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Scenes from Steve Nash’s 8th Annual Showdown NYC [PHOTOS]

Posted June 25, 2015 at 5:13 am

The annual Steve Nash Showdown in Chinatown almost didn’t happen this time around. It was much ado over a deteriorated soccer field that wasn’t properly maintained. Nine years of use and abuse really wore it down. The pitch was finally replaced earlier this month after Nike stepped up to the plate, at which point the […]

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Petco ‘Unleashed’ New Shop at Ben Shaoul’s 31-33 2nd Avenue

Posted June 25, 2015 at 5:12 am

It finally happened. Petco now has its claws in the flesh of the East Village. The corporate pet store teamed up with notorious slumlord Ben Shaoul, unleashing a spinoff shop at the new 31-33 Second Avenue. Illuminated signage went up earlier this week, proclaiming the arrival of Unleashed and its “Dog Wash” footprint. The latter […]

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One ‘Privilege’ of a Shop Pops Up at 155 Suffolk Street

Posted June 25, 2015 at 5:10 am

The Lower East Side now has the privilege of Privilege. The Brooklyn-based urban lifestyle boutique just opened a pop-up shop at 155 Suffolk Street. It’s a two-week retail collaboration that includes various choices of apparel, footwear, and skate goods. The five-year-old brand will continue selling at 155 Suffolk Street through July 3. Thereafter, you’ll need to shop […]

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Rayuela on Allen Street is Finished for Sure; Available for $20K Per Month

Posted June 25, 2015 at 5:00 am

Those alleged renovations over at Rayuela aren’t happening. Doors have remained sealed at 165 Allen pretty much since the restaurant eased into life support last September. There were several promises of reopening along the way, with management evoking the same old trickery to evade tail-beteween-legs embarrassment. When sister establishment Macondo was briefly shuttered by the […]

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Uncapped: Being Conspicuous with MISS SPIC

Posted June 24, 2015 at 10:23 am

All the way from Australia, ladies and Gentleman, Miss Spic on Uncapped! Let’s not get all offended here. “Spic” is derived from inconspicuous! K? BOWERY BOOGIE: What is up, pretty lady!? U ready? How did Miss Spic become your name? MS: My name Miss Spic (despite what some people may assume!) actually comes from the words inconspicuous/conspicuous – […]

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Hot New Season, Hot New Moves [SPONSORED]

Posted June 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

The start of a new season means everything is new again! New wardrobes, new plans (rooftop bars anyone?), and best of all, new workout routines! With summer upon us, it’s tempting to take advantage of the warm weather and run or bike outside every day. To make sure you keep your workouts fresh, the fitness […]

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Kiki’s on Division Street is Expanding into the Printing Shop Next Door

Posted June 24, 2015 at 9:19 am

The Forgtmenot family, which celebrates its third anniversary on Division Street this month, is expanding once again. That’s right. Acclaimed sister haunt Kiki’s is bareley out of the gate, and we now hear word that it’s gunning for the space next door. In the coming months, the popular Greek restaurant will push into the cornershop at […]

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Preservationists Pushing LPC to Designate a Lower East Side Historic District 

Posted June 24, 2015 at 5:15 am

Catching up on some news from earlier… Several local grassroots preservationists have united under the banner of protecting a large swath of Lower East Side territory. Led by the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative and Friends of the Lower East Side, the consortium of twenty groups is pushing to instate an Historic District south of […]

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Seward Park Library a Recipient of Capital Grant for 2016

Posted June 24, 2015 at 5:14 am

Yesterday morning, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer announced the recipients of her office’s 2016 Capital grant awards. $30 million was awarded to, among others, 92 schools, 9 CUNY/SUNY campuses, 16 public parks, and 5 public libraries. Some of that cash investment is headed to the Lower East Side. Of particular note, is the inclusion of […]

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The Lunar New Year is Now a School Holiday in the City

Posted June 24, 2015 at 5:11 am

Yesterday, State Senator Daniel Squadron was alongside Mayor Bill de Blasio at PS 20 in Flushing, Queens, to officially announce the inclusion of the Lunar New Year as a school holiday. While there’s always been chatter about adding the celebratory day to academic calendars citywide, Margaret Chin set the wheels in motion with her endorsement back in early 2012. It’s been a […]

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