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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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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 […]

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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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Sara D. Roosevelt Park Chosen For the 2014 Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award

Last modified January 8, 2014 at 11:38 am

Now in its fourth year, the award commemorating the late Public Art Curator for NYC’s Department of Parks & Recreation, Clare Weiss, is accepting 2014 proposals. Weiss curated a significant number of public art installations throughout New York, paying particular care that each piece inspired. This tributed distinction ensures that her thought-provoking vision continues. The aptly […]

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Demolition Underway at Nativity Mission School on Forsyth; Luxury Replacement Unveiled

Posted January 6, 2014 at 5:10 am

It’s somewhat ironic that the Nativity Mission School – a Jesuit-run organization which helped fight Lower East Side poverty for four decades – would meet its maker during Christmastime. The encasement of steel and netting arrived at 204 Forsyth Street just before the holidays, kicking off a period of demolition and redevelopment. All of the […]

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Leo Fitzpatrick from ‘Kids’ Talks About Art, Skateboarding, and the Loss of Max Fish

Posted December 4, 2013 at 11:04 am

New York Magazine has a bit on Kids actor Leo Fitzpatrick this week (he played Telly). The article is sort of a “where are they now” type piece. These days, at 35, he’s a co-owner of the Home Alone 2 gallery on Forsyth Street, and recently landed a part in the “pre apocalyptic” indie comedy Doomsdays. […]

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Adam Sandler Makes a Good Impression While Filming ‘The Cobbler’ on the LES

Posted December 2, 2013 at 6:10 am

Most filming sessions around the Lower East Side tend to be a nuisance with little respect for their surroundings. Power-tripping PAs being the norm. Thus far, The Cobbler is not one of said productions, though. All this guy (and his girl) wanted was a photo of Adam Sandler. They trailed the comedian from the Forsyth […]

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‘The Cobbler’ Filming Across the Lower East Side Again This Week

Last modified November 18, 2013 at 8:38 am

Last week, Adam Sandler’s latest project, The Cobbler, spent four days shooting in and around Forsyth Street. Two of the mid-block storefronts were even transformed to help tell the story, and remained masqueraded over the weekend in anticipation of additional filming. That’s right; the indie flick is returning to the Lower East Side today and […]

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Here’s Adam Sandler on Set Outside Transformed Forsyth Street Store for ‘The Cobbler’

Posted November 13, 2013 at 10:00 am

Since few real-deal cobblers actually survived the advent of the new Lower East Side, Hollywood had to import one for the filming of the new Adam Sandler flick, The Cobbler. A fictional shoe repair shop called “Simkin Shoe Repair” is now operating at 110 Forsyth Street, and the neighboring barber shop was temporarily renamed to […]

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