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‘Forever’ an Invasion on the Lower East Side

Posted December 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

It never ends, does it. Filming activities for the ABC show Forever constantly plague the area east of Essex Street, at an average rate of once a week. With good reason. This is where the fictional Abe’s Antiques resides (154 Stanton), eponymous place of employment for a main character in the show (Abe Morgan). The […]

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Parking Lot at 170 Suffolk is Being Converted to Gallery and Residential Duplex

Posted October 1, 2014 at 6:03 am

The mysterious garage-slash-scrapyard beside 170 Suffolk Street is presently undergoing massive change. For years, green brick and security gate warned of its nature as an “active driveway.” No longer. Property owner Michele Cohen filed permits with the Department of Buildings back in June to construct a two-story mixed-use building. The new structure will house “two […]

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Streit’s Matzo Facade Becomes Art Haven with New Mural by Connor Harrington

Posted September 29, 2014 at 10:08 am

What do street artists Logan Hicks, Crash, and Conor Harrington have in common? Simple. Each boasts an eye-catching mural on a one-block stretch of Suffolk Street. And now having commissioned artwork by these luminaries on the Lower East Side (not to mention Shepard Fairey), the Little Italy Street Art Project continues the quest to curate […]

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The Rachel Uffner Gallery Controversially Closed Adjacent Community Garden for Private Party

Last modified September 10, 2014 at 3:18 pm

The Rachel Uffner Gallery on Suffolk Street celebrated its latest installation – Strauss Bourque-LaFrance’s “No Aloha” – this past Sunday evening with a private party. Pretty standard. The only problem, however, is that the showroom roped off the adjacent 2,385 square-foot public garden for private use. Boogie reader Josh Cohen was concerned with this over-reaching […]

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‘SHNY’ on Suffolk Street Morphs Into New Cafe Called ‘Mr. Rapidan’

Last modified July 31, 2014 at 7:56 am

Some five months into its tenure at 116 Suffolk Street, Spreadhouse is changing its tune. Or should we say, taste. The short-lived SHNY “creative space” is no more, instead having morphed into a new cafe concept called “Mr. Rapidan.” The changeover was swift, happening just last week. Apparently Mr. Rapidan is pulling double duty, acting as […]

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Here’s the New Logan Hicks Mural Outside the Burger King on Suffolk Street

Posted May 21, 2014 at 6:08 am

After a few days of prep and paint, Logan Hicks completed his latest Lower East Side mural at the end of last week. The Suffolk Street facade of Burger King now carries the silhouette of a woman in white against patterned blue backdrop. The Little Italy Street Art Project was instrumental in tapping Hicks for […]

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Lady of Grand’s Pick: Subject’s Gin + Lavender Tonic

Posted May 8, 2014 at 11:00 am

Subject’s Suffolk Street drinking den is still under the radar for many people in the neighborhood. Their Gin + Lavender tonic made with Damrak Amsterdam Gin, Lime, and housemade Lavender tonic is one of those drinks I will be sipping now that it’s spring time. Every bitter, infusion, tincture, and tonic is made there without […]

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Rothko Retail on Suffolk Street Now ‘SHNY’ Creative Space

Posted March 17, 2014 at 6:05 am

Rather surprising that the old Rothko building at 116 Suffolk Street found a ground level tenant so damn quickly. Well, relatively, of course.  It was late September when Organic Avenue decided to jet from its neighborhood birthplace. This was its home for four years, after relocating from 101 Stanton in 2009. Now, it’s another gallery-slash-exhibition […]

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Chicago Street Artist ‘Don’t Fret’ Wheat-Pastes the Lower East Side

Posted March 10, 2014 at 10:30 am

  Chicago-based street artist Don’t Fret is in town, and he’s surely making himself known (just don’t call him Shirley). He apparently spent the weekend pasting several Lower East Side walls with various comedic characters and goofy musings. We spotted pieces from Freeman Alley all the way to Division Street in Chinatown. Some of the […]

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Queen Andrea Brings Converse Color Burst to Streit’s Matzo Factory

Posted March 3, 2014 at 11:37 am

The Suffolk Street facade of Streit’s Matzo factory is a consistent target for taggers and vandals. It’s an expansive wall-canvas with no windows. But the decades-old stalwart recently decided to pimp a piece of the exterior for some advertising dough (pun intended). Late last week, street artist Queen Andrea painted yet another colorful mural as […]

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