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Landscape Architects Present Park Renderings for ‘Lot 5′ of Essex Crossing Development

Posted July 11, 2014 at 6:06 am

When the Essex Crossing mega-development is completed a decade hence, the park planned for SPURA site 5 will be the only public open space in the whole project area. Currently a derelict parking lot, the parcel in question is a 15,000 square-foot rectangle on Broome Street, between Clinton and Suffolk, and buttressed by a school facility and residential […]

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Home Espresso Bar Evicted from 250 Broome Street

Posted June 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

It’s curtains for the cozy nook of a cafe at 250 Broome Street. Seemingly out of the blue, the two-year-old Home Espresso Bar was served an eviction notice by its landlord yesterday evening. Firm reason behind the closure is not yet apparent, but these matters are usually rent-related (i.e. lack of payment). This is a loss […]

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Études Studio Opens Pop-Up Store at 254 Broome Street

Posted May 23, 2014 at 6:07 am

After nearly two years in existence at 254 Broome Street, the Mayson Gallery is now in the history books. As expected. In its place is a temporary tenant peddling boutique goods. It’s called Études Studio, a two-year-old brand/collective that specializes in men’s contemporary fashion. Études Studio launched Wednesday evening with an opening party that flooded Broome Street […]

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Catinca Tabacaru Gallery Moves Into 250 Broome Street

Last modified May 2, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Old Hollywood was barely out of its Broome Street digs before a taker came along. A tiny red neon above the entryway reads simply, “Art.” What lies within is obvious – a gallery, of course. Next month, 250 Broome will spawn the Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, dedicated to “international contemporary artists whose practice and vision seek […]

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The SPURA Davey Drill of the Day

Posted April 25, 2014 at 9:30 am

Those menacing Davey Drills are a common sight around the sprawling tract of SPURA land these days. The crane-looking machines are busy nabbing soil samples ahead of the massive new Essex Crossing development that will forever change the makeup of the Lower East Side. Today’s “drill of the day” was spotted in the Municpal parking […]

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Old Hollywood on Broome Street Packs Up for Brooklyn

Posted March 31, 2014 at 6:00 am

After a two-and-a-half-year run, it’s curtains for Old Hollywood on Broome Street. The Brooklyn-based vintage boutique shuttered its Lower East Side location last week, consolidating assets with the OG outlet. Over the weekend, the store at 250 Broome was itself being cleared and cleaned. This particular closure was expected, though. Tombstone signage courtesy of Misrahi […]

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Landscape Architects Outline Park Plans for ‘Lot 5′ of Essex Crossing Development

Posted March 20, 2014 at 6:03 am

Phase one of SPURA redevelopment under the Essex Crossing development – about half the total project – is slated for groundbreak in the first quarter of 2015. There are nine total parcels involved in the plan, but Lot 5 is currently under the microscope. It is on this derelict parking lot that construction of a residential […]

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Parks Department Prius Buried in Broome Street Snow

Posted February 19, 2014 at 6:10 am

Check out this plowed-in Prius trapped curbside on Broome Street; outside Zest and Barrio Chino. The vehicle belongs to the Parks Department fleet, but certainly isn’t doing any good parked here. It’s been left for dead. No city worker has moved the car in the previous two weeks, in which upwards of a foot of […]

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Identifying the Best Coffee Shops by Subway Map

Posted February 6, 2014 at 6:03 am

This nifty subway map highlights the best coffee shops located near each subway stop. At least according to the designer, Rickymikeabono, who posted the cartographical creation on Reddit the other day. In case you’re wondering about the research behind the placements: [Coffee shops] were chosen based on what equipment they have, what beans they use, […]

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The Witch’s Broome: How I Battled My Broome Street Landlord and Won [OP-ED]

Posted February 5, 2014 at 11:46 am

The following Op-ed was written by local comedian Jeff Lawrence, a native New Yorker, and the founder of Laughing Buddha Comedy. He has appeared on NBC, MTV Europe, The Grammy Awards, and in the New York Times, the Daily News, as well as the front pages of the the Wall Street Journal and the Tampa Bay […]

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