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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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‘Yours Truly’ Coffee Shop Opening This Week at 8 Spring Street

Posted April 21, 2015 at 5:17 am

When the brown butcher paper arrived in the windows of 8 Spring Street back in January, it teased a simple handwritten message. “Something wonderful is coming.” That something is actually a miniscule coffee spot called Yours Truly. Yours Truly, in its own words, is “dedicated to coffee excellence and inspirational menu items.” The shoebox shop […]

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Tenants and Advocates Publicly Lambast Samy Mahfar for Constant Harassment and Unsafe Living Conditions

Posted April 21, 2015 at 5:08 am

In a high-profile move, embattled residents of Samy Mahfar (SMA Equities) properties queued yesterday in the rain to announce a new round of legal action. Indeed, now a total of four buildings are suing the notorious slumlord – 102 Norfolk, 113 Stanton, 22 Spring, and 210 Rivington. Here is a quick recap of what went […]

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Samy Mahfar Tenants File 3 More Lawsuits Alleging Harassment; Press Conference Planned Today

Posted April 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

For the embattled tenants of SMA Equities (aka Samy Mahfar) properties across the neighborhood – collectively the Mahfar Tenants’ Alliance – it’s a full court press. Word just came down the pike that residents in three other buildings are filing a lawsuit against the controversial landlord (210 Rivington, 22 Spring, 102 Norfolk). The legal action […]

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Samy Mahfar Stooge Michel Pimienta is Harassing 22 Spring Street, Tenants Allege

Last modified April 14, 2015 at 7:36 am

It’s not just the purported gas tampering that worries residents of 22 Spring Street, but also a familiar threat. That bully Michel Pimienta is reportedly back at it… Michel Pimienta is/was the trusty tool in Samy Mahfar’s utility belt, helping the controversial landlord better capitalize on his acquisitions. He’s a hired hand on the front […]

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Samy Mahfar Slapped with Stop-Work Order for Illegal Gas System at 22 Spring Street

Last modified April 3, 2015 at 9:46 am

It would appear that the Department of Buildings is on a defensive, yet proactive footing in the wake of the deadly explosion on Second Avenue last week. Allegedly tampering with gas lines at 22 Spring Street is proving problematic for SMA Equities (aka Samy Mahfar), yet potentially dangerous for tenants. In a swift follow-up to […]

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