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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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With Arrival of Top Hops this Week, You Can Now Buy Beer at the Essex Street Market

Posted July 18, 2016 at 5:10 am

Popular Orchard Street beer dispensary, Top Hops Beer Shop, is on the verge of opening its long-in-the-works “to-go” concept inside the Essex Street Market. Meaning, the seventy-six-year-old commercial warehouse is no longer a dry establishment. Top Hops signed a lease last fall for the space formerly occupied by Essex Flowers in the southeast corner of […]

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‘Summer Movies in Seward Park’ Launches Tonight with ‘Wizard of Oz’

Posted July 12, 2016 at 10:17 am

In a further effort to heighten its citywide profile, the Seward Park Conservancy recently announced a movies-in-the-park program for the remainder of summer. “Summer Movies in Seward Park,” as it’s called, kicks off tonight with a screening of The Wizard of Oz. The nascent film series is presented in conjunction with the Lower East Side’s newest […]

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xCubicle Game Repair Shop is Downsizing After 9 Years on Essex Street [Updated]

Last modified July 6, 2016 at 3:48 pm

To be honest, we had just begun jotting notes about the zig-zag of gaming-related businesses below Delancey Street. Anchored by longtime repair shop xCubicle at 25 Essex Street, the area spawned two like-minded operations in recent years. Gamer’s Paradise at 21 Ludlow and Xeno Zero at 24 Orchard. Alas, it’s now A period of transition […]

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Check out the Second Coming of the Essex Street Parking Garage, Cabled Facade and All [PHOTOS]

Posted July 5, 2016 at 5:10 am

Here it is – the second coming of the Essex Street municipal garage. Check it out. Most of the iron and netting was removed last week for the big reveal. While Essex Crossing gobbles up parking lots for development (only 354 local spaces will remain post-development), let’s turn to one of the few active garages […]

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Essex Street Market Attendance Woes in the Rearview?

Posted June 17, 2016 at 5:00 am

In March 2015, vendors operating within the Essex Street Market went DEFCON-2 over foot traffic woes and apparent lack of overall management acumen by the city, whose Economic Development Corporation is in charge. Now, however, it seems like everything is peachy inside the 76-year-old facility; a full 180 from last year’s dire assessment. What changed, you […]

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Essex Street Market Coated in Colorful New Mural to Help Visibility Woes

Posted June 14, 2016 at 5:12 am

The Economic Development Corporation is now banking on street art to help solve visibility issues for the Essex Street Market. Facade makeover began over the weekend and remains ongoing. As you can see, approximately one-third of the masonry is now painted like trippy wallpaper. This new mural is the latest attempt by the city, and […]

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‘The Jim Gaffigan Show’ Returns to Essex Street Today for More Filming

Last modified May 31, 2016 at 5:32 pm

Jim Gaffigan’s eponymous comedy series is back on the Lower East Side today. Producers from cable network TV Land will be filming scenes along Essex Street and points eastward. It’ll be hard to miss. Season 2 of The Jim Gaffigan Show – the comedy series focuses on a fictionalized version of the popular comedian – bows 10 […]

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Residents of 43 Essex Street Still Without Cooking Gas; DOB Issues Separate Stop-work Orders

Last modified May 26, 2016 at 1:14 pm

More drama over at 43 Essex Street, where the stripped store remains barren. Activity revived last week with more shuffling about the premises; it appeared that build-out was back on track. Not so fast, though. The city quickly stepped in and shut it all down. The Department of Buildings sent an inspector last week, which […]

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