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‘Balanced Pilates’ Opens its 2nd Studio at 17 Essex Today

Posted May 18, 2015 at 10:19 am

When word dropped earlier this year that a half-baked bar concept called Vote for Pedro wanted to open in the 400 square-foot sublevel space at 17 Essex Street, neighbors immediately mobilized to block the application. Both the Orchard Street Block Association and SPaCE posed a united front to ensure Community Board 3 delivered a denial. […]

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Mandate of Heaven Folds After a Year on Essex Street

Posted March 25, 2015 at 5:19 am

Mandate of Heaven is now there. Gone from the neighborhood. The funky second-floor boutique apparently couldn’t make ends meet at 17 Essex Street and closed for good earlier this month. A leasing poster courtesy of Millennium Realty Group now holds court in the window. It was a short-lived affair in Seward Park, clocking in at […]



No Vote: Essex Street Residents Don’t Want Another Bar Along Seward Park

Last modified March 16, 2015 at 10:17 am

Not everyone out there is stoked to vote for Pedro. A group of outspoken residents along the perimeter of Seward Park (part of the SPaCE block association) have begun a grassroots campaign against the new Mexican joint planned for 17 Essex Street. As previously reported, an applicant called Vote for Pedro is gunning to open […]

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‘Vote for Pedro’ is a Mexican Eatery Vying for 17 Essex Street

Posted March 4, 2015 at 5:00 am

Contain your liger’s excitement, for a thin slice of Napoleon Dynamite is headed to Seward Park. Translation = another restaurant is angling to open in this once-storied district of Judaica. Just a few doors north of the forthcoming Salvadoran restaurant Cabalito, a Mexican restaurant is currently in the infant stage of development. Working title of […]

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Pamela Barsky is Moving Her Workspace to 17 Essex Street

Posted September 24, 2014 at 6:09 am

In May 2013, the Urban Cricket hopped to the Lower East Side and settled alongside like-minded designer Pamela Barsky at 29 Essex Street. Both brands share the commercial footprint as studio and store for their unique fashion sundries. Now, eighteen months later, we are told Ms. Barsky is moving “part of her operation” to a […]

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Tuff City Styles on Essex Street Closes for Remodeling

Posted February 11, 2014 at 6:03 am

You probably noticed that the roll-down security gate in the lower level of 17 Essex has been shuttered of late. This is the home of Tuff City Styles, the Bronx-based tattoo and paint shop which opened here in May 2011. Despite the absence of any signs or announcements on their website, we are told the […]

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‘Los Anarquistas’ – Symbol’s Anarchist Pop-Up Meeting Room at 17 Essex Street

Posted December 18, 2013 at 6:03 am

You may have noticed the anarchist vibe inside the spartan sub-level store at 17 Essex Street. A podium sits front and center, flanked by flags, just waiting for someone to get up there and drop some knowledge. At its core, the tiny space is a “meeting room,” yet on either side are racks stocked with […]

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Tuff City Styles Opens at 17 Essex Street

Posted May 17, 2011 at 6:39 am

17 Essex Street once peddled in prostitution. Now it’s tattoos and graffiti culture.

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