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Retail Condo Housing Lucky’s Famous Burgers and Rumpus Room Sells for $5.75M

Posted November 17, 2015 at 5:18 am

For the first time in recent memory, the corner storefront at 147 East Houston is no longer a check-cashing depot. The store closed over the summer. Its identity changed over the years, yet the core business remained; the last update was in 2010 to a Pay-O-Matic outpost. Fast forward to current. Pay-O-Matic is no longer in […]

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Parkside Lounge Teams up with Feltman’s of Coney Island for Weekly Hot Dog Pop-Up

Posted November 5, 2015 at 10:33 am

Parkside Lounge on East Houston has a bun in the oven, so to speak. Hot dog reboot Feltman’s of Coney Island just began a weekly Wednesday pop-up at the legendary dive. The franks will be served as a $4 snack (with homemade mustard; no ketchup) during their trivia nights for the forseeable future. Coney Island […]

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There’s Nothing Left of the American Apparel on East Houston

Posted November 2, 2015 at 5:18 am

There’s nothing left of the American Apparel on East Houston, which closed last Monday. The eleven-year-old shop was completely emptied of its contents later in the week, with remnant product and mannequins piled curbside. Stripped to its skivvies – no more store branding, nor shelving. Such is life under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Now, with a huge corner […]

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November 2015

Campaign Underway to Landmark the Provident Loan Society Building on East Houston Before this 12-Story Addition Happens

Posted November 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

The Provident Loan Society building on East Houston is threatened. Threatened by developers who wish to drop a 40,000 square-foot addition atop the 1912 treasure. As earlier reported, the owners of 223-225 East Houston – Elsa and Dunnie Lai – have proposed a twelve-story vertical addition to the property. The protrusion was made possible thanks […]

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Get Ready for This 12-Story Tumor Atop the Provident Loan Society Building on East Houston

Posted October 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

A campaign is underway to permanently protect the Provident Loan Society building on East Houston. But can it conceivably happen in time? It’s staring down the barrel of imminent demolition and redevelopment. An uphill battle for sure. Earlier this year, we learned some unfortunate news that the corner stalwart was facing the real threat of extinction. […]

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Your Chance to Own the Hypersexual American Apparel Mannequins from the Shuttered LES Store

Posted October 28, 2015 at 5:10 am

The Lower East Side location of American Apparel – one of the first in the Manhattan market – shuttered Monday afternoon, as first reported here. It anchored the corner of Orchard and East Houston Streets for over a decade. Now corporate is trying to sell off its furniture and other window dressing accessories. Namely, those […]

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Breaking: American Apparel Shutters its Longtime LES Location

Posted October 27, 2015 at 4:22 am

You could say an era has just ended. American Apparel, both product of and force behind the first act of hyper-gentrification on the Lower East Side, just called it quits. Yup, that butcher paper isn’t there for a new window installation of half-naked mannequins. This time, it’s for keeps. A sign in the door notes […]

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Zuckerberg-Funded Tech Startup-School to Open Location on the LES Next Year

Posted October 20, 2015 at 5:17 am

A Mark Zuckerburg-funded private school is moving east to the neighborhood. AltSchool is a trendy new private school with a curriculum much like a dot-com startup. Meaning, lessons are taught with a technology-driven approach. The progressive educational facility inaugurated the first east coast branch earlier this fall in Brooklyn Heights, its sixth outside Silicon Valley. […]

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‘Science Friday’ Radio Show Investigates How the Bowery Whole Foods and East Houston Reconstruction Project Affect Our Behavior

Posted October 19, 2015 at 5:18 am

In case you missed it, the Science Friday radio show produced an intriguing segment last week about the “power of the built environment to affect our bodies, brains, and behavior.” Cognitive neuroscientist Colin Ellard joined host Ira Flatow on a trip through the Lower East Side to determine how our hyperlocal streetscapes affect human physiology. […]

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Katz’s Deli Expands Into Brooklyn for the First Time in Its History

Posted October 14, 2015 at 5:10 am

Mouth-watering news for pastrami lovers. Rumored for months, Katz’s Deli finally confirmed its involvement in the new DeKalb Market, currently under construction in downtown Brooklyn. Owner Jake Dell announced his expansion plans yesterday afternoon. “The main thing is that it’s hard to get down to the Lower East Side, and Brooklyn has been a strong […]

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