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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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KLM Equities Acquires 50 Spring for $13.7M, New Commercial Buiding Planned

Posted October 23, 2015 at 5:07 am

It’s been a little while since a pre-war tenement was torn asunder in Little Italy. Old habits die hard for developers, though. Next in line to fall is the four-story building at 50 Spring Street, which changed hands two months ago for an ungodly $13.7 million. Kinda high, no? KLM Equities is the buyer of […]

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Ben Sherman is Closing Its Flagship SoHo Store at the End of December

Posted October 14, 2015 at 5:12 am

It’s a veritable Evacuation Day of sorts, albeit just shy of the anniversary. The British-based fashion line Ben Sherman is withdrawing from New York City after anchoring its SoHo block for nigh on ten years. There is no overt mention of the shutter on its facade, but the plethora of sale signage in the windows […]

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Baked by Melissa Just Quietly Opened a New SoHo Kiosk on Spring Street

Last modified September 3, 2015 at 8:31 am

Without much fanfare, mini-cupcake empire Baked by Melissa just re-established itself in SoHo. The new neighborhood outpost debuted Monday afternoon at 63 Spring Street (aka 234 Lafayette), an address that’s seen quite an upheaval in the last year. This kiosk takes the torch from the OG location a few blocks westward, which closed last summer due […]

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This Self-Proclaimed ‘Former Gentrifier’ was Himself Gentrified Out and Needs a Home

Posted June 26, 2015 at 5:00 am

One self-proclaimed gentrifier in Nolita is himself being pushed out of the neighborhood. In an “urgent” plea posted to Craigslist, the anonymous resident seeks refuge in a better housing situation. The mainstream clarion call was listed under the “apts wanted” section of the classifieds. “When I arrived in New York City, the proud owner of a […]

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