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Kevin Lyons Paints Kooky Monster Mural for Rag & Bone

Last modified October 8, 2015 at 9:36 am

The season turns, and with it the artwork on display at the Rag & Bone outpost just off the Bowery. Buff Monster’s prior output has been, well, buffed and a new artist in step to fill the void. Expounding on the overall monster-on-canvas theme – in time for Halloween, of course – graphic designer Kevin […]

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HBO Wants to Film Scorsese/Jagger Series ‘Vinyl’ in Your Living Room

Posted October 7, 2015 at 10:33 am

If you live in the vicinity of 253 East Houston (at Suffolk), now is your chance to have your abode on the small screen. HBO sent its scouts to the Lower East Side this week with the goal of finding apartments for its highly-anticipated music series, Vinyl. The crew is specifically looking for an “apartment with […]

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The Sunshine Cinema Dedicates Marquee to Its Fallen Comrade

Posted October 7, 2015 at 9:29 am

The Sunshine Cinema marquee remains in a state of mourning. For the last couple months, a memorial message has taken the place of movie titles playing inside. The lettering reads simply, “Rest in Peace Russell Tovig.” We are told that Russell Tovig was a beloved member of the Landmark Theaters team. Having functioned as longtime maintenance […]

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Katz’s Deli Sketch on SNL Lampoons Famous ‘When Harry Met Sally’ Orgasm Scene [VIDEO]

Posted October 5, 2015 at 8:51 am

Saturday night saw the premiere of Saturday Night Live, thus lifting the curtain on the forty-first season. One sketch in particular stands apart. A sketch centered at Katz’s Deli, the Lower East Side institution that often figures prominently in the open credit roll. Three of the female lead actresses – Vanessa Bayer, Leslie Jones, and […]

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Shane Covey and Adam Elzer Planning to ‘Upstate’ Former Preserve 24 Space

Posted September 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

Deemed by many as a cursed space, 177 East Houston may soon be revived as another nightlife venue. This enormous L-shaped property at the corner of Allen Street was previously occupied by Preserve 24, a concept so kitschy and ambitious that it tripped over its own shadow. It lasted just barely one year at this address, […]

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11-Story Residential Building Slated for 287-289 East Houston 

Posted September 28, 2015 at 9:28 am

The southeast corner of East Houston and Clinton Street Streets is about to receive some heft. An eleven-story payload, to be exact. First, some recap. Hogg Holdings (i.e. Andres Hogg) – backed by hedge funders Vinci Partners – purchased the adjoining properties of 287-289 East Houston a year ago for $15.2 million (under the “287 […]

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Burned-Out Remnants of Longtime SoHo Fruit Stand Removed 

Posted August 21, 2015 at 5:07 am

There is no longer much evidence of the former Honest Boy Fruit Stand on East Houston Street, which closed in December 2014 after decades in business. In the wake of last month’s fire, its charred carcass – ironwork that apparently dates back to the 1950s – was finally pried from the facade (demolition permits were […]

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Buff Monster Paints Cycloptic Mural for Rag & Bone

Posted August 20, 2015 at 5:12 am

Buff Monster is on a roll. Within the last month, the popular street artist has imparted at least three high-profile murals on the walls of the Lower East Side. A week after painting an enormous piece on the warehouse at 125 Chrystie Street – one block from his artist studio – the street artist returns […]

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Samy Mahfar Files Plans for 10-Story Building at Long-Vacant 255 East Houston Street

Posted August 19, 2015 at 5:10 am

The crumbling 255 East Houston has been vacant ever since construction on the adjacent development destabilized the structure. Ultimately, the activity next door resulted in the departure of the Action for Progress school in 2010. In the ensuing years, owner Samy Mahfar tried – and failed – to unload this property. There had been numerous […]

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NYPD Rolls Out Underage Drinking Warning in Hell Square

Posted August 18, 2015 at 9:25 am

Looky what surfaced right at the northern entrance to Hell Square. Over the weekend, the 7th Precinct rolled out its mobile messaging system beside Katz’s Deli. It’s not much, but something; a passive threat that will likely prove ineffective – “underage drinking will not be tolerated.” This is one way the NYPD thinks it can battle […]

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