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City Seeks Proposals to Convert Allen Mall Bathhouse into Food Stand

Posted July 22, 2016 at 5:09 am

Now’s your chance to convert an old Lower East Side shithouse into a food stand. That’s right; the city officially began its Request for Proposals (“RFP”) process last week in order to redevelop the relic bathhouse situated in the Allen Street Mall. The decades-old structure – constructed in the 1930s as a bathroom for riders […]

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With ‘Li-Li’s’ Bar Donezo, Vegan Fashion Brand ‘Vaute NYC’ Moves to 114 Stanton Street

Posted July 21, 2016 at 5:06 am

As nightlife dries up on part of Stanton Street, fashion takes hold. Li-Li’s deubted at 112 Stanton Street back in December. It wasn’t really on anyone’s radar, which is probably why it’s now down for the count. This so-called restaurant dedicated to French fusion fare hasn’t been open for consecutive months. The security gates firmly in […]

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Your First Peek Inside ‘Little Canal’ Soon to Open at 26 Canal Street

Posted July 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

Take a peek. That there is the interior of the newest Chinatown eatery, Little Canal. Under construction for seven months already, paper window treatments had obscured its identity until now. And judging by the progress within, a grand opening at 26 Canal Street can’t be too far off. As previously reported, local photographer Jereme Barnas […]

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First Look at ‘The John Lamb’ Nightspot at Orchard Street’s Sago Hotel

Posted July 20, 2016 at 5:00 am

And here you thought it would never happen. The John Lamb is opening soon at the relatively new Sago Hotel on Orchard Street. It’s been a long time coming for principal Joseph Valentine, who’s been threatening this farm-to-table restaurant concept for nearly two years already. Teaser signage was posted in the windows of 119 Orchard […]

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DOT Finally Installed Mid-Block Crossing and Traffic Signal on Clinton Street

Posted July 19, 2016 at 5:00 am

By now, you’ve probably noticed the installation of a mid-block crosswalk on Clinton Street between Grand and East Broadway. The zebra and the accompanying traffic signal was a years-running battle for Seward Park locals eager to see safer streets on the proverbial doorstep. Operational since several weeks ago, both the signal and crosswalk seem to […]

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New South Street Median Secures Temporary Public Art Project

Posted July 14, 2016 at 5:19 am

It’s official: the new archipelago of concrete median islands on South Street are going to get some public art. Earlier this week, State Senator Daniel Squadron, the DOT, and the Hester Street Collaborative gave it the go-ahead via vote at the CB3 subcommittee meeting. Artists Samuel Holleran and Chat Travieso won the bid; their temporary project […]

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The Lowline Just Cleared a Major Hurdle Toward Opening in 4 Years, but Not Everyone is Thrilled About it

Posted July 14, 2016 at 5:00 am

City officials yesterday evening announced their full support of the $90 million Lowline project, some five years after its conception. As previously reported, the proposed tech-savvy park will reside in the old trolley terminal beneath Delancey Street (and visible in the Essex Street subway station). The announcement came during the Community Board 3 meeting meant to address […]

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That Public Squash Court in Hamilton Fish Park Might Take a Minute to Happen

Posted July 13, 2016 at 5:10 am

Plans to install a public squash court on the Lower East Side, a first of its kind in New York City – are not as final as previously believed. When we first brought word that the year-old Public Squash Foundation proposed an installation inside the Hamilton Fish Park on Pitt Street, feathers ruffled almost immediately. We […]

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New Concrete Medians Installed On South Street as Part of ‘Greenway’ Project

Posted July 12, 2016 at 5:10 am

Get ready for the South Street Greenway. Despite the short-run setback of a new roadbed (three months’ worth), real progress is now visible with regard to the South Street Greenway project. The infrastructural implementation that began back in March (or so we thought) – this included flyers explaining imminent fixes – was apparently sidelined by […]

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Holiday Inn Rooftop Bar on Delancey Draws Ire from Neighbors and CB3, Which Votes to Deny

Posted July 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

The three-year-old Holiday Inn at the corner of Delancey and Suffolk Streets recently waded into a sea of controversy with its proposed rooftop bar. Hundreds of neighbors living in the vicinity are none too thrilled about a proposed high-capacity club operating above their homes. Community Board 3 agreed with the block and denied the application brought forth […]

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