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It’s Been 5 Years Since Cafe Colonial Shuttered

Posted May 26, 2015 at 5:10 am

It was exactly five years ago that Cafe Colonial concluded its run at 73 East Houston Street. The longtime favorite – here at the corner of Mulberry for fifteen years – shuttered back on May 25, 2010 thanks to tripled rent. And what could afford that but flashy boutique chain Rag & Bone? Rag & […]

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Artist Alexis Diaz Paints Hyper-Detailed Skull Mural for Rag & Bone

Posted May 15, 2015 at 5:05 am

As of this week, there is a new mural on the Elizabeth Street facade of Rag & Bone. The consensus seems to be that the heart-and-skull artwork arguably outshines most everything that’s appeared on this wall since the boutique first instituted the Houston/Project. Puerto Rican street artist Alexis Diaz spent much of the last week […]

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Report: Sunshine Cinema Being Shopped as ‘Development Site’ for $35M

Last modified May 8, 2015 at 12:42 pm

There is one movie theater currently on the Lower East Side (south of Houston), and its future seems pretty shaky. A nasty rumor is going around that the Sunshine Cinema at 139-143 East Houston is being shopped around as a development site. Meaning, sunset on the horizon. The Real Deal reported the chatter this morning, […]

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Calvin Klein Replaces KATSU-Tagged Billboard of Kendall Jenner

Posted May 7, 2015 at 5:16 am

Call it a gamechanger. Street artist KATSU refined a nascent graffiti technique last week by outfitting a Phantom drone with a spray can. The aerial assault claimed Calvin Klein as victim by drawing shaky red lines through the Kendall Jenner billboard above East Houston Street. Wired was first to report the trend, heralding the inception […]

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Only 3 Months Until that ‘Artistic’ Pile of Rubbish is Removed from Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted May 6, 2015 at 10:22 am

Standing at the northern entrance of Sara D. Roosevelt Park and looking toward the basketball courts, August can’t come soon enough. Even though summer and the advent of permanent warm weather is right on the doorstep. Yes, this is when those unsightly rubbish heaps will be removed from the entrance. Artist Jarrod Beck first installed […]

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For Punjabi Deli, it's 5 years of roadwork at the doorstep

With Business Declining, Punjabi Grocery & Deli Fights DOT and CB3 for Taxi Relief Stand on East Houston

Last modified April 27, 2015 at 7:57 am

Punjabi Grocery & Deli can’t catch a break. The city, in its infinite wisdom, continues to steamroll the twenty-year-old Lower East Side mainstay. As a lifeblood for cabbies, this small sub-level pit stop has offered refuge since its inception on the block in 1994. The family-owned establishment is open 24 hours, making it an attractive […]

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When Uber Passengers Vomit Out the Window [PHOTOS]

Posted April 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

Apparently one Uber customer wasn’t enjoying his ride, whether due to inebriation or not. Intrepid Boogie reader @justBob snapped this photo of a dude ralphing out the window of the cab onto East Houston Street. At a stop light. The tipster asks the simple question – “how many rating stars will this guy get?” How’s […]

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Today’s ‘Bike Bonanza’ to Offer Lessons and Bike Helmet Fittings

Posted April 11, 2015 at 9:31 am

Time to have your little ones push the pedal to the pavement. Today, Sara D. Roosevelt Park is hosting a family-friendly event dubbed “Bike Bonanza!” It’s sponsored by the DOT and Councilmember Margaret Chin’s office, and the aim is to positively promote cycling in the city to the next generation. It’ll include activities such as free […]

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Empanada Mama Closes Its East Houston HQ Ahead of Shaoul’s 10-Story Condo Tower; New Location Opening Soon

Posted April 8, 2015 at 5:00 am

And then there were two… For the last year, the northeast corner of East Houston and Orchard Streets has been dying a slow death in the lead up to its resurrection as a beacon of luxury. You can thank Ben “Sledgehammer” Shaoul for the loss of local favorites like Bereket and the Lobster Joint. He’s […]

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‘One and One’ Walked Away from Opening a New Bar in Preserve 24 Space

Posted March 23, 2015 at 5:10 am

Looks like the former home of Preserve 24 on East Houston will continue to sit idle. Could this L-shaped property now be considered a cursed space? There was a brief moment back in December when the owners of One and One (founded 1998) – Terry Dunne and Paul O’Sullivan – were thisclose to opening another booze […]

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