153 Essex Street


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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Another Lower East Side Subway Planned for Essex Street

Posted January 16, 2012 at 6:42 am

Now the Hell Square periphery gets its own Subway outpost to boast. Indeed, Essex Street, you’re up next!

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Triple 5 Soul Opens Pop-Up at 153 Essex Street

Posted November 22, 2011 at 6:42 am

Iconic Lower East Side imprint Triple 5 Soul is spending a couple months peddling its streetwear in this pop-up environment at 153 Essex.

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153 Essex Sheds its Plywood and Netting

Posted May 17, 2010 at 6:18 am

For a solid few years, 153 Essex Street has been an eyesore of a building, encased in dark netting and cordoned off by rotten sidewalk plywood.  It was essentially a push-up job – adding a small tumor to the original five-story building – but never appeared to have a clear completion date in sight. In the […]

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