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Andy Warhol Museum Nixes Plans for Essex Crossing Annex

Posted March 23, 2015 at 5:12 am

About that fifteen minutes of fame… In a huge setback for Essex Crossing, the Andy Warhol Museum last week scrapped plans to open a 10,000 square-foot New York City satellite. Negotiations were reportedly ongoing since 2012. The Pittsburgh-based institution ultimately decided against the expansion after an “internal study of business and other operational considerations.” Pretty […]

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Kottu House will Start Serving Sri Lankan Food on Broome Street Tomorrow

Posted March 13, 2015 at 5:10 am

Teaser paper has been in the windows of 250 Broome Street for months, advertising the forthcoming arrival of Kottu House. Now, with new retractable awning in place, the proper unveiling is finally afoot. Tomorrow is opening day, and they promise to put the neighborhood in a “food coma.” As reported in October, Kottu House is […]

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Sanitation Snow Plow Rams Hotel Construction Site on Broome Street

Posted March 2, 2015 at 8:42 am

Earlier this morning, a Department of Sanitation snow plow rammed into the hotel construction site at the southeast corner of Broome and Allen Streets. It appears the vehicle – cleaning the area – cut the turn too sharply and bowled into the sidewalk bridge, which is now unstable. First responders are on the scene to […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Siki Im Collaboration on Broome Street

Posted February 23, 2015 at 5:19 am

Neighborhood documentarian Clayton Patterson lent his popular stitch imagery to designer Siki Im for the Fall 2015 line. A collaboration he calls “art activism fashioin.” The local photographer teamed up for the runway exhibition at Whitebox on Broome Street last week. Hardcore punk band Gorilla Biscuits performed… Patterson’s flare adds plenty of popping color to […]

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Michael Chernow of The Meatball Shop Introduces ‘SEAMORE’s’ Seafood Joint to Little Italy

Posted February 11, 2015 at 5:00 am

The Meatball Shop is amidst anniversary celebrations for its fifth year in business. For the next couple weeks, as previously disclosed, they’re teaming up with Speedy Romeo Pizza for some special pies. But there’s more to report on that front. The restaurant’s success has since provided a springboard for co-owner Michael Chernow, who currently has […]

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It Looks Like Bowlmor Lanes is Headed to Essex Crossing [UPDATED]

Last modified January 22, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Essex Crossing is getting a bowling alley. This much we learned last week, when the Delancey Street Associates consortium presented updated plans for Phase I of the overall project. Now we can reveal the operator. Sources close to the situation maintain that Bowlmor Lanes is the forthcoming ten-pin occupant, though our requests for confirmation have gone unanswered. The […]

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Kehila Kedosha Janina is Planning a ‘Greek Jewish Festival’ for the Springtime

Posted January 5, 2015 at 5:27 am

There was a time when the neighborhood hosted an annual Lower East Side Jewish Festival on East Broadway, but those days are long gone. Instead we’ve seen the more niche “Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival” the last fourteen years at the Eldridge Street Synagogue. Now its brethren up the bend seeks to revive more of […]

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CB3 Approves Designs of Essex Crossing Park on Broome Street

Posted November 14, 2014 at 5:00 am

You’re looking at the nearly-final rendering of the park planned for SPURA Site 5 of the Essex Crossing development. Once the historic firehouse at 185 Broome Street is razed in the coming months, the consortium of developers that comprise Delancey Street Associates will install its “urban oasis” in the 200-by-77-foot parcel carve out. To that end, […]

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‘Butcher Block’ Plans Scrapped, Castor Gallery to Open at 254 Broome Street

Posted November 7, 2014 at 6:03 am

Looks like those plans for the Butcher Block on Broome are out to pasture. Last month, Community Board 3 had approved its standard beer-wine stipulations for the new bistro concept at 254 Broome. Workers, meanwhile, already began the process of cleaning the store, what we believed was prep for the restaurant. The window leafing proves […]

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Happy Ending Reboot on Broome Street Will Debut in 10 Days

Last modified October 28, 2014 at 12:53 pm

A happy ending it wasn’t for the club-lounge at 302 Broome Street. The venue shuttered exactly a year ago, leaving a nightlife monopoly on the block for Louie & Chan and the 303. But there is new life for the space. Oliver Stumm and the Cafe Select crew are now almost ready to unleash their […]

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