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Bowery Gallery to Visit ‘Mad Day Out’ with The Beatles

Posted May 22, 2018 at 5:09 am

Beatlemaniacs are in for a treat … in the form of rare photographs. As the story goes, one fine summer day back in July 1968, British photographer Tom Murray photographed Paul, John, George, and Ringo throughout the streets of London. The shoot took place quite literally on the run, so as to avoid screaming Beatles […]

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‘Market Ipanema’ Shutters After 2 Years on Kenmare Street

Posted May 22, 2018 at 5:06 am

For Brazilian-based Market Ipanema, Kenmare Street was the stateside flagship restaurant. Not anymore. The international fast-casual eatery, which serves “healthy food with a Brazilian twist,” recently shut down after two years on the block. The 500 square-foot storefront is now vacant and on the market for $6,500. The stretch of Kenmare Street has a history […]

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Report: Steve Croman will be Released from Prison Next Month

Posted May 22, 2018 at 5:03 am

Controversial landlord Steve Croman pleaded guilty in June 2017 to three felonies and settled a civil case with embattled tenants. He was sentenced to one year in jail on Riker’s Island for the criminal charges, and forced to pay a $5 million tax settlement, plus an $8 million restitution fund. In reality, though, Croman didn’t […]

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Harold Hunter Weekend 2018 is Announced for the Lower East Side

Posted May 21, 2018 at 5:07 am

Each year, the programming celebrating the life of skateboard legend Harold Hunter grows more ambitious. The eponymous nonprofit foundation behind the annual event – now in its 12th season – last spring transformed the one-day skate jam into a weekend-spanning occasion. For the 2018 go-round, the focus is on what Harold loved most – skating, […]

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Is the Knickerbocker Village Gallery Show a Trojan Horse for Potential Co-op Conversion? [Updated]

Last modified May 22, 2018 at 10:52 am

When it comes to real estate speculation in low-income areas, a gallery show is oftentimes a Trojan Horse. Making things look pretty and appealing for prospective suitors. Especially in gentrifying neighborhoods like the Lower East Side or the South Bronx, where a distasteful “Bronx is Burning” party was held last year that exploited stereotypical tropes […]

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‘Izzie’s’ Readies Cheesesteak Spot on Clinton Street

Posted May 21, 2018 at 5:02 am

Another small-time restaurant is simply hooked into the former fish and chips spot on Clinton Street. Teaser signage at number 47 advertises the future for the south store – a fast casual place called Izzie’s. Izzie’s brings with it a menu of greasy comforts like cheesesteaks, burgers, and hoagies. (Except in New York City, they’re […]

Check out the New Corlears Hook Ferry Landing, Due to Launch Imminently

Posted May 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

You’re looking at an aerial view of the new Corlears Hook ferry landing, which is making some serious progress. Two months after Mayor de Blasio visited the NYC Ferry project site, the new dock is close to completion. The canopied shelter is in place and construction material nowhere in sight. As previously reported, this new […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Kids at the Door [PHOTOS]

Posted May 18, 2018 at 5:09 am

Clayton Patterson’s front door is legendary. This portal to his home and Outlaw Art Museum at 161 Essex Street served as backdrop for thousands of shots. Locals from around the neighborhood posed (and still pose) in front of the door. Many such photos were included in his Front Door Book from 2009. This particular shot […]

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12th Annual ‘Dance Parade’ Tomorrow Celebrates Repeal of Cabaret Law

Posted May 18, 2018 at 5:06 am

The 12th annual Dance Parade happens tomorrow, and will move down Broadway through the Lower East Side. Theme this year is “The Cabaret of Life,” which celebrates the repeal of the city’s cabaret law last fall. Roughly 10,000 dancers are expected in the procession to honor the end of the 91-year-old prohibition. This year’s theme, […]

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