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Rumor: SoHo House Buys Libation Building On Ludlow Street for $12.5M

Posted February 26, 2015 at 5:00 am

Rumor has it SoHo House just increased its Lower East Side holdings. SoHo House is still in the infant stage of converting the majestic 139 Ludlow Street to its newest members-only outpost. Demolition teams are inside on the regular, basically drilling the old foundation and pouring the new. It’s a huge job. A rooftop addition (what […]

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When Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth Lived on Eldridge Street

Posted February 25, 2015 at 9:30 am

It had been an alt-rock marriage that was meant to last – Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth. But it didn’t.

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New York Post Brands LES Dwellers as ‘Party Killers of the Lower East Side’

Posted February 25, 2015 at 8:00 am

Whether owner of the rowdy bar or simply the neighbor upstairs, think what you will of the LES Dwellers. Bottom line is, though, that this grassroots block association has grown fairly powerful (nay, prominent) in its first few years. Those who have taken advantage of the system, including members of Community Board 3 (i.e. David […]

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Grand Street Water Main Work Pushes Toward the Corner of Orchard Street

Posted February 25, 2015 at 5:15 am

Subterranean water main work along Grand Street pushed further eastward last week, much to the ire of locals. The front lines have now reached the beaches of Orchard Street. The dreaded chain-link holding pen is now stocked with the requisite collection construction sundries. As a result, two-way traffic is now relocated slightly to the south side […]

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Report: East Village Cheese Finds New Home on Avenue A [UPDATED]

Last modified February 26, 2015 at 7:10 pm

Alarm bells sounded earlier this month when the blogosphere erupted over news that East Village Cheese would go belly up. The dairy shop – beloved by locals for both quality and affordability – was given the boot by landlord Urban Associates LLC so that the Duane Reade can expand its footprint. As if an enormous […]

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Creffle Cafe Crumbles on Stanton Street

Posted February 25, 2015 at 5:10 am

This is how the Creffle crumbles. A slow demise… The first cracks in the four-month-old cafe, which specialized in the Belgian waffle-French crepe mashup, started appearing just after the new year. That’s when the Creffle quietly closed and a sign appeared in the window of 115 Stanton announcing a “temporary” shutter until February 1. Longer […]

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Former Home of G&S Sporting Goods on Essex Street Sells for $6.9M

Posted February 25, 2015 at 5:00 am

G&S Sporting Goods concluded its 77-year run on Essex Street at the end of 2014. News of its demise first arrived a year ago, but the store limped on until November. Its departure was another sad loss of mom-and-pop culture in an area swiftly becoming another extension of luxury. By the end of December, 43 […]

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Maybelline is Filming a Commercial in Hell Square Today

Posted February 24, 2015 at 10:10 am

Guess that urine-soaked grime of Hell Square is appealing enough to Maybelline to help sell cosmetics and such. The makeup brand is to occupy the embattled area later today to shoot a commercial. The area is cordoned off with the requisite traffic cones and filming signs. Is the latest foundation line called “vomit crust”?

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Protect Your Possessions from Your Destructive Kids

Posted February 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

Even if your children are angels 98% of the time, it only takes that other 2% to do some damage to your home. Maybe they decide to draw themselves a bath, and leave the water running, flooding your apartment as well as your downstairs neighbors’. They may try to flush their stuffed Nemo doll down […]

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Subway Franchise on Essex Street Felled by Flood

Posted February 24, 2015 at 9:19 am

FebruANY? More like FebruFLOODING… The three-year-old Subway sandwich outpost at 153 Essex Street was felled last week by flooding in the building. Not much is known about the cause of the deluge, but it was enough to ruin business for this franchisee. Perhaps a busted water pipe due to sub-freezing temperatures. According to a handwritten […]

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