Last modified November 20, 2013 at 11:42 am
Our Chinatown neighbors awoke this morning to a new Hanksy wheat-paste, which was a collaboration with artist Alex Pardee. This borderline NSFW is a mashup of Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and the crazy Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs. It certainly put the lotion on its skin… In a statement, the street artist noted […]
Last modified November 6, 2013 at 11:06 am
And just like that, the jewel of 54 Canal Street goes from icon to eyesore … albeit temporarily. The Jarmulowsky Bank Building, presently amidst a hotel upgrade, is completely caged behind bars and netting. We won’t see an unobstructed facade for at least another two years. Meanwhile, we now have an update with regard to […]
Posted September 19, 2013 at 6:02 am
For Jews celebrating Sukkot, the few days following Yom Kippur are traditionally marked by building the structures and finding lulav and etrog. Here on the Lower East Side, residents can still stop by the intersection of Canal and Essex Streets to pick up the so-called “four species. Yet, this long-held annual practice is fading big time. […]
Posted August 26, 2013 at 10:13 am
It’s not often that we see filming activities around here for Cinemax productions. Nevertheless, that’s happening later today. The newest Alan Ball series, dubbed Banshee, will focus its energies around Canal and Eldridge Streets to capture scenes for season two. This despite a plot centered in a fictional Amish town outside Scranton, Pennsylvania. The story […]
Posted August 19, 2013 at 5:37 am
That E&G Model Shop building at 45 Canal Street is now a shell of its former self. The four-story building had barely surpassed its centennial when it was sold for $2.35 million in 2011.
Posted August 6, 2013 at 5:16 am
Skal. That’s the Icelandic toast equivalent of cheers, Prost, salud, or l’chaim. It’s also the name of the new Nordic establishment opening at 37 Canal Street.
Posted June 27, 2013 at 5:21 am
And it’s actually happening. Nordic nightlife is replacing a longtime French-themed hangout down on Canal Street.
Posted June 25, 2013 at 6:12 am
With an approved certificate of appropriateness in hand, exterior modifications are already underway at the future Jarmulowsky hotel. Rooftop changes atop 54 Canal Street are now visible from street level. Most notably the loss of both aged water tanks; the elevator housing remains for the time being. Meanwhile, the tenement neighbor at 60 Canal Street still […]