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Ace Hotel’s ‘Sister City’ Opens on the Bowery in January

Posted September 25, 2018 at 10:00 am

Sister City, the name bestowed upon the new 12-story Ace Hotel on the Bowery, is on the precipice of launch. Five years after news first broke of their arrival on the Lower East Side. However, the hotel, which took over the building from Salvation Army, is no longer slated for a “Fall 2018” opening. The […]

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Butcher Bar Smoked out of Hell Square

Posted September 25, 2018 at 5:10 am

Butcher Bar was on the chopping block, and couldn’t survive the fierce conditions in Hell Square. The Queens-based barbecue joint shuttered its Lower East Side location Sunday evening after a year-and-a-half stint on Orchard Street. The establishment did not immediately return our request for comment. Butcher Bar is the latest in a string of short-lived […]

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Outside the Tenement Museum, 14 Arrested Protesting Trump’s Immigration Policy

Posted September 25, 2018 at 5:05 am

The New York Immigrant Coalition organized a mass protest yesterday evening in response to President Trump’s immigration policies. Specifically, proposed changes (announced Saturday) to the so-called “Public Charge” rule, which could potentially restrict green cards for low-income immigrants. The well-attended action took place during rush hour at the corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets, (appropriately) […]

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’BIVE’ Healthy Ice Cream Shop Now Open on Orchard Street

Posted September 24, 2018 at 5:05 am

A new breed of ice creameries debuted this weekend at 95 Orchard Street. Under construction the last few months, BIVE serves health-driven “ice cream with purpose.” It’s essentially a cross between your typical scoop shop and that trendy juice counter that’s always near the gym. Their menu boasts “pro-healthy sorbets and ice creams,” with non-traditional […]

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Last of the Russ Daughters Dies at 97

Posted September 24, 2018 at 5:03 am

Anne Russ Federman, who, along with her dad and two sisters ran the Russ & Daughters appetizing business, passed away last Thursday at her home in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Cause of death was reportedly heart failure. She was 97, and is survived by her three children, seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. The Russ & Daughters […]

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‘Bohemian’ Restaurant Expanding on Great Jones Street

Posted September 24, 2018 at 5:02 am

Bohemian Restaurant, the exclusive not-so-secret speakeasy eatery, is a few months from expansion. It’ll soon emerge from its back room and seize the remaining retail floor area. For the time being, however, the front half of 57 Great Jones Street is temporarily home to the Same Old Gallery. This pop-up showroom – launch is September […]

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Truck Versus Tree on Clinton Street [PHOTOS]

Posted September 21, 2018 at 5:03 am

Clinton Street just lost one of its mature trees. Last week, a truck driver (with a Bud Light trailer) collided with a tree on the east side between Rivington and Stanton, blocking the road with fallen foliage. It handily snapped the trunk.

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Going Inside the Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel [PHOTOS]

Posted September 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

As part of its area charm offensive, DLJ Real Estate Partners recently opened the doors to the Jarmulowsky Bank Building during its conversion to posh boutique hotel. The iconic Beaux Arts-style landmark has been under renovations for nigh on six years already, resulting in a new construction next door and the addition of a replica rooftop […]

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Century-Old Tattoo and Flash Ephemera at the South Street Seaport Museum

Posted September 20, 2018 at 5:10 am

Daredevil Tattoo is hosting a can’t miss event with the South Street Seaport Museum. We have been documenting the history of tattooing on the Bowery for years; this event is making history all its own. Gus Wagner flash just for you. From the sea merchant-cum-tattoo artist and most artistically marked-up man in America. Seriously. You […]

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