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HBO’s Times Square Porn Drama is Back on Essex Street Today

Posted September 14, 2016 at 9:23 am

The area surrounding Essex and Rivington Streets is apparently the backdrop of choice for HBO’s new period-drama, The Deuce. Filming returns to the neighborhood today after a brief hiatus. Evoking the nickname bestowed upon 42nd Street of yore, The Deuce explores the “legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York from the early 1970s through […]

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Ainsworth Owner Gets CB3 Nod for ‘Clancey’ on Clinton; Two-Bit’s Denied Full Liquor Upgrade

Posted September 13, 2016 at 9:27 am

Last night was one of the most empty Community Board 3 meetings we’ve ever seen. The agenda for applicants was fairly pared down as well. Herewith, a crib sheet of select results from the SLA subcommittee. Clancey, 79 Clinton Street Todd Birnbaum and Dennis Bogart are looking to take over the former Yunnan Kitchen space […]

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At the ‘Chillhouse’ on Essex Street, Eat and Drink While Getting Your Nails Done

Posted September 1, 2016 at 5:09 am

Looks like the former Essex Dollar Plus at 149 Essex Street is about to undergo a kitschy makeover. An intriguing retail replacement is on the way. How about that mani/pedi with beer/wine. It’s called Chillhouse – not to be confused with the legendary Chillmaster – a four-table cafe combo that pairs nails with sandwiches, salads, and booze. Proposed hours of […]

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Long-Dormant ‘Le Lupanar’ Reborn as ‘Prestige Cafe & Deli’ 

Posted August 25, 2016 at 5:10 am

Holy shit. The long-vacant Le Lupanar space on Essex Street is being gutted. The commercial space at 103 Essex Street has been collecting dust since the business shuttered five years ago. Leasing signs on the security gates had become the norm here ever since. The closest the address came to occupancy was the short-lived asset sales […]

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Hell Square Bodega Wars Heat up with ‘Legacy Gourmet Deli’ on Essex Street

Posted August 24, 2016 at 9:19 am

Shots fired. The bodega wars within the confines of Hell Square are heating up. The Subway franchise location at 153 Essex Street (i.e. Gotham Court) folded last fall after a bumpy few years in business. A six-month dormancy period followed, but was relatively short-lived. Legacy Gourmet Deli is next to bat in this mixed-use complex, […]

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Former Essex Street Market Butcher Jeffrey Ruhalter Died Last Week at 60

Posted August 22, 2016 at 5:11 am

Sad news. Jeffrey Ruhalter, the beloved butcher who held court in the Essex Street Market for decades, passed away last Wednesday from cancer. He was 60. The grieving family released the following statement. Sylvia and Allen Ruhalter, their daughter Francine Levine, cousins, nieces, and nephews and friends mourn the loss of our beloved Jeffrey Richard […]

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Top Hops Debuts New ‘To Go’ Beer Stall Inside Essex Street Market

Posted August 12, 2016 at 5:14 am

It’s now official. Craft beer is for sale inside the Essex Street Market. Top Hops Beer, headquartered on Orchard Street for four years running, just expanded with a tiny stall inside the 76-year-old marketplace. The annex had been in the making for almost a year before debuting last week. As previously reported, the takeaway craft […]

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Top Hops ‘To-Go’ at Essex Market Delayed, Now Opening Next Tuesday

Posted July 28, 2016 at 5:12 am

After several delays, Top Hops will actually debut its new micro dispensary next week inside the Essex Street Market. Plans are to open the new beer stall Tuesday at 10am (August 2). As previously reported, the takeaway craft beer spot carries fifty varieties of bottled/canned brew, four tap lines into local drafts for growlers, and […]

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Clayton’s Corner: I Walk Around the ‘Hood [PHOTOS]

Posted July 19, 2016 at 5:12 am

I walk around the hood… …This group sits on the bench at East Houston and Orchard and practices rapping and making beats… …Edward Arrocha and Kate Huh posing in front of 161 Essex Street (aka Clayton Gallery & Outlaw Art Museum)… …7th precinct cops have to arrest a drunk in the early afternoon. Man had […]

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NYPD Warns Lower East Siders as Area Car Break-ins Escalate

Posted July 18, 2016 at 5:13 am

Car break-ins and burglaries are apparently the crime du jour on the Lower East Side. The 7th Precinct is currently battling a rash of incidents in recent weeks. Cops just rolled out the mobile messaging trailer in response to the epidemic, which saw approximately thirteen vehicle break-ins in the last month alone. Parked at the […]

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