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Min's Market is doomed, Photo: Mike Brown

Min’s Market at Clinton and Houston is Going Out of Business

Last modified April 18, 2014 at 8:04 am

Min’s Market, the bodega stalwart at the corner of Clinton and East Houston, is going out of business this weekend. Boogie reader Mike Brown relays the info that the reliable grocer is set to close for good on Saturday. A significant rent increase is blamed for their downfall. It’s a substantial footprint. One can only […]

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Yopparai Owners Set to Open ‘Azasu’ at 49 Clinton Street

Posted April 16, 2014 at 5:53 am

The Clerkenwell conversion at 49 Clinton Street to Kupersmith back in 2011 didn’t quite take. The restaurant struggled to find a footing in the local restaurant row, and subsequently folded after a year and a half in business. That freed up some valuable real estate, and the husband-wife team at Yopparai around the corner came a-callin. Owners […]

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Rothstein’s Hardware Finally Moves Out of 56 Clinton Street Ahead of 7-Story Development

Last modified April 15, 2014 at 9:21 am

Rothstein’s Hardware is officially gone from its longtime home at 56 Clinton Street. The mom-and-pop had been at this unique address for three decades, but forced to relocate thanks to a new seven-story development in the works. The OG store closed this weekend; henceforth, the business will sell goods from the larger footprint at 106 […]

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Celebrity Tattoo Artist Bang Bang Closes Clinton Street Studio

Posted April 14, 2014 at 6:05 am

Bang, bang. It looks to be over. Tattooist for the stars, the venerable Bang Bang (aka Keith McCurdy), appears to have shuttered his two-year-old studio at 26 Clinton Street. The security gates are mostly closed and locked these days, and the storefront menu box is empty. Phone calls go unanswered, and the outgoing message reveals nothing […]

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Permits Filed for 7-Story Building at 50-52 Clinton Street; Will WD-50 Hang On?

Last modified April 10, 2014 at 7:49 am

Signs keep pointing to demise for WD-50, despite chef Wylie Dufresne’s numerous assurances to the contrary. It’s not just the appearance of a Davey Drill, though. Owner-developer Icon Realty Management filed permits with the DOB yesterday for its new seven-story building at 50-62 Clinton Street. The structure spells the end for the low-rise strip between […]

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Moby’s New Video for ‘Saints’ is a Rat’s Journey from Lower East Side to Paradise [VIDEO]

Posted April 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Moby’s latest longplayer, Innocents. We ranked it one of last year’s best. The former Lower East Sider chose the neighborhood as setting for the new music video single, “Saints.” Directed by Brad Hasse, the instrumental gem follows a puppet rat as it navigates the snowy streets. From […]

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Tapeo29 Closes for Week-Long ‘Spring Cleaning’

Posted April 3, 2014 at 6:09 am

Whenever a restaurant shutters without a conspicuous warning to the community, the worst is always expected. Time and again, closing for renovations translates to buried six feet under. Anyway, fans of Tapeo29 on Clinton Street should feel slightly anxious. The restaurant has been closed the past couple nights, and there hasn’t been any public indication […]

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Richard Gere Will Play a Homeless Man on Clinton Street Today for ‘Time Out of Mind’

Posted April 1, 2014 at 11:00 am

After spending a day filming scenes in the East Village, production on Time Out of Mind continues today south of the Mason Dixon Line Houston into the Lower East Side. The Oren Moverman-directed drama will block traffic in and around the intersection of Clinton and Stanton Streets. Time Out of Mind stars Richard Gere as a […]

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Will WD-50 Be Swallowed by 7-Story Clinton Street Development?

Posted April 1, 2014 at 5:53 am

Last week, we learned more about the development that will wipe away the unique one-story strip of buildings on Clinton Street (and the private parking space). Rumors of demolition had been passed along with great frequency of late, anecdotally confirmed by the consecutive departure of each retail business. The talk was made official, however, with […]

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Renderings Show New Development to Replace Low-Rise 50-62 Clinton Street

Last modified March 26, 2014 at 9:55 am

The gradual disappearance of businesses along the only low-rise strip of Clinton Street was part of a grand plan for another development. With the passage of each commercial tenant, rumors abounded about what might take its place (Rothstein’s Hardware is still there, but moving soon). We kept hearing mixed-use residential, as first reported here back […]

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