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DOT Begins Installation of 2-Way Protected Bike Lane on Clinton Street

Last modified September 1, 2015 at 8:26 am

The Department of Transportation finally recognized some of the safety concerns along the waterfront, and just embarked on its “South Street Greenway” project. As previously reported, the overall plan – approved by Community Board 3 in April – is to “normalize” the street geometry in the immediate vicinity. In other words, a change to the […]

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NYU Langone Medical Center Inks 40K Square-Feet in Essex Crossing

Posted August 31, 2015 at 5:12 am

The NYU Langone Medical Center is the latest big name to ink a real estate deal with the Essex Crossing mega-project. 40,000 square-feet of space, in fact. Its construction will reportedly occupy SPURA Site 6 on Clinton Street, located adjacent to the Seward Park Extension (aka 154 Broome). This new medical facility will be called […]

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Fire-Felled Black Crescent Held Hostage by DOB and Con Edison

Posted August 26, 2015 at 5:10 am

If you still miss Black Crescent on Clinton Street, blame the alphabet soup of city agencies. The seafood restaurant is itching to get back in the game seven months after a basement fire sidelined the business. Yet, it’s held hostage by the Department of Buildings and Con Edison for the sign-off on gas. In an update, […]

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Clinton Street Bakery Will Debut Expanded Dining Room on September 15

Posted August 7, 2015 at 5:00 am

The Clinton Street Bakery is oh-so-close to debuting its expanded dining room. Eyesore no more, as the eight-month stay of plywood is officially concluding. Workers pried a large portion of the shed from the corner facade to reveal the updated exterior. It’s a far cry from Min’s Market, which closed for good last year. Owner […]

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Get Ready for Koneko, the Newest Cat Cafe on the Lower East Side

Posted August 5, 2015 at 9:23 am

Let the cat fighting begin. The Lower East Side will soon have two cat cafes to its name. A year after Meow Parlour debuted down on Hester Street, the concept found another taker. Principal Benjamin Kalb is installing “America’s first authentic Japanese Cat Cafe” at 26 Clinton Street. It’s called Koneko, which translates to “kitten,” […]

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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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