137 East Houston

Coming Attractions: Soil Sampling as Sunshine Cinema Redevelopment Looms

Posted August 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

Outside the Sunshine Cinema on East Houston Street, a preview of the future. Namely, the forthcoming redevelopment of the neighborhood movie house into upscale retail and commercial offices. This Davey Drill was spotted taking soil samples yesterday from beneath the sidewalk. Such testing usually signifies the preliminary step before larger construction action begins. East End […]

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Confirmed: Sunshine Cinema will Close Next Year

Posted May 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Confirmation. The Landmark Sunshine Cinema will close next year. As we first disclosed, the $31.5 million contract on the movie house closed yesterday. The New York Post followed up our story with some additional details and renderings. It looks like the structure itself will probably remain intact. East End Capital and K Property Group purchased […]

Report: Yonah Schimmel’s Says It’s Staying on East Houston

Posted January 29, 2015 at 5:12 am

Months of rumors to the contrary, Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery is reportedly to remain at 137 East Houston. We have been hearing persistent chatter from locals about a possible closure and/or move since last November. Our latest intel had it that their landlord intended to boot the century-old lunch counter. “We’ve been here for over 100 […]

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Rumor: A Century Later, Yonah Schimmel’s Knishes May Close Due to Rent Hike

Last modified January 26, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Not even a month into 2015, and already the high-profile Lower East Side closures are stacking up. The greats are fading. Streit’s Matzo obviously comes to mind, with fifth-generation ownership having sold the Rivington Street factory after 90 years on the block. That teary goodbye – and subsequent relocation to New Jersey – is planned […]

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Jerry Stiller Spotted at Yonah Schimmel Knishes

Posted November 28, 2011 at 10:11 am

Jerry Stiller (nay, Frank Costanza) loves Yonah Schimmel’s.  Seriously, who doesn’t? The eighty-four-year-old actor was spotted ordering knishes yesterday afternoon by the folks over at Sidewalks of NY Walking Tours, who were conducting a food tour of the Lower East Side. [Photo Credit: Sidewalks of NY] Herewith, one of our favorite Jerry Stiller moments… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0p2GkR5Ibts&feature=related

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East Houston Roadwork to Begin with Test Pits

Posted August 23, 2010 at 6:26 am

Preliminary preparations for the large-scale East Houston capital works project are now underway (project #HWMP2019). Flyers along the thoroughfare indicate that the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) will be punching so-called “Test Pits” in the pavement between Chrystie and Pitt Street by mid-September.

A Landmark Apology

Posted October 8, 2009 at 6:09 am

Taped to the door of 137 East Houston is this apology from the Landmark Sunshine Cinema.  The issue stems from a recent film screening gone awry with late-night noise problems.  Perhaps this is a fire drill of sorts in anticipation of next week’s premiere of I Kissed a Vampire. The poorly-proofed letter reads: “Dear Neighbors, […]

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