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DOB Issues Stop-Work Order After Crane Crashes Into 133 Essex Street

Posted April 27, 2016 at 5:14 am

Mere hours after a cherry picker crane tipped, then crashed, into the sixth-floor window of 133 Essex Street, Department of Buildings dropped the hammer. The city agency issued a stop-work order Monday night due to a “failure to safeguard public and property.” No one was injured in the incident, but there were reportedly tenants in the […]

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Crane Crashed Through 6th-Floor Window of 133 Essex Street Last Night

Posted April 26, 2016 at 5:17 am

Yesterday evening, during the rush at 6:30pm, an active, albeit unstable, crane/cherry picker crashed into the sixth floor window of 133 Essex Street. It was deployed ten days ago for exterior work on the mid-block condo building. An eyewitness on the scene – one of the residents, in fact – reported that the crane had been leaning […]

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‘Talk & Taste’ Foodie Evenings Now Underway at Essex Street Market

Posted April 14, 2016 at 10:22 am

The Essex Street Market continues its struggle with visibility issues and stagnant management by the Economic Development Corporation. In another effort to spur awareness and foot traffic, a free foodie “Talk & Taste” series focusing on “NYC’s ever-changing foodscape” debuts this week. The events are, in all likelihood, a sampling of things to come, when the 76-year-old market is eventually […]

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Essex Market ‘Street Seat’ Arrives Next Month for 76th Anniversary Celebration

Posted April 13, 2016 at 9:25 am

It took a year, but that curbside “Street Seat” proposed for the Essex Market is finally happening. Installation is slated for May 21, the date designated for the 76th anniversary block party to celebrate the institution. This public installation was supposed to happen in May 2015. The necessary approvals were previously met, but the setup never realized. The recently-renamed […]

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Pickle Guys will Grind ‘Super-Hot’ Passover Horseradish Starting Sunday

Posted April 7, 2016 at 9:29 am

You waited all year for this, so clear your calendars (and sinuses). The Pickle Guys on Essex Street will begin grinding fresh horseradish this Sunday ahead of the Passover holiday. Expect the usual sidewalk spectacle, with gas-masked grinder and queues of customers lining the sidewalk to partake. It’s usually worth the wait, though, should you […]

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‘The Jim Gaffigan Show’ is Filming on Essex Street Today

Posted March 29, 2016 at 10:12 am

For the third time this month (by our count), The Jim Gaffigan Show is again shooting scenes on the Lower East Side. Today’s shoot is located along Essex Street, north of Delancey. Season 2 of The Jim Gaffigan Show – the comedy series focuses on a fictionalized version of the popular comedian – bows June 22 on TV […]

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Former ‘Dover’ Chef Opening ‘Char Sue’ at 119 Essex Street

Posted March 28, 2016 at 5:00 am

​Out goes a sandwich shop, in comes a snack bar. Such is the storyline at 119 Essex Street, a storefront space marked by dormancy the last couple years. Brannon’s previously held down the fort, as it were, for a meager ten months at 119 Essex before folding in August 2014. (No one was ever in […]

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LES Cop Shooter Still at Large Nearly 4 Years Later

Posted March 4, 2016 at 9:28 am

To catch a Lower East Side cop shooter… Almost four years on, the 7th Precinct is still canvassing the Seward Park Extension. The case of a cop shooting back in July 2012 is seemingly a cold one. The perp remains at large, which explains the arrival this week of fresh reward posters in the vicinity […]

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Essex Street Market Birthday Block Party Planned for Springtime

Posted March 2, 2016 at 5:15 am

The Essex Street Market seemingly has a new tradition on its hands. The longtime Lower East Side market is looking to host a second annual birthday bash on the block outside its doors. You’ll recall that the Essex Market celebrated its 75th anniversary in May 2015 with a host of public events, the last of […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Wolfpack and the Hound [PHOTOS]

Posted February 25, 2016 at 10:51 am

Mukunda Angulo. Posing on Ludlow Street with friend. One of six siblings highlighted in the acclaimed documentary, The Wolfpack, by director Crystal Moselle. What made these kids different is that their father confined them to their apartment for 14 years. The movie has been well received by a wide audience. Spring Blitz. Sammy’s Spring Roll […]

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