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Clayton’s Corner: I Walk Around the ‘Hood [PHOTOS]

Posted July 19, 2016 at 5:12 am

I walk around the hood… …This group sits on the bench at East Houston and Orchard and practices rapping and making beats… …Edward Arrocha and Kate Huh posing in front of 161 Essex Street (aka Clayton Gallery & Outlaw Art Museum)… …7th precinct cops have to arrest a drunk in the early afternoon. Man had […]

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Overnight Patrol Polices 190 Bowery During its Full Graffiti Cleanse

Posted July 19, 2016 at 5:10 am

This guy is gonna deter vandals from tagging up the facade of 190 Bowery. Team Aby Rosen tapped a lone security guard to work the graveyard shift in an effort to ensure that no one vandalizes the building while it gets a power wash. He sits in an office chair during the watch. Good thing […]

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DOT Finally Installed Mid-Block Crossing and Traffic Signal on Clinton Street

Posted July 19, 2016 at 5:00 am

By now, you’ve probably noticed the installation of a mid-block crosswalk on Clinton Street between Grand and East Broadway. The zebra and the accompanying traffic signal was a years-running battle for Seward Park locals eager to see safer streets on the proverbial doorstep. Operational since several weeks ago, both the signal and crosswalk seem to […]

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They Knew About the Rivington House Deal, but Just Didn’t Care

Posted July 18, 2016 at 5:18 am

More roundup… The Department of Investigations last week issued their scathing report on the Rivington House scandal, the former AIDS home now becoming luxury condos. A total shitshow from top to bottom. Even though no criminal activity is thought to have occurred (in their eyes), the agency repeatedly found fault with the actions and, at […]

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NYPD Warns Lower East Siders as Area Car Break-ins Escalate

Posted July 18, 2016 at 5:13 am

Car break-ins and burglaries are apparently the crime du jour on the Lower East Side. The 7th Precinct is currently battling a rash of incidents in recent weeks. Cops just rolled out the mobile messaging trailer in response to the epidemic, which saw approximately thirteen vehicle break-ins in the last month alone. Parked at the […]

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With Arrival of Top Hops this Week, You Can Now Buy Beer at the Essex Street Market

Posted July 18, 2016 at 5:10 am

Popular Orchard Street beer dispensary, Top Hops Beer Shop, is on the verge of opening its long-in-the-works “to-go” concept inside the Essex Street Market. Meaning, the seventy-six-year-old commercial warehouse is no longer a dry establishment. Top Hops signed a lease last fall for the space formerly occupied by Essex Flowers in the southeast corner of […]

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Mr. Lower East Side at Cake Shop, January 2014

Struggling Cake Shop Looks to Sell the Cafe, but Keep the Basement Live Venue

Posted July 18, 2016 at 5:00 am

Anytime Cake Shop is in the news these days, it’s usually negative – about their ongoing financial struggles or how investors are sought to keep things afloat. And this time is no exception. For one reason or another, the business model simply isn’t working. Now in its eleventh year, Cake Shop is looking to sell […]

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The Denny Gallery Opens Summertime Pop-up at Rehabbed 150 East Broadway

Posted July 15, 2016 at 9:19 am

The green is gone. And with it, tendencies to upscale a Chinatown property. You’ll recall that Michael Edelman and Parag Sawhney of real estate investment firm Penn South Capital purchased 150 East Broadway back in February for $4.45 million. They wasted no time overwriting the green facade with a darker hue, and installing its first retail […]

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With Sabit NYC in the Dust, New Gallery Shop Debuts at 43 Clinton Street

Posted July 15, 2016 at 5:17 am

You won’t hear the cawing parrot outside 43 Clinton Street anymore. A mascot for Sabit the Shopp, the pet no longer has a retail home. Sabit, the urban apparel boutique, called it quits in May. It had been slinging Japanese-style streetwear on Clinton Street since late 2014. Not quite two years in business here. We’re […]

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RISE Coffee Expands Hours in Stanton Street Kiosk

Posted July 15, 2016 at 5:13 am

Open for about six months, that RISE Coffee counter on Stanton Street we told you about is extending its hours. The pop-up cafe launched in the sidecar takeout space beside A. Turen back in January, just in time for tundra temperatures. But scope was limited. Those barn-door windows at 85 Stanton rarely seemed open, even during the […]

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