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Trees in East River Park Marked for ‘Demolition’

Posted October 20, 2020 at 5:08 am

Over a thousand trees will be uprooted later this fall when the city commences its demolition and redevelopment of East River Park. Faux demolition flyers now dot the park to raise awareness of the impending arborcide for the controversial resiliency project. The bright-red bills announce trees as “marked for demolition by the mayor and City […]

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Upside Pizza Heads to Little Italy, Replacing Pomodoro on Spring Street

Posted October 20, 2020 at 5:03 am

Out with the old style, in with the new. Pomodoro Pizzeria, which shuttered at the outset of the pandemic, is to be replaced by the popular midtown slice shop, Upside Pizza. Founder Noam Grossman and partners Eli and Oren Halali (behind 2 Brothers and Taqueria Diana) together submitted an application to Community Board 2 for […]

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Petisco Vegano to Close Tomorrow, Blaming ‘Difficult’ Landlord

Posted October 19, 2020 at 5:03 am

Petisco Vegano, the reimagined iteration of Cafe Petisco, this week joins the rank of restaurant closures related to the coronavirus pandemic. Last day in business is tomorrow (October 20). Ownership took to Instagram Friday evening with a screed blaming the landlord for making it “extremely difficult for us to operate” since March. Apparently, there was […]

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CB3 Committee Approves Grassroots Plan to Save Historic East River Park Buildings

Last modified October 19, 2020 at 5:13 pm

An ambitious grassroots proposal to rehabilitate two endangered East River Park structures received backing from Community Board 3 last week. As previously reported, two Art Deco gems rooted in East River Park were recently deemed eligible for the State and National Registers of Historic Places by the New York State Historic Preservation Office. Both the […]

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After Local Pressure, First Park Pedestrian Recreation Area Reopens without MUD Coffee Kiosk

Last modified October 16, 2020 at 11:28 am

Most of First Park, which straddles the commuter corridor along East Houston Street and First Street, reopened as part of the City’s Phase 4 comeback plan. But soon after, the iron gates at the tail-end of the park, adjacent to the F Train stop on 1st Avenue, were padlocked by the Parks Department. The lock […]

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Friday’s Under $40: Ways To Feel Better

Posted October 16, 2020 at 5:03 am

In our Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” Boogie writer Sara Graham again hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. New York Magazine’s the Cut recently ran a funny-cuz-it’s true story about how our collective posture is getting worse by the day, due to myriad issues, among […]

Marshalls LES Robbed by Man Brandishing a Needle

Posted October 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

The two-year-old Marshalls on the Lower East Side was robbed by a syringe-wielding man last week, cops said. The man, thought to be in his mid-20s, entered the store at 197 East Houston last Thursday night (October 10) shortly after 10:00pm. The perp was reportedly caught shoplifting, then confronted by the store manager. That’s when […]

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Ludlow Street Home of Bulgarian Bar Pitched for $13M

Posted October 15, 2020 at 5:05 am

The three-story tenement housing the so-called Bulgarian Bar is now on the market. The recent arrival of a large ad banner at 113 Ludlow Street is evidence enough. EXP Realty is the brokerage of record, listing the property for a handsome $13.5 million. It’s pitched as a development opportunity: Investors, Developers and Builders welcome to the […]

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One Manhattan Square Shows off 45K Square-Foot Private Garden with Tree House

Posted October 15, 2020 at 5:04 am

Crime might be spiking at one of Extell’s properties on the Lower East Side waterfront, but its luxury tower, One Manhattan Square, continues to bask in amenities. Specifically, its new garden area, which is touted as the largest private outdoor garden space in the city. At 45,000 square-feet, the West 8-designed yard features a furnished […]

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