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Mandate of Heaven Folds After a Year on Essex Street

Posted March 25, 2015 at 5:19 am

Mandate of Heaven is now there. Gone from the neighborhood. The funky second-floor boutique apparently couldn’t make ends meet at 17 Essex Street and closed for good earlier this month. A leasing poster courtesy of Millennium Realty Group now holds court in the window. It was a short-lived affair in Seward Park, clocking in at […]

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‘Sharing’ in Seward Park Today (Or, Why You Might See McLovin on the Lower East Side)

Posted March 23, 2015 at 10:00 am

Denizens of Seward Park, keep your eyes peeled for McLovin today. The Superbad star (pka Christopher Mitz-Plasse), pretty much typecast this point as a nerdy dude in everything he does, will probably be in the neighborhood today to film scenes for a new NBC ensemble comedy pilot called Sharing. The requisite “no parking” notices are taped […]

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75 Years Later, the Essex Market Building at Broome Street is Coming Down

Posted March 20, 2015 at 5:15 am

In less than two months, the Essex Street Market is to celebrate its 75th anniversary on the Lower East Side. So it’s worth noting that its long-vacant warehouse south of Delancey is currently being reduced to a pile of rubble. Essex Crossing and its 24-story Gateway tower are coming… Demolition permits were actually filed almost […]

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Today in LES History: Colombo Gangster ‘Little Dom’ Cataldo Born on Essex Street

Posted March 19, 2015 at 8:04 am

On this day in… 1923 – Colombo Crime Family soldier Dominick “Little Dom” Cataldo was born in a small apartment on Essex Street. In 1985, Cataldo was indicted on federal racketeering charges that included extortion, theft, loansharking, illegal gambling, bribery, and drug trafficking. For his crimes, the mobster got 35 years and died behind bars […]

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The Essex Street Market Hopes This ‘Street Seat’ Will Help Spur Foot Traffic

Last modified March 19, 2015 at 8:31 pm

In less than two months, the Essex Street Market will celebrate its 75th anniversary on the Lower East Side. What a milestone for a simple brick warehouse that was initially intended to move the pushcarts indoors. However, the forthcoming commemorations are currently overshadowed by the eventual move across Delancey to site 2 of the Essex Crossing. […]

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Pickle Guys to Start Grinding ‘Super-Hot’ Passover Horseradish on Sunday

Posted March 17, 2015 at 9:28 am

It’s a spicy treat that only comes around once a year, and that time has arrived anew. Yes, the Pickle Guys of Essex Street are ready to grind fresh horseradish in anticipation of the Jewish holiday of Passover. The street spectacle – always fodder for photographers – is set to begin next Sunday (March 22). […]

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No Vote: Essex Street Residents Don’t Want Another Bar Along Seward Park

Last modified March 16, 2015 at 10:17 am

Not everyone out there is stoked to vote for Pedro. A group of outspoken residents along the perimeter of Seward Park (part of the SPaCE block association) have begun a grassroots campaign against the new Mexican joint planned for 17 Essex Street. As previously reported, an applicant called Vote for Pedro is gunning to open […]

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Foundation Nightclub Owners to Open ‘Mazaar Lounge’ on Essex Street, Neighbors Fear Bait-and-Switch

Posted March 11, 2015 at 5:13 am

One former problem child is set to return under new banner… Foundation nightclub spent more than four controversial years operating at 137 Essex Street, eliciting numerous run-ins with both neighbors and the Department of Health. The establishment closed late last year, and went under the knife back in December with the requisite construction shed. Gut […]

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CB3 Overwhelmingly Supports Essex Market Vendors in Their Fight for Survival

Last modified March 19, 2015 at 8:31 pm

It’s only fitting that the fight to reinvigorate the Essex Street Market should transpire merely a block from the demolition of the very market building that will eventually deliver its replacement facility. It’ll move into the 24-story tower in approximately three years (Site 2 of Essex Crossing). Nevertheless, the conversation is about the current state of […]

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Someone Tell the EDC These Banners Aren’t Enough to Help the Essex Street Market

Last modified March 10, 2015 at 10:18 pm

You may have noticed those new banners affixed to the Essex Street Market during business hours. Each one introduces the vendors operating within, part of a seemingly half-assed initiative to market the Market. The Economic Development Corporation, the longtime owner-operator, really needs to do more than just hang profile banners on the outside of the […]

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