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Street Artist Jerkface Gets ‘Peanuts’ with Snoopy Mural at Rag & Bone

Posted November 19, 2014 at 6:03 am

More faceless street art for Rag & Bone at 73 East Houston. Coming off the mural of a faceless Richie Rich surrounded by his wealth, the Jerkface-Green Villain collaborative combo returns with more pop-culture paintwork. The street artist spent last week imparting round 2 of its apparent Rag & Bone residency. This time around, it’s […]

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Stuff Face with the Katz’s Deli ‘Roast Beast’ Sandwich

Posted November 12, 2014 at 10:32 am

In collaboration with Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas The Musical, Katz’s Deli is serving up the one and only Roast Beast Sandwich. Layered with hot white-meat turkey, soft salami, cold rare roast beef, coleslaw, and homemade Russian dressing, Roast Beast is a mouthful worth tackling. The only way you won’t like this sandwich […]

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City to Repave 3-Block Stretch of East Houston Tonight (Finally)

Posted November 11, 2014 at 9:29 am

The decade long capital works project to replace infrastructure along the Houston Street corridor (“reconstruction”) is edging closer to completion. While endless digging and traffic reorganization continue plaguing Allen Street/First Avenue, a new pave job is about to commence just a block to the east. Road work between Orchard and Norfolk was capped with new […]

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Russ & Daughters Documentary to Premiere on PBS December 2

Posted November 10, 2014 at 6:02 am

After riding the small time festival and theatrical circuits for the last year, the official Russ & Daughters documentary will soon notch its network debut. As expected, Sturgeon Queens – a reference to namesake daughters Hattie, Ida, and Ann – premieres December 2 on Channel Thirteen. For what you have been waiting, New Yorkers: The broadcast […]

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DOT to Replace the Deteriorating 60-Year-Old FDR Overpass at East Houston Street

Posted November 7, 2014 at 5:33 am

It’s a dangerous intersection that aggravates drivers and pedestrians alike. Always a vehicular bottleneck and never a good time for park-goers to safely cross. We are referring to the system of bridge and ramps at the FDR terminus of East Houston Street. To make matters worse, the sixty-year-old concrete slab has been identified as unstable […]

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Drivers Can No Longer Enter East 1st Street from Avenue A

Posted November 6, 2014 at 6:08 am

As expected, East First Street just lost about a block of driving real estate. The dangerous merge from East Houston at Avenue A is fenced off while crews work to create a much larger sidewalk situation. This nascent plaza area is obviously pedestrian friendly, and will feature landscaping and seating. No more drag racing down this […]

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Lobster Joint Will Permanently Close LES Location November 16 So That Ben Shaoul Can Build a New Development

Posted November 5, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Another doomed restaurant at the corner of Orchard and East Houston will soon bite the dust. This is the block that Ben “Sledgehammer” Shaoul is clearing out for a new development. A mere two weeks after AAA Ichiban closed shop, word just arrived that Lobster Joint at 201 East Houston is next. According to the press […]

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There is a Seth Cohen on Every Corner, and This Seth Cohen Wants to Meet Them All [INTERVIEW]

Posted November 4, 2014 at 9:22 am

When it comes to lineage, Cohen is pretty much the Smith of Jewish surnames. It’s a fairly ubiquitous name. However, one ambitious dude named Seth Cohen is on an uphill quest to find his “twins.” He’s slapped a number of eye-grabbing tear-tab flyers around the neighobrhood seeking help in finding the other Seth Cohens out […]

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He Said, She Said: A Two-City Concert Review of Line & Circle

Last modified November 3, 2014 at 9:40 am

It was love at first listen when we first heard Line & Circle’s single “Roman Ruins” back in 2012. They made our top album list without having a record out, they stole our artist spotlight for a bit, and we even chatted them up on musical matters. Fast forward a few years, and it should come as […]

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Katz’s Deli Teams Up With The Grinch To Serve a ‘Roast Beast’ Sandwich This Holiday Season

Posted October 31, 2014 at 10:09 am

Katz’s Deli is ringing in the holidays by joining forces with one of the season’s most nefarious, misunderstood characters – the Grinch. Owner Jake Dell is crafting a limited edition sandwich for their holiday menu – that of the “Roast Beast” variety. No word yet on if they’ve locked down the cartoon or Jim Carey for the […]

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