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DOH Shutters the Darkroom on Ludlow Street for 2nd Time in a Month

Posted November 24, 2014 at 5:11 am

It’s lights out for the Darkroom … yet again. For the second time in the last month, the Department of Health paid an untimely visit to 165 Ludlow Street on Friday evening and ultimately put the kibosh on the decade-old nightclub. This time around, the shutter is blamed on a violation tally of 39 points […]

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ABC’s ‘Forever’ Continues Its Months-Long Filming Residency Today on the Lower East Side

Posted November 21, 2014 at 10:25 am

The season-long residency of Forever continues today on the Lower East Side. This ABC production has been headquartered east of Essex Street (between Houston and Delancey) since July. It was around that time that the production transformed 154 Stanton Street – Smart Clothes Gallery – into a faux shop called “Abe’s Antiques.” Four months out, […]

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The 7th Precinct Now Has a Dedicated Twitter Account

Posted November 21, 2014 at 9:37 am

For those of you interested in following the minutia of the 7th Precinct (or bashing them), today is your lucky day. The NYPD just sanctioned a new Twitter handle for our neighborhood cops. Profile picture of the new account is of the recently-appointed CO, Joseph Simonetti. Greetings from the #LES #LowerEastSide Looking forward to connecting! […]

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‘awindow’ Pop-Up Retail Lab Opening at 125 Rivington Street

Posted November 21, 2014 at 6:10 am

Aside from plans last year to transform 125 Rivington into a bar called “The Carolinas,” the ground floor has seen naught but pop-up endeavors. In fact, the last such temporary shop was seven months ago, that of SR luxury backpacks. As of this week, though, it’s again all systems go. Roving creative house awindow edition […]

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WD-50 Countdown: Demolition Permits Filed for 7-Story Condo Tower on Clinton Street

Posted November 21, 2014 at 6:03 am

WD-50 is slated to conclude its decade-long presence at 50 Clinton Street in just over a week (November 30). Demolition of the entire row of quaint commercial stock will transpire soon thereafter. Indeed, the former 1492 has already been boarded up with dismantling activities transpiring behind the plywood shroud. Demolition permits were issued earlier this […]

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Why It (Probably) Doesn’t Matter that SantaCon is without a Home

Posted November 21, 2014 at 6:00 am

Bushwick put up a united front this week and did what the Lower East Side couldn’t. It essentially strongarmed SantaCon into canceling its plans to host the “charity” event in the Brooklyn enclave. Many of the bars reportedly refused to permit revelers with costume. amNewyork had the scoop on Wednesday, quoting organizers who claimed that […]

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SLA Upholds Denial for The Derby’s Basement Bar on Orchard

Posted November 21, 2014 at 5:28 am

The chronicles of Rob Shamlian in Hell Square continue… A couple weeks have elapsed since we first learned that the controversial nightlife operator is selling his full interest in both Spitzer’s Corner and Los Feliz. The potential buyer is Alon Moskovitch – current owner of Mezetto around the corner on Allen Street. That sale of assets – […]

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Ticket Tackling, or How the NYPD Pulls Over Cyclists on Canal Street

Last modified November 21, 2014 at 12:31 pm

This photo illustrates the extent to which the NYPD is cracking down on cyclists as part of the Mayor’s “Vision Zero” initiative. A 5th Precinct cruiser was stationed at the mouth of the Manhattan Bridge this past Sunday to ticket as many bikers as possible coming from the span. You know, low-hanging fruit. Several cyclists fell victim […]

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Report: Grand Street CVS Infested with Rats and Roaches

Posted November 20, 2014 at 9:22 am

The mainstream news networks always seem to go apeshit over stories of chain stores and their vermin infestation problems. Periodically each year, we read news or see photos of the lone rat on a binge in these establishments. Kinda gives added meaning to the phrase “click bait.” Anyhoo, we’ll take a brief ride on the […]

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The Pink Building on Orchard Street Adds Two Galleries to its Ranks

Posted November 20, 2014 at 6:08 am

For Waterbridge Capital, which shelled out $27 million for the Orchard Street Pink Building, it’s all going to plan. Boot the commercial tenants in an effort to attract more well-heeled tenants and clientele. Modern Decor and Cellini Uomo were forced from the premises over the summer, and the two spaces sat on the market for months […]

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