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Gogo Gone Speciality Bike Shop Opens on Eldridge Street

Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:17 am

For independent bike shops across the city, it’s a cutthroat climate, thanks in large part to the proliferation of Citi Bike. But it’s not stopping upstart companies from entering the market. Like Gogo Gone on the Lower East Side. Gogo Gone opened last week on the second landing of 138 Eldridge Street. You wouldn’t know […]

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Parker Posey Chosen for Judge Panel at the 2015 Lower East Side Film Festival

Posted April 13, 2015 at 5:19 am

The annual Lower East Side Film Festival returns this spring for its fifth season. A milestone. On this outing, organizers have tapped a number of high profile judges for its panel. Celebrity judges just added to the program include Parker Posey, Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), and film producer Rachael Horovitz (Moneyball). The […]

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Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival Expanding to Include Empanadas in June

Posted March 12, 2015 at 5:06 am

Despite the spike in temperatures this week, summer couldn’t be further away. Nevertheless, the Eldridge Street Synagogue isn’t wasting time advertising the annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival held at its doorstep. The official date was dropped yesterday – Sunday, June 7, 12pm – 4pm. This year’s event – the 16th go-round – will feature the usual […]

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When Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth Lived on Eldridge Street

Posted February 25, 2015 at 9:30 am

It had been an alt-rock marriage that was meant to last – Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth. But it didn’t.

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Jack Abramcyk’s ‘Cafe Bambi’ on Eldridge Street Proceeds Despite Community Backlash

Posted December 18, 2014 at 5:34 am

Jack Abramcyk and former Beatrice Inn doorman Simonez Wolf are together proceeding with plans for the Cafe Bambi project (nee “Chinolita”) on Eldridge Street. The bi-level bar-restaurant concept on the border of Chinatown, first brought to light last spring, is planned for the space previously occupied by Fen Yang Restaurant. A sign currently affixed to the […]

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Kenta Goto Angling to Open Izakaya Joint at the Old Zoe Space on Eldridge Street

Posted December 2, 2014 at 5:00 am

The casual Eldridge Street eatery, Zoe, closed last June after a three-year run. Loyal patrons were none too pleased about the decision, especially since the establishment proved itself a good neighbor. There was some local anxiety circulating about the identity of the inevitable successor, all while the business sought $175K in key cash. Six months […]

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Oshman Brothers Garment Shop Moves Further North on Eldridge Street

Posted November 13, 2014 at 6:09 am

Oshman Brothers just reached the end of its line at 88 Eldridge Street. Or should we say, thread. The longtime Lower East Side family business – currently under third generation ownership (announced on the awning) – recently relocated a couple blocks north. A leasing sign had held court outside the entrance for the better part […]

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Sea of Galilee Church on Eldridge Street Shows Off New Exterior After Decade-Long Rehabilitation

Posted November 11, 2014 at 6:04 am

From street view, the four-story Sea of Galilee Church at 166 Eldridge Street had been one of the most beautifully decrepit structrues on the Lower East Side. Its faded brick facade fell into disrepair over the last few decades, always appearing on the verge of collapse. That’s why the structure has been under the knife […]

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Owner of Malatesta in the West Village Bringing ‘Spaghetti Incident’ to Eldridge Street

Posted November 10, 2014 at 5:21 am

Family Recipe had been a critics’ darling ever since it bowed at 231 Eldridge Street back in 2011. Unfortunately, this love didn’t convert well enough into coinage, and Akiko Turnauer pulled the plug on the restaurant this past June. Well, residents worried about the possible replacement endeavor may offer a sigh of relief this morning. It appears […]

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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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