The Derby replaces Tiny Fork on Orchard St.

Rob Shamlian’s ‘The Derby’ Opened on Orchard Street This Weekend, Replacing Tiny Fork

Posted April 21, 2014 at 6:03 am

  Controversial bar owner Rob Shamlian debuted The Derby in Hell Square at the end of last week, as expected. The corner nightspot had been under a quick renovation regimen since closing earlier this month; the floor was ripped up and overall decor updated. By Saturday afternoon, the place was its usual noisy self, thanks […]

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Ivan Ramen Opening May 9, Still Seeking BOH Staff

Last modified April 21, 2014 at 3:49 pm

The year-long build-out is almost over. Ivan Orkin is on the precipice of opening his eponymous noodle joint, Ivan Ramen, at 25 Clinton Street. The Lower East Side brick-and-mortar is one of the most hotly-anticipated openings this season. One that has all the foodie outlets drooling talking. Orkin tells the Times it’ll open on May […]

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Alexander Hall of Bluebird Opening ‘Rosella Coffee Shop’ at 23 Clinton Street

Posted April 21, 2014 at 5:52 am

Alexander Hall of Milk Bar and Bluebird Coffee Shop fame is a busy guy. Not only is he creating two new Australian-style cafes in Brooklyn called Brunswick (in South Slope and Bed Stuy), the entrepreneur has decided to simultaneously break ground yet again on the Lower East Side. Hall’s latest pursuit is the Rosella Coffee […]

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Spooky Backyard Scene on East Fifth Street

Posted April 18, 2014 at 11:22 am

This week, native New Yorker Susan Fensten plucks another gem from her father’s outstanding collection of previously-unseen images. The shot in question is a spooky backyard scene captured at Mr. Fensten’s East Fifth Street residence (between First and Second Avenues) in 1984. He worked as a bike messenger and lived in a tiny studio at […]

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Lafayette Street in the Running to Receive Protected Bike Lane

Posted April 18, 2014 at 10:00 am

Primed and paved in the last couple weeks, that fresh layer of asphalt on Lafayette Street will soon gain some green. Yup. A new, safer bike lane is most likely on the way. The DOT threw together a deck describing in detail the plan to install a protected bike lane along the west side of […]

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‘Stanton Street Kitchen’ Reveals Itself in Former Moldy Fig Space

Posted April 18, 2014 at 6:05 am

The Moldy Fig is has been closed for over two years, but its awning and neon sign remained in place. Until this week. Stanton Street Kitchen is happening, and it’s already planted a flag at 178 Stanton Street. Last November, the latest in a string of applicants for this address obtained Community Board 3 approval […]

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Min’s Market at Clinton and Houston is Going Out of Business

Last modified April 18, 2014 at 8:04 am

Min’s Market, the bodega stalwart at the corner of Clinton and East Houston, is going out of business this weekend. Boogie reader Mike Brown relays the info that the reliable grocer is set to close for good on Saturday. A significant rent increase is blamed for their downfall. It’s a substantial footprint. One can only […]

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Centre-fuge to Present ‘Heroines of the Lower East Side’ as Part of Inaugural LES History Month

Posted April 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

Centre-fuge just released information regarding the forthcoming mural to grace the mid-block DOT trailer on East First Street. Unlike previous installations, though, Cycle 13 will be a solo effort by project alumna Lexi Bella. She is the first artist to do so. Timed to coincide with the inaugural Lower East Side History Month (annually in […]

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Permits Approved for Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie Street

Posted April 18, 2014 at 5:14 am

Three days ago, Ian Schrager received blessings from the Department of Bulidings to construct his sun-eclipsing hotel at 215 Chrystie Street. Various permits for excavation and superstructure work, as well as for zoning changes, were all approved. This newest (nay, unneeded) Lower East Side hotel, the first city location for the “Public” brand, will rise […]

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Richard Gere Returns to the Lower East Side Today as a Homeless Man for ‘Time Out of Mind’

Posted April 17, 2014 at 11:00 am

Once again, the feature film Time Out of Mind will be filming in the neighborhood today. Richard Gere will likely be around to reprise his role as a homeless dude. Shooting will predominantly transpire in the immediate vicinity of the Essex Market. Time Out of Mind stars Richard Gere as a homeless New Yorker who tries to reconnect with […]

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