Clinton Street

Robert Lopez with Chico

Owner of ‘Lower East Side’ Trademark Files Suit Against American Eagle

Posted October 24, 2016 at 5:12 am

Robert G. Lopez continues to go for the jugular. The litigious apparel maker – owner of the Lower East Side trademark as it relates to clothing (LES Clothing Co.) – is again on the warpath. This time, it’s American Eagle that’s fallen victim. Lopez, often nicknamed a “trademark troll,” filed suit against the brand in the […]

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Clinton Street ‘Casita’ Tree Tunnel Uprooted for Good

Posted October 21, 2016 at 5:14 am

The arboreal attraction (and known rat hangout) at the southeast corner of Clinton and Stanton Streets is officially kaput. That’s right, no more tree tunnel. A chainsaw crew arrived last week to chop and uproot the leaning line of trees comprising the overhang. This was a complete removal, unlike the trim of overgrowth that transpired […]

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‘Taqueria Diana’ will Open at 69 Clinton Street this Spring, Potentially with ‘Street Seat’ in Tow

Posted October 20, 2016 at 5:00 am

No more dumplings; no more dookie chains. With C&C Dumpling and the La Socia Pawn Shop gone from 69 Clinton Street, the popular Taqueria Diana restaurant is ready to take over. Both inside and out. Yep. Taqueria Diana is definitely opening a second outpost at 69 Clinton Street, as we first reported over the summer. […]

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The Lower East Side will Get its First Trader Joe’s with Essex Crossing in 2018

Posted October 5, 2016 at 5:08 am

The battle for new and affordable supermarkets around the Lower East Side has been part of nearly every community discussion about the various incoming developments in the area. Demands from neighbors have been a constant ever since Pathmark closed down its Cherry Street outpost four years ago. And leave it to Essex Crossing to nab […]

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Rebranded ‘Loft 88’ is the Latest Luxury ‘Rental Enclave’ to Hit Clinton Street

Posted September 12, 2016 at 5:05 am

It took more than three years, but the ongoing remodeling activities at 86-88 Clinton Street have finally drawn to a close. Scaffolding and sidewalk bridge were removed from the latter back in the spring. Peering skyward, the glassy four-floor vertical enlargement is now visible in all its upper crust glory. Meet your newest luxury rental […]

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Ainsworth Owner Looks to Impart ‘Clancey’ on Clinton Street

Posted August 30, 2016 at 5:17 am

After a withdrawal last month, the new restaurant proposed for the old Yunnan Kitchen space on Clinton Street is back on the Community Board 3 agenda next month to pitch for full liquor. As previously reported, it’s a project by restaurateurs Todd Birnbaum and Dennis Bogart. Now that the applicants have submitted their proposal to […]

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The Idea Distillery will ‘Give Curiosity a Home’ at Former COW Theater on Clinton Street

Posted August 29, 2016 at 9:39 am

Where two experimental theaters failed in a basement on Clinton Street, a new “home for curiosity” will soon take hold. Following in the footsteps of the COW Theater and Judith Malina’s legendary Living Theater before it. When we last revisited 21 Clinton Street, the enormous subterranean space was being peddled for $11,000 per month and key […]

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Clinton in the Crosshairs: 4 New Bars Aim to Open on Clinton Street

Posted August 22, 2016 at 9:29 am

Yep. You read it here first. There are three new bars, plus one restaurant expansion happening on a two-block stretch of Clinton Street. And all at once. Three-quarters of those businesses appear on the August SLA subcommittee agenda for Community Board 3, and will be heard by the advisory body tonight. 61 Clinton Street Speedy […]

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History Made: The First of Four New Essex Crossing Buildings Tops Out at 14 Stories

Posted August 18, 2016 at 5:00 am

Essex Crossing just reached a milestone. The flag is mounted… For the first time in decades, since the federally-backed “slum clearance” of 1967 removed all trace of housing from the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, the skeleton of a new building sits on the corner of Clinton and Delancey Streets (aka 175 Delancey). The concrete superstructure officially […]

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Retail Warehousing at Icon Realty’s 47 Clinton Street Ends with New Salon and Fish-and-Chips Spot

Posted August 8, 2016 at 5:17 am

Icon Realty is finally plugging the void of its commercial base at 47 Clinton Street. The much-maligned landlord purchased the tenement property in September 2014 just as it unloaded the low/rise strip across the street, leading to the seven-story condo at 50 Clinton. The controversial landlord booted the laundromat and financial services store, then warehoused both […]

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