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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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Kottu House Will Soon Serve Sri Lankan Fare at 250 Broome Street

Posted October 28, 2014 at 6:00 am

Home Espresso Bar failed out of 250 Broome Street back in July; evicted by the landlord. Well, a replacement just signed the lease last Thursday morning. Another miniscule eatery is on the way. No sooner was the ink dry than this branded fork appeared in the window (“Keep calm and eat kottu”), announcing the forthcoming arrival […]

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‘The Butcher Block’ Cafe Angling to Take 254 Broome Street

Last modified September 29, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Its brief tenure as both gallery showroom and pop-up haven is officially over. The westernmost store of 254 Broome Street – formerly the Mayson Gallery (which moved to 75th Street) – will soon embark on its journey as cafe. Think Home Espresso Bar (RIP) but with booze. The Butcher Block – not to be confused with […]

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