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East Village Wine & Liquors is Days from Reopening at New Clinton Street Locale

Posted January 21, 2015 at 5:17 am

East Village Wine & Liquors closed its Stanton Street headquarters over the holidays after roughly a ten-year tenancy. Signage is deposed from the storefront and the security gates are shuttered. Worry not, though. The long-running Lower East Side liquor store – a misnomer of a business – is moving around the corner to 80-82 Clinton […]

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Burglar Pulls Off $5K Heist at Fine Fare by Entering Through Rooftop AC Duct

Posted January 20, 2015 at 5:13 am

The 7th Precinct is looking for a burglar who stole approximately $5,000 in cash from the Fine Fare at 175 Clinton Street. According to cops, the perp being sought gained access to the supermarket through an air conditioning duct on the roof, and stole the money from a locked second floor office. The suspect was wearing […]

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Fire-Scorched ‘Black Crescent’ Staging Fundraiser This Weekend to Help Reopen on Clinton Street

Posted January 8, 2015 at 5:20 am

Facing massive adversity, Black Crescent is hell-bent on returning to its former glory at 76 Clinton Street. The seafood joint – on the block for exactly one year – succumbed to a basement blaze last Friday evening. Firefighters arrived and quickly extinguished the flames, but in doing so, pretty much sidelined the business. Earlier this […]

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Basement Fire Sidelines Year-Old Black Crescent on Clinton Street

Posted January 5, 2015 at 5:22 am

Black Crescent on Clinton Street is out of commission for the duration, thanks to an alleged electrical fire in its basement over the holiday weekend. The fire reportedly sparked Friday evening shortly before midnight, and quickly sidelined service. Firefighters extinguished the flames, but busted through all the windows to do so. It’ll probably be awhile, […]

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Subway is Opening a New Outpost on Clinton Street, Its 6th in 10002

Posted December 29, 2014 at 5:00 am

Last week saw the release the seventh annual “State of the Chains Report,” which indicated a break-even ranking for chain stores infiltrating the Lower East Side in 2014. Meaning franchise locations within the confines of the 10002 zip code held steady [PDF] at forty-seven. Which, by the way, is still ridiculous. And Subway remains the second largest […]

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WD-50 Boarded Up; Demolition Permits Filed for 50 Clinton Street

Posted December 23, 2014 at 5:32 am

Chef Wylie Dufresne penned his final farewell to Clinton Street on Saturday, tweeting simply “Adios amigo … thank you.” The communique followed shortly after the interior furnishings were auctioned. Days later, WD-50, his culinary home for over a decade, was boarded up by a pair of contractors. A signal that takedown of 50 Clinton is […]

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88 Clinton Street is Ready for Its 4-Story Vertical Enlargement

Posted December 16, 2014 at 5:00 am

There’s just so much upscaling on Clinton Street these days, what with all the recent property sales in the multimillion-dollar range. It’s open season, for sure, and the character of this former frontier is forever changing. Both 86-88 Clinton Street are still on course for total transformation; renovations have been underway at both properties since […]

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Strolling Down Clinton Street in 1985 [VIDEO]

Posted December 12, 2014 at 10:43 am

To experience a slice of Clinton Street in 1985, we defer to this rather simple 30-second YouTube clip shot by veteran comedian (and voice of the Red M&M) George Bettinger. We see father and son (presumably) walking southbound between Rivington and Stanton, and with clear view of the Hershey’s Stationers store at number 48. There […]

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The 7-Story 50 Clinton Street Sets Up Sales Office up the Block at Former 20 Peacocks

Posted December 10, 2014 at 5:32 am

Things are rolling along fairly smoothly for DHA Capital, which shelled out $28 million for the seven parcels 50-64 Clinton Street earlier this fall. Now that all the businesses are gone – including the permanent loss of WD-50 – work can commence on dismantling the one-story row and the eventual seven-story replacement. In the meantime, […]

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Clinton Street Baking Company Expansion Begins with Arrival of Plywood Shed

Posted December 9, 2014 at 5:33 am

For months, there had been random rustling inside the vacancy left by Min’s Market. But now the expansion efforts of Clinton Street Baking Company into the adjacent is in full throttle. A corner-hogging sidewalk shed arrived onsite late last week, officially signaling the start of remodeling. Expect to eat in a much larger, 55-seat diner […]

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