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Previewing the 8th Annual GovBall on Randall’s Island

Posted May 25, 2018 at 5:07 am

With the unofficial start of summer here, festival season is upon us. Now in its eighth iteration, New York City’s homegrown music festival will be dishing out another jam-packed list of musicians, foodie trucks and festivities to take over Randall’s Island Park next weekend, June 1 – 3. Eminem is one of the big headliners […]

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Croman Tenants on Ridge Street Still Without Cooking Gas After 9 Months

Posted May 25, 2018 at 5:06 am

The tenement at 141 Ridge Street (at Stanton) is the latest battleground pitting embittered tenants against incarcerated landlord Steve Croman (aka 9300 Realty). Cooking gas was reportedly shut off last September due to purported unauthorized work on the gas lines. Nine months later, no relief. As a result, tenants began withholding rent payments, so team […]

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James & Karla Murray Fundraising for ‘Mom & Pop’ Installation in Seward Park

Posted May 24, 2018 at 5:11 am

Three months after first revealing their homage to the vanishing city, two prolific storefront chroniclers are raising money for its installation later this summer. Indeed, husband-wife artists James and Karla Murray just unveiled a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their Lower East Side mom-and-pop throwback. “Mom & Pops of the L.E.S.” is a bittersweet large-scale […]

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‘Cherche Midi’ on the Bowery Sets Closing Date for June 10

Posted May 24, 2018 at 5:09 am

For Cherche Midi, the end of the line is nigh. Final date is set. We are told by workers that business at Keith McNally’s four-year-old successor to Pulino’s will reportedly conclude on June 10. The cause for closure is apparently the expiration of the restaurant’s lease. However, the state filing noted the reason as “economic,” […]

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CB3 to Consider Soho House 2-Story ‘Garden’ Expansion on Ludlow Street

Posted May 24, 2018 at 5:06 am

Open for exactly two years, Ludlow House is primed for major expansion on its namesake street. The members-only club proposes demolition of the south-adjacent building – Libation will close imminently – to make way for its Ludlow Garden concept. As previously reported, Ludlow Garden would occupy the ground and cellar levels of the new two-story […]

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Contra/Wildair Team to Join the ‘Market Line’ Roster at Essex Crossing

Last modified May 24, 2018 at 10:35 am

That Hell Square liquor store from the Contra/Wildair guys is dead in the water. But it appears they might be headed to Essex Crossing. In August 2017, we broke news that principals Fabian Von Hause and Jeremiah Stone were planning a “wine-focused” liquor store that would include Wildair beverage director Jorge Riera at the helm. […]

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‘Adam Lucas x Nom Wah Tea Parlor’ on the Bowery [PHOTOS]

Posted May 23, 2018 at 5:10 am

Local artist Adam Lucas (formerly known as Hanksy) yesterday joined forces with Nom Wah Tea Parlor for a collaboration of art and apparel. The two-night gallery stint, dubbed “Neighbors,” kicked off last night at 168 Bowery with plenty of fanfare. Inside the four walls of the Old Bowery Station space (at Kenmare), Lucas’ new creative […]

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Emergency Demolition for Former New Beer Distributors on Chrystie Street

Posted May 23, 2018 at 5:08 am

Construction of luxury condos on Chrystie Street destabilized a neighboring building, and the developer has scrambled to file emergency demolition permits. Nexus Development – the firm behind a 10-story tower at 173 Chrystie Street – filed the permits after a purported “concrete blowout” at the project site a couple weeks ago. The incident damaged 171 […]

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Murray Hill’s ‘Best Wingers’ Opens on Delancey Street

Posted May 23, 2018 at 5:07 am

A taste of Murray Hill is now available in the shadows of the Williamsburg Bridge. Best Wingers, the twenty-three-year-old Murray Hill institution, just opened a Lower East Side outpost on Delancey Street. Launch follows after some six months of store build-out. Best Wingers had signed a ten-year lease on 174 Delancey last October, having taken […]

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