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Second Suspect in Post-Pianos Pummeling on Orchard Street is Arrested

Posted March 17, 2017 at 8:24 am

The second suspect in the vicious Orchard Street beating caught on tape has been arrested, police said. The collar of 23-year-old Shachin Gauchan yesterday followed mere hours after his pal, Nawang Choying (both are Queens natives), was also brought in on felony gang assault charges. According to the New York Post, Choying provided information that […]

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Suspect Arrested in Connection to Brutal Orchard Street Beatdown

Posted March 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

One of the suspects involved in the vicious beating of a 24-year-old man on Orchard Street last week (March 10) was arrested by the 7th Precinct last night. Detectives arrested Nawang Choying, and charged him with felony gang assault, police said. The second perp involved in the fight is still at large, but was identified […]

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Brutal Orchard Street Beating Began as a Fight Inside Pianos Nightclub

Posted March 14, 2017 at 5:03 am

In another sign that Pianos is not the music hub it once was, the club has now been implicated in that brutal beating around the corner on Orchard Street last week. The 24-year-old victim, William Franco, knew his attackers from an altercation at the Ludlow Street venue. Franco and his two future attackers reportedly got into a tussle inside […]

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Guy with Baseball Bat Threatens Bouncer at Pianos on Ludlow Street [VIDEO]

Posted June 3, 2016 at 5:15 am

It’s no secret that bad actors in the local nightlife game tend to attract violence. That much was made crystal clear the last couple months with the rash of local stabbings (and brawl). And here’s another example of Hell Square in its prime. On Wednesday evening, just past midnight, a man wielding a baseball bat was […]

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Pianos Instates Noise Control Program Due to Heightened Pressure from Hell Square Residents

Last modified June 22, 2015 at 8:20 am

Pianos on Ludlow Street is one of the busiest nightlife venues in Hell Square. A favorite of college kids, recent grads, and B&T alike, its queues almost always snake out of control during peak weekends hours. Usually a shitshow. The forum for complaint is oftentimes the 7th Precinct Community Council, but resolution is mostly out […]

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DMA’s Discuss Noel Gallagher and Why Laundry is the Enemy [INTERVIEW]

Last modified June 16, 2015 at 8:41 am

Fresh off their self-titled debut EP, Sydney-based garage-pop band DMA’s brought their upbeat nostalgic tunes to the masses at Governors Ball last weekend. We caught up with principal songwriters Matt Mason and Johnny Took after the set to snag some nuggets on how to survive the typical summer music festival circuit. BOWERY BOOGIE: Where’d you […]

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Experience 11 Minutes of Late-Night Hell in Hell Square, Complete with Brawl [VIDEO]

Posted December 24, 2014 at 5:00 am

Apparently this past weekend was considered by some as “SantaCon without the costumes on the Lower East Side.” In response, the LES Dwellers released a pair of videos shot in Hell Square that illustrate as much. This footage was filmed at 3:30am Sunday morning at the corner of Ludlow and Stanton Streets. Peak hours for […]

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Clinton Street Baking Co., Georgia’s Eastside BBQ, and Pianos All Approved by CB3

Last modified July 15, 2014 at 9:08 am

Community Board 3 decided to split the SLA subcommittee agenda into a two-night extravaganza. Without the alcohol. The panel approved much of what came their way. Here are some notes: Clinton Street Baking Co., 2-4 Clinton Street Word first circulated back in April that the Clinton Street Baking Co. was expanding its footprint with plans […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Bystander Injured in Banksy Installation Removal on Ludlow

Posted October 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Every time Banksy puts up a new piece during his month-long NYC “residency,” vandals, collectors, and admirers swarm the chosen locations. Mere days after the Bristol-based street artist placed a mural-laden car in the vacant lot at 157 Ludlow Street, the doors were stolen. Then yesterday afternoon, the exhibit was carted away to an unspecified […]

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Banksy Strikes the LES Again

Posted October 10, 2013 at 9:45 am

Banksy fans swarmed to his latest piece yesterday. This time across from Pianos. More coverage with tons of pics over at this street art blog.

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