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New Landlord of 135-137 Eldridge Street Reportedly Harassing Longtime Chinese Tenants

Posted October 29, 2014 at 5:28 am

It’s open season on the Lower East Side for corruption. Another day, another rent regulated building targeted, purchased, and (allegedly) harassed into submission. The newest instance is near the southwest corner of Eldridge and Delancey, a block that continues on its trajectory of gentrification. What’s happening at 135-137 Eldridge is a textbook case of landlord […]

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Interpol Filmed Its Latest Music Video for ‘My Desire’ at Fontana’s

Posted October 27, 2014 at 10:22 am

Interpol grew up on the Lower East Side over a decade ago, graduating in the same class as rockers like The Strokes, Longwave, Ambulance LTD, and Stellastar. The dearly departed Luna Lounge was an early stage and proving ground. … So it’s nice to see the 2014 iteration of the foursome paying tribute to the […]

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Panade on Eldridge is Closed for ‘Restructuring’ and Will Focus on Catering

Posted September 12, 2014 at 6:09 am

Panade Puffs and Pastries – a fixture on Eldridge Street for years – is on a hiatus of sorts. The letter on its front door is perhaps the first sign of demise for the eight-year-old business. Despite assurances that “all is fine” during “restructuring” efforts,  we can’t help but believe the opposite. This more permanent break […]

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Zoe Restaurant Assets at 245 Eldridge Street Can Be Yours for $175k

Posted August 22, 2014 at 6:09 am

To many, Zoe was a comfortable neighborhood eatery, a rarity on the Lower East Side these days. It held court for nearly three years at 245 Eldridge Street, yet had been struggling of late. Much to the dismay of loyal patrons, the inevitable arrived, and eponymous owner Zoe Feigenbaum decided to close the joint in […]

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Sapphire Lounge Closes for Expected 3-Month Renovation Period

Posted August 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

You could call it the end of an era, cliche as it may be. The twenty-year-old Sapphire Lounge is now closed to undergo a planned remodeling. Saturday night was the sendoff party for the old space at 249 Eldridge Street. Owner Jahan Salarimatin tells us, “[We closed] Sapphire for soundproofing and revamping for 3 months.” […]

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Spider-Man Dildo Dangles from Eldridge Street Wire

Posted August 8, 2014 at 9:18 am

The collection of dangling sneakers (and dildo) had been removed from the intersection of Eldridge and Broome Streets last winter. It was a watershed moment of sorts for the neighborhood, given that there’s usually something hanging from the power lines here. Well, cue the return of a shiny (nay, veiny) new dildo. Except this time […]

Manager Inna Shats (left), with chef/owner Zoe Feigenbaum (right), Sept. 2011

Zoe Feigenbaum Closed Her Eldridge Street Restaurant

Last modified June 20, 2014 at 3:18 pm

In one fell swoop, upper Eldridge Street has lost two relative newcomers. Both are within a few yards of each other. We already learned this week that Family Recipe is ending its three-year run this Sunday. It was abrupt. Owner-chef Akiko Turnauer, however, will continue the catering operation on location until the space is leased […]

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Family Recipe on Eldridge Street is Closing This Sunday

Posted June 17, 2014 at 6:12 am

Family Recipe was a critics’ favorite ever since opening at 231 Eldridge Street nearly three years ago. But apparently the Japanese cafe wasn’t appreciated enough, and is now throwing in the towel. Chef-owner Akiko Turnauer took to Twitter this past weekend to announce next Sunday as the last day of service. The tweet message to […]

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Recap: Celebrating the 14th Year of Egg Rolls & Egg Creams on Eldridge Street

Posted June 9, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Yesterday afternoon was the fourteenth installment of the Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival, held at the gates of the Eldridge Street Synagogue. As in years past, this melting pot of a block was briefly transformed for a day of multicultural programming, with the usual entertainment. The alter-cockers played Mahjong outside, traditional music provided soundtrack, […]

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Jack Abramcyk Wants to Put ‘Chinolita’ on Eldridge Street

Posted May 27, 2014 at 6:10 am

The SLA subcommittee agenda for June isn’t out just yet, but some of the new applicant-owners have already started posting notices around the neighborhood. In this case, it looks like Fontana’s Bar is gonna have some company on the western midsection of Eldridge Street. Cheap eats Chinese spot Fen Yang Restaurant at 107 Eldridge recently […]

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