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Los Perros Locos on Allen Street Morphs Into ‘LESpace’ Pop-Up for Chefs and Artists

Posted October 16, 2014 at 6:04 am

Colombian hot dog joint Los Perros Locos ended its two-year run at back in August. Owner Alex Mitow announced at the time that 201 Allen Street would “undergo a rapid transformation” into a food-based incubator space for pop-ups, chefs, artists, etc. The promise has been fulfilled. As previously reported, Mitow paired up with miLES to launch LESpace, […]

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Samy Mahfar Spent $5.25M to Acquire 113 Stanton Street

Last modified October 16, 2014 at 11:53 am

Samy Mahfar is now the proud owner of 113 Stanton Street. And the longtime residents couldn’t be more pissed. As we reported last month, the tenants anticipated the sale and already organized a defense force in anticipation of the likely luxury conversion. It took a few weeks for the purchase price to go live, though. […]

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A Peek Inside the New Dirt Candy Location on Allen Street [PHOTOS]

Posted October 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

As previously reported, 86 Allen Street is undergoing a 180-degree metamorphosis. Heretofore an outpost for Chinatown bus operators, proprietor-chef Amanda Cohen is knee-deep in transforming the storefront into the flagship location for her uber-popular veggie joint Dirt Candy. The OG location – based in the East Village since 2008 – closed for good on August […]

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Os Gemeos Mural on the Bowery is Back Behind the Plywood

Posted October 16, 2014 at 5:10 am

So much for the Os Gemeos mural remaining in public view on the Bowery. Contractors erected another perimeter fence on Monday as construction continues on the adjacent plot. The mural from 2009 had been re-unveiled in mid-September for a “limited time only.” Likely as a reminder that the graffiti wall was still relevant. That timeframe […]

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American Apparel Using the Force in New ‘Star Wars’ Window Display

Posted October 15, 2014 at 9:22 am

A short time ago, in a neighborhood so so close… American Apparel used the Force to bust open your wallet for large bills, just so you can fit in during the upcoming track meet. Seemingly in concert with ComicCon this past weekend, and the imminent arrival of Halloween, American Apparel is doing its part to […]

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CB3 Signals Support of Siempre Verde Garden, Shuns Proposed Development

Posted October 15, 2014 at 6:09 am

The Siempre Verde Garden spent the last month frantically rallying the troops against the goliath of luxury development. It was a grassroots full-court press – both through social media and in real life – that ultimately succeeded in netting nearly 1,000 signatures in opposition to the plans. What’s more, twelve other neighborhood gardens and a […]

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Woman in Her 70s Fatally Hit by Jeep in Canal Street Intersection Yesterday

Posted October 15, 2014 at 6:02 am

There was another car accident just off the Bowery early yesterday morning. In the small hour of 4am, an elderly can collector was struck and killed in the intersection of Canal and Elizabeth Streets. According to police reports, the woman — believed to be in her seventies — was crossing Canal Street, from the south to […]

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Celebrity Tattoo Artist Megan Massacre Opening Studio Inside Grit N Glory on Orchard Street

Posted October 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

Orchard Street will soon welcome its second tattoo shop. But with a twist. Three-year-old Grit N Glory carved out space in its enormous store for celebrity tattoo artist Megan Massacre. According to a press release, the star of TLC’s NY Ink will begin her co-located inking operation inside the “rock n roll boutique.” Megan Massacre […]

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Ace Hotel Will Add 3 Floors to Its ‘Faux Hostel’ at 225 Bowery

Last modified October 15, 2014 at 7:34 am

The new 200-room Ace Hotel on the Bowery is primed for a cosmetic change. A rooftop addition that flew under the radar. You’ll recall that the former Salvation Army building at 225 Bowery cashed out last spring, and relocated to Brooklyn. Omnia Group and the North Wind Group purchased the property for upwards of $30 […]

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Australian Salon ‘Prema’ Replaces Pimps & Pinups on Stanton Street

Last modified October 14, 2014 at 3:49 pm

When it comes to overpriced hair cuts, 101 Stanton just ditched the faux rock vibe for something on the opposite end of the spectrum. The fashionista client. Seemingly overnight, Pimps & Pinups vanished, replaced almost immediately by a new salon called ‘Prema’. Fashion magazines now line the windows, but the storefront is no less ugly. […]

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