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Hy Genee's kids read a statement about the co-naming, Photo: Andrew Marcus

City Designates ‘Hy Genee Way’ to Honor Leader of LES Jewish Greek Community

Posted August 5, 2016 at 5:11 am

It took more than six months, but the city finally weighed in on the newest Lower East Side street co-naming. “Hy Genee Way” will soon grace the historic, albeit smelly, corner of Allen and Broome Streets. Mayor de Blasio signed the legislation on Wednesday to enact the ceremonial renaming, located outside the Kehila Kedosha Janina synagogue. The […]

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Former Tenant Dishes More on Happy Ending’s Alleged Apartment Kitchen at 302 Broome Street

Posted June 30, 2016 at 5:00 am

The B in 2B is revealed. Last week, we exclusively uncovered the “off-site” kitchen Happy Ending allegedly employs for food preparation in its controversial club. Specifically, to shuttle dishes back and forth from the main room to an apartment on the second floor via elevator. One former neighbor, who previously lived across the hall from this purported […]

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‘Happy Ending’ Allegedly Using Upstairs Apartment as Prep Kitchen, Neighbors Claim

Posted June 22, 2016 at 5:00 am

For neighbors, and even some patrons, Happy Ending is anything but. It’s a perennial scourge that continues to extend a middle finger to the neighborhood. So, recent chatter of an alleged apartment kitchen servicing the club is just more of the same. A change in ownership didn’t really change the status quo at Happy Ending. Since […]

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CB3 Rubs out Happy Ending with Denial of Liquor License Renewal

Posted June 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

Happy Ending is still the scourge of the block, despite its lengthy tenure and subsequent change in ownership. That was the main takeaway from last night’s cumbersome SLA subcommittee meeting for Community Board 3. Happy Ending is an art bar, remember? That was the concept pitched by co-owner, Oliver Stumm, a couple years ago. In […]

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Afford Your Rent with this $900 Fire Escape Tent Solution so You Can Airbnb and Stay

Posted May 24, 2016 at 10:23 am

This crazy product puts the air in Airbnb. While you struggle to pay off the exorbitant monthly rent your tenement landlord continues to inflate, there is an out-of-the-box solution. Just open the window and pitch a tent from the fire escape. This way you can remain onsite and collect the dole via Airbnb. A win-win. Location […]

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After $12.3M Sale, Longtime Chinese Laundromat Forced from 249-251 Broome Street

Posted May 24, 2016 at 5:17 am

The reliable Sun Kwong Laundromat at 251 Broome Street was given its marching orders last week. Alas, its final day serving the neighborhood is tomorrow (May 25). There is a sign on the front door alerting patrons that the business lost their lease. The laundromat kept the area in clean clothes for more than a decade, and […]

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At the 2nd Annual Greek Jewish Festival [RECAP]

Posted May 23, 2016 at 9:26 am

You don’t see it much anymore. Yet, for one afternoon, a festival served as reminder of the area’s once-prevalent Jewish roots. Yesterday afternoon was the second annual Greek Jewish Festival outside the Kehila Kedosha Janina on Broome Street. Some three thousand people packed the narrow block between Allen and Eldridge. Traditional food (burekas, baklava), song, […]

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Widening Allen Street in 1931, Photo: KJJ

What Life was Like at Broome and Allen During the 1930s [PHOTOS]

Last modified May 19, 2016 at 3:55 pm

With wheels in motion to co-name the corner of Broome and Allen Streets “Hy Genee Way,” and the advent of the second annual Greek Jewish Festival this Sunday, it’s time for an appreciation. An appreciation of the block through the eyes of the Kehila Kedosha Janina – for which Genee was longtime president and local […]

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Derek Eller Gallery Debuts in Former Broome Street Garage

Posted May 18, 2016 at 5:15 am

The garage to gallery metamorphosis at 300 Broome Street is complete (for the most part). Where tune-ups and flats were fixed, a bland white-box showroom now entertains the wealthy. As expected, the nineteen-year-old Derek Eller Gallery jumped cross-town from Chelsea to open at this old Chinese auto mechanic. Its inaugural exhibition in the new space […]

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Tailor Shop Refugee Spells End to Prosperity Dumpling Reopening Rumors at 365 Broome Street

Posted May 16, 2016 at 5:17 am

Contrary to its name, Prosperity Dumpling is on a streak of bad luck. First, the damning photo of a back-alley kitchen released to the press, then the resultant action by city agencies to shut it down. There had been a brief ray of hope, but it’s since been dashed. Since December, all signs pointed toward a […]

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