Eldridge Street


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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The Spiderman Dildo on Eldridge St.

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 St. is closing

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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Photo: VINY

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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May 2014

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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AMO Studios Opens ‘Creative Venue’ at 106 Eldridge Street

Posted May 7, 2014 at 6:03 am

Another Bushwick business is seeking refuge on the Lower East Side. AMO Studios opened their new storefront showroom a couple months ago at 106 Eldridge Street, applying additional pressure of gentrification on a predominantly Chinese-oriented block. The space is so subtle it’s quite easy to miss … if not for that huge red-neon ring placed […]

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Date Set for 14th Annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival

Posted May 5, 2014 at 11:17 am

Mark those calendars: the annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival is celebrating its 14th year at the Eldridge Street Synagogue. As per protocol, tourists and locals alike will be treated to cross-cultural delights, by way of food and activities, that capture the unique confluence of Jewish and Chinese tradition in this neighborhood. Party time! Eggcellent! […]

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50 Cent’s ‘Power’ Filming Along Sara D. Roosevelt Park Today

Posted March 21, 2014 at 10:21 am

The eastern border of Sara D. Roosevelt Park between Delancey and Houston (and a two-block buffer) will be a busy corridor of filming activities today. “No Parking” signs have been taped to local street furniture for the last week, informing neighbors that 50 Cent’s Power is returning. The production was last spotted in these parts back […]

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Ziontalis on Eldridge Street in 1945, Photo: Ziontalis

Lower East Side Judaica Vet ‘Ziontalis’ Leaves NYC for Florida

Posted March 18, 2014 at 10:02 am

Ziontalis hasn’t been part of the Lower East Side Fabric since 1997, when the Judaica shop relocated to the garment district. It left behind a tenement storefront at 48 Eldridge Street, which had been its headquarters since the very beginning. Since 1920, when founding patriarch Samuel Yaroslawitz began manufacturing and importing/exporting Judaica to/from New York […]

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