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Your First Peek Inside ‘Little Canal’ Soon to Open at 26 Canal Street

Posted July 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

Take a peek. That there is the interior of the newest Chinatown eatery, Little Canal. Under construction for seven months already, paper window treatments had obscured its identity until now. And judging by the progress within, a grand opening at 26 Canal Street can’t be too far off. As previously reported, local photographer Jereme Barnas […]

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DDC Project Underway to Install ‘Complex Pedestrian Ramps’ Around the LES

Posted July 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

Over the last couple months, you may have noticed how several Lower East Side street corners are completely dug up. The sudden work – there wasn’t much notice to the community – is part of an ongoing capital works project (#HWP2013MX) by the Department of Design and Construction described as “installing complex pedestrian ramps at […]

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Jarmulowsky Bank Owner Aborts Hotel, Decides on ‘Creative Office Space’ Instead

Posted June 8, 2016 at 5:00 am

Let’s revisit the southwest corner of Orchard and Canal Streets… It seems those long-running plans to convert the Jarmulowsky Bank Building into a trendy hotel (i.e. Ace Hotel) are apparently dead in the water. Building owner DLJ Real Estate Partners sent around an email blast yesterday to industry folk confirming that the certified Lower East Side […]

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‘First Class Tattoo’ Joins the Fray on Canal Street

Posted June 3, 2016 at 5:00 am

The ink wars are intensifying on the eastern fringe of Chinatown. Daredevil Tattoo is no longer the only choice. After sitting vacant for a couple years, the storefront vacancy at 52 Canal Street has been filled. A new studio called First Class Tattoo just announced itself with some marquee signage. Not much else is known about […]

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‘Little Canal’ Unveils its Cafe Storefront on Canal Street

Posted May 20, 2016 at 5:17 am

After a short five-month renovation period, the Little Canal cafe at the corner of Canal and Rutgers Streets is nearly complete. The plywood shed was dismantled and removed yesterday afternoon to reveal the converted storefront. Ultimately, two ground-floor spaces comprising 26 Canal were combined to create Little Canal. The Daylight Grocery Store, which recently moved […]

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Parks Department Finally Repairs Straus Square War Memorial

Posted March 14, 2016 at 5:18 am

All it took was a bit of public shaming to mobilize the Parks Department into fixing the war memorial erected in Straus Square. You’ll recall that one of the chain-linked stone supports ringing the cylindrical tribute had been upturned before Christmas and left for dead. Nothing was done for three months, despite the fact that […]

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Manhattan Bridge ‘Necklace Lighting’ is Back on Schedule

Posted March 11, 2016 at 5:10 am

Shortly after our report last week on the early termination of “Necklace Lighting” spanning the Manhattan Bridge, the Department of Transportation apparently turned the power back on. Suspension cabling along the East River crossings are dotted with LED bulbs that activate nightly, and are retired by 1am. However, for the previous month or so, the […]

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How Long Before Parks Department Fixes the Straus Square Memorial?

Posted March 8, 2016 at 5:18 am

It’s been three months since one of the stone posts ringing the cylindrical Straus Square war memorial was uprooted. While explanation behind its knock-out is not confirmed, one thing is. Parks Department doesn’t seem to care. The damage first went down right before Christmas, and went unnoticed for weeks. Then came the yellow crime scene tape, […]

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‘Necklace Lighting’ on the Manhattan Bridge Going Dark Earlier Than Normal

Posted March 4, 2016 at 5:00 am

These days, lights out for the Manhattan Bridge is earlier than its likeminded East River brethren. “Necklace lighting,” in the urban parlance, is supposed to stay alight from dusk through 1am each night. Recently, however, the Manhattan Bridge has been given an earlier bedtime, so to speak. An eagle-eyed reader pointed out that, for the last […]

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‘Little Canal’ Cafe Vying to Open at 26 Canal Street

Last modified December 29, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Last week, a Boogie reader sent along intel that a couple of “Williamsburg types” were sniffing around 26 Canal Street (corner of Rutgers). Presumably for some sort of new nightlife endeavor. After all, the time is ripe, as the cornershop was recently vacated by pop-up boutique Miss Hoe and this particular area continues to blow up. […]

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