Suffolk Street

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot rehearsal, July 2015

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Debuts July 7 with ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Posted June 7, 2016 at 5:18 am

The summer tradition doth resume, methinks. Popular (and accessible) streetside theater program, “Shakespeare in the Parking Lot,” recently set a date for its return to the Lower East Side. Take note – the new season kicks off July 7 at the Clemente Soto Velez Center with a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It’s the second […]

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Gotham Court Owner Picks up 99 Suffolk for $24.6M

Posted April 12, 2016 at 5:13 am

The owner behind Gotham Court on Ludlow Street just scooped up another rental property a few blocks away. Hubb NYC purchased luxury rental building 99 Suffolk Street – erected back in 2003 – earlier this month for $24.6 million. The eight-story mixed-use building is home to forty units and the recently-opened Elements Preschool. In the […]

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Shakespeare in the Parking Lot rehearsal, July 2015

Clemente Soto Velez Center Hopes to Increase Accessibility with New Elevator and Rear Lot Upgrades

Posted March 1, 2016 at 5:00 am

The iconic Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center is not done upgrading its facility. While the building itself may have undergone an extensive makeover four years ago, it appears the renovations are not complete. The longtime arts organization hopes to improve overall accessibility to its facility, which includes some structural modifications and increasing its visibility on […]

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Yiddish New York Presents “The Jew as the ‘Other’”

Posted December 22, 2015 at 10:49 am

Is it possible to distill the essence of “otherness” as an artist? And, how might an artist deal with the issue of being “exotic” within the context of history and personal experience? “The Jew as the ‘Other,’” an art exhibit in conjunction with the Yiddish New York Festival, seeks to examine these questions. Opening this […]

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In Action in LES with YESONE and the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative

Last modified July 30, 2015 at 11:34 am

Last night was the second installment of the two-part discussion, “Street Art and the Lower East Side.” Sponsored by the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative, the miniseries explored the connections between the decades-old art form and its neighborhood muse. Noted artist YESONE was the subject of yesterday’s event, having spent hours in the brutal heat […]

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Al Diaz and Yoav Litvin to Talk About LES Graffiti History and the Current Scene

Posted July 22, 2015 at 10:24 am

Decades after its introduction, the SAMO tag still intrigues and inspires. Commands respect. It’s so well known that there’s a dedicated Wikipedia page with more than two thousand words. Now its co-creator, Al Diaz, who conceived the idea with high school friend Jean-Michel Basquiat (and also went by “Bomb I”), will talk about the graf […]

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One ‘Privilege’ of a Shop Pops Up at 155 Suffolk Street

Posted June 25, 2015 at 5:10 am

The Lower East Side now has the privilege of Privilege. The Brooklyn-based urban lifestyle boutique just opened a pop-up shop at 155 Suffolk Street. It’s a two-week retail collaboration that includes various choices of apparel, footwear, and skate goods. The five-year-old brand will continue selling at 155 Suffolk Street through July 3. Thereafter, you’ll need to shop […]

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Resurrected 179 Suffolk Street Revealed, will Feature Condos and Church

Posted June 9, 2015 at 5:19 am

The undead is no longer. Yup. The onetime zombie construction known as 179 Suffolk Street (aka 265 East Houston) received its jolt of life, and rejoined the ranks of the living last year. It took awhile, but the ten-story residential building finally topped out at 119 feet a few months ago, and is now thisclose […]

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Hanksy Riffs on Robert Frost with ‘Bold’ Piece on the Streit’s Matzo Factory

Last modified March 18, 2015 at 11:22 am

Pony Boy himself might have chuckled had his narrative crossed the intersection of Suffolk and Rivington Streets. Prolific pun-master Hanksy added his two cents to the famous Robert Frost poem. “Nothing bold can stay” is now scrawled across the western exposure of the Streit’s Matzo factory in large lettering. The paint job happened sometime yesterday […]

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99 Suffolk Street, February 2015

99 Suffolk Street Listed for $26M; Elements Preschool Takes Over Ground Level

Posted February 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

The Lower East Side Montessori School on Suffolk Street is calling it quits in the coming months. We hear that a new facility called Elements Preschool is currently in the process of taking over the space, and converting it into a “learning center” with a strong “emphasis on learning outside of the traditional classroom.” The […]

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