Eldridge Street

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Behind an Eldridge Street Gate is this “Peek Hole” Gallery

Posted June 17, 2016 at 5:18 am

Chinatown has a unique gallery on its hands. Rather than some glass-faced store with white walls and little art, this two-month-old showroom resides behind shuttered security gates at 113b Eldridge Street. Take a peek through the holes in the grate to view the exhibit, which is an elaborate display of candles. A shrine of sorts, […]

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The Annual ‘Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival’ is this Sunday

Posted June 16, 2016 at 5:12 am

Get your mah jongg tiles ready; the annual Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival is hitting the Lower East Side this Sunday. The block party, now in its 17th iteration, is ready to dole out frothy beverages that are neither egg nor cream, along with myriad diverse activities and food celebrating the unique diversity of the neighborhood. If you’ll […]

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‘Simple’ Authentic Food Brings Poké Bowls and Bento Boxes to 109 Eldridge Street

Posted May 25, 2016 at 5:19 am

A faded banner atop the storefront of 109 Eldridge Street had promised “Simple Authentic Food” for months. Ownership is finally making good on that promise. After a year-long period of dormancy, workers just finished converting the popular five-table Nagasaki Sushi joint into something called “Simple.” So simple, in fact, that it’s not immediately clear what […]

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Sushi Dojo Vet David Bouhadana Angling to Open ‘Nishiwaki’ on Eldridge Street

Posted May 5, 2016 at 5:19 am

Well, that was quick. ​The former home of Apizz on Eldridge Street – it closed three months ago – already has a replacement in the wings. It’s going from Italian to Japanese cuisine. A new sushi joint called Nishiwaki is on the docket for 217 Eldridge. Derek Feldman is the applicant of record here, who also […]

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Eldridge Street Carriage House Price-Chopped to $9.5M

Posted April 22, 2016 at 5:12 am

Nightlife maven Georges Forgeois is having a bit of trouble selling his palatial “townhouse” at 170 Eldridge Street. The three-story building – a single family duplex with waterfall – remains on the market after more than five months. This week, the price was axed $2.5 million to a new grand total of $9.5 million. And […]

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Report: 2 Seniors Violently Robbed in Chinatown on Sunday Night

Posted April 5, 2016 at 9:26 am

Two robberies in Chinatown went down within blocks of each other on Sunday evening. Within less than an hour. The first incident transpired at 9:50pm on Mott Street – between Kenmare and Broome – where a 71-year-old Asian male was mugged. The victim was reportedly punched in the face, then had his wallet and cell phone […]

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Prosperity’s Former Eldridge Street Kitchen Now Home to ‘East Dumpling’

Posted April 5, 2016 at 5:00 am

​In the inimitable words of David Byrne, “same as it ever was.” Prosperity Dumpling departed 46 Eldridge Street last year in a storm of controversy (nay, infamy) after its illicit back-alley kitchen and roach infestation hit the headlines. The outcry and resultant Health Department inspections forced the once-beloved dim sum joint to the sidelines. However, […]

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10-Story Hotel in the Works for Vacant Eldridge Street Lot

Posted March 23, 2016 at 5:18 am

Looks like the Lower East Side is getting another hotel. It appears the long-vacant lot at 79 Eldridge Street is the targeted parcel, and will soon sprout a ten-story lodge. The private parking lot was on the open market for three years before a taker could be found. Property records indicate that Osher Niyazov of “Eldridge […]

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Fontana’s Closes This Weekend; Neighbors Worry that the Adjacent ‘Flower Shop’ Bar is in Play for the Eldridge Street Space

Posted March 14, 2016 at 5:13 am

You have less than a week to pay your respects to Fontana’s Bar on Eldridge Street. If it’s your jam. As previously reported, the longtime multilevel bar is closing shop after more than twelve years on the block. The departure is a result of an impossible rent escalation to $30,000 per month for the sprawling space. […]

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Team with Ties to Major Food Group Trying Again for Eldridge Street Bar ‘The Flower Shop’

Posted March 10, 2016 at 5:13 am

Not to be deterred, a gaggle of hopefuls with ties to the Major Food Group will return to Community Board 3 Monday to fight for their ambitious Eldridge Street concept. Now with identity – The Flower Shop. Last month, the SLA subcommittee knocked down its proposal for a new multi-level nightlife establishment at 107 Eldridge Street […]

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