Forsyth Street

Adam Purple, then and now

Daniel Root’s Then-and-Now Photo Project Expands to the Lower East Side

Posted October 13, 2014 at 6:05 am

Photographer Daniel Root chronicled the East Village of New York City in 1984. Today, he takes his archival work to the streets for a comparison to their current state. As part of the history project (and website), Root frames 30-year-old photos and posts at current sites, then “rephotographs the whole thing.” What began as an […]

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Eastside Sound recording Studio, Forsyth St.

Local Musician Looking to Sell Eastside Sound Studio After 43 Years on the Lower East Side

Posted August 28, 2014 at 5:55 am

The long-running, and well-regarded, Eastside Sound recording studio is taking a final bow at 150 Forsyth Street. Owner Lou Holtzman – born and raised on the Lower East Side – recently put the business up for sale. Founded in 1972, this facility is considered one of the longest running studios in the city. According to […]

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Margaret Chin in support of tenants' rights, Photo: Margaret Chin

Gov. Cuomo Subpoenas Marolda Properties for Tenant Harassment in Chinatown

Posted August 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

Public officials are finally recognizing the enemies besieging rent regulated tenants all around the Lower East Side and Chinatown. At least partially. While Steve Croman is investigated (and sued) for harassing rent-regulated tenants, another controversial landlord is in hot water. Marolda Properties is accused of similar tactics at three of its Chinatown properties, including ongoing […]

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Car crash in 1970, Photo: FDNY

The 1970 Car Crash that Nearly Knocked Out Yonah Schimmel’s

Posted August 7, 2014 at 9:12 am

This photo, culled from the FDNY archive, is crazy. Over forty years ago to the day (August 1, 1970), twenty-three-year-old Brooklynite Robert Sackett crashed his 1962 Cadillac directly into the body of 214 Forsyth Street. He had been driving eastbound along Houston at 8am, colliding with “two trees and a hydrant as [the car] hurtled […]

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Here’s What to Expect from Sarah Simmons’ Birds & Bubbles on Forsyth Street

Posted June 13, 2014 at 5:48 am

Earlier this month, we brought word that City Grit’s Sarah Simmons was planning a new concept for the former Grotto space at 200 Forsyth Street. The latter restaurant closed in back in January after fifteen years in business, and Simmons now hopes to reactivate the sub-level vacancy with Birds & Bubbles. The 22-table, southern-style restaurant is named […]

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Salvor Projects Closes Its Flagship Boutique on Forsyth Street

Posted May 8, 2014 at 6:04 am

That “New Era Dawning Sale” at Salvor Projects wasn’t just a clever name. The boutique, which featured men’s and women’s clothing, just concluded its three-year run at 172 Forsyth Street. Boogie reader RobbieTheK sends along word that the store was completely emptied of its contents earlier this week. Until its retail demise, Salvor Projects was […]

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Mexicue Abandons Forsyth Street; New Midtown Location Underway

Posted April 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

Back in November, the word on the street was that the Mexicue truck-restaurant combo was expanding operations to the stem of Times Square. It would occupy 1440 Broadway in a glassy new storefront. Turns out that the additional location came at the expense of the three-year-old subterranean spot on Forsyth Street. This restaurant shuttered weeks […]

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Nativity Mission School on Forsyth Street is Completely Demolished

Posted February 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

The former headquarters of the Jesuit-run Nativity Mission School is gone from the Lower East Side landscape. Its eighty-six years standing at 204 Forsyth Street came to an end this week. Demolition crews diligently dismantled the brickwork these last couple months, and now nothing is left. This lot and its adjacent parking parcel will be […]

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2013 Chinatown Lunar New Year / Photo: Better Chinatown U.S.A.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Horse

Posted January 20, 2014 at 6:09 am

Plenty of celebration is loping Chinatown’s way. The 15th Annual Firecracker Ceremony, organized by the Better Chinatown Society, will have your ears ringing in the first day of the Chinese New Year – the year of the horse – over at Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Giddy up! The partying continues a few days later with a parade and […]

Grotto closed after 15 years in business

Grotto on Forsyth is Closed, Listed for Sale

Posted January 17, 2014 at 5:31 am

Grotto opened more than ten years ago, seizing the sub-level space at 100B Forsyth Street, and serving up classic Italian fair. Their eatery quickly gained favor with both locals and outsiders. Now, to put it bluntly, their number was called. It appears the crew is looking to sell the business. On Wednesday afternoon, the last […]

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