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Another Look at the Remodeled DeSalvio Playground in Little Italy

Posted March 22, 2019 at 5:08 am

Two years of construction, and a decade of advocating, finally let up. About a month ago, Little Italy locals scored early access to a reinvigorated DeSalvio Playground on Spring Street ahead of the “official” opening. The upgraded park at Spring and Mulberry Streets includes a curved seating area with benches, basketball court (with two hoops), jungle gym […]

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Report: Teen Boosts Taxi from LES and Attempts Drive to Six Flags

Last modified March 22, 2019 at 10:14 am

If you’re gonna steal the car, don’t pull over for R-and-R. Police say that 19-year-old Jonathan Gualpa boosted a taxicab parked on the Lower East Side early Tuesday morning and attempted to drive it down to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. The vehicle was reportedly still running at 5:45am when the teen hijacker drove […]

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Man Hit in the Head with Baseball Bat, Robbed on Broome Street

Last modified March 21, 2019 at 7:58 am

Some crime to report on the new doorstep of Essex Crossing. A man on the eastern fringe of Broome Street was clocked in the head with a baseball bat, and then robbed of his computer, police said. The victim was apparently on his way to a date Monday afternoon when he was struck on the […]

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Martin Keehn Boutique Celebrates New Home on Ludlow Street

Posted March 21, 2019 at 5:03 am

Menswear designer Martin Keehn began selling on the Lower East Side nine years ago. The boutique occupied a unique fractional address across from Seward Park – 27 1/2 Essex Street – until last summer. The eponymous store made the move around the corner to 53 Ludlow Street back in August. (This was the former home […]

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PS 142 on Attorney Street Awarded New Mini Soccer Pitch

Posted March 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Already with a rehabilitated playground, students at PS 142 are set to receive another school yard amenity. A soccer pitch. The new field is part of the nascent NYC Soccer Initiative, public-private program between the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, New York City Football Club (NYCFC), U.S. Soccer Foundation […]

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Dry Dock is Another ‘Cool Pool’ Undergoing Cleanup for the Summer

Posted March 20, 2019 at 5:09 am

Something as simple as a fresh coat of paint and updated decor has reinvigorated public pools around the Five Boroughs. It’s part of the city’s so-called “Cool Pools” initiative, which boosted overall attendance last year by 27.2%, per published reports. This summer, the Dry Dock pool in Alphabet City will get the treatment. And, to […]

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It Might be Awhile Before ‘Sauce’ Reopens on Rivington Street

Posted March 20, 2019 at 5:07 am

Don’t hold your breath for Sauce, the Rivington Street Italian restaurant that’s been closed since late-December. Even though its eponymous pizzeria is serving slices next door, the OG Sauce, a locals favorite, remains down for the count thanks to a kitchen fire over the holiday season. The blaze KO’d both the eatery and a couple […]

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Lenny Kravitz Designed Condos at 75 Kenmare Now a Reality

Posted March 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

Nearly three years after the wrecking ball came for the parking garage at 75 Kenmare Street, its replacement is now a permanent fixture for Little Italy. See for yourself… As previously disclosed, DHA Capital, which purchased the corner parking garage for $50 million in June 2015, is the developer behind the 55,000-square-foot mixed-use property. Floor […]

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Convincing Kids to Stop Graffiti Writing in 1982 [VIDEO]

Posted March 19, 2019 at 5:05 am

“Graffiti doesn’t make your life better, it just makes your neighborhood look worse.” Those words come courtesy of then-Knicks player Mike Newlin as part of a 1982 public service announcement against graffiti. A gaggle of local celebrities like Joe Frazier and Celia Cruz were spokespeople for the anti-graffiti campaign – launched by the Koch administration […]

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