Clinton Street

Australian Diplomat Falls to His Death After Drunken ‘Trust Fall’ Game on Clinton Street Terrace

Posted November 16, 2017 at 5:11 am

An Australian diplomat fell to his death from a seventh-floor Lower East Side building early yesterday morning while playing a “high-risk trust game,” police said. “I will prove that you can trust me,” Julian Simpson, 30, told his friend James Waugh as he leaned over the ledge at Clinton Street, according to a report in […]

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‘Simply Hooked’ Might Get Fished out of Clinton Street After 7 Months

Posted November 7, 2017 at 5:07 am

If the glut of listings swimming downstream is any indication, it appears one Clinton Street newcomer might soon be on its way out. Seven-month-old Simply Hooked – the fish-and-chips joint with aspirations of ocean conservancy – is apparently on the market. The 900 square-foot restaurant is pitched in real estate listings as a catch for […]

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‘Little Paws’ Pet Store is a First for Clinton Street

Posted November 3, 2017 at 5:11 am

The restaurant row of Clinton Street is about to welcome, wait for it, a pet store. Little Paws boutique just opened its doors a couple weeks ago, and marks a milestone of sorts. It’s seemingly the only pet store along Clinton Street. Not counting, of course, the Koneko cat cafe just a few paces to […]

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’Clinton Supermarket’ Evicted from Longtime Clinton Street Home

Posted September 28, 2017 at 5:08 am

The Chinese-leaning Clinton Supermarket – on the block for more than a decade – is now kaput. City Marshals paid a visit to the commercial anchor earlier this month to seize the space on behalf of the landlord. The storefront of 90 Clinton Street is now wrapped in butcher paper as it awaits the next […]

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Icon Realty Management Settles with Attorney General in Tenant Harassment Probe

Posted September 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

Icon must pay up. Last month, news broke that the joint city-state Tenant Harassment Prevention Task Force was probing Icon Realty Management for alleged tenant harassment at many of its rent regulated buildings. The investigation involved the New York Attorney General’s office, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the city Department […]

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Lil’ Gem Debuts on Clinton Street this Week with Lebanese Fare

Last modified September 26, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Even though the rolldown gate still says Thelma, there is a changing of the guard happening at 29 Clinton Street. But the new boss is the same as the old boss. This Thursday (September 28), chef Melissa O’Donnell and restaurateur Lesly Bernard will open Lil’ Gem, a restaurant that specializes in “modern Lebanese” cuisine. The […]

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Essex Crossing Wants Your Ideas for a 200-Foot Mural at Site 5

Last modified September 25, 2017 at 10:22 am

Essex Crossing is soliciting artists for a massive mural to grace one of its new residential buildings on the Lower East Side. Last week, Delancey Street Associates, the consortium of developers behind the billion-dollar project, released a Request for Proposals last week for artists interested in painting a roughly seven-story-high mural as an homage to the […]

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Six Years Later, Dewey Dufresne’s ‘BYGGYZ’ Finally Opens on Clinton Street

Last modified September 21, 2017 at 11:31 am

Don’t hold your breath any longer, for the time is here. Dewey Dufresne’s sandwich shop, BYGGYZ, finally debuted on the Lower East Side. The promise is fulfilled. BYGGYZ opened at 37-39 Clinton Street yesterday afternoon for the lunchtime rush. Truth be told, it bears an old-school, albeit welcome, deli counter vibe. (The previous tenant was […]

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‘Marm Cafe’ on Clinton Street is Kaput, Transitions to ‘Bricia’

Posted September 20, 2017 at 5:14 am

The end of the road is here for Marm Cafe. The three-year-old corner establishment at 79 Clinton Street hasn’t been open since at least mid-August, its fate finally sealed this week with those brown paper shades. We communicated with ownership via email several weeks ago and were told that the cafe was actually on holiday. […]

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Fine Fare Serves as Battleground in City Council Fight for District 1

Last modified September 11, 2017 at 8:55 am

The Fine Fare supermarket on Clinton Street has become de-facto ground zero in the bid to unseat Margaret Chin from City Council. The District 1 incumbent is taking heat from three challengers, and this hub of retail activity – nestled amidst the Seward Park Co-op complex – is apparently the voter-rich battleground. Case in point, yesterday afternoon. […]

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