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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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ODA’s Cantilvered 100 Norfolk Street Ascends to 6-Story Height

Last modified January 19, 2016 at 4:26 pm

​Off the rails for the majority of last summer, the luxury development at 100 Norfolk Street is back on track. And in a big way. Blame a scary stop-work order for the hiatus, levied due to partial collapse of the framing from concrete pouring. Not to mention the various after-hours work days without proper variances […]

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Judge Denies Developers’ Motion to Dismiss in Children’s Magical Garden Lawsuit

Posted November 25, 2015 at 5:00 am

​There’s some positive pre-holiday news coming from the Children’s Magical Garden. The ongoing lawsuit against developers regarding a third of the parkland – first levied last year – is moving forward. A motion to dismiss by the defendant was denied. First, though, a quick recap of the situation on the ground. Since 1985, the Children’s […]

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Essex Crossing Forward Base is Established on Norfolk Street

Posted October 13, 2015 at 5:17 am

The forward communications base for Essex Crossing is now up and running on Norfolk Street. As previously reported, the Lower East Side BID “donated” several of its parking spaces in Site 3 so that the developers could maintain offices near all the action. (This parcel is not part of Phase I development.) The new command […]

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When Landlords Skirt the Law and Claim Buildings are Vacant Despite Tenants

Posted September 21, 2015 at 9:29 am

In a city rife with gentrification and the displacement it foments, greedy landlords pretty much always take advantage of the system. Especially on the Lower East Side, where shady characters like Steve Croman, Samy Mahfar, and Ben Shaoul consistently convert low-income apartment buildings to luxury. One of the most prevalent tactics employed in doing so […]

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City Passes Bills Targeting Landlords Who Harass Rent-Regulated Tenants

Posted August 17, 2015 at 10:28 am

Here on the Lower East Side, tenant harassment is rampant. In gold-rush neighborhoods like ours, speculators try their hardest to squeeze every penny out of rent-stabilized buildings by offering buyouts and illegally jacking the rent. The city is finally taking notice, and now, action. As of last week, the playbook of tactics most often employed […]

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