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SantaCon Bypassing the Lower East Side This Year, Heads to Bushwick Instead

Posted November 18, 2014 at 9:22 am

Looks like the Lower East Side will be spared the spew from this year’s SantaCon. The notorious yet (questionably) charitable boozefest will officially bypass the East Village and LES, and drunkenly crawl its way instead through Bushwick. This yuletide news, shared by EV Grieve and The Bushwick Daily, is already stressing out the local Brooklyn watering […]

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Help Fund This New Documentary About Lower East Side Squatters Who Battled Giuliani [VIDEO]

Posted November 18, 2014 at 6:09 am

Lower East Side squatter history remains a fascinating, if not controversial chapter in the book of New York’s life. So much so that there is even a museum dedicated, at least partially, to preserving the cultural significance of the bygone movement – the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space. One upstart filmmaker hopes to capture the […]

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Sales and Renderings Launch for Ludlow Street ‘Rat Castle’

Posted November 18, 2014 at 6:04 am

The official website and sales for the Ludlow Street “Rat Castle” are finally live. For the last few months, the vanity URL pointed directly to the broker repping sales for the property – Ariel Tirosh of the Elliman Group. New interior renderings are included alongside the standard issue broker babble. What’s most notable is that this […]

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CB3 Approves David McWater’s Purchase of d.b.a., Denies Sixth Ward Renewal

Last modified November 18, 2014 at 6:14 am

With such a busy agenda of applicants this month, Community Board 3 split the SLA subcommittee meeting into two parts. Last night was part one of the saga, and presented plenty of drama to report. It was much ado about homecomings and backyards. The most notable news of the evening was the return of former […]

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SNL Mourns ‘Old New York’ in Sketch About What We’ve Lost [VIDEO]

Posted November 17, 2014 at 11:00 am

Even Saturday Night Live has something to say about New York losing its soul. In the sketch “Old New York,” we watch a bunch of dudes (Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan, Kenan Thompson) reminiscing over beers, wondering what happened to decent pizza, knishes, or hot dogs, and why beloved spots are replaced with “dog spas” and […]

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G&S Sporting Goods will Throw in the Towel on Wednesday After 77 Years on Essex Street

Posted November 17, 2014 at 10:22 am

The time has come to bid adieu to G&S Sporting Goods. After nearly eight decades at 43 Essex Street, the historic boxing store is set to close this Wednesday (November 19). While certainly upsetting and a total loss for the neighborhood, this news isn’t completely shocking. Owner Lenny Zerling, who suffered a stroke last year, […]

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Under Fire for Illegal Backyard, Sixth Ward Removes Glass Enclosure

Posted November 17, 2014 at 9:35 am

The Sixth Ward on Orchard Street remains under fire for occupancy and egress issues concerning its illegal 90-seat backyard. From all angles, too. The Department of Buildings, State Liquor Authority, and Community Board 3 are reportedly applying pressure to force compliance. And now it appears the establishment is starting to buckle. Last week, the seven-year-old […]

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Pixie Market Owners Launch ‘Frankie Shop’ at 100 Stanton Street

Posted November 17, 2014 at 6:10 am

When Pixie Market closed its eight-year-old shop last month, we reported that co-owners Gaelle Drevet and Magda Pietrobelli weren’t yet finished with 100 Stanton Street. A new concept was promised at some point in the future. Well, then just became now… Heir to the Pixie Market throne is Frankie Shop. Billed as a “concept store” […]

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Tictail E-Commerce Startup Opening Holiday Pop-Up in the Former Earnest Sewn on Orchard Street

Posted November 17, 2014 at 6:03 am

Earnest Sewn shuttered its overpriced denim boutique at 90 Orchard Street nearly one year ago. The historically attractive cornershop – owned by Lower East Side mainstay Mark Miller – has been vacant ever since. From what we could gather, the site essentially became a workshop in those ensuing months, peppered with various tools and other […]

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77 Bowery Currently Up for Auction with Opening Bid of $5.5M

Posted November 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

The seven-story East West Bank building on the Bowery is amidst a transitional period in its life span. Jonathan Zamir’s Keystone Equities purchased the commercial office building in December 2012 for $20 million, and is now selling it off piecemeal. The ground level condo went to a “private investor” back in June for $12.5 million. It […]

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