Clinton Street

loft88-clinton-1

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 […]

Filed Under

yunnan-kitchen-closing

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 […]

Filed Under

cow-theater-closing

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 […]

Filed Under

69clinton-taqueria

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 […]

Filed Under

site6-top-2_wm

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 […]

Filed Under

47clintonstreet-icon

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 […]

Filed Under

clinton-mattress

​Speedy Romeo is Expanding its Clinton Street Pizzeria After 5 Months on the Block

Last modified August 9, 2016 at 11:24 am

As if by design, no sooner did Clinton Furniture & Mattress close than nightlife swoop in for the taking. The mom-and-pop store shuttered last month. Now a few weeks later, we see what’s going on. The five-month-old iteration of Speedy Romeo Pizzeria is looking to expand its dining room into 61 Clinton Street. Its proposal […]

Filed Under

rothstein-ridge-sign

Rothstein’s Hardware Returning to Clinton Street After 2 Years in Exile

Posted August 1, 2016 at 5:18 am

Rothstein’s Hardware is making a triumphant return to Clinton Street after two years exiled around the corner on Ridge Street. Business was rudely interrupted in the spring of 2014, when its building owner (slumlord Icon Realty) sold to DHA Capital for $28.95 million. That transaction resulted in the loss of several establishments – including WD-50 and […]

Filed Under

todd-birnbaum-clinton-2

SMAC’s Todd Birnbaum Planning Mediterranean Restaurant at Former Yunnan BBQ on Clinton Street

Last modified August 1, 2016 at 10:15 pm

Yunnan Kitchen/BBQ folded at the end of June after four years on Clinton Street. It didn’t take long for another hopeful to exhume the still-warm carcass, so to speak. That person would be restaurateur Todd Birnbaum. The notice to the community was taped to the window of 79 Clinton Street, right next to the farewell […]

Filed Under

Robert Lopez with Chico

Owner of ‘Lower East Side’ Trademark is Now After Forever 21

Posted July 29, 2016 at 5:12 am

When you own the trademark to the Lower East Side as it appears on clothing, it’s a busy life of litigation. Robert G. Lopez is at it again. The small business owner, who owns LES Clothing Company (and formerly a store on Clinton Street), is now suing Forever 21 for usage of “LES NYC” branding. This […]

Filed Under

Art