Eldridge Street


Woody Allen Just Transformed Eldridge Street for His New Film

Last modified September 18, 2015 at 4:14 pm

Woody Allen has just transformed lower Eldridge Street into his own version of Chinatown. Circa 1930s, judging by the prop cars parked curbside. Storefronts are also masquerading for the day, including a 99-cent shop playing the part of a Chop Suey joint. It’s all part of his latest feature film – more than 40 in […]

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Woody Allen is Filming His Newest Movie in Chinatown Today

Posted September 18, 2015 at 5:16 am

Here he comes. Woody Allen is in the neighborhood today to film scenes for his latest feature. Looks like production will occupy the stretch of pavement in and around Eldridge and East Broadway. So far, the new movie is running with the working title of “WASP.” It’s an acronym for the “Woody Allen Summer Project.” Much […]

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Sapphire Lounge Reopens as the ‘Rumpus Room’ After Year of Renovation

Posted September 14, 2015 at 5:10 am

Over two decades into its run, the Sapphire Lounge won’t be returning as its former self on Eldridge Street. Instead, owner Jahan Salarimatin and partner Gabriel Levy have a new joint venture up the proverbial sleeve. Rumpus Room—the British euphemism for a children’s playroom – is apparently opening this week specifically to capitalize on Fashion Week. […]

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Nick Walker’s Eldridge Street ‘Vandal’ is Erased

Posted September 8, 2015 at 10:17 am

The dapper Vandal of Eldridge Street is no more. He’s now permanently hidden behind a veneer of maroon paint. Indeed, within the last couple weeks, the photogenic mural was completely erased from the building facade. Almost three years to the day after its inception, no less. The Vandal had been the work of prolific street […]

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‘Delicious Deli’ Announces Itself as Newest Bodega on Eldridge Street

Posted September 2, 2015 at 5:06 am

Here’s another case of loose infringement on the Lower East Side. While not quite the level of filching Mario for a pizza joint, the forthcoming Delicious Deli on Eldridge Street seems to lean a bit on the corporate competition for name recognition. That would be Dunkin Donuts. Nevertheless, the Delicious Deli is coming down the […]

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Read Prosperity Dumpling’s Full DOH Closure Report

Posted August 31, 2015 at 5:10 am

The aerial image of a tenement alleyway behind 46 Eldridge Street was the proverbial shot heard round the internet last week. In an instant, Prosperity Dumpling, whose back-alley kitchen was exposed, went from critical darling to up-shit’s-creek. The dumpling counter shuttered on Thursday, a day after a city inspection. The Department of Health pounced immediately. […]

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Prosperity Dumpling Shuttered by DOH a Day After Back Alley Kitchen Exposed

Posted August 28, 2015 at 5:00 am

It only took a day for the Department of Health to shutter Prosperity Dumping over its back alley kitchen activities. Inspectors paid a visit yesterday afternoon and closed the joint. The move came after photos surfaced earlier this week showing the shady food prep in action, complete with cameos of resident rats. Standing out front, […]

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Report: Prosperity Dumpling Prepares its Food in Rat-Infested Back Alley

Posted August 27, 2015 at 5:17 am

If this image is any indication, you might not want to eat at the popular Prosperity Dumpling anymore. A neighbor of the establishment shot the above photo and told Gothamist that this kitchen setup in the back alley of 46 Eldridge Street is a regular occurrence. “This appears to be a fixed table that gets […]

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Milk & Honey Founder Sasha Petraske Found Dead in Upstate NY

Last modified August 24, 2015 at 7:32 am

Sasha Petraske – the cocktail maven who helped open the door to nightlife saturation on the Lower East Side – died on Friday in Hudson, New York. Wife Georgette Moger discovered his body. The cause and time of death are not known. Petraske was 42, and passed shortly after his mother. His founding of cocktail […]

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The ‘Booker and Dax’ Workspace on Eldridge Street is Kaput

Posted July 28, 2015 at 5:10 am

Time to put away the beakers and bunsen burners. The Booker and Dax Lower East Side workshop is no more. Three years after its inception, tombstone leasing signage above the entrance confirms the closure. Booker and Dax proprietor Dave Arnold opened the 700 square-foot lab space at 54 Eldridge Street in the summer of 2012. […]

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