Former Ludlow Street Pizzeria Gets Some ‘Zing’ with New Rice Shop

Posted October 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

Within the last couple weeks, the former Via Tribunali pizzeria on Ludlow Street was completely disemboweled. Its token coal-fired oven smashed, with dining room in complete disarray. To that end, we had heard some chatter of late that a fast-food Greek spot would open in this spot. Not so. Get ready for some zing! Proprietor […]

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The ‘Secret’ Tunnel Beneath the 1909 Police Headquarters at 240 Centre Street

Posted October 1, 2015 at 10:28 am

One of the most beautiful architectural structures in all of New York City – no, not arguably – is the landmarked, Beaux Arts-style behemoth at 240 Centre Street. Long before its conversion to high-end condos in the mid-eighties, the facility functioned as police headquarters. (At least it’s still standing, even as a condo.) Below is a snippet […]

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‘Dudley’s Deli’ Announced for Former Guss’ Pickles on Orchard Street

Posted October 1, 2015 at 9:23 am

Dimes isn’t the only Lower East Side cafe doubling down on the “D” (for deli). Let’s head five blocks north. Two months after breaking the news, the Dudley’s expansion remains in the renovation phase. Crinkled brown paper is still the only sight at 87 Orchard Street, where the popular Australian eatery plans to install complementary […]

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Wynd is a New Shipping Service App with a Home Base at 176 Delancey 

Posted October 1, 2015 at 5:17 am

Delancey Market debuted at 176 Delancey in 2013, a then-promising business that had some in the neighborhood hopeful. But its tenure was short-lived, lasting under two years. The shop mart went dark last fall. Now, however, a tech startup recently planted a flag here for its base of operations. A convenient shipping service for those […]

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International Center of Photography Revises Bowery Debut to ‘Spring 2016’

Posted October 1, 2015 at 5:16 am

​For the International Center of Photography, delays have plagued the southward move to the Bowery. But change is afoot. That vintage-looking window dressing at 250 Bowery was swapped yesterday afternoon, revealing a new timeline and marketing plan. Don’t expect progress any time soon. These new treatments illustrate how the institution is now relying on the […]

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The Lowline Lab rooftop on Essex St., Photo: Lowline

The ‘Lowline Lab’ Opens in Dormant Essex Market Building on October 17

Posted October 1, 2015 at 5:10 am

​Hot on the success of raising $223,506, the Lowline is only a few weeks from unleashing its new “Lowline Lab” into the wild. Looks like it only took the creators a month and change to outfit the dormant Essex Market building between Rivington and Stanton Streets (aka 140 Essex). Permits were filed with the Department […]

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The Metrograph Cinema (and Bookstore) on Ludlow Street Seeks Full Liquor License

Posted October 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

Across the street from the once mighty Loews Canal Theatre, the Metrograph cinema house hopes to inject the arts back into the neighborhood. Converting the old warehouse at 7-11 Ludlow Street is certainly an ambitious endeavor, born from the collective mind of tie peddler Alexander Olch, Lincoln Center programmer Jake Perlin, musician Joachim Kearns, and […]

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Centre-fuge Collaborates with First Street Green for New Plywood Murals

Posted September 30, 2015 at 9:22 am

The fruitful collaboration between the Centre-fuge Public Art Project and First Street Green continues this week with some new artwork. Weather held out long enough for two street artists to decorate the unsightly plywood in the woods behind the main space. Centre-fuge is currently between cycles at its East First Street trailer, so project organizers […]

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‘Nudie Jeans’ Brings Upscale Denim Boutique to the Bowery

Posted September 30, 2015 at 5:17 am

On the heels of a corporate publicity stunt for Sprite (i.e. Sprite Corner), the high-visibility cornershop at Bowery and Spring finally found a permanent tenant. And it’s a long time coming. This store was renovated and upscaled nearly two years ago after Double Win restaurant supplier moved around the corner to Delancey Street. Window wrapping teases […]

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Fro-No: Red Mango on Allen Street is Closed for the Duration

Posted September 30, 2015 at 5:15 am

Mass market fro-yo really is going the way of the Dodo. Pinkberry and 16 Handles are both losing retail spaces across town. Red Mango, too, it seems. The four-and-a-half-year-old Red Mango at 145 Allen Street has been silent for the last free weeks. Roll-down security gates are drawn during the stated business hours and calls to […]

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