Spring Street


Mic Drop: State Denies ‘The Stand’ Comedy Club a Chance on the Bowery

Posted June 24, 2016 at 5:11 am

After four years on Third Avenue, The Stand was planning on relocating the comedy club to a basement on the Bowery. Apparently some impending development is pushing them out. However, the state denied owner Paul Italia and company a liquor license this week for the subterranean space below 2 Spring Street. Opposition to the establishment was entrenched from […]

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Ricky’s Opens Temporary Shop at Former Spring Natural Location

Posted June 2, 2016 at 9:24 am

Spring Street Natural closed its long-running restaurant at 62 Spring Street back in early January. The forced farewell – after thirty years, no less – was reportedly the result of an exorbitant rent hike. Yet owner Rustam Schoenholt didn’t give up and scored a new location around the corner on Kenmare. Since that time, the high visibility […]

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Ben Sherman to Officially Close SoHo Store Next Week After 10 Years on the Block

Last modified May 26, 2016 at 4:36 pm

SoHo fashion outpost for anglophiles, Ben Sherman, has been on life support (i.e. month-to-month) since last fall. Its stay at 96 Spring Street was extended several times since October in order to deplete all inventory. As previously reported, the brand is ditching its longtime digs after exactly ten years on the block. When we first […]

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5th Floor, 101 Spring St, New York, NY. Photo by Joshua White @ Judd Foundation Archive.

The Donald Judd Foundation Offers a Glimpse into the History of a Different SoHo [HISTORY]

Posted May 5, 2016 at 9:29 am

New York City is made of neighborhoods, which, like many New Yorkers, are constantly changing and reinventing themselves. In today’s era of warp-speed hyper-gentrification, it has become increasingly difficult to keep track of what came before; but that only makes it seem all the more important. For more years than we care to admit, we have […]

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‘The Stand’ Moves Forward with Basement Comedy Club on the Bowery Despite Community Rejection

Posted April 27, 2016 at 5:00 am

​Back in mid-December, we brought word that the ownership behind The Stand comedy club (Paul Italia) was eyeing the cavernous space below the corner of Bowery and Spring Street. However, the opposition turned out to ensure this didn’t happen. The applicant appeared before Community Board 2 in January to obtain approval for a full liquor […]

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Level Group Firm Backs out of Spring Street Sales Office

Last modified February 18, 2016 at 10:23 am

​Back in the summer of 2014, the then-six-month-old midtown-based Level Group real estate brokerage unveiled a pithy new campaign. Wise-crack signage in the window of 6 Spring Street proclaimed the arrival of a new micro-neighborhood: “Soholita,” that area of Spring Street just west of the Bowery. Guess the joke is on them. “We wanted a […]

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Here’s Your First Look at the New ‘Spring Natural’ Opening Next Week on Kenmare Street

Posted February 10, 2016 at 5:10 am

Spring Natural dropped the “street,” and is almost ready to reopen around the corner to 98 Kenmare Street. As previously reported, longtime owner-operator Rus Schoenholt was basically forced from their home of thirty-three years thanks to rent gouging. Indeed, with an expiring lease on hand, the landlord reportedly more than quintupled the monthly rent. Anyway, the year of […]

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‘French Cheese Board’ Event Space Debuts Next Month at Former Spring Street Pinkberry

Posted February 3, 2016 at 5:18 am

The Little Italy Pinkberry outpost closed its doors for the last time more than a year ago. It was no swan song – fire killed the fro-yo joint in January 2013, and it spent eighteen months rebounding for the ultimately-short-lived return. Now, after an extended period rotting in plain sight, 41 Spring Street is returning to the retail […]

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Co-Owner of The Stand Comedy Club Eyes Basement Bar for 2 Spring Street

Posted December 8, 2015 at 5:00 am

Neighbors are up in arms over a new liquor license application for the basement of 2 Spring Street, at the corner of the Bowery. Signs posted in adjacent buildings are even calling on residents to oppose the license at the Community Board 2 meeting tonight. All this, a month after the Sprite pop-up bodega stunt […]

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Haunted History: Ghosts on the Shore of the Ear Inn

Posted October 30, 2015 at 10:31 am

This is a city with millions of stories, many of which belong to ghosts. The Ear Inn implores you to tell these tales if you see any such apparitions. The historic establishment at 326 Spring Street finds its way into countless haunted New York City tours and books. Being that the Ear Inn is considered one of the […]

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