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100 Montaditos Opened Its 2nd Manhattan Location at 177 Ludlow Yesterday

Posted August 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

The remnant plywood shed was removed from 177 Ludlow Street earlier this week to unveil the second Manhattan location of 100 Montaditos. Yesterday was the official debut, celebrated with a two-for-Tuesday promotion of two free montaditos during lunchtime (noon and 3pm). The Spanish-based fast food chain replaces the beloved EarthMatters store, which ceased operations in the […]

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The SKINnY Set to Return to Orchard Street After 2 Year Hiatus

Posted August 20, 2014 at 5:22 am

Narrow Orchard Street dive, The SKINnY Bar & Lounge, closed way back in 2012. That’s an eternity by city standards. The reason for its (temporary) shutter was an expansion into the neighboring store that previously housed Elegant Woolen & Silk. Since then, never-ending construction on the neighboring Orchard Hell Building (i.e. Hotel Indigo) has consumed the […]

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Seth Rogen’s Christmas Comedy Taking Over 169 Bar Until Friday

Posted August 19, 2014 at 10:08 am

Seth Rogen’s new film, Xmas, will take over (and shut down) 169 Bar for the remainder of the week. Film shoot for the Christmas comedy is headquartered here until Thursday evening. Owner Charles Hanson tells us he hopes to reopen Friday at 6pm. Meanwhile, the same movie was filming at Congee Village on Allen Street yesterday. […]

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Model and Essex Street Resident Ataui Deng Found Alive 12 Days After Vanishing

Posted August 19, 2014 at 9:50 am

Twenty-two-year-old supermodel Ataui Deng went missing twelve days ago, prompting a heated search that included a viral social media campaign. Even Rihanna tweeted about her disappearance. She had last been seen at the Attic nightclub in Hell’s Kitchen, but was found alive at “an area hospital” early this morning (1am). NYPD offers no additional information on […]

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Rendering of 155 Attorney St., Photo: Midtown Equities

7-Story Luxury Rentals at 155 Attorney Street Will Look Like This

Posted August 19, 2014 at 9:16 am

Behold, the first rendering of the new 155 Attorney Street. This incoming seven-story luxury rental building is germinating on the site previously occupied by the Plantains Wholesale Beer warehouse. The image does its best to hide the very commercial nature of this sleepy block. Midtown Equities, which actually acquired Soho House last year, purchased 155 […]

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FAB 208 Vintage Boutique in the East Village is Closing After 23-Year Run

Posted August 19, 2014 at 6:07 am

And we paraphrase here: owning a small business in New York City is like dating a lead singer in a rock band; he’s dirty, sexy, and exciting, but also unreliable and takes all your money. Then one day you’re just too old for him and he stops coming around. This sentiment was conveyed by FAB […]

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ABC’s ‘Forever’ Returns to Clinton Street Today for More Filming

Posted August 19, 2014 at 6:07 am

Later today, for the third time in four weeks, ABC’s Forever is setting up shop on Clinton Street. Production for the network pilot is set to occupy the blocks between Rivington and East Houston, and will presumably include shots at the Abe’s Antiques faux store at 154 Stanton (currently Smart Clothes gallery). Forever is a sci-fi drama […]

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CB3 Approves Hotel Indigo and Wassail, Lambasts Hair of the Dog

Posted August 19, 2014 at 5:36 am

It might be the dog days of summer, but at the SLA subcommittee meeting last night for Community Board 3, it was still a packed house. Some twenty applicants vied for license approvals, eight (!) of which reside in Hell Square alone. Herewith, a quick and dirty recollection from our brief three-hour stint. Wassail, 162 […]

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Seth Rogen’s Christmas Comedy is Filming on the Lower East Side This Week

Posted August 18, 2014 at 11:00 am

A big budget production is set to hijack the ‘hood this week. Seth Rogen’s new Christmas comedy, tentatively entitled Xmas, will occupy a large swath of Lower East Side territory south of the Delancey for the next few days. Requisite notices (“The Untitled Xmas Eve Project) were posted last week from Allen over to Essex […]

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Shepard Fairey Begins Work on New 30 x 40 Foot Bowery Mural Today

Last modified August 18, 2014 at 4:46 pm

The Little Italy Street Art project went big and scored Shepard Fairey to create a new mural for the Lower East Side. Chosen site for the 30 x 40 foot piece is the facade of 161 Bowery, so it’ll be visible from blocks away. Work commences today and will continue through the end of the […]

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