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Tiny Empire Opening NYC Juice Bar on Lafayette Street August 10

Posted July 31, 2015 at 5:18 am

Organic juice bars are spreading around the city unchecked like a plague, seizing that title from the frozen yogurt industry. The eastern border of SoHo will soon add another. Brooklyn-based juicery Tiny Empire is getting larger, expanding to 234 Lafayette Street (corner of Spring). It’s already carved out a chunk of the storefront previously occupied […]

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Aby Rosen Purchased Women’s Shelter on Lafayette Street, Seeks Flagship Retail Tenant

Posted July 29, 2015 at 5:12 am

Last fall, Aby Rosen hit the supermarket sweep, as it were, scooping up several properties across Manhattan for his RFR Realty portfolio. The spree even netted the iconic Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery. Another property acquired around the same time was the active homeless women’s shelter at 348 Lafayette Street, purchased for $26 million. That […]

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This Man Allegedly Stole 2 Bikes Outside Joe’s Public Theater [VIDEO]

Last modified June 17, 2015 at 11:24 am

Apparently, Joe’s Public Theater on Lafayette Street is a popular target for bike thieves. One Boogie reader tells us his bike was stolen on Saturday evening at around 8pm, before sundown, and “pedestrians were all around.” In a stroke of coincidence, a security guard for the theater was reportedly in a car nearby and saw […]

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Today in LES History: Officer Petrosino is Gunned Down in Sicily

Posted March 12, 2015 at 10:31 am

On this day in… 1909 – Giuseppe “Joseph” Petrosino was gunned down in Palermo, Sicily. Petrosino was the first Italian-speaking police officer in the NYPD and commander of the “Italian Squad” – a pioneering anti-mafia outfit based out of the Fifth Precinct on Elizabeth Street. A law passed in 1909 allowed deportations of criminals in […]

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The Peace Pentagon on Lafayette Street Hits the Market Again as Development Opportunity

Last modified March 2, 2015 at 1:34 pm

For the second time in exactly five years, the storied Peace Pentagon on Lafayette Street, the decades-long haven of progressive activism owned by the AJ Muste Memorial Institute, is again on the chopping block. Price of the pitched development site is not listed (i.e. soliciting offers), but the last ask was pegged at $5.95 million. […]

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‘Bess’ Closes Its Longtime Boutique at 292 Lafayette Street

Posted February 19, 2015 at 5:00 am

In a surprising turn of events, it appears Bess is gone from the downtown retail landscape. The fifteen-year-old offbeat boutique spent almost half that time at 292 Lafayette Street. An impressive feat. The establishment closed for good within the last couple weeks, though; its windows, formerly adorned with interesting art and fashion now simply carries a […]

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Former Jones Diner Site on Lafayette Could Fetch $35M

Posted January 29, 2015 at 5:10 am

May the Jones Diner rest in peace. Known for its intrusive advertecture in recent years, the vacant lot is now on the open market. The 5,500 square-foot sliver of land at the corner of Lafayette and Great Jones Street (aka 363 Lafayette) is the latest “development site” in an area too rich for its britches. […]

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Cafe Select’s Liquor License Expires, Nighttime Service is Temporarily Out of Commission

Posted December 4, 2014 at 5:30 am

Cafe Select is in a bit of a quandary, and the neighborhood opposition is likely rejoicing. You see, its coveted liquor license expired at the end of November. A renewal never went through. Ergo, co-owner Oliver Stumm and team are forced to adapt to the conditions on the ground. We were informed this week that […]

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LA-Based ‘Dita’ Eyewear Brand Begins Construction on New Lafayette Street Flagship

Posted October 3, 2014 at 6:09 am

Los Angeles-based “luxury fashion eyewear” brand – Dita – is opening a flagship location at 273 Lafayette. The brand – puportedly popular with celebrities like Brad Pitt and Penelope Cruz – sealed the deal back in June. However, the interior buildout of the 900 square-foot store (plus 400 square-feet in the cellar) is only now beginning. […]

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Cemusa Drops a Newsstand at Lafayette and East Houston

Posted August 13, 2014 at 6:03 am

Pedestrians, motorists, and cyclists converge to make the intersection of Lafayette and East Houston one of the busiest in the downtown environs. But, for whatever reason, the area hadn’t been earmarked for a newfangled newsstand. Until a couple weeks ago. Cemusa dropped another of its unsightly glass boxes at the northeast corner. Right outside the Bank […]