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CB3 Fully Backs the Establishment of a Community Gardens District on the Lower East Side

Posted January 30, 2015 at 9:17 am

In a huge boon to the area’s history of guerrilla gardening, Community Board 3 last night voted to support the creation of a Community Gardens District in the East Village/Lower East Side. That includes the remaining 46 gardens still located within its confines. The full board ratified the advisory resolution recommended by the Parks subcommittee […]

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Forever Filming ‘Forever’ on the Lower East Side

Posted January 21, 2015 at 10:21 am

Forever filming Forever on the Lower East Side. Take 859. The ABC series is slated to resume its normal occupation of Suffolk Street today to film scenes at the faux Abe’s Antiques shop. This is the eponymous place of employment for a main character in the show (Abe Morgan). Remember that the set was constructed here at 154 […]

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Nike Soccer Field on Stanton Street is in Terrible Shape; Parks Department Considers Repair a Priority

Posted January 14, 2015 at 9:22 am

Repairing the dilapidated (nay, dangerous) Nike soccer field in Sara D. Roosevelt Park is a high priority, according to the Parks Department. Nearly nine years after its media-friendly debut, the Nike-built pitch is in tatters. Literally. The turf carpeting is a dangerous minefield of burrs, divots, and even exposed metal base. One athlete who plays […]

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Illegal Work and Looming Con Edison Service Termination Worries Mahfar Tenants of 113 Stanton

Posted January 9, 2015 at 5:21 am

It doesn’t matter that Samy Mahfar (aka SMA Equities) seems poised to let Con Edison service lapse during this bone-chilling cold spell. It also doesn’t matter that SMA sent a notice to 113 Stanton Street that the boiler and water will be shut for “more work.” Nor does it matter that said renovations, which just […]

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Con Edison May Terminate Service to 113 Stanton Street Thanks to Landlord Samy Mahfar

Posted January 6, 2015 at 5:20 am

There is enough dirt on controversial real estate baron Samy Mahfar to fill the lot of converted luxury apartments he creates. Time to shovel more… Indeed. It appears that Con Edison is a week from shutting power to 113 Stanton Street, the five-story tenement Mahfar purchased last year for $5.25 million. A notice was taped […]

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Memorial Mural Painted for Victims of Cop Violence Outside a Lower East Side Tombstone Shop

Posted December 29, 2014 at 5:39 am

The Little Italy Street Art Project is back with another timely statement outside its namesake neighborhood. And again on the Lower East Side. The grassroots arts group helped commission a new piece to commemorate those fallen young men in the news of late. It’s a memorial mural spray-painted by Cassius Fouler in a fitting location – […]

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Le Salon d’Art Didn’t Make It on Stanton Street, So It’s Now a Pop-Up Storefront

Posted December 29, 2014 at 5:30 am

The last year was somewhat a transition, but ultimately Le Salon d’Art didn’t make it. Last January, owner Hans Kerremans considered selling the business after eight years at 90 Stanton Street (it began life as Tropical Salon). He reconsidered when approached to become an exclusive Aveda salon. However, the stopgap measure didn’t help the bottom […]

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From Cheese to Cheeba: Former Little Muenster on Stanton Street Becomes a Head Shop

Posted November 28, 2014 at 6:20 am

One Stanton Street storefront is making the leap from cheese to cheeba. You’ll recall that local startup Little Muenster melted, having disappeared from the Lower East Side landscape last summer. The cubbyhole space at 100 Stanton Street sat behind a curtain of butcher paper for the intervening months. Until last week. Its replacement isn’t too […]

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ABC’s ‘Forever’ Continues Its Months-Long Filming Residency Today on the Lower East Side

Posted November 21, 2014 at 10:25 am

The season-long residency of Forever continues today on the Lower East Side. This ABC production has been headquartered east of Essex Street (between Houston and Delancey) since July. It was around that time that the production transformed 154 Stanton Street – Smart Clothes Gallery – into a faux shop called “Abe’s Antiques.” Four months out, […]

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Pixie Market Owners Launch ‘Frankie Shop’ at 100 Stanton Street

Posted November 17, 2014 at 6:10 am

When Pixie Market closed its eight-year-old shop last month, we reported that co-owners Gaelle Drevet and Magda Pietrobelli weren’t yet finished with 100 Stanton Street. A new concept was promised at some point in the future. Well, then just became now… Heir to the Pixie Market throne is Frankie Shop. Billed as a “concept store” […]

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