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Boogie Buskers: This Youngster Puts Other Street Buskers to Shame [VIDEO]

Posted June 26, 2015 at 9:23 am

Wednesday evening, Sara D. Roosevelt Park was bustling with sports activity. The basketball courts were buzzing with players for some sort of tournament; and Steve Nash’s eighth annual Showdown NYC entertained the masses at the Nike field a block south. But it was this busking youngster who stole the show. Hands down. The little dude […]

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Settlement Reached with Goldman Properties Over Adverse Possession; 288 Elizabeth Rumored to Sell to ‘Tom & Jerry’s’ Owner

Posted June 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

76 East Houston finally awoke from its winter hibernation. Construction on the two-story commercial building – in the works for a couple years – resumed with a purpose last week after being frozen for a good six months. The ill-timed hiatus is with good reason. Several stop-work orders and its related lawsuit regarding the property line […]

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Pedestrian Plaza Progress Outside Punjabi Grocery & Deli; New M21 Bus Stop Proposed

Posted June 9, 2015 at 5:18 am

Punjabi Grocery & Deli put out the clarion call, and now progress is finally palpable. While the global East Houston capital works project is nowhere near completion, the smaller pedestrian plaza component is edging toward the finish line. New cement and some circular brickwork design is now visible. You’ll recall that the Department of Transportation […]

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Meet the Coffee ‘Peddler’ of East Houston Street

Posted June 3, 2015 at 9:36 am

The corridor of Lafayette Street running from Bleecker to Spring is not without its coffee choices. In fact, there are four such caffeine recharging stations within this short stretch of pavement, earning it the unofficial nickname “Latte Lane.” Yet that hasn’t stopped one local Alphabet City resident from wheeling out a beat-up cart to the […]

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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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