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‘Miss Paradis’ Health Food Bar on Prince Street Approaches its October Launch

Posted September 30, 2016 at 5:18 am

Real progress is finally visible both inside and outside the stout new development at 47 Prince Street. That gaudy banner advertising for newcomer Miss Paradis was deposed a couple weeks ago after a summertime residency, and instead replaced with apple ornamentation around the two-story facade. Push to the finish line is palpable, as the store is buzzing […]

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Stories of Chinese American Women on Display with ‘HERSTORY’ Exhibit at Chatham Square Library

Posted September 30, 2016 at 5:16 am

The Chatham Square Branch of the New York Public Library is showcasing a new “HERSTORY” exhibit during the month of October. This exhibit spans 165 years of the struggles and successes of Chinese-American women; on display include rare photographs and documents from legal cases fought in supreme courts throughout the US. The exhibit is a […]

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Reed Space will Close Today After 15 Years on the Lower East Side

Posted September 30, 2016 at 5:11 am

Fifteen years. Gone just like that. And so is Reed Space. The Lower East Side tastemaker is ending its operations on Orchard Street after business today. The store has been having a fire sale for weeks. A “reset” of sorts is promised, which would include a new store altogether. However, the location, and any future […]

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De Blasio Wants to Remedy Rivington House Scandal with Senior Housing Development on Pike Street

Posted September 30, 2016 at 5:00 am

Mayor de Blasio hopes that the key to escaping the Rivington House scandal is an olive branch of senior housing. Indeed, Hizzoner announced yesterday – while his deputy Tony Shorris was being grilled by City Council – a proposal to replace those services lost in the $116 million sale into condos earlier this year. The […]

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Local Groups Protest Margaret Chin’s Alleged Refusal to Protect the LES Waterfront

Posted September 29, 2016 at 5:14 am

The Coaltion to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side is turning up the heat against Councilwoman Margaret Chin, who, the group alleges, is refusing to back the full Chinatown Working Group (CWG) Rezoning Plan. The herculean undertaking was planned in response to the 2008 rezoning which left out large portions of downtown. (The argument […]

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ODD. Boutique is Moving from Ludlow Street After 4 Years

Posted September 29, 2016 at 5:11 am

This is ODD. This is tombstone signage. This is Misrahi Realty letting you know that 164 Ludlow Street is leasing again. This is fashion flight. The ODD. New York boutique (stylized with the period) is on its way out after spending more than four years in Hell Square. The store modified the “for rent” sign […]

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Shepard Fairey is Painting a New Mural on 1st Avenue

Posted September 29, 2016 at 5:05 am

For the second time in as many years, the Little Italy Street Art Project collective has convinced Shepard Fairey to add color to the Lower East Side. This time, it’s not on the Bowery, but further north. The legendary street artist chose an exposed tenement wall at 1st Avenue and East 11th Street to impart a […]

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The Falafel Shop on Rivington Street Probably Won’t Reopen

Posted September 29, 2016 at 5:00 am

You’ll have to get your balls elsewhere. Falafel, that is. Indeed, it appears that the four-year-old Falafel Shop on Rivington Street is out of business. The snack shop hasn’t been open since mid-August, when ownership took a sudden “maintenance” break. At the time, proprietor Eyal Tov told us that the Falafel Shop would reopen after a […]

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This Bowery Building with Invader Mosaic Traded for $9.8M

Posted September 28, 2016 at 5:12 am

The six-story building at 84 Bowery in the Chinatown diamond district just traded hands for $9.8 million. A “private investor” purchased the property from Richard Shongut Realty Corp; the paper trail is not public. The transaction comes with the admission that the investment opportunity won’t yield suitcases full of cash in the immediate future. Indeed, it’s […]

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