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It's not really called the Thompson LES anymore

Thompson LES Now Part of Pomeranc’s ‘Sixty Hotels’ Brand; Signage Removed from Exterior

Posted January 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

Back in July, we reported on the fancy shmancy new illuminated signage at the Thompson LES hotel. The Pomeranc clan had waited a full five years before officially branding the hotel for public eyes. Ironically enough, one month later, the brothers sold their remaining ownership in the Thompson brand to the joint-venture they helped create […]

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Williamsburg Pizza Goes Big with Fire Escape Signage on Broome and Allen

Posted January 17, 2014 at 6:03 am

Williamsburg Pizza opened its Lower East Side outpost at the end of December, and is now going big with its announcement. Ownership opted to evoke signage stylings often seen throughout Chinatown, that of tiered lettering affixed to tenement fire escapes. “F-R-E-S-H” and “P-I-Z-Z-A” are spelled on both the Allen and Broome Street fronts. The first […]

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Misrahi Realty is moving from its longtime Rivington St. home

Misrahi Realty Relocating Its Office from Rivington to Allen

Posted January 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

Ubiquitous (and hated) local realtor Misrahi Realty is moving from its longtime Hell Square perch. Yesterday afternoon, we happened upon movers transferring boxes of files from 88 Rivington Street, the building Sion Misrahi purchased in 1979. (The real estate office was opened in the early nineties) Signs taped to the entrance announce the new location […]

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Street Artists Icy & Sot Paint Anti-Gun Mural at Epstein’s on Allen

Posted December 26, 2013 at 6:10 am

The blank wall beside Epstein’s Bar on Allen Street is perennially employed as a vehicle for paint-by-numbers advertising campaigns. In the past, we’ve seen everything from the fat lips of Big Ang (i.e. Mob Wives) to liquor ads and self-serving promo for the bar’s 80s night. As of this week, though, the side space is […]

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Williamsburg Pizza Opens Its Lower East Side Outpost on Broome Street

Posted December 20, 2013 at 6:03 am

Glass cases are stocked and pizza boxes stacked. As of last night, 87 Allen (aka 277 Broome) is now officially the second outpost of Williamsburg Pizza. It’s currently in soft-open mode. This spinoff location – owned and operated by Hotel Chantelle proprietor Kyle O’Brien and Aaron McCann – had been in the works since last July […]

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Recap: Vintage Subway Swing Party on the Nostalgia Train [PHOTOS]

Posted December 9, 2013 at 11:27 am

The MTA Nostalgia Train (also known as the Vintage Train) kicked off its traditional holiday run last weekend. This special train, which has made an appearance every holiday season since 2007, is composed of vintage subway cars ranging from the 1920s to the 1960s. Bedecked in red velvet holiday bows, the train travels mainly along […]

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Chris Evans Film ‘1:30 Train’ Filming in Hell Square Tonight

Posted November 25, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Current Captain America actor Chris Evans will be in Hell Square this evening to shoot scenes for a flick called 1:30 Train. The usual “no parking” laminates currently criss-cross the streets, advertising a late-night filming sesh. Production begins at 4pm and will end twelve hours later. It’s time to purchase those blackout shades… 1:30 Train is […]

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Progress Report: Williamsburg Pizza Coming Together at 87 Allen

Posted November 22, 2013 at 6:00 am

Hotel Chantelle co-owner Kyle O’Brien and business partner Aaron McCann are together opening the second outpost of Williamsburg Pizza at 87 Allen Street, as first disclosed here last summer. Three months of gut renovations and remodeling have yielded a nearly-completed product here at the corner of Broome Street. The former Chinese-owned W & Y bodega […]

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MTV is adapting the RL Stine novel into a TV series

MTV’s Adaptation of R.L. Stine Novel ‘Eye Candy’ Filming on LES Today

Last modified November 13, 2013 at 10:48 am

MTV is adapting the R.L. Stine adult-oriented novel Eye Candy into a new series, and the pilot is currently shooting scenes in locations across the city. Later today, film crews will park themselves in the vicinity of Allen and Stanton Streets. The new thriller stars 20-year-old actress/singer Victoria Justice in the lead role of Lindy, a […]

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Luis Rosenfeld Plywood Art Box Lands in Allen Street Mall

Last modified November 6, 2013 at 12:10 pm

This subtle ten-foot-tall plywood art box appeared in the Allen Street Mall last Thursday, altogether baffling neighboring businesses and passersby. While at first ambiguous, the placement is essentially an installation by photographer and street artist Luis Rosenfeld. Each of the four panels features his poster photography (all are date stamped) wheat-pasted poly-pasted alongside a bevy […]

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