135 Eldridge Street

Second ‘Lena Coffee’ is Now Operational on Eldridge Street

Posted June 8, 2017 at 5:11 am

Eldridge Street now has its first trendy coffee shop. As expected, West Village-based Lena Coffee lifted the veil on its newest location at 137 Eldridge Street five days ago, joining a block that continues the trend toward peak gentrification. In addition to coffee, the block between Delancey and Broome Streets also boasts several galleries, including […]

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‘Sensei’ Art Bar Moves to Street Level on Eldridge and Seeks Full Liquor License

Posted May 9, 2017 at 5:04 am

Neighbors weary of a so-called “Hell Square South” at the nexus of Eldridge and Broome Streets are in for another potential scare. We’re already fielding concerns from those fearing another bait-and-switch at 135-137 Eldridge Street where an “art bar” is taking hold. One Joseph Latimore is moving his second-floor art bar, Sensei, from 278 Grand […]

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‘Lena Coffee’ Spinoff will Open at Gentrified 135 Eldridge Street 

Posted March 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

Now that 135 Eldridge Street is sufficiently upscaled (nay, gentrified), the mess of scaffolding and construction materials is gone from the block. In its place, posters advertising the remodeled retail units for suitors more befitting the “new” Lower East Side. And the first taker is here. In due course, the Greenwich Village-based Lena Coffee will […]

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Harassed Low-income Tenants at 2 LES Tenements Sue Their Landlord

Last modified August 29, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Let’s evoke the writer’s template again. The events unfolding inside 247 Broome Street are like a broken record. Alleged harassment, intimidation, and bullying in the name of upscaling pre-war tenement buildings. It’s been happening around the Lower East Side for years: boot the rent regulated tenants for those willing to pay astronimcal amounts. The owner […]

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Tenants at 151 Norfolk Street Fearful of Takeover by Notorious Landlord with Harassment History

Posted June 23, 2016 at 5:07 am

Residents of 151 Norfolk Street are freaking out. Especially the rent-regulated ones. Their tenement building at the corner of Stanton Street just changed hands last week for an undisclosed sum. While city records aren’t yet updated to reflect the transaction, the landlord is revealed to be one of the bad guys. We just received a […]

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Reader Report: Landlord Continues to Harass Chinese Tenants at 135-137 Eldridge Street

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 7:03 pm

​A year later, the alleged tenant harassment at 135-137 Eldridge Street shows no sign of abating. Case in point – we’re told that a few residents were allegedly served 30-day lease termination notices before Thanksgiving due to ambiguous “repair work.” Essentially made homeless at a time when the spotlight focuses to those in need. To […]

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New Landlord of 135-137 Eldridge Street Reportedly Harassing Longtime Chinese Tenants

Posted October 29, 2014 at 5:28 am

It’s open season on the Lower East Side for corruption. Another day, another rent regulated building targeted, purchased, and (allegedly) harassed into submission. The newest instance is near the southwest corner of Eldridge and Delancey, a block that continues on its trajectory of gentrification. What’s happening at 135-137 Eldridge is a textbook case of landlord […]

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