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Evil Misrahi Realty Evicts a Half-Naked Rev Jen (and Troll Museum) from 122 Orchard Street

Last modified June 29, 2016 at 2:23 pm

Legendary Lower East Side performance artist Reverend Jen has been evicted from her Orchard Street home. This apartment also doubles as the location of the popular Troll Museum. No longer. Building owner, and all around reviled landlord, Misrahi Realty, wielded some muscle by pushing Rev Jen curbside this week. It was reported that she hadn’t paid rent […]

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After Years of Harassment, SMA Equities Pimps ‘Penthouse’ Offering at 113 Stanton for $8K

Posted June 29, 2016 at 5:11 am

This is the epilogue of a well-tread story about how rent regulated tenants are exploited for the future value of gentry. Same old shit for the one and only Mr. Samy Mahfar. SMA Equities purchased 113 Stanton Street back in 2014, and spent the ensuing two years renovating the upstairs units and roof. All at […]

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Another Bowery Restaurant Supply Company Packs it in

Posted June 29, 2016 at 5:09 am

Seven years after its arrival, the restaurant supply company at 202 Bowery is now gone. Amazing Value Restaurant Equipment, as the business is aptly entitled, fled the gold coast last week. We’re told that the operation relocated to Brooklyn. A leasing sign in the window points to Jan Sasson’s brokerage handling the store now. Word […]

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Behemoth on the Backside: Proposed Cherry Street Tower to Reach 1000 Feet

Posted June 29, 2016 at 5:00 am

Extell tends to hog headlines when conversations arise about the changing skyline on the Lower East Side waterfront. Their market-rate tower – One Manhattan Square – will reach peak height of some 80 stories. But the real behemoth is on the backside, so to speak. The Cherry Street tower that will trounce the nearby senior […]

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Extell Releases Bonkers Video Showing 80-Story Tower in LES Skyline [VIDEO]

Posted June 27, 2016 at 5:15 am

What’s better than an architectural rendering of a Lower East Side eyesore? An animation of the changed skyline, of course. That’s precisely what Extell Development Corporation has assembled to extoll the virtues of its One Manhattan Square development, and the lesser-pimped affordable building adjacent. Take a look at the edited drone visualization, which illustrates the sheer […]

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‘Restore the Deed, Restore Rivington House,’ Locals Demand with Press Conference

Posted June 27, 2016 at 5:12 am

Armed with the grammatically correct slogan, “More care, fewer condos,” locals continue to rally (and rail) against the de Blasio Administration for its mishandling of the Rivington House boondoggle. It just seems like every week there’s another headline about how one of the Mayor’s top advisors possessed secret knowledge of the controversial deed lifting that […]

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Exile on Rivington Street: ABC No Rio Closes After Final Show, Demolition Imminent

Posted June 27, 2016 at 5:00 am

Tonight the people were so fine They waited there in line And when they got up on their feet They made the show And that was sweet But I can hear the sound Of slamming doors and folding chairs And that’s a sound they’ll never know -Jackson Browne, “The Load Out” That’s all, folks. ABC […]

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Ambitious ‘Windows on the Bowery’ Placard Project to Highlight History of Thoroughfare, Launches July 5

Posted June 24, 2016 at 5:00 am

These days, the Bowery rarely gets due recognition for its pioneering architecture, and early contributions to myriad art forms, such as tattooing, punk, vaudeville, and Yiddish Theater. Instead, it’s really all about which historic buildings can be sold to the highest bidder for demolition and re-development. Armed with a platoon of historians and visually-striking imagery, […]

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Tenants at 151 Norfolk Street Fearful of Takeover by Notorious Landlord with Harassment History

Posted June 23, 2016 at 5:07 am

Residents of 151 Norfolk Street are freaking out. Especially the rent-regulated ones. Their tenement building at the corner of Stanton Street just changed hands last week for an undisclosed sum. While city records aren’t yet updated to reflect the transaction, the landlord is revealed to be one of the bad guys. We just received a […]

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Rivington Street Properties Adjacent to Allen Hotel Back on the Auction Block (Again)

Posted June 23, 2016 at 5:00 am

It’s a Lower East Side corner mired in years of project site dormancy, foreclosure, and resultant bankruptcy proceedings. Another piece of Allen and Rivington Streets is on the precipice of auction. Yet again. You’ll recall that the stalled-out Allen Street Hotel fetched $30.75 million in an auction last month. The lucky buyers – real estate […]

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