Rendering of 155 Attorney St., Photo: Midtown Equities

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

Last modified August 22, 2014 at 5:21 pm

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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Dirty French Sets the Tables Inside Ludlow Hotel [PHOTOS]

Posted August 18, 2014 at 9:18 am

Dirty French is definitely on the verge of opening inside the Ludlow Hotel. Though, still no conclusive launch date other than “mid-August.” But what we do have for you is a much clearer shot of the interior with tables (and booths) already set. Hospitality company Major Food Group – run by Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, and […]

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Local Electeds Praise Enforcement of Intercity Chinatown Bus Regulations

Posted August 18, 2014 at 6:08 am

Elected officials are now happy to report that the NYPD and DOT are enforcing recently-forged regulations imposed upon the Chinatown bus industry. As previously reported, curbside bus operators citywide are now required to carry permits to pick up and drop off in NYC. Companies caught without permits, operating outside of approved zones, or straying from set schedules can […]

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‘Gatsby’ Hotel on Orchard is Overbuilt and Neighbors Worry About Its Open-Air ‘Arcade’

Posted August 18, 2014 at 6:04 am

Here is a street-level view of the notorious arcade in the forthcoming Gatsby hotel at 163 Orchard Street. It’s actually more like an atrium or sorts (albeit horizontal), exposed to the elements on both Orchard and Allen exposures. This second floor is now a flashpoint issue in Hell Square, and will likely to continue to be […]

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Exile Professional Gym ‘Street Dance’ Studio Opening at the Old 2nd on 2nd Space

Posted August 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

It’s a construction frenzy near the corner of Second and Second. While Ben Shaoul concludes construction of the 31-33 Second Avenue residential building, the eponymous bar to its south is amidst a conversion of its own. The popular karaoke bar 2nd on 2nd closed in the winter of 2013 after a decade in business. Its replacement is not another bar, […]

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