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Campaign to Alert Drivers to New 25mph ‘Vision Zero’ Speed Limit Accelerates

Posted November 4, 2014 at 6:09 am

“Vision Zero” is shifting into full gear. While still a few days from the speed limit change to the lower 25 mph default, the Department of Transportation is already rolling out the announcements. Automated road signs are all over the neighborhood, including Delancey and above the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge. Each instance warns drivers […]

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Rob Shamlian Looking to Sell Spitzer’s Corner and Los Feliz to Owner of Mezetto

Posted November 4, 2014 at 5:37 am

It appears controversial nightlife figure Rob Shamlian is on a divestment track from the Lower East Side. Two of his bigger moneymakers – Spitzer’s Corner (101 Rivington) and Los Feliz (109 Ludlow) – might soon change hands. Documents delivered to Community Board 3 this month seem to indicate an imminent sale of assets. Word on the street is that […]

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Lucky Cheng’s Might Take Over the Former Living Room Space on Ludlow

Posted October 30, 2014 at 5:21 am

It’s been a rough few months (nay, years), but looks like Lucky Cheng’s is making a solid comeback. The cabaret – popular for bachelorette parties – had relocated to Times Square from its longtime First Avenue perch back in 2012. It was never quite the same. Two years later, owner Hayne Suthon passed away of breast […]

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The World Isn’t Ready for Julian Casablancas + the Voidz

Posted October 24, 2014 at 10:24 am

The world isn’t ready for Julian Casablancas + The Voidz. Just like The Strokes were the pioneers of the post punk indie revival, the latest endeavor by Julian Casablancas is exponentially kicking it up a notch in the musical avant-garde. Deceptive in the simplicity of its track titles (“Nintendo Blood,” “Xerox,” “Business Dog”), the band’s latest album Tyranny forces you to take a […]

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Local Electeds and CB3 Tour Lower East Side Nightlife with New SLA Commish

Posted October 21, 2014 at 5:13 am

For local officials and the State Liquor Authority, it was a Friday night tour of duty. Intended goal of the stunt outing was to witness firsthand the shitshow of Lower East Side nightlife that has been allowed by both Community Board 3 and the SLA over the last decade. State Senator Squadron, Borough President Brewer, […]

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The Living Room to Reopen in New Williamsburg Space Just in Time for CMJ

Posted October 14, 2014 at 6:09 am

With CMJ music festival just a week out, the Living Room sure picked an appropriate time to return. Its new home is not on the Lower East Side, though. As previously reported, the beloved venue – a sixteen-year neighborhood veteran – was forced from 154 Ludlow Street last year, only to settle across the river. […]

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Darkroom on Ludlow Street Was Shuttered by Department of Health on Friday

Posted October 13, 2014 at 5:35 am

Rumors of a Darkroom demise at 165 Ludlow tend to bubble up every year or so, but usually don’t pan out. Indeed, people have been calling its death for a decade. The closest it came was when Michael Auerbach and James wanted to bring the Bodega concept here in 2012. That never happened. Anyway, we […]

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Rat Castle Condo on Ludlow Street Shows Off New Facade

Posted September 30, 2014 at 9:14 am

It’s still hard to believe that the Rat Castle (aka 179 Ludlow Street) is finally debuting on the Lower East Side. The infamous seven-story development had been rotting away before our very eyes since 2006, but was resurrected around this time last year. Now the full slate of ironwork is coming down for the first time in nearly a […]

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Showtime’s ‘Nurse Jackie’ is Filming Its Final Season in Hell Square Today

Posted September 16, 2014 at 10:00 am

Showtime announced last week that it’s pulling the plug on the popular Nurse Jackie franchise after the upcoming seventh season. But not without some local filming activities first. In the meantime, production for the final episodes will be full swing in Hell Square today. The “no parking” laminates line the bounds of Allen/Essex/East Houston/Delancey. Plan […]

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‘Chloe 81 Blue’ Ground Level Oyster Bar Debuts on Ludlow Street

Posted September 3, 2014 at 5:16 am

Sebastian LC just debuted its new annex. Only it’s now operating under the Chloe 81 family… Work had been slow but steady inside 81 Ludlow Street since last December, but there is finally something to show for it. This new adjoining space will capitalize on the now-beached trend of seafood nightlife, and function, at least partially, […]

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