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Essex Crossing Construction Closes Off Entire Block of Sidewalk on Clinton Street

Posted July 21, 2015 at 9:22 am

The consortium of developers behind Essex Crossing – Delancey Street Associates – should pay attention to the pedestrian needs along the Clinton Street permiter of Site 5. The recent construction of plywood fencing now completely encloses the sidewalk space on the west side of the street. This poses myriad dangers, and for obvious reasons. Folks […]

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‘Seoul Chicken’ the Latest Victim of Cursed 71 Clinton Street

Posted July 21, 2015 at 5:07 am

The curse of 71 Clinton Street is very much alive and well, striking at will, through flood, fire, and foot traffic (or lack thereof). Not even a potential $18 million building sale could change the failed fortunes of this Lower East Side address. Seoul Chicken, the latest in a long line of culinary endeavors, folded […]

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Barramundi and 2nd Floor on Clinton to Close on July 29

Posted July 17, 2015 at 5:16 am

2nd Floor on Clinton is donezo. The popular upstairs speakeasy – owned and operated by the Barramundi crew – mixes its final drink on Wednesday, July 29. Primary principal Tony Powe is unloading the assets for both establishments at 67 Clinton Street to Tim Gashi and Valentino Gjakaj, as previously reported. Community Board 3 approved the […]

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‘Paloma Rocket’ Craft Beer Shop Opening Soon at 7 Clinton Street

Posted July 13, 2015 at 9:27 am

The Little Laptop Shop ran its course on Clinton Street, having offered computer repairs to Lower East Siders for over five years (but twelve years downtown overall). First at number 9, then to the larger space a few paces north. Proprietor David Bensinger decided to close the shop last October because, in the current repair […]

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New 2-Way Protected Bike Lane for Clinton Street, Plus Other Traffic Changes Coming Soon

Posted July 6, 2015 at 5:10 am

Some major traffic changes are coming soon to the lower third of Clinton Street. This stretch of roadway is often considered by locals to be little more than an off-ramp from the FDR. The Department of Transportation finally recognized some of the safety concerns, and will soon embark on its overall “South Street Greenway” project. […]

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‘Organika’ Principal Seeks to Open ‘Galeria’ Vegetarian Spot on Clinton Street

Posted June 29, 2015 at 5:10 am

Six years after its debut in the West Village, the Organika wine bar team is headed east. An expansion of sorts, albeit with an artistic bent. Last month, ownership (i.e. Jairo Barros) submitted application materials to Community Board 3 for a new concept at 43 Clinton Street (south store), previously home to urban outfitters Coat […]

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Fredrik Eklund Reportedly Fined for Tasteless Demolition Stunt at 50 Clinton Project Site

Posted June 23, 2015 at 5:14 am

Celebrity broker Fredrik Eklund spent time last Tuesday personally demolishing pieces of 50-62 Clinton Street while “dressed head-to-toe in Armani.” Eklund gained access to the project site, and manned the wheel of a backhoe while delightfully screaming to the camera. That footage was posted to Instagram, and is still live. The stunt was a low […]

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In ‘Head-to-Toe’ Armani, Fredrik Eklund Partakes in Demolition of 50 Clinton Street

Posted June 22, 2015 at 9:23 am

Why, of course 50 Clinton Street would be demolished “in style.” The takedown of the mid-block row of low-rise retail has been underway since early June, but pompous broker Fredrik Eklund needed to take a turn pissing on the ashes wielding the wrecking ball, as it were. Eklund happily boasted on Instagram last week about […]

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Wylie Dufresne will Help his Dad Open ‘BYGGYZ’ Sandwich Shop this Summer

Posted June 22, 2015 at 5:14 am

One Dufresne moves out, another moves in. So it goes on upper Clinton Street where the elder Dufresne is poised to return in the wake of his son’s forced departure. Yes, Dewey Dufresne is back on the block more than fifteen years after first opening the acclaimed 71 Clinton Fresh Food in 1999, and inadvertently launching […]

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The COW Theater on Clinton Street Starts Crowdfunding Campaign to Stay Alive

Posted June 18, 2015 at 8:22 am

Much like its legendary theatrical predecessor, the COW Theater (“Celebration of Whimsy”) has kickstarted a crowdfunding campaign to stay alive. Two years into its run on Clinton Street and the bottom line is apparently in the red. The independent arts organization presently seeks $30,000 from supporters to “help keep our lights on and door open” at […]

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