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Sheldon Silver, Disgraced Ex-Assembly Speaker, Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

Posted May 4, 2016 at 5:15 am

For Sheldon Silver, decades of corruption nets only a twelve year sentence in the slammer. The sentencing came down yesterday afternoon. The 72-year-old Silver had been convicted back in November for honest services fraud, money laundering, and extortion. The verdict – netted after a five-week trial – ultimately resulted in the loss of his Assembly […]

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Saluggi’s Pizza Opening at Failed Comfort Diner Space on Grand Street

Last modified April 26, 2016 at 9:34 am

​While the Lower East Side has several pizzerias to its name, few are worthy of praise. Indeed, the neighborhood isn’t really known for its slice. Stanton Pizza isn’t what it used to be, “Famous” Hakki Akdeniz cornered the dollar-slice market with several “Champion”-branded spots, and Rosario’s is barely hanging on the map. New jams like Williamsburg […]

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Jenifer Rajkumar to Announce Campaign to Knock Alice Cancel from 65th Assembly Seat

Last modified April 25, 2016 at 9:39 am

With the special election for the 65th Assembly District finished, candidates are gearing up to unseat the new incumbent in the September primary. Disgraced former speaker Sheldon Silver had groomed Alice Cancel as his replacement, and she handily won last Tuesday, despite an apparent lack of campaigning. However, she can’t rest on her laurels nor […]

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After 14 Years on Essex, Pickle Guys is Moving Across the Street

Posted April 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

Here’s a bitter herb for your Passover. Management of the Seward Park Co-op circulated a letter this week notifying residents that the Pickle Guys is moving from its unique below-grade location on Essex Street. Sad. Much of the great experience here is the controlled chaos of descending into pickle barrels via narrow corridor. Nevertheless, Pickle […]

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Alice Cancel, Sheldon Silver’s Chosen One, Voted Successor to His Assembly Seat

Posted April 20, 2016 at 5:10 am

So it seems that disgraced assemblyman Sheldon Silver’s influence and grip on local politics is intact. Alice Cancel, his puppet pick as replacement in the New York State Assembly, scored victory last night in the special election for the 65th Assembly district. It was a close race. Cancel edged opponent Yuh-Line Niou 41.3 percent to 35 percent […]

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Grand Street Pop-Up ‘LES Popped’ Coming to a Close

Posted April 15, 2016 at 5:19 am

LES Popped, the Grand Street pop-up shop that showcases local goods and talents from neighborhood creatives is coming to a close … well, for the time being anyway.  The current iteration is wrapping up on April 30. If you’ll recall, this past December brought over sixty neighborhood artists and independent designers, together into one space, in […]

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Good Luck Spa Moves to Orchard, Leaving Behind Vacant Grand Street Development Site

Posted April 13, 2016 at 5:10 am

​The removal of four small businesses from the one-story strip of pastel retail at 330-332 Grand Street is but the beginning. We hear chatter that this might be the opening volley in the inevitable redevelopment of the mid-block commercial structure. The Good Luck Spa at Grand Street was the last to leave, having departed four […]

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Sheldon Silver’s Choice Rite Aid on Grand Street Gets Fancy Gourmet Makeover

Last modified April 7, 2016 at 12:50 pm

The Rite Aid on Grand Street – where disgraced former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver buys Raisin Bran – is undergoing a total facelift. From top to bottom. On the outside, the token red illuminated lettering was pried from the marquee, and new paint swatches added to the facade. The shopping experience within the pharmacy is also […]

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Renovated 290 Grand Street is no Longer Recognizable

Posted March 16, 2016 at 5:14 am

The corner building at 290 Grand Street is no longer recognizable. With makeover nearly complete, the property can now show off its new facade. And right on schedule (March 2016 was the target date.) This is the culmination of six months of renovation. The project not only resulted in the loss of the former occupant […]

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This Subway Romeo Seeks Kinky Party Girl Juliet in Epic Tear-Tab Flyer

Posted March 15, 2016 at 9:30 am

Some dude named Malik, who’s employed and loves trips to Coney Island, seeks a companion who likes to get down. This week, the so-called “subway Romeo” pasted tear-tab flyers around the IND line seeking love. We spotted this on the uptown D. The handwritten bills are long-winded dating advertisements, and a source of moderate entertainment. […]

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