Kymia Nawabi. Photo: Lori Greenberg.

Explore the Artistic Side of ‘Madness’ at The Lodge Gallery Tomorrow

Posted October 28, 2014 at 9:30 am

How does one define madness? Is it chemical or environmental (or a bit of both)? Is a little madness necessarily a bad thing? And, as an artist, how does one interpret the theme of madness and its place in contemporary culture? The Lodge Gallery currently investigates some of these questions in its soon-to-end “Madness” exhibit. […]

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Shi Eurasia Moves Around the Corner to 166 Allen Street

Posted October 28, 2014 at 6:10 am

Orchard Street lost another unique business, but it remains in the neighborhood. As we first reported last month, Shi Eurasia sought out a new home around the corner due to a crushing rent hike (increased to $9,000). The specialty store resided at 143 Orchard for more than three years before the forced change in scenery. […]

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Happy Ending Reboot on Broome Street Will Debut in 10 Days

Last modified October 28, 2014 at 12:53 pm

A happy ending it wasn’t for the club-lounge at 302 Broome Street. The venue shuttered exactly a year ago, leaving a nightlife monopoly on the block for Louie & Chan and the 303. But there is new life for the space. Oliver Stumm and the Cafe Select crew are now almost ready to unleash their […]

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Kottu House Will Soon Serve Sri Lankan Fare at 250 Broome Street

Posted October 28, 2014 at 6:00 am

Home Espresso Bar failed out of 250 Broome Street back in July; evicted by the landlord. Well, a replacement just signed the lease last Thursday morning. Another miniscule eatery is on the way. No sooner was the ink dry than this branded fork appeared in the window (“Keep calm and eat kottu”), announcing the forthcoming arrival […]

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CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery Readies Construction; Bus Shelter Dismantled

Posted October 28, 2014 at 5:25 am

CitizenM received blessings from the Department of Buildings back in May for its 19-story skyscraper. As part of the approval, the city okayed the zoning shift from commercial (C6-1) to residential-hotel (R-1). Since then, however, the vacant land had become a parcel of overgrowth and target for street artists. Only now is there finally some […]

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Emergency Response to Loose Scaffolding at Jarmulowsky Bank Building

Posted October 27, 2014 at 11:01 am

Emergency first responders are on scene right now at the Jarmulowsky Bank Building on Canal Street. The Lower East Side landmark – currently undergoing hotel conversion – is apparently experiencing issues with its scaffolding. A tipster relays intel that a section of the scaffolding on the Canal facade is loose. We also hear word of […]



Interpol Filmed Its Latest Music Video for ‘My Desire’ at Fontana’s

Posted October 27, 2014 at 10:22 am

Interpol grew up on the Lower East Side over a decade ago, graduating in the same class as rockers like The Strokes, Longwave, Ambulance LTD, and Stellastar. The dearly departed Luna Lounge was an early stage and proving ground. … So it’s nice to see the 2014 iteration of the foursome paying tribute to the […]

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Bowery Traffic Light Falls Over Onto Neighboring Building

Last modified October 27, 2014 at 9:28 am

The intersection of Bowery and Kenmare was recently reconfigured in an attempt to address ongoing traffic and safety concerns. That included a small change to the light sequence for eastbound drivers. But those morning motorists are in for a surprise this morning, as the traffic light poles at the northwest corner fell this morning. Its […]


Photo: Taji Ameen

Simon J. Heath’s ‘Ten Talk New York’ Doc Series Screening Tonight at Tribeca Grand Hotel

Posted October 27, 2014 at 6:10 am

Looks like someone threw a fucking ATM at filmmaker Simon J. Heath and let the creativity roll on; he’s back with a second helping of his “Ten Talk” documentary. In conjunction with L.E.S. Film Club, Made in NY, and The Australian Community, his latest iteration focuses on “sex, death, love, and race, old, new, Bloomberg, uptown, downtown” through […]

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Six Inches of Drama Exposed at the Former Billy’s Antiques on East Houston

Posted October 27, 2014 at 6:04 am

As of this week, we’re starting to see the first signs of real progress at 76 East Houston. The tiny corner lot – previously headquarters of Billy’s Antiques for over two decades – is soon to sprout a two-story commercial complex. But there is currently some ongoing drama to unpack. You may recall that the […]

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