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Red Square Lenin Statue will Probably Return to the LES Skyline Next Month

Posted September 26, 2016 at 9:23 am

The iconic statue of Vladimir Lenin that sat atop Red Square for 22 years has a new home. As first reported here last week, the communist leader will again greet the masses from the roof of 178 Norfolk across the street. The eighteen-foot Lenin will return to the skyline in short order. The Villager has it […]

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Red Square’s Lenin Statue Finds New Home on Norfolk Street

Posted September 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

It was big news yesterday when word dropped that the iconic Vladimir Lenin statue was removed from its longtime perch atop Red Square. It didn’t go far, though. No sooner was the 18-foot sculpture deposed than hoisted to a new home just across the street. A mobile crane lifted Lenin to the rooftop of 178 […]

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Tenants at 151 Norfolk Street Fearful of Takeover by Notorious Landlord with Harassment History

Posted June 23, 2016 at 5:07 am

Residents of 151 Norfolk Street are freaking out. Especially the rent-regulated ones. Their tenement building at the corner of Stanton Street just changed hands last week for an undisclosed sum. While city records aren’t yet updated to reflect the transaction, the landlord is revealed to be one of the bad guys. We just received a […]

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Cantilevering Begins at 12-Story 100 Norfolk Street Condos

Posted June 16, 2016 at 5:00 am

And let the cantilevering begin. Not since the Blue building has one piece of architecture so polarized a block. Now on its eastern flank, another eyesore with which to contend. Under construction the last year and change, the glassy new development at 100 Norfolk Street is starting to really take shape. Crews have been assembling […]

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Attorney General Schneiderman Responds to Presentation on How to Evict Rent Stabilized Tenants

Posted June 7, 2016 at 5:12 am

One particular speech from one real estate attorney caused seismic outrage last week. Michelle Itkowitz had spoken at TerraCRG’s “Only Brooklyn” summit about how to best evict rent regulated tenants from buildings. The presentation was called “Tenant Buyouts — The Next Generation.” Timing of the discussion was appropriate, as slumlords around the city are under the microscope for harassment […]

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See How these Artists Recreated ‘Game of Thrones’ at Angel Orensanz [PHOTOS]

Posted April 21, 2016 at 10:19 am

“You have left the gritty streets of New York City behind,” proclaimed press literature upon entering Angel Orensanz last night. For one evening, the historic Norfolk Street synagogue was transformed into an homage to Game of Thrones. As previously reported, HBO tapped five artists to reinterpret notable scenes/characters by creating “an immersive art experience influenced […]

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‘Game of Thrones’ Comes to the Lower East Side this Week with ‘Immersive Art Experience’

Last modified April 18, 2016 at 11:50 pm

Winter might be ending for us plebs in the northern hemisphere, but not in Game of Thrones. The popular HBO series returns next Sunday for its highly-anticipated sixth season. As part of the overall marketing push, the cable network is coming to the Lower East Side for an exclusive art exhibit. “Art the Throne,” as […]

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Brennan & Griffin Gallery Moves to Laurel Gitlen’s Former Space on Norfolk Street

Posted April 5, 2016 at 5:16 am

Some musical chairs on the local gallery front. Back in February, the Laurel Gitlen Gallery terminated its tenure on the Lower East Side. The eponymous owner had operated the showroom at different locations during the seven-year run. The latest being 122 Norfolk Street. So, after just over a month of vacancy, the storefront scored a […]

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Own 10 Garage Parking Spots Inside Upper-Crust 115 Norfolk Street for $890K

Posted March 25, 2016 at 5:19 am

There hasn’t been much news of note from 115 Norfolk Street in recent years. Nicknamed by local media as “Son of Thor,” the Gryzwinski + Pons designed starchitecture is as antiseptic as its Hotel on Rivington kin. To live here requires at least $1.4 million for a one-bedroom apartment. And if you want a parking […]

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Laurel Gitlen Gallery Calls it Quits After 7 Years on the Lower East Side

Posted February 26, 2016 at 10:13 am

After seven years of operations on the Lower East Side, the Laurel Gitlen Gallery is out of commission. The eponymous owner announced as much in an email blast to friends on Monday. Gitlin began as showroom/project space on the left coast in Portland, and eventually relocated to 261 Broome Street in 2009. Four years later, […]

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