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Cecil the Lion Gets a Memorial Mural in Little Italy

Posted August 19, 2015 at 10:44 am

While not a Lower East Side resident, Cecil the Lion nevertheless gets the memorial mural treatment. Artist J. Morello painted this lion king on the enormous gate of 142 Mulberry Street in Little Italy (formerly the Super Five Gift Shop). The orange-filtered piece was commissioned last week as part of the first annual LoMan Art […]

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The Webster Hall crew fighting for a new Chinatown bar

Webster Hall’s Chinatown Endeavor ‘Mul-Bay Cocktail Lounge’ Voted Down by CB3

Last modified August 18, 2015 at 7:08 am

Last night was the August SLA subcommittee meeting of Community Board 3. It brought out the usual egos, tempers, and media folk at the ready to document. Of the twenty applicants, one really stood apart from the rest. The marquee item was Webster Hall’s push to open a bar at 69 Mulberry Street. The scorching temperatures […]

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Webster Hall Team Planning ‘Mul-Bay Cocktail Lounge’ on Mulberry Street, Sparking Fierce Opposition

Last modified August 14, 2015 at 11:27 am

Veterans of Webster Hall are headed south to Chinatown for a new tiki bar concept. Seems like nightlife in general is migrating in this general direction thanks to a slew of storefront vacancies. According to SLA application materials filed with Community Board 3 this month, something called Mul-Bay Cocktail Lounge has plans for the recently […]

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Someone Hurled a Brick Through the Front Window of the 224 Mulberry Condo

Posted March 16, 2015 at 9:18 am

Little Italy still has some fight, it seems… The new monument to luxury living at 224 Mulberry Street was apparently the victim of vandalism over the weekend. A reader tells us that late Saturday night, someone reportedly hurled a brick through the window leaving a rather “dramatic” hole. The shattered glass has not been covered […]

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Nirvanna Designs Returns to Mulberry House for Seasonal Pop-Up

Posted November 13, 2014 at 6:08 am

Mulberry House continues to hold out for a money commercial tenant to round out its ranks. The ground level store at 290 Mulberry Street – hailed as a “prime retail opportunity” for years – just sits vacant. In the year since Nirvanna Designs held a pop-up shop, nothing of substance has moved in. Only advertising […]

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Ruby’s Cafe on Mulberry Street is Expanding Next Door

Posted September 15, 2014 at 6:02 am

The Down Under crowd should rejoice. Over a decade after its debut in Little Italy, Ruby’s Cafe on Mulberry Street is growing. The Aussie-infused casual dining spot will be expanding into the neighboring store sometime in the near future. A message written on the windows reads simply, “From little things big things grow. Coming soon.” […]

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224 Mulberry Condo Shows Itself; Little Italy Zoning Height Restrictions Ignored

Posted August 11, 2014 at 6:10 am

The trendy transformation from car-park to condoplex is nearly complete at 224 Mulberry Street. It’s been a complete construction zone these last few months, resulting in the new superstructure you now see. Half the netting was recently removed to reveal the all-brick exterior. The recent addition of a banner advertises that sales begin in “late […]

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Film Location Pranks Continue with ‘Godfather 4′ in Little Italy

Posted August 11, 2014 at 5:47 am

Some prankster out there is taping bogus “film shoot” signs in cinema-specific neighborhoods around New York City. And it’s pretty funny, actually. Last week saw the arrival of the familiar neon notices for Annie Hall 2 and Taxi Driver 2. Now, Boogie Twitter follower @HedgeFunNY brings word that Little Italy boasts its own Godfather 4 job. […]

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Lady of Grand’s Pick of the Week: Lung Moon on Mulberry Street

Posted February 4, 2014 at 12:36 pm

If you live in the Chinatown vicinity, you are well aware that January 31 was the start of the Chinese New Year, the year of the Horse.  Maybe you saw the parade, heard firecrackers going off in the neighborhood, or maybe you saw red envelopes around which are given out with money in them for […]

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Olek Crochets Massive Tribute to Nelson Mandela on Mulberry Street

Last modified January 8, 2014 at 7:58 am

The Little Italy Street Art Project tapped Olek for its first public piece of 2014. And it’s an ambitious one. Yesterday evening, despite the cold, the world renown crochet artist strung a tapestry along the Mulberry Street parking lot fence between Canal and Hester. Just below the Ron English mural from 2012. Using her trademark […]

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