Lafayette Street

Element Nightclub at 225 East Houston to Close

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

Eater is reporting that Element, the upscale nightclub inside the old Provident Loan Society building on East Houston, is shutting down for good. Apparently the owners sold the building from underneath the business.  Of course, the club needs to go out with a bang. [Photo Credit: masck] According to the Facebook page, the proper sendoff […]

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Levi’s Billboard Getting a Tune Up

Posted November 4, 2010 at 6:21 am

Over a month and counting since the ambitious new Levi’s billboard above East Houston was last functional. In late September, the complex collection of cogs, which together spell the slogan “We are all workers,” stopped working altogether.  It basically rendered a unique display into something fairly run-of-the-mill.

The Levi’s Billboard is Busted

Posted October 7, 2010 at 6:26 am

The massive Levi’s billboard above the intersection of Lafayette and East Houston is still busted. In fact, the mechanism of gears hasn’t worked for a number of weeks now.  Well, it was a good two-month run.

Violet & Daisy Filming on Broome Street Today

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

It’s over the Bowery and through the stench to more Violet & Daisy filming we go.  Yesterday, the shoot occupied parts of Stanton, Ludlow, and Essex Streets.  Today, the feature is moving production to Broome between Elizabeth and Lafayette.

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The Nolitan Fully Exposed

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Ladies and gentlemen, behold the bare broadside of The Nolitan at 30 Kenmare Street, Little Italy’s latest trendy hotel monstrosity. The last remnants of scaffolding and rotten plywood are no longer in the picture. Just some odds-and-ends sidewalk fencing.

Early Edition: September 23

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:03 am

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REI to Open in Puck Building Next Fall

Last modified November 15, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Yesterday morning, The Real Deal brought blockbuster news that REI will be opening a tremendous outpost in the landmarked Puck Building at the southeast corner of East Houston and Lafayette.  The sporting goods store recently inked the deal with Kushner Companies, which owns the property, and plans to open in fall 2011.

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Early Edition: September 17

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:03 am

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Calvin Klein Envies East Houston

Posted September 16, 2010 at 6:18 am

Two months was more than enough time for one particular advertisement.  Indeed, amidst the hullaballoo of fashion week, another Calvin Klein banner just took up residency above the intersection of East Houston and Lafayette.  This time it’s all about the envy.

37 Kenmare Now for Rent

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Once upon a time, Yee Fay Inc. was the operative business inside the squat warehouse at 37 Kenmare Street. Not anymore, though.  Their signage was pried from the roofline, and replaced with twin leasing signs.  Indeed, the spot is now up for grabs.

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