Essex Street

About the 20-year-old Jersey Girl Locked Inside Boss Tweed’s Last Week

Posted July 24, 2017 at 5:11 am

Walk of shame. Bar rescue. These were the pithy opening shots of articles written about the incident in which a 20-year-old New Jersey girl passed out in the bathroom of Boss Tweed’s Saloon, and awoke early Friday morning locked behind shuttered gates. Therese Hipolito, 20, of Flemington, reportedly fell asleep on the bathroom floor before […]

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The Bright LED ‘Highway’ Lights of Essex Street Take Hold

Last modified July 14, 2017 at 9:35 am

One by one, the last of the Bishop’s Crook light poles are being extracted from Essex Street. Replaced instead with aerodynamic “highway-style” lamps equipped with LED bulbs. Last week, a support crew was spotted removing the decorative lamp outside 7 Essex Street. Its bones completely uprooted from the sidewalk. Then yesterday morning, two more LED […]

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Alleged Neo-Nazi Behind ‘Clockwork’ Attack Won’t Serve Jail Time

Posted July 13, 2017 at 9:29 am

John Young, the 25-year-old DC native who was responsible for viciously beating two Columbia students outside Clockwork back in February won’t do any time behind bars. The alleged neo-nazi, who is a member of skinhead faction 211 Crew (aka 211 Bootboys), apparently struck a plea deal for mental health treatment and ten days of community […]

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‘The Beer Fridge’ will Stock Seward Park Area with Craft Beer

Posted July 7, 2017 at 9:33 am

First vaping, now boozing. In due course, the Seward Park area will soon welcome a new craft beer shop. Look out, Top Hops (and Malt & Mold). Something called the Beer Fridge is preparing to launch at 41 Essex Street, former home of the ill-fated Cigar & Vape. The latter bodega closed back in February after […]

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Seward Park Extension Cop Shooter Still at Large 5 Years Later

Last modified July 6, 2017 at 1:32 pm

It was exactly five years ago that two cops sustained gunfire during a drug bust in the Seward Park Extension on Essex Street. The shooter is still wanted for attempted murder of a police officer, and remains at large; there is a $32,000 bounty on his head. On July 5, 2012, officers Brian Groves and Eric Corniel chased a […]

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Essex Street Light Poles are Now LED-Equipped

Posted June 23, 2017 at 5:07 am

The lighting scheme along Essex Street is presently undergoing a complete shift to more modern technology. That warm glow is now replaced with the blinding antiseptic flood of LED. The Department of Transportation has begun swapping the infrastructure, and at least four new poles are now installed. We caught this crew hoisting one into place […]

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City Approves 8-Story Essex Crossing Senior Building at Site 8

Posted June 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Demolition of another original Essex Street Market building is imminent. The city approved razing the 77-year-old building at 140 Essex Street (aka Site 8) in March. As of last week, developer Beyer Blinder Belle can move forward with its current proposal, and with it, the commencement of Essex Crossing Phase 2. The new development planned […]

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Trendy LA-Based ‘Cactus Store’ Now Selling out of Essex Street Greenhouse

Posted June 19, 2017 at 9:33 am

The seven-years-dormant lot at 5 Essex Street is now a temporary open-air Cactus market. The store launched last Thursday evening with an invite-only party, but opened to the public on Saturday during the torrential downpours. News of this retail endeavor – The Cactus Store – was shrouded in secrecy for weeks, until we first broke […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Catching up with the Locals [PHOTOS]

Posted June 13, 2017 at 5:13 am

Bridge Runners Club, lead by Power Malu, running to raise money for John Joseph’s child cancer fund… Bridge Runners stop off at newcomer Zen Chai tea room for a refreshing shot of Chai tea. New place, with fair prices, health drinks, and interesting owners… …The cut-off tree branches seem out of synch with a rehabilitation […]

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Outdoor ‘Cactus Store’ Sets up Shop in Vacant Essex Street Lot

Posted June 12, 2017 at 5:14 am

The sudden rebirth of the dormant lot at 5 Essex Street is now upon us. That “garden” replacement we told you about last month is actually less a refuge, and more a retail endeavor. Indeed, the lot is henceforth converted into a seasonal plant store, which explains the new open-air pavilion feel, complete with pavers […]

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