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Rothstein’s Hardware Finally Moves Out of 56 Clinton Street Ahead of 7-Story Development

Last modified April 15, 2014 at 9:21 am

Rothstein’s Hardware is officially gone from its longtime home at 56 Clinton Street. The mom-and-pop had been at this unique address for three decades, but forced to relocate thanks to a new seven-story development in the works. The OG store closed this weekend; henceforth, the business will sell goods from the larger footprint at 106 […]

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Center Medians Installed on East Houston Street This Weekend

Posted April 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

Any given day, the stretch of Houston Street east of Eldridge looks like a scene plucked directly from the celluloid of E.T. The plastic tents, yards of tubing, wire spindles, trucks, and workmen with dangling keys are a regular sight. Now, at least, two blocks of roadway are being capped and planted. Crews working overtime […]

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Rare ‘Tetrad’ Total Lunar Eclipse Schedule Begins Tonight with Blood Moon

Posted April 14, 2014 at 10:21 am

Thanks to unavoidable light pollution, star-gazing is somewhat of a difficulty within the city limits. Unless you’re Felton Davis (sidewalk stargazer), the average dweller can’t see clearly; those on the Lower East Side have a better view, but it’s nothing great. But late tonight is a big astronomical event that all can behold. There will […]

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Report: Spitzer’s Corner Sets Up Sidewalk Cafe on Ludlow Without DCA License

Last modified April 14, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Some vocal residents in Hell Square noted yesterday that Spitzer’s Corner is now operating a sidewalk cafe outside 101 Rivington Street. Four tables were positioned at the southernmost garage-door window on Ludlow Street. Ordinarily this might not be an issue, but there is no permit currently on file with the Department of Consumer Affairs, and a […]

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Celebrity Tattoo Artist Bang Bang Closes Clinton Street Studio

Posted April 14, 2014 at 6:05 am

Bang, bang. It looks to be over. Tattooist for the stars, the venerable Bang Bang (aka Keith McCurdy), appears to have shuttered his two-year-old studio at 26 Clinton Street. The security gates are mostly closed and locked these days, and the storefront menu box is empty. Phone calls go unanswered, and the outgoing message reveals nothing […]

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Rivington’s Rouge Wine Bar Booted Despite Promises to Return

Last modified April 14, 2014 at 7:26 am

The Sharpie scrawl on the window paper of 94 Rivington Street reads, “work in progress.” More like a train wreck in progress. Such is life for the aborted Rouge Wine Bar, which ran afoul of the State Liquor Authority earlier this year after selling booze without a proper license. When time came two months ago for […]

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Peter Poon’s 22-Story Hotel at 50 Bowery Will Look Like This

Posted April 14, 2014 at 5:01 am

Nothing like ruining a Monday morning with an image of how the Bowery skyline will soon change for the worse. Quick, grab a chair. And some antacid. In short, 50-52 Bowery was razed last year for this. A force-feeding of twenty-two stories of glass. The rendering recently stapled to perimeter plywood perfectly encapsulates the collective […]

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Fire on 5th Floor of 90 Rivington, Home of Teany

Last modified April 12, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Tons of firefighters are deployed at 90 Rivington Street, where a fire broke out on the fifth floor. This is the building that houses Teany on the ground level. The fire looks to be under control, but there still some smoke emanating from the roof. One eyewitness tells us a few residents were taken away […]

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Passover Macaroon Season at Economy Candy

Posted April 11, 2014 at 11:00 am

Living in New York City, it’s easy to get spoiled by easy access to foods from all over the world, acquirable right outside one’s door at any hour of the day. But sometimes it’s more exciting to have to wait for holiday foods that only come around once a year. We swung by Economy Candy […]

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That and a Nickel Will Get You on the Second Avenue El

Posted April 11, 2014 at 10:36 am

I stumbled upon an interesting (albeit short) article in the New York Times from January 1913, which caught my eye because it describes a unique incident that took place on Allen and Grand Streets. “Two children get child and a nickel from woman, who disappears.” That’s the byline. Apparently a young woman paid two twelve-year-old […]

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