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‘Allegro Coffee’ Launching Outpost in Former Whole Foods Bowery Beer Store

Posted June 19, 2017 at 5:13 am

A different type of brew will soon be served at the Whole Foods Bowery. Indeed, that corner coffee shop we told you about – the one replacing the beer store – is set to become another location of Allegro Coffee. Some of the window paper was removed from the glass last week to reveal the […]

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‘Feminist Ticket Pricing’ and Assorted Entertainment at LES Film Festival’s ‘Ladies’ Night’

Posted June 15, 2017 at 9:33 am

Who run the LES – girls. Today more than ever, the world needs to uplift female identifying people. This is true in all professions and in every corner of the globe. Monday’s selection of the 2017 Lower East Side Film Festival was devoted to just that – progressing feminism in creative spaces, which, as illustrated […]

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Neverending East Houston Reconstruction Closer to Completion as 2nd Avenue Intersection is Paved

Posted June 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

Another section of the East Houston Reconstruction Project is wrapping up. But, after seven years of headaches along the thoroughfare, there is still more work to go. This means that it’s four years behind schedule. The Department of Design and Construction recently completed the block-long slate of upgrades between Chrystie Street/Second Avenue and the Bowery. […]

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For the First Time Ever, Katz’s Deli will Begin Serving Brooklyn (on Friday)

Posted June 13, 2017 at 5:11 am

It’s a big week for Katz’s Deli. Come Friday, the Lower East Side institution will operate a Brooklyn satellite inside the long-delayed Dekalb Market Hall. This is a watershed moment for the iconic neighborhood deli, as this is the first ever expansion since the establishment opened on Ludlow Street in 1888. “It made perfect sense,” owner […]

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Toppled from Red Square, Lenin Rises Again on the Lower East Side

Posted June 12, 2017 at 5:11 am

Lenin rises again. Indeed, it somehow seems fitting, given the current political climate, that a statue of the Russian communist revolutionary would return to a Lower East Side rooftop. And so it goes. Early Friday afternoon, workers were spotted hoisting the eighteen-foot, Soviet-era sculpture into place at 178 Norfolk Street. The copper tribute had been […]

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‘2nd Time Around’ Consignment Shops Out of Business, Chaos Ensues

Posted June 9, 2017 at 9:38 am

2nd Time Around won’t get another. The national consignment chain abruptly shuttered all its stores this week, citing online competition as the main cause. Closer to home, the two-year-old outpost on East Houston Street (at Mott) harbored plenty of drama in the last several days. The store itself has been closed for about a month, […]

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Here’s What Happens When a Flatbed Navigates the East Houston Construction Zone

Posted June 7, 2017 at 5:06 am

Yesterday evening, during the late day rush, a flatbed truck physically came into contact with the never-ending East Houston Reconstruction project. In other words, a driver headed southbound on Second Avenue unknowingly struck and dragged a concrete construction barrier while making a right turn onto East Houston. A good samaritan ran after the truck to […]

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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 […]