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‘Hair Queen’ Replaces Dickson Hairshop on Allen Street

Posted December 16, 2014 at 5:38 am

Dickson Hairshop on Allen Street ceased operations at the end of July after seven years in business, as previously disclosed. Cause of its demise was the deteriorating health of its eponymous owner Severin Dickson. We learned at the time that he was struck with the autoimmune disease called Sarcoidosis, which hindered him from operating the […]

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Russ & Daughters Cafe is Now Open on Tuesdays

Posted December 16, 2014 at 5:30 am

Seven months after debuting at 127 Orchard Street, the nascent Russ & Daughters Cafe is expanding its hours. A sign on the front (royal blue) vestibule announces that the establishment is now open on Tuesdays. However, the added day of business comes at the expense of a later opening on weekdays; 10am, two hours later than […]

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88 Clinton Street is Ready for Its 4-Story Vertical Enlargement

Posted December 16, 2014 at 5:00 am

There’s just so much upscaling on Clinton Street these days, what with all the recent property sales in the multimillion-dollar range. It’s open season, for sure, and the character of this former frontier is forever changing. Both 86-88 Clinton Street are still on course for total transformation; renovations have been underway at both properties since […]

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Courtney Sell’s Film About the Endangered Orchard Street Leather Vendors is Screening Tonight

Last modified December 15, 2014 at 10:41 am

It’s no secret, really, that the “bargain district” of Lower East Side yore is dead. Eroded so absolutely by the marching forces of gentrification. Still hanging onto that thread are a handful of leather and suitcase vendors on Orchard Street, mainly between Delancey and Rivington. The latest shuffle was Daniel’s Leather, which gave up its […]

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Karl Fischer’s 255 Bowery Marches Toward ‘Luxury Boutique Living’

Posted December 15, 2014 at 9:33 am

Shortly after its big reveal over the summer, the project site at Karl Fischer’s 255 Bowery went quiet. Its facade left in a pre-completed skeletal state. Work resumed a few months later, though, and we are now seeing the final touches applied to the seven-story product. It’s a mass of steel and glass that complements the […]

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There is Now a Menorah Sitting in the Middle of Delancey Street

Posted December 15, 2014 at 5:39 am

More holiday cheer… For the third year running, a life-size menorah now sits in the Delancey median at Suffolk Street. All the bulbs are currently illuminated ahead of the Jewish holiday of Chanukah, which begins Tuesday at sundown. The Lower East Side chapter of Chabad is responsible for the placement. To celebrate the “miracle of lights,” […]

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A Cabbie Collided with Oncoming Sedan at East Houston and Suffolk Street Yesterday

Posted December 15, 2014 at 5:35 am

At around 2:45pm yesterday afternoon, a collision transpired in the intersection of East Houston and Suffolk Street. From what we understand, a cabbie turned left at Suffolk (possible u-turn) and rammed into an oncoming black Toyota sedan going eastbound. That car barreled into the curbside light pole. “There was a passenger in the back of […]

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Goa-Taco Opening Pop-Up Food Stand for Its Fusion Tacos at 77 Delancey Street

Last modified December 15, 2014 at 10:08 am

The revolving door of retail at 77 Delancey Street shows no sign of slowing. This sidecar space – under the thumb of Grey Lady since opening two-and-a-half years ago – has hosted everything from pop-up cafes and bakeries to an Etsy shop. During the warmer months, though, the shoebox store is usually a seafood shack hosted […]

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Blue Moon Hotel on Orchard Street Raises Asking Price Again, This Time to $21M

Last modified December 15, 2014 at 9:40 am

The Blue Moon Hotel is a lesson in real estate pricing. Know the value of the property before asking for the farm. In this case, the boutique hotel at 100 Orchard Street has been on the chopping block countless times in the last decade (the first listing was in 2005 for $20 million) for a […]

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Figment NYC Maintains that It’s Not the Group That Organizes SantaCon [UPDATED]

Last modified December 15, 2014 at 11:57 am

In response to our piece last week about the elusive organizers of SantaCon (and the 189 comments), Figment NYC today categorically denies any involvement in the planning and/or organizing of the annual bar crawl. Executive Producer David Koren of Figment NYC maintains the accusations are false, and had this to say to clear the air: I’m David Koren, […]

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