Crowdfunding

La Petite Mort is Struggling to Survive on Lower Orchard Street

Posted March 30, 2016 at 5:00 am

“In many ways we were doing great,” notes Osvaldo Jimenez (aka SlutLust), co-owner of La Petite Mort on Orchard Street. “But it was only a matter of time before our financials finally caught up to the fun accolades and then we fell a month behind in rent.”  His boutique of two-and-a-half years is struggling to stay afloat […]

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Chinatown Soup Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Help Launch ‘Community Focused Cafe’ with Junie Dish

Posted December 2, 2015 at 5:12 am

​For the second year running, the “communion of creatives” behind Chinatown Soup are panhandling online with the hope of expanding their vision. This year, the goal for the Lower East Side establishment is more ambitious. Chinatown Soup launched at 16 Orchard Street around this time last year, having taken the torch from the contractor Great […]

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Bluestockings Bookstore Raises More Than $37K to Stay on LES; Renovation to Follow Next Month

Posted October 29, 2015 at 5:00 am

Bluestockings is one of the last “feminist bookstores” in the country (there are 13). In fact, it’s pretty much the only bookstore on the Lower East Side. The sixteen-year-old, left-leaning institution is committed to staying in the neighborhood, having recently re-upped the lease at 172 Allen Street. But costs of maintaining the business have skyrocketed. […]

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The COW Theater on Clinton Street Starts Crowdfunding Campaign to Stay Alive

Posted June 18, 2015 at 8:22 am

Much like its legendary theatrical predecessor, the COW Theater (“Celebration of Whimsy”) has kickstarted a crowdfunding campaign to stay alive. Two years into its run on Clinton Street and the bottom line is apparently in the red. The independent arts organization presently seeks $30,000 from supporters to “help keep our lights on and door open” at […]

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Manitoba’s is Crowdfunding to Pay Settlement and Stay Alive on Avenue B

Last modified January 21, 2015 at 9:25 am

Manitoba’s is the very type of establishment that is fading from the greater Lower East Side. A no-frills dive bar with good tunes and edgy vibe that doesn’t rely on pay-for-play crap like Urban Daddy. Unfortunately, like so many others, the watering hole is threatened. As first reported by EV Grieve last week, Handsome Dick’s […]

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Crowdfunding to Outfit Campos Plaza Community Center with Tablets

Posted May 10, 2013 at 6:20 am

S.O.S. Gamers is a local non-profit organization that aims to use “interactive electronic entertainment as a means to perform charitable services and support causes that aid society as a whole.”

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Stanton Street Synagogue Receives Overwhelming Funding Support

Posted December 17, 2012 at 6:18 am

Thanks to crowdfunding efforts via Lucky Ant, the Stanton Street Synagogue met (and exceeded) its initial all-or-nothing goal of $10,000, and with time to spare.

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Eastwood Crowdfunding to Open at 221 East Broadway

Posted October 4, 2012 at 6:09 am

When Sivan Harlap (of B-Side fame) and business partner Andrew States pitched their new bar concept for 221 East Broadway, Community Board 3 was split.

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Cake Shop Will Likely Sign Ten-Year Lease at 152 Ludlow

Posted July 25, 2012 at 6:08 am

A mere three months ago, Cake Shop was in dire straits, facing eviction from 152 Ludlow Street. Things are looking much better these days for the Lower East Side venue.

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Parkside Lounge Crowdfunding for New Stage and Sound System

Posted June 4, 2012 at 6:43 am

We’ve definitely reached the saturation point with regard to neighborhood crowdfunding projects. A zillion collection pots are simultaneously going around these days.

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