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Katz’s Deli Shills Alongside Hannibal Buress in New Samsung Pay Commercial [VIDEO]

Last modified February 4, 2016 at 3:24 pm

​While esteemed comedian Hannibal Buress was tapped to plug Samsung Pay, the real star here is Katz’s Deli. Such is the setting for the new commercial campaign. The shot opens with Buress crossing East Houston excited about grabbing a pastrami sandwich at Katz’s. When he takes out his phone for payment purposes, the staff has no […]

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This Guggenheim Ad Mural on East Houston is a List of ‘How to Work Better’

Posted February 2, 2016 at 5:07 am

For the first time in forever, one blank building exposure on East Houston will again boast advertising. The backside of 302 Mott Street is now a painted to-do list for “How to Work Better.” What is this billboard, you ask? It’s a plug for the Guggenheim Museum and their latest exhibit by the artist duo […]

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Russ & Daughters to Anchor Brooklyn Navy Yard Food Hall

Posted February 1, 2016 at 8:30 am

For the second time within a year, a classic Lower East Side food institution is expanding to Brooklyn. This time it’s Russ & Daughters. The Wall Street Journal reports today that the appetizing business signed a deal for 14,000 square-feet of real estate on the ground floor of Building 77, a 1-million-square-foot industrial structure undergoing […]

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Half-Naked Justin Bieber Returns to Houston Street for Calvin Klein

Posted January 28, 2016 at 5:11 am

​Justin Bieber loves to take his pants off. A year since the last strip-down, the Bieb is back shilling for Calvin Klein on East Houston Street. More underwear. The company installed its newest ad banner above the intersection of Lafayette yesterday morning. As before, Justin Bieber is again flaunting his junk for the world to […]

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Did You See this Shirtless Jogger During the Blizzard Yesterday?

Posted January 24, 2016 at 7:00 am

Of all the great (and not-so-great) photos to surface in the wake of yesterday’s blizzard – one of the snowiest days in New York City on record – this one will prove the most enduring. Seriously, how often does one see a guy in shorts and no shirt jogging during the height of a powerful […]

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Amidst Arrested Development, Free Parking Flourishes on Avenue C

Posted January 18, 2016 at 5:12 am

That white-gloved effort to transform the Avenue C Mobil station into luxury housing is stalled. As previously mentioned, Lloyd Goldman’s BLDG Management, a partner in the new development, will eventually construct a $35.3 million tumor at 350 East Houston (aka 11 Avenue C). It’ll rise nine stories and sport forty-five rental units. The Department of […]

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That GreenStreets Pedestrian Plaza Outside Punjabi Deli & Grocery Won’t be Ready Until October 2016

Posted January 13, 2016 at 5:00 am

The clusterfuck that is the East Houston Street reconstruction project is a pounding migraine that refuses to abate. Residents in the vicinity have, for years, contended with excess noise, street dust, and traffic bottleneck. But for the Punjabi Deli & Grocery, it’s had a negative effect on customers and bottom line alike. Three months after presenting updates […]

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Failure to Launch: Suffolk Arms is Finally Near Opening More than a Year Later

Posted January 11, 2016 at 5:18 am

Suffolk Arms has been in the works at 269 East Houston for well over a year. We first learned about the project in fall 2014, but not through any application at Community Board 3. No, proprietor Giuseppe Gonzales – former bartender at PKNY, Golden Cadillac, and Dutch Kills – decided to circumvent the system altogether, […]

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The Ultimate Christmas Tree Dump on East Houston

Posted January 8, 2016 at 5:15 am

​Where some see a subway access median along East Houston, others see a perfect dumping ground for Christmas trees. Yes, ’tis the season, after all. Check out this enormous pile of dead, discarded evergreens in the middle of the roadway. This doesn’t seem like an arbitrary act. Prank or pre-MulchFest collection? And remember, it’s never too […]

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Samy Mahfar Gets the Green Light for 10-Story Residential Building on East Houston Street

Posted December 29, 2015 at 5:00 am

Action for Progress is getting some. At least that’s what hated landlord/developer Samy Mahfar would have you believe. The Department of Buildings finally issued approval, albeit partial, last week for Mahfar’s new ten-story residential tumor on the L-shaped parcel of 255 East Houston (aka 171 Suffolk). Plans have changed slightly since the news first broke, though. Once […]

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