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Essex Market Celebrates its 75th Anniversary with a Month of Festivities

Posted April 27, 2015 at 10:10 am

The second annual Lower East Side History Month is just a few days away. Yet this year, the celebration coincides nicely with the anniversary of a neighborhood institution. Yes, the Essex Street Market turns 75 years young in May. Certainly a milestone for a brick warehouse initially intended to house the Depression-era pushcarts. Throughout the […]

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Relocator Michel Pimienta Allegedly Harassing Tenants at 43 Essex Street; Stop-Work Order Issued for Illegal Gas Hookup

Posted April 21, 2015 at 10:01 am

After a generation of Zerling family ownership, it would appear 43 Essex Street is now in the wrong hands. The building that previously housed G&S Sporting Goods sold at the end of December for $6.9 million, and the new landlord is already in trouble with the Department of Buildings. Tenants are also allegedly being harassed. Story […]

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Benson’s Burger Joint Opens Today, Seeks to Break the Curse of 179 Essex

Posted April 16, 2015 at 5:17 am

The cursed north store of 179 Essex Street now hosts its latest nightlife entrant. Casa Humo wine bar finally went dark at the end of 2014, a short-lived affair that barely a year at this address. Its closure was expected. As reported back in November, another hopeful in a long line of failed businesses is rolling […]

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Clayton Patterson Isn’t Moving to Austria Just Yet

Posted April 10, 2015 at 5:07 am

In the year since the bombshell announcement hit the press, several Boogie readers have asked whether Clayton Patterson is actually relocated to Austria, as promised. You’ll recall that the so-called “last Bohemian” of the Lower East Side (here for over three decades) planned to settle in Bad Ischl with his wife Elsa Rensaa. This is […]

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The Municipal Lot on Ludlow Street Closes April 15 for Essex Crossing; ‘Shakespeare in the Parking Lot’ Moves to CSV Center

Last modified April 6, 2015 at 9:07 am

Essex Crossing is advancing at quite the clip these days. Phase I is well underway; it’s unstoppable now. The 75 year-old Essex Market warehouse on Site 2 is basically a pile of rubble, razed for a glassy, 24-story mixed-use tower called the Gateway. Next up, the through-block Municipal parking lot right across the street. Messaging […]

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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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