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‘Balvanera’ to Debut Its Argentinian Cuisine in Old Azul Space on Stanton Street

Posted July 2, 2014 at 5:17 am

Opened in 2001, Azul Bistro was an early pioneer on the Lower East Side, east of Essex Street. It certainly had a good decade-plus run, having shuttered just after the new year. The closure wasn’t too surprising, but was a slow demise. Peak hours in recent years were generally empty, and the establishment seemingly lost […]

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You Might See Jason Sudeikis Filming ‘Sleeping with Other People’ in Hell Square Today

Posted June 26, 2014 at 6:07 am

If the constant construction and roadwork wasn’t bad enough, production on a new ensemble romantic comedy will simultaneously clog Hell Square later today. The standard “no parking” signs are in place, cordoning the area near the corner of Essex and Stanton Streets. The film in question is called Sleeping with Other People, and stars Jason […]

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7th Annual ShowdownNYC Street Soccer Match Kicks Off Tomorrow Night

Posted June 24, 2014 at 6:11 am

World Cup excitement is at a fever pitch (pun intended), and this week footballers, basketballers, giddy children, and fans of all ages will take to Sara D. Roosevelt Park for Steve Nash’s 7th Annual Showdown NYC, to benefit the Steve Nash Foundation. With world class talent always showing up for the 8-a-side street match, and with the US […]

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Children’s Magical Garden Seeks Last-Minute Funding for Youth Mentorship Project

Posted June 19, 2014 at 6:05 am

While still embroiled in legal proceedings over the remaining parcel, the Children’s Magical Garden is pushing forward with its programming. For the last few weeks, advocates have been crowdsourcing to help fund their new youth mentoring project. In this case, it’s a free organic gardening program run by two young women who grew up in […]

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CB3 Denies The Derby Alteration and Epstein’s 2-Floor Expansion

Posted June 17, 2014 at 9:18 am

Two items of note from last night’s SLA subcommittee meeting. Both applicants are actually on the same block in Hell Square – Epstein’s Bar and The Derby. Let’s start with Rob Shamlian and The Derby at 167 Orchard Street. You may be asking yourself why he’s back in the saddle, asking one more time for […]

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‘Don’t Be a Bully’ Community Mural to be Unveiled This Saturday

Posted June 5, 2014 at 11:00 am

Nine winners have been chosen by Healthfirst in the first-ever “Don’t Be a Bully” contest. And this Saturday (June 7), their artwork will be unveiled in a community mural at the Grand Street Settlement-Beacon Community Center (145 Stanton Street). The event kicks off at 1pm and performances from NYC Arts Cypher founder Charlie B. and […]

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A Local Dentist Wants to Open ‘Nuevo’ Latin Restaurant at 112 Stanton Street

Posted June 3, 2014 at 6:13 am

Belraf Fabrics relocated from 112 Stanton Street about five years ago, and now resides around the corner at 159 Orchard Street. Since the move, the ground level store has remained a vacancy. Now the building owner, a local certifiied dentist no less, wants to bring in a new Latin restaurant. Landlord Chun Yuk Lee, a […]

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Epstein’s Bar Back on the Agenda to Add 2 More Levels of ‘Bro’

Posted May 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

Locals know to avoid Epstein’s Bar at all costs on the weekends. The above photo, snatched from Instagram, shows why. It’s basically a bro party on the sidewalk. And now they want a larger footprint within the building. As we previously reported, Epstein’s seeks to expand its square-footage by annexing the two commercial floors up above. […]

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El Sombrero in Ruins Ahead of Restaurant Revamp [PHOTOS]

Posted May 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

Gut renovation began at El Sombrero this week, mere days after the plywood fence was constructed onsite. Even though the name and style of the restaurant is ostensibly to remain the same, it’s nonetheless a bitter pill to swallow. Just look at El Sombrero now. The signage on the Stanton Street frontage was removed and presumably […]

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Richard Kimmel Quietly Opens Kitty’s Canteen on Stanton, and Snoop Dogg Approves

Posted May 21, 2014 at 5:16 am

Co-owner of The Box, Richard Kimmel, already opened his newest venture. Though, you wouldn’t necessarily know it. In typical Kimmel fashion, the storefront toys with perceptions and appearances. The Box hides behind the veneer of Spanjer Signs; with Kitty’s Canteen at 9 Stanton, the guise is of a restaurant still under construction. Indeed, the security […]

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