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8-Hour Rager Underscores Frat Scourge of Gotham Court in Hell Square

Posted July 31, 2015 at 5:00 am

The inmates have taken control and the babysitter Nurse Ratched is nowhere to be found. The drunken frat compound that is Gotham Court certainly lived up to its reputation over the weekend. We’re hearing from folks in the vicinity that an apartment at 151 Essex Street held “one of the biggest deck parties of the […]

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Essex Market ‘Street Seat’ is Months Delayed, but Expected Soon

Posted July 28, 2015 at 5:14 am

The Essex Street Market is still banking on city-implemented infrastructure, albeit temporary, to help solve its foot traffic woes. As previously reported, the Lower East Side BID is working with the Department of Transportation to implement a seasonal Street Seat outside the brick warehouse on Essex and Delancey. And, of course, it’s delayed. Its debut […]

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Marvel’s ‘AKA Jessica Jones’ Netflix Series is Back on the Lower East Side Today and Tomorrow

Posted July 16, 2015 at 5:14 am

Here we go again. Marvel’s new Netflix series – AKA Jessica Jones – is back on the Lower East Side for two consecutive days of filming. Today and tomorrow, production will be headquartered in the vicinity of Essex and Stanton Streets. As before, the scattered “no parking” signs carry the misleading title of “Violet,” you know, […]

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Essex Street Entrance to Seward Park Reopened for the First Time in a Decade

Posted July 15, 2015 at 5:00 am

Behold! The Essex Street entrance to Seward Park is now back open to the public. Those iron gates had been locked during park hours for nearly fifteen years straight. One local viewpoint blames the perennially padlocked gates on the park’s former function as needle den for junkies. It had kept druggies out of the playground […]

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Seward Park Cop Shooter Still at Large Three Years Later

Posted July 9, 2015 at 5:14 am

Three summers ago, fireworks of a different kind were going off at the Seward Park Extension on Essex Street. An undercover drug bust on the 23rd floor left one 7th Precinct police officer – Brian Groves – lucky to be alive. Just a little Kevlar to save the day. The on-the-run shooter is described as […]

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Examining Gigi Li’s Community Board 3 Reign of Shame [OP-ED]

Posted July 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

This is the second installment of a two-part editorial written by Erin Harvey. The last-minute decision to throw Gigi Li in the race to unseat Jenifer Rajkumar as District Leader reeks of Sheldon Silver’s desperation and Councilwoman Chin’s petty vindictiveness. Should Gigi Li somehow pull off a victory for the unpaid position, it would come […]

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‘Taco Recipes’ Restaurant Coming Soon to Essex Street

Posted June 30, 2015 at 5:10 am

23 Essex Street – across from Seward Park – is an address that now carries two ethnic restaurants in its base. We touched upon newcomer Sam’s Spring Roll, which began serving its namesake menu last week. And now another. Taco Recipes is coming to the dance floor; its signage was hoisted yesterday. Little is known, […]

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Revived from the Dead, ‘Unforgettable’ Filming on Essex Street Today

Posted June 29, 2015 at 10:09 am

The troubled police procedural Unforgettable is back in production as we speak, and will be filming scenes on the Lower East Side today. Those obligatory “no parking” signs cordon off the area surrounding East Houston and Essex Streets. Unforgettable has been rather, well, forgettable. CBS canceled the show twice during its four-year run. Cable network […]

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Sam’s Spring Roll Opens on Essex Street

Posted June 29, 2015 at 5:10 am

Sam’s Spring Roll rocked the boat last December in its bid for the north store of 23 Essex Street. Nevertheless, it didn’t hinder the push to completion. In fact, the “bar” is now fully operational, having debuted last week, and already with the requisite Yelp shills. The four-table establishment is billed as more of a […]

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Beauty & Essex is Confirmed to Open a Las Vegas Annex

Last modified June 26, 2015 at 7:36 am

Looks like those rumors of Beauty & Essex taking on Sin City are becoming a reality. It’s confirmed that acclaimed restaurateur Chris Santos, with the backing of the TAO Group, is expanding his posh culinary empire to fall in line with the other high profile celebrity eateries out there. The Lower East Side’s epicurean destination will open its outpost at the Cosmopolitan luxury […]

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