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‘Tang’s Noodle’ Joins the Leon Hotel on Canal Street

Posted December 15, 2017 at 5:11 am

Chinatown has another noodle shop to its name. Coming soon to the four-year-old Leon Hotel is Tang’s Noodle. If the signage is to be believed, this is the first stateside restaurant for the import. Build-out of the small ten-table establishment had been underway since summertime. And it’s not to be confused with the new hotpot […]

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Three Years Delayed, ‘Forsyth Street Plaza’ Might Actually Debut Next Month

Last modified October 27, 2017 at 4:31 pm

Forsyth Street Plaza finally rejoins the ranks of the living. Construction work on the elevated park space by the Manhattan Bridge had been at a stand-still for months, but finally resumed at the outset of summer. And now the end is finally nigh. Construction workers onsite intimate that there is probably another month or so […]

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Manhattan Bridge Makeover and Rehab Slated to Begin Next Summer

Posted September 14, 2017 at 5:08 am

Starting next summer, the city will undergo the next step in the neverending rehabilitation of the Manhattan Bridge. It’s a multi-year effort (i.e. “component rehab”) aimed at updating both structural and ornamental elements that are in a purported dire need of repair. Brian Gill, Chief Engineer of Manhattan Bridge Reconstruction for the Transportation Department, and […]

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Andre 3000 of Outkast Poses for Tretorn’s Fall Fashions on the Bowery

Posted September 6, 2017 at 9:25 am

Herewith, a gratuitous shot of Andre 3000 posing for a photo shoot on the Bowery. The Outkast co-frontman was in the neighborhood yesterday pimping fashions for Tretorn, the Swedish-based footwear/outerwear brand. The 41-year-old rapper (aka Andre Benjamin) partnered with Tretorn earlier this year, and was anointed Creative Director. His most immediate responsibility, apparently, is being […]

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Bowery Cyclist Hit by Cab in Critical Condition

Last modified June 26, 2017 at 9:53 am

Earlier this morning, at roughly 6:45am, a cyclist heading east on Canal Street collided with a northbound taxi at the Bowery. Tons of cops are on the scene now, snarling traffic by the Manhattan Bridge. The mangled bike remains on its side in the intersection alongside splotches of blood. The unnamed cyclist remains in Critical […]

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Coleman Skatepark Gets Quick Tune-Up Just in Time for ‘Go Skateboarding Day’

Posted June 21, 2017 at 5:15 am

Today is the thirteenth “Go Skateboarding Day,” an international skate event held annually to both celebrate and promote the sport. At home on the local level, meanwhile, the one and only Lower East Side skatepark got some love. Nike SB recently invested some cash to upgrade elements of the Coleman Playground (aka the “Coleman Oval”) beneath […]

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Exhuming James Bond’s Runaway Car Scene on the FDR [VIDEO]

Posted May 24, 2017 at 5:10 am

Yesterday, actor Sir Roger Moore passed away at the age of 89. He portrayed a more humorous James Bond in a record-setting seven franchise films. He died in Switzerland after “a short but brave battle with cancer,” according to tweets from the family. So, we thought it appropriate to revisit the scene from Live and […]

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Did You Know that NYC has its Own Naval Militia? [HISTORY]

Posted February 24, 2017 at 9:49 am

Ever heard of the New York Naval Militia? I hadn’t, but now that I have, why not share? From their website: The New York Naval Militia was organized as a Provisional Naval Battalion in 1889 and was formally mustered into State service as the First Battalion, Naval Reserve Artillery, on 23 June 1891. Today, the New […]

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City Finally Breaks Ground on Chrystie Street 2-Way Bike Lane

Posted September 6, 2016 at 9:44 am

Baby steps notwithstanding, the highly anticipated two-way bike lane on Chrystie Street is now underway. Herewith, an update. Groundbreak commenced just before the holiday weekend in the intersection of Canal Street, where contractors are remodeling the median strip. Upon completion, it’ll be situated ten feet to the west in order to accommodate the new bike route. […]

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At 14 Stories, Extell’s LES Tower is Taller than the Manhattan Bridge Roadbed

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:41 pm

It finally happened, alas. Extell’s behemoth tower on the Lower East Side waterfront – One Manhattan Square – just reached its first major milestone. Despite the apparent financial woes. As of this week, the superstructure currently sits at approximately fourteen stories, handily surpassing the Manhattan Bridge roadbed. We took a trip mid-span to verify. What’s clear is that […]

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