Clinton Street


The Genesis Bridal Shop Finds a New Home on East Houston Street

Posted May 20, 2015 at 9:22 am

The Genesis Bridal Shop, a local stalwart on the block since 1983, officially departed 97 Clinton Street last week. As you might guess, the family-owned store succumbed to the escalating real estate pressures plaguing so much of the neighborhood these days. The landlord jacked the rent to more than double the current amount, making it […]

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Cafe Koneko to Open Shop on Upper Clinton Street

Posted May 15, 2015 at 5:11 am

The crowded cafe scene on Clinton Street is gaining another entrant. Cafe Koneko is the latest hopeful on the block, angling to open shop inside the former home of both the Bang Bang tattoo studio and WAKA WAKA at number 26. Cafe Koneko (meaning kitten in Japanese) is pitched as a six-table establishment with one […]

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Fire-Scorched ‘Black Crescent’ Should Return to Clinton Street by June 1

Last modified May 14, 2015 at 6:42 pm

Exactly one year into its maiden stint at 76 Clinton Street, a debilitating basement blaze tore through Black Crescent. The flames (an alleged electrical fire) raced upstairs and essentially incinerated the popular oyster bar. Plywood boards and tarps materialized almost immediately after the early-January tragedy. Distraught fans of the establishment then quickly penned well-wishes as […]

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Genesis Bridal Shop on Clinton Street Falls Prey to Rent Hike

Posted May 12, 2015 at 5:17 am

Clinton Street is undergoing a seismic shift. It’s true that this area of the Lower East Side has been a foodie destination for years, due its designation as a restaurant row of sorts. But the gentrification of the blocks above Delancey seems to be accelerating at a clip. And it’ll only worsen with the advent […]

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Bluebird’s Alex Hall Swaps Rosella for Brunswick on Clinton Street

Posted April 17, 2015 at 5:16 am

This month in identity crises, one Lower East Side coffee shop has decided to change its name. Bluebird principal Alex Hall opened Rosella exactly one year ago at 23 Clinton Street. Competition here is fierce, given the number of java joints within spitting distance (that would be five). The Australian-born Hall ultimately decided to scrap […]

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Judith Malina, Living Theater Founder, Dies at 88

Posted April 13, 2015 at 5:15 am

Judith Malina, co-founder of the groundbreaking Living Theater, died on Friday morning in her Englewood, New Jersey home. Cause of death was attributed to lung cancer from years of smoking. She was 88. The New York Times has a robust obituary on Malina, but we’ll republish a few tidbits here… But [Malina] steered a far […]

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Sales Go Live at 50 Clinton Street Condo Building that Killed WD-50

Posted April 10, 2015 at 5:00 am

The outdated row of retail comprising 50-62 Clinton Street still stands, but the tombstone signage continues to tease the next phase. As we’ve been reporting, the one-story collection of stores – which had included WD-50 – will fall so that a seven-story condo project can rise here. The price range to live in this beacon of […]

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Gaming Incubator WAKA WAKA Shutters Clinton Street Workspace

Posted April 8, 2015 at 5:10 am

Put your quarters away; there will be no more “Killer Queen” sessions on the Lower East Side. That’s right. It’s game over for WAKA WAKA, the short-lived indie gaming incubator on Clinton Street. It lasted about eight months. The whitebox hang spawned last July after Bang Bang took his infamous tattoo studio down to Broome […]

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50 Clinton Luxury Development Debuts ‘Sales Gallery’ and Teaser Signage

Posted March 31, 2015 at 5:00 am

News regarding 50 Clinton Street is now a torrent. The one-story row of retail will imminently fall brick by brick to allow seven stories of luxury to muscle onto the scene. The insult added to that injury is the new teaser banner that advertises residences starting at a slender $975K. What a steal! And now that we […]

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MadeWorn Opening Outpost in the Hidden Clinton Star Theatre Space this Summer

Posted March 25, 2015 at 5:15 am

The Los Angeles-based fashion label MadeWorn is opening a chic Lower East Side outpost. Founder Blaine Halvorson ultimately chose the hidden Clinton Star Theatre for their flagship East Coast presence. The brand will apparently share real estate with the longtime super-exclusive recording studio manned by composer J. Ralph. It’s a collaboration, in fact, with Mr. Ralph assembling custom […]

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