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‘Jones LES’ Luxury Rental Development Sells for $61M

Posted May 25, 2017 at 5:13 am

Exactly one year after it hit the market, the luxury rental complex at 331 East Houston, dubbed “Jones LES,” is under new ownership. The development changed hands for an unbelievable $61 million. Gili Haberberg, an investor who runs Arkar Inc., will shell out $61 million for the 67,600-square-foot elevator building situated between Attorney and Ridge streets. According to […]

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Future Condo Residents of 265 East Houston are ‘Enviously Placed to Enjoy it All’

Posted May 23, 2017 at 5:17 am

The ten-story condo development at 265 East Houston has been complete for months. In fact, there really hasn’t been much movement here since the teaser banner was unfurled back in October. All that changes now. The “floor through” apartments are now on the market. As previoiusly reported, there are six full-floor apartments and a duplex […]

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Confirmed: Sunshine Cinema will Close Next Year

Posted May 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Confirmation. The Landmark Sunshine Cinema will close next year. As we first disclosed, the $31.5 million contract on the movie house closed yesterday. The New York Post followed up our story with some additional details and renderings. It looks like the structure itself will probably remain intact. East End Capital and K Property Group purchased […]

Rumor: Sunshine Cinema Sale a Done Deal

Posted May 18, 2017 at 10:17 am

We reported back in March that a buyer had a purported $31.5 million contract out on the 1898-era Sunshine Cinema. Now two months later, the rumor mill is again in overdrive mode. Word on the street is that the transaction reportedly closed yesterday. The Lower East Side blog further notes that the property may have been flipped a […]

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This Fallow East Houston Lot Pays Tribute to Tesla, Teddy, and Twain

Last modified May 8, 2017 at 1:33 pm

Steve Stollman spent the last month fine-tuning his open-air museum exhibit at 49 East Houston Street. The wall of fame composed of dated clippings, posters, and portraits is an attempt to foist an appreciation of neighborhood history onto unsuspecting pedestrians. It’s nicknamed “The Mulberry Street Gang,” a plywood installation peppered with ephemera, and with a […]

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Someone Ripped up all the White Roses in First Park Last Week

Posted May 1, 2017 at 9:45 am

Some miscreant visited First Park multiple times last week and allegedly ripped up the beautiful bed of roses that bloomed here for some seven years. Always a photogenic sight, yet no more. An upset reader sent us the following dispatch regarding the “White Rose Massacre of 2017.” Apparently last Tuesday some maniac came into the […]

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Whole Foods Bowery Replaces its Beer Room with ‘Coffee Bar’

Posted April 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

As part of its overarching effort to liven it up and rebrand, the ten-year-old Whole Foods Bowery just closed their enormous beer room. The store ended operations yesterday, but won’t stay empty long. The food emporium is about to impart an “exciting new coffee bar” in the space. Whole Foods is certainly going through all sorts of changes of […]

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NYPL to Upgrade the Hamilton Fish Park Branch Library on East Houston

Posted April 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

The New York Public Library is poised to upgrade one of its Lower East Side facilities. Up next, the Hamilton Fish Park branch on East Houston Street. Built in 1960, the Hamilton Fish branch is a one-story brick masonry building sitting in a shared complex with the gifted academic enterprise, New Explorations into Science Technology […]

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DeVotchKa had Mercury Lounge Dancing Late Friday Night [PHOTOS]

Posted April 11, 2017 at 5:02 am

While the collective gaze of music press was fixated across the river at Barclays for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, DeVotchKa held court at a sold-out show on the Lower East Side. At the Mercury Lounge, where, the band admits, they truly “belong.” “We spent a lot of years on this […]

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Brooklyn’s ‘Tramezzini’ Opening Sandwich Shop on East Houston 

Posted April 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

Two Smorgasburg vendors are setting up shop, side by side, on East Houston Street. Last week saw the arrival of Wowfulls, the snack shop specializing in, you guessed it, waffles. This week comes word that fellow Instagram-ready cohort, Tramezzini, is up next. No, not Trapizzino, which just debuted on Orchard Street last month. A tiny sign above […]

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