As Tokyobike Bids Farewell to the Bowery, ‘The 5TH’ Plans Pop-Up

Last modified November 16, 2017 at 9:24 am

Tokyobike’sbrief flirtation with the Bowery came to an end late last month. Seemingly without warning, the store closed down, with brown window shades taking up residence. We are told that Tokyobike closed the Bowery outpost for the season, and will reopen “elsewhere” come springtime. Location is TBD. In the meantime, though, Australian-based fashion brand, The […]

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CB3 Takes Stand Against 3 Full Liquor Licenses in Hell Square

Posted November 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

Denials were in the air last night, as the Community Board 3 SLA subcommittee dropped the hammer on three particular applicants within earshot of Essex and Rivington Streets. This intersection is considered by many to be one of the most problematic in Hell Square (on weekends) thanks to a cacophony of bar-goers, bottlenecked traffic, and […]

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Dump Truck Hits and Critically Injures Pedestrian on Ridge Street [Updated]

Last modified November 16, 2017 at 7:25 am

A registered nurse riding her bike on Ridge Street was struck and critically injured by a dump truck last night, according to several scanners and tipsters on the scene. The 50-year-old woman was hit near the intersection of Ridge and Stanton Streets shortly after 10pm and was reportedly pinned beneath the vehicle for some time. […]

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‘F45 Training’ Teases New Gym at Newish 145 Ludlow Condo Development

Posted November 15, 2017 at 5:17 am

In the year since its completion, the Hell Square luxury condo at 145 Ludlow Street has been without a commercial tenant. Sitting vacant until the right deep-pocketed business came along willing to pay the rent. None other than a boutique gym, actually. A new franchise location of the F45 Training brand just signed a lease […]

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D Train Countdown Clocks Finally Operational at Grand Street Station

Posted November 15, 2017 at 5:06 am

It’s safe to say that few people ever thought this day would come… The IND subway line is slowly getting connected. New countdown clocks installed on the platforms of the Grand Street station were switched on last week with timers. Other IND subway stations like Delancey Street and East Broadway sport the technology, but the […]

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Turning 10, ‘The Ludlow’ Matures with Renovations and Upgrades

Posted November 15, 2017 at 5:04 am

Nearly ten years on, The Ludlow was apparently looking a bit long in the tooth. It was late 2008 when the 24-story building first opened its doors, ushering in an era of luxury living in Hell Square. The upscale rental development – arguably the first of its kind in the over-saturated three-by-three square-block – entered the […]

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‘City Hats’ Relocating to East Houston Ahead of Bleecker Street Redevelopment

Posted November 15, 2017 at 5:01 am

All commercial retail is being liquidated from the northwest corner of Bleecker and Lafayette Streets, as redevelopment looms. A week after our report about the imminent relocation of Shapiro Hardware, its neighbor faces the same fate. City Hats at 63 Bleecker Street is moving operations just a few blocks south to Houston. They’ve recently inked […]

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Info Session for Essex Crossing Retail Job Opportunities

Posted November 14, 2017 at 9:46 am

The big box stores are making their way to the Lower East Side. Tomorrow, Delancey Street Associates and HireNYC are holding an information session for the community about retail employment opportunities that will come alongside a completed Essex Crossing. The overview will include enterprises such as Target, Trader Joe’s, Splitsville Lanes, Regal Cinema, and NYU Langone. While applications won’t […]

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Is Hotel Saturation Ruining New York City?

Posted November 14, 2017 at 5:15 am

Last month, the city released its Hotel Development Report outlining the influx of new hotels (citywide) since 2015. Here on the Lower East Side, in particular, 6 new lodges debuted within that timeframe and another 6 are on the way, equating to some 2,000 rooms. The trend of hotel glut served as subject for a scathing […]

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‘Kopitiam’ on Canal Street Crowdfunds for Survival After 25% Rent Hike

Posted November 14, 2017 at 5:11 am

Canal Street snack shop, Kopitiam, is headlong into its search for a new space. Its brief tenure near the corner of Orchard Street will soon conclude, thanks in large part to increasing rents. At the time we first broke the story, ownership informed us that a larger location was necessary. And while that might be, […]

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