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Patacon Pisao Opens on Essex Street After Months in Limbo

Posted September 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

To anyone frequenting the environs of Essex, it would appear that Patacon Pisao was left for dead. The interior teased the masses for the better part of the last six months without incident (including a mural by artist Joseph Meloy). Not to mention, those yellow neons have also been in place, albeit switched off. Not […]

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Two Bit’s Retro Arcade Reopens on Essex Street After Brief Closure

Posted September 2, 2014 at 6:05 am

The game’s not up, it seems. Two Bit’s pumped in another quarter to continue playing at 153 Essex Street. That’s right, gamers. The year-old retro arcade bar reopened right before the holiday weekend after a week-long recess. Two Bit’s closed unexpectedly two weeks ago for the second time in three months. It was another instance […]

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Street Artist Marty Mar’s Subtle Anti-Gentrification Mural on Essex Street

Posted August 29, 2014 at 6:04 am

It was a hyperlocal controversy the day street artist Garrett Wasserman decorated the wall outside Clayton Patterson’s residence on Essex Street. Perhaps confusion is what resulted in the erasure of Marty Mar’s mural; apparently Wasserman had been tapped to paint a different section of the masonry. Nevertheless, “Lower East Side Story” resulted and almost immediately […]

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Juice Craze Hits Seward Park with ‘Juicery New York’ at 15 Essex

Posted August 27, 2014 at 6:05 am

The over-priced juice craze is spreading like wildfire across the city. Brands like Juice Press and Liquiteria are making huge strides in the retail game. Kinda like what fro-yo was a few years ago. Anyway. Two months after we first reported on its arrival, Juicery New York is now serving its namesake products in Seward […]

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Brannon’s on Essex Closes for ‘Renovations’ After 10 Months

Posted August 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

Another potential loss for Essex Street. The writing is on the wall door. Comfort eatery Brannon’s at 119 Essex is now closed for the requisite “renovations.” To those following at home, that excuse oftentimes translates to death watch. The branded social media arm is quiet, and emails to owner Ron Brannon have gone unanswered. Brannon’s opened […]

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It’s Done: G&S Sporting Goods Space is Now Leasing

Posted August 27, 2014 at 5:06 am

The arrival of tombstone leasing signage above the storefront of 43 Essex Street wasn’t completely surprising. After all, we brought word back in April that G&S Sporting Goods - selling boxing gear on the Lower East Side for over seventy years – was indeed on the ropes. The shop stayed open through the summer, though, even […]

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Two Bit’s Retro Arcade on Essex Street Abruptly Closes for ‘Maintenance’

Posted August 26, 2014 at 6:03 am

It’s a sad day of purgatory for local gamers. All signs point to game over for Two Bit’s Retro Arcade at 153 Essex Street, but nothing is yet confirmed. Instead we’re left with a room full of cabinets and a window to tease. Roughly one week ago, the establishment closed with a handwritten note on the door […]

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Model and Essex Street Resident Ataui Deng Found Alive 12 Days After Vanishing

Posted August 19, 2014 at 9:50 am

Twenty-two-year-old supermodel Ataui Deng went missing twelve days ago, prompting a heated search that included a viral social media campaign. Even Rihanna tweeted about her disappearance. She had last been seen at the Attic nightclub in Hell’s Kitchen, but was found alive at “an area hospital” early this morning (1am). NYPD offers no additional information on […]

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Seth Rogen’s Christmas Comedy is Filming on the Lower East Side This Week

Posted August 18, 2014 at 11:00 am

A big budget production is set to hijack the ‘hood this week. Seth Rogen’s new Christmas comedy, tentatively entitled Xmas, will occupy a large swath of Lower East Side territory south of the Delancey for the next few days. Requisite notices (“The Untitled Xmas Eve Project) were posted last week from Allen over to Essex […]

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Check Out the 1939 Architectural Renderings for the Essex Street Market [PHOTOS]

Posted August 14, 2014 at 10:33 am

The row of boxy Essex Street Market buildings from below Delancey to Rivington will soon fall. These brick warehouses, constructed in 1940 under Mayor La Guardia to move the pushcarts inside, are situated on SPURA lots currently designated for Essex Crossing redevelopment. But the decades-old resource will receive a brand new (expanded) facility on the site […]

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