Forsyth Street

Location of the 2014 Clare Weiss Emerging Artists sculpture; Photo

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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204 Forsyth St; The 1927 tenement building is coming down

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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Photo: Joseph Zentil

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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Adam Sandler on Forsyth St. for 'The Cobbler'

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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Roni-Sue’s Chocolates Opens Retail Shop on Forsyth Street

Posted October 16, 2013 at 5:36 am

Roni-Sue’s Chocolates just jumped from market to mortar. And on its sixth anniversary, no less. Proprietor Rhonda Kave, who heretofore operated a tiny stall inside the Essex Street Market, now boasts a retail footprint at 148 Forsyth Street. The pre-launch party was held Monday night, and a grand opening to the public is scheduled for […]

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Second Annual ‘Ladybug Release’ At M’Finda Kalunga Garden

Posted September 26, 2013 at 10:33 am

Luck be a ladybug this Sunday at M’Finda Kaluga Community Garden. Yep, this weekend the Critter Committee for the neighborhood garden is throwing a party to release these little red beetles into the New York City wild. Not only are they the least annoying insect going, but they also eat pesky aphids, keeping the city’s […]

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NYC Dumpling Festival and 10th Annual Dumpling Eating Contest Announced

Posted September 23, 2013 at 10:21 am

Time to get your dumpling on. Tang’s NYC Dumpling Festival is headed to Sarah D. Roosevelt Park and bringing the 10th Annual Dumpling Eating Contest with it.

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Busks in Sara D. Roosevelt Park [VIDEO]

Posted September 5, 2013 at 11:21 am

Despite the recent crackdown on street performers and the wishy-washiness of the City Parks Department, it appears that outdoor theatrics are alive and well on the Lower East Side. Indie folk favorites Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros strolled into Sara D. Roosevelt Park recently to busk “Better Days,” the leadoff track from their third album, […]

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