Houston Street


A Cabbie Collided with Oncoming Sedan at East Houston and Suffolk Street Yesterday

Posted December 15, 2014 at 5:35 am

At around 2:45pm yesterday afternoon, a collision transpired in the intersection of East Houston and Suffolk Street. From what we understand, a cabbie turned left at Suffolk (possible u-turn) and rammed into an oncoming black Toyota sedan going eastbound. That car barreled into the curbside light pole. “There was a passenger in the back of […]


Gaia Italian Cafe Reopens Today in the Aftermath of a Fire at 251 East Houston

Posted December 8, 2014 at 5:30 am

Gaia Italian Cafe is on the rebound. The beloved subterranean eatery is scheduled to reopen later today after being sidelined for nearly three weeks. As previously reported, the unplanned hiatus was due to a pre-Thanksgiving fire atop its five-year home at 251 East Houston. Water leakage from the fire fighting poured through the ceiling, which […]

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Goldman Properties Wooing Retail to Incomplete 2-Story Building at the ‘Four Corners of Downtown’

Posted December 5, 2014 at 5:36 am

Leasing banners. A sight not seen at 76 East Houston in recent memory. But so it goes. The new two-story commercial structure at the northeast corner of Elizabeth Street is nowhere near completion. In fact, the Goldman Properties project site – formerly Billy’s Antiques – has been pretty quiet in recent weeks. Not too much […]

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Preserve 24 during its funeral, August 2014

One and One Owners Look to Booze up Another Corner of East Houston with ‘One for the Frog’

Posted December 3, 2014 at 5:00 am

As we first reported last week, 177 East Houston is getting new legs as One for the Frog. This cursed corner spot, which straddles Sugar Cafe onto Allen Street, was previously home to the epic failure Preserve 24. Based on the application submitted to Community Board 3, it appears that the owners of One and […]

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Gaia Cafe Sidelined Due to Fire Atop 251 East Houston

Posted December 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

On Thanksgiving eve, a small fire sparked atop the historic four-story tenement at 251 East Houston. It was quickly extinguished, and luckily no one was hurt. However, the beloved eatery in the sub-level commercial space fell victim. The five-year-old Gaia Cafe apparently took on some water, and the electricity was subsequently cut. The future appears a […]

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Preserve 24 during its funeral, August 2014

Preserve 24 Space on East Houston Might Take ‘One for the Frog’

Posted November 26, 2014 at 6:10 am

Remnants of Preserve 24 still grace the premises of 177 East Houston nearly six months after its epic failure. The ambitious, albeit cockamamie concept – bringing to life a fictional explorer’s club story and its mission to retrieve glacial ice – had immediate trouble attracting the masses to fill the expansive two floors. No surprise […]

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Reader Report: 287-291 East Houston Sells for $15M

Posted November 25, 2014 at 6:10 am

287-291 East Houston (at Clinton) is ready for its multimillion-dollar upgrade. The three-parcel property was inititally on the chopping block last February for $15 million, but had languished without sale. Then within the last couple months, the “prime development opportunity” disappeared from online real estate listings. Now, a Boogie reader reveals that 287-291 East Houston just […]

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About that Comic Book Sale Inside the Lobster Joint this Weekend; New Food Truck Coming Soon

Posted November 24, 2014 at 9:19 am

It would be dope if this was permanent, but alas, this is the new Lower East Side and a comic book store won’t do. What you see here was a temporary sale inside the now-former Lobster Joint. The flea market of sorts lasted all weekend, with various issues culled from all decades priced at $1 and […]

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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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