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Subway Sandwich Shop Reopens on Essex Street 6 Months After Flood

Posted August 19, 2015 at 9:23 am

The three-and-a-half-year-old Subway franchise at 153 Essex Street has returned from the dead. Resurrected some six months after a flood in the building sidelined the operation. The store remained closed since February (nay, Februany), with its crinkled storefront announcement (“Your Subway is temporarily closed”) of the incident holding court. Subway opened at 153 Essex Street […]

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Firefighters Battling Blaze on Essex Street Right Now [Updated]

Last modified May 8, 2015 at 11:19 pm

Firefighters are currently battling a fire at 153 Essex Street. A half-dozen trucks from the FDNY are parked curbside. Tower ladders in action. At Street level, it appears the fire is out. But the water is still flowing. Looks like the fancy glass box apartment is the one affected. They’re breaking through the bottom of […]

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Subway Franchise on Essex Street Felled by Flood

Posted February 24, 2015 at 9:19 am

FebruANY? More like FebruFLOODING… The three-year-old Subway sandwich outpost at 153 Essex Street was felled last week by flooding in the building. Not much is known about the cause of the deluge, but it was enough to ruin business for this franchisee. Perhaps a busted water pipe due to sub-freezing temperatures. According to a handwritten […]

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Two Bit’s Retro Arcade Reopens on Essex Street After Brief Closure

Posted September 2, 2014 at 6:05 am

The game’s not up, it seems. Two Bit’s pumped in another quarter to continue playing at 153 Essex Street. That’s right, gamers. The year-old retro arcade bar reopened right before the holiday weekend after a week-long recess. Two Bit’s closed unexpectedly two weeks ago for the second time in three months. It was another instance […]

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Two Bit’s Retro Arcade on Essex Street Abruptly Closes for ‘Maintenance’

Posted August 26, 2014 at 6:03 am

It’s a sad day of purgatory for local gamers. All signs point to game over for Two Bit’s Retro Arcade at 153 Essex Street, but nothing is yet confirmed. Instead we’re left with a room full of cabinets and a window to tease. Roughly one week ago, the establishment closed with a handwritten note on the door […]

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First Look: Two Bit’s Retro Arcade on Essex

Posted December 3, 2012 at 6:48 am

As expected, Two Bit’s Retro Arcade officially opened its doors at 153 Essex Street late last week.

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Two Bit’s Retro Arcade Opens This Week at 153 Essex

Posted November 26, 2012 at 6:09 am

Three months after announcing itself, the hotly-anticipated Two Bit’s Retro Arcade is now mere days from opening at 153 Essex Street.

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Coming Soon: Two-Bit’s Retro Arcade at 153 Essex Street

Posted June 25, 2012 at 6:41 am

Here’s something to get excited about. The recently-reopened Chinatown Fair is no longer the only game in town, so to speak. Some new competition is on deck for 153 Essex Street.

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Subway Franchise Opens at 153 Essex Street

Posted February 27, 2012 at 6:09 am

It looks precisely as you imagined it would. No surprises. Just like every other friggin’ Subway franchise that’s infected the Lower East Side of late.

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Triple 5 Soul Closes Pop-Up Shop at 153 Essex

Posted January 19, 2012 at 6:18 am

Just as Subway was installing its monstrosity of a backlit storefront awning last week, the Triple 5 Soul pop-up shop next door began packing up its inventory.

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