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Five Months After Debut, Luxury Rentals Development ‘The Jones’ is for Sale

Posted May 13, 2016 at 5:09 am

In keeping up with the Jones, we discover that not all is great at 331 East Houston Street. Barely five months after its inauguration, that newfangled thirteen-story luxury residential building is looking for a sugar daddy. The Jones, as the development is dubbed, is currently on the market for an undisclosed sum. Apartments in this […]

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GreenStreets Pedestrian Plaza Blooms Despite Mess of East Houston Reconstruction

Posted May 12, 2016 at 5:10 am

Some additional good news to report regarding the black hole of East Houston Reconstruction. The GreenStreets pedestrian plaza carved out of East First Street is sprouting. Initial completion (and planting) here was actually pushed up from its revised October 2016 target. Until now, the Department of Design and Construction and Department of Transportation were slow to […]

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In Which a Half-Naked Justin Bieber Fondles Himself Above Downtown

Posted May 9, 2016 at 5:16 am

Here he is again, Beiliebers. Your knight in stripped-off armor, fondling himself in the name of Calvin Klein. We’ve become accustomed to seeing the Bieber bulge above East Houston Street. Every couple months, Calvin Klein swaps out the four-story ad banner for another. It’s even spurred haters to respond with paintball revenge. This time, his […]

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VK Nagrani Transforms Bowery Coffee Space into New ‘Lodge’ at 87 East Houston

Posted May 4, 2016 at 5:00 am

One vintage purveyor is traded for another at 87 East Houston Street. Bowery Coffee and its sister antique shop B4 It Was Cool both bit the dust back in January 2015. Rent hike was the likely culprit, with one barista telling us at the time that the business “was no longer economically feasible.” Listings in the […]

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Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge Sync Up With Ticketfly/Pandora

Posted May 2, 2016 at 10:23 am

Grabbing tickets for your favorite shows at two of New York City’s seminal music venues just got a little easier. Ticketing for the Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge was just snagged by Ticketfly, which is a subsidiary of the long-running custom radio service, Pandora. Timing of the announcement is curious, as Bowery Presents is rumored to have sold […]

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New Sidewalks and Curbs Signal Some Semblance of Progress for East Houston Reconstruction Project

Posted April 29, 2016 at 9:29 am

​Since East Houston roadwork is nowhere near completion, we must relish the baby steps, as it were, of forward progress. Indeed. The first real noticeable change in months is now palpable along the battered corridor. New sidewalks on the south side. Over the last few weeks, contractors have poured new cement (i.e. “pigmented sidewalks”) and […]

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LES Street Artist Ori Carino Paints New Mural for Rag & Bone

Posted April 22, 2016 at 5:10 am

Lower East Side native, Ori Carino, just painted an excellent new mural on the facade of Rag & Bone. The street artist put the finishing touches of paintwork earlier this week, and it’s easily one of the better additions to this space in recent months. Carino frequently throws up murals around the neighborhood, including a […]

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287 East Houston Begins Courting Condo Buyers for 11-Story Tower

Posted April 20, 2016 at 5:13 am

Demolition has yet to begin, yet developers Hogg Holdings and Vinci Partners are already courting condo buyers for the forthcoming 287 East Houston. An eleven-story tower will rise on the parcel, currently occupied by a single-level building and its adjacent lot. The official website went live this week offering a few extra bread crumbs. Namely, […]

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5 Years Later, ‘East Villager’ Newspaper Becomes ‘The Villager Express’

Posted April 19, 2016 at 10:12 am

Another makeover is in the works for NYC Community Media and its stable of local newspapers. Introduced five-and-a-half years ago as an offshoot of The Villager, the East Villager is a bimonthly version of the community paper that publishes stories pertaining to its namesake neighborhood. But it’s now going through a change in identity. Henceforth, […]

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First Look at 11-Story Condo Development to Rise at 287 East Houston

Posted April 6, 2016 at 5:08 am

​It’s been a long time coming for 287 East Houston Street. The two-parcel property – acquired by Hogg Holdings in late 2014 for $15.2 million – is slated to become eleven stories of luxury residential living. Permits were originally filed for the new construction last summer, but the site had otherwise remained mum. Until now; the […]

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