Clinton Street


Black Crescent Set to Return in March, More Than a Year After Debilitating Basement Fire

Posted February 3, 2016 at 5:00 am

If Black Crescent on Clinton Street was your jam, luck is finally on your side. Word on the street is that the seafood spot could open as early as next month. When we last followed up with co-owner Michael Reynolds, he informed us that their Limited Alteration Application permit – required to modify/add plumbing or gas […]

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Essex Crossing Site 6 under construction, December 2015

Report: NYU Langone Finally Confirmed for 55K Square-foot Medical Facility at Essex Crossing

Posted January 28, 2016 at 9:22 am

The news is officially official. NYU Langone Medical Center will be opening a new 55,000 square-foot facility on the Lower East Side as part of the Essex Crossing mega-project. Larger than previously reported. Word first leaked about the new development late last year, even though a formal agreement wasn’t yet signed. Someone at NYU Langone jumped the […]

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Checking in with Paloma Rocket, the Forthcoming Craft Beer Shop on Clinton Street

Posted January 27, 2016 at 5:18 am

Residents of Clinton Street are probably wondering what’s up with Paloma Rocket. That’s the new beer shop slated to open in the space Little Laptop Shop previously called home. Time for an update. Paloma Rocket has been under construction at 7 Clinton Street since at least December 2014, yet it wasn’t until last July that […]

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Organika Proprietor Opens ‘Galeria’ on Clinton Street

Posted January 26, 2016 at 5:00 am

The principal of West Village haunt Organika – Jairo Barros – is ready to show off his Lower East Side vision. Galeria just bowed at 43 Clinton Street this week, the space previously occupied by the Coat of Arms urban styles boutique. Galeria is a bar-restaurant where everything is an “artwork” with a price, from the furnishings to the […]

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‘Scumbags & Superstars’ Moves from Brooklyn to 100 Clinton Street

Posted January 12, 2016 at 5:18 am

You’ve likely seen the large-lettered adhesives stuck to various street furniture around the neighborhood, each carrying the tagline, “scumbags & superstars.” Such is the moniker of the lifestyle brand that peddles a variety of pulp-style streetwear: “monster clothing and accessories for weirdos,” like patches, hoodies, beanies, and tshirts. And they’ve just moved to the Lower […]

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Speedy Romeo Nears Completion of Its New Lower East Side Pizzeria

Last modified January 11, 2016 at 11:56 pm

​Popular Brooklyn pizzeria Speedy Romeo will soon jump the river from Clinton to Clinton. Street, that is. Build-out has been ongoing at 63 Clinton Street ever since Fatta Cuckoo croaked last year. It’s taking forever, but the final pieces are coming together. Speedy Romeo annexed the former Cube 63 sushi joint that shares the south […]

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Clinton Street Baking Company Debuts Expanded Dining Room on New Year’s Day

Last modified December 28, 2015 at 11:09 am

The time has finally arrived. Clinton Street Baking Company is set to relaunch this week with the much-anticipated expanded dining room. It’s an event nearly two years in the making, a story we first broke, and have been chronicling since April 2014. Co-owners DeDe Lahman and Neil Kleinberg are inaugurating the new space – 2-4 […]

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After Years of Fighting, DOT will Install Mid-Block Crossing and Traffic Signal on Clinton Street

Posted December 17, 2015 at 5:13 am

​Pedestrian prayers have been answered. Next spring, the Department of Transportation will officially install a mid-block crosswalk and traffic signal on Clinton Street, between Grand and East Broadway. With Fine Fare and two Seward Park Co-op buildings straddling the street, the wide stretch of pavement sees plenty of jaywalking. Especially kids and elders. For years, […]

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Vida Natural Folds After 20 Years on Clinton Street; Neighborhood Pawn Shop Moves in

Posted December 8, 2015 at 5:17 am

Vida Natural on Clinton Street – founded by Jose Romano two decades ago – closed up shop last week after more than a month of uncertainty. The liquidation sale advertised in its windows of late was the tell-tale sign of demise. We hear that rising rents were the ultimate kicker. A replacement for the health […]

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Stop-Work Order Issued for New 7-Story Condo Development at 50-62 Clinton Street

Posted December 7, 2015 at 9:35 am

The one-story row of commercial buildings comprising 50-62 Clinton Street stood for decades. It was a lone holdout swallowed by the wave of gentrification breaking on the shores of the Lower East Side. No longer; swept aside six months ago for luxury living and the upper crust. Demolition of the seven-parcel development site took nigh […]

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