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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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Arleen Schloss, Photo: Stuart Ginsberg

Report: LES Performance Pioneer Arleen Schloss Recovering from Near-Fatal Fall

Last modified February 4, 2014 at 11:54 pm

There’s some sad news to report today on performance art pioneer Arleen Schloss. Apparently, Ms. Schloss suffered a near-fatal brain injury when she slipped and fell at her Broome Street home last month. The seventy-year-old, who also suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, was rushed to Bellevue where she is now on the mend. It’ll be a few […]

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Williamsburg Pizza Shuttered by Health Department

Posted January 31, 2014 at 10:39 am

It’s been a rather bumpy start for the second outpost of Williamsburg Pizza at 87 Allen Street (aka 277 Broome). For much of the last month, the pizzeria was reportedly out of commission for not having proper heat on premise. However, no sooner had service returned than the Department of Health paid a token visit. […]

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Looks Like Old Hollywood is Closing Up Shop on Broome Street

Posted January 21, 2014 at 11:00 am

When the upscale Miss Lonelyhearts shuttered a couple years ago, its boutique successor brought more of the same. Greenpoint transplant Old Hollywood debuted its second outpost of vintage-wear at 250 Broome Street in the fall of 2011, this after a brief stall-stint at the Limelight Shops. But it seems the days of peddling throwback threads […]

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The newest boutique hotel south of Delancey

Construction Begins on the Newest Lower East Side Hotel at 263 Broome Street

Posted December 30, 2013 at 6:13 am

The five-story tenement at 263 Broome Street is gone, eradicated from the block last May; same deal for its neighbor at 265 Broome. Until earlier this month, this corner plot at Allen remained an inactive sandlot. Then came the pile driver and the biggest backhoe we’ve ever seen, all in preparation for another boutique hotel […]

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Cocktail Lounge beneath Louie & Chan, 303 Broome St.

Louie & Chan Opens Its Basement Cocktail Lounge and ‘the303′ on Broome Street

Posted December 20, 2013 at 6:06 am

Neighbors, pay heed. The cellar club at Louie & Chan is now officially operational. Public launch was last night. This new nightspot at 303 Broome Street is divided into two components – cocktail lounge and the303. The latter is a venue of sorts that will “host a customized lineup of International eclectic talent and performances […]

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