought word back in April that G&S Sporting Goods - selling boxing gear on the Lower East Side for over seventy years – was indeed on the ropes. The shop stayed open through the summer, though, even […]

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That Time Robin Williams Frequented Kim’s Video in 2001 [PHOTOS]

Posted August 26, 2014 at 9:22 am

Two tragedies of August 2014 – Robin Williams and Kim’s Video. Last night, the last iteration of the once-dominant Kim’s Video & Music empire shuttered for good. The asking rent on the store – located at 124 First Avenue – was jacked to $16,500. With this imminent closure in mind, as well as the stunning […]

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Muralist Maya Hayuk Sues Sara Bareilles and Coach for Copyright Infringement

Posted August 26, 2014 at 6:09 am

Pretty much everyone snaps photos of the Bowery graffiti wall. That’s a given. Not just newlyweds or OMG girls, either. Even multi platinum pop stars and fashion brands, who then exploit the imagery for commercial gain and get sued as a result. Yes, Sara Bareilles (and her label Sony/Epic) and Coach are the offending parties, […]

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Two Bit’s Retro Arcade on Essex Street Abruptly Closes for ‘Maintenance’

Posted August 26, 2014 at 6:03 am

It’s a sad day of purgatory for local gamers. All signs point to game over for Two Bit’s Retro Arcade at 153 Essex Street, but nothing is yet confirmed. Instead we’re left with a room full of cabinets and a window to tease. Roughly one week ago, the establishment closed with a handwritten note on the door […]

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