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Clinton Street is Getting a ‘Taqueria Diana,’ Here’s What to Expect

Posted December 2, 2016 at 5:00 am

Taqueria Diana is opening a new restaurant on Clinton Street come springtime. The “California-inspired Mexican restaurant” combined the storefronts of two departed businesses on the block – C&C Prosperity Dumpling and La Socia Pawn. The application materials just hit public record, so we now have more background on what to expect from this third outpost […]

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Saluggi’s East Can Finally Serve Pizza at its LES Outpost

Posted November 7, 2016 at 5:10 am

Saluggi’s East opened two months ago at 399 Grand Street in Seward Park. However, the Tribeca-based artisanal pizzeria was severely handicapped out of the gate by lack of gas hookup, functioning more like a sports bar without its signature offering. Well, owner Bill Wall got in touch to tell us that they’re now slinging pies. […]

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These are the Most Cursed Commercial Spaces on the Lower East Side [LISTS]

Posted October 31, 2016 at 9:34 am

Some commercial spaces are simply hexed. No way around it, really. One restaurant might open after a year-long build-out and fail less than a year later. It’s a scenario we see play out ad nauseam on the Lower East Side. But who is really to blame? Is the landlord over-charging to the point where business […]

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Owner of ‘Lower East Side’ Trademark Files Suit Against American Eagle

Posted October 24, 2016 at 5:12 am

Robert G. Lopez continues to go for the jugular. The litigious apparel maker – owner of the Lower East Side trademark as it relates to clothing (LES Clothing Co.) – is again on the warpath. This time, it’s American Eagle that’s fallen victim. Lopez, often nicknamed a “trademark troll,” filed suit against the brand in the […]

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Clinton Street ‘Casita’ Tree Tunnel Uprooted for Good

Posted October 21, 2016 at 5:14 am

The arboreal attraction (and known rat hangout) at the southeast corner of Clinton and Stanton Streets is officially kaput. That’s right, no more tree tunnel. A chainsaw crew arrived last week to chop and uproot the leaning line of trees comprising the overhang. This was a complete removal, unlike the trim of overgrowth that transpired […]

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‘Taqueria Diana’ will Open at 69 Clinton Street this Spring, Potentially with ‘Street Seat’ in Tow

Posted October 20, 2016 at 5:00 am

No more dumplings; no more dookie chains. With C&C Dumpling and the La Socia Pawn Shop gone from 69 Clinton Street, the popular Taqueria Diana restaurant is ready to take over. Both inside and out. Yep. Taqueria Diana is definitely opening a second outpost at 69 Clinton Street, as we first reported over the summer. […]

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The Lower East Side will Get its First Trader Joe’s with Essex Crossing in 2018

Posted October 5, 2016 at 5:08 am

The battle for new and affordable supermarkets around the Lower East Side has been part of nearly every community discussion about the various incoming developments in the area. Demands from neighbors have been a constant ever since Pathmark closed down its Cherry Street outpost four years ago. And leave it to Essex Crossing to nab […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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