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Report: Man Abducted Outside ‘Pianos’ on Ludlow, then Drugged and Robbed

Posted August 21, 2018 at 5:09 am

Two months ago, a man was forced into a car outside rowdy nightclub Pianos on Ludlow Street. Police say the abducted victim was then drugged and robbed before being dropped in the Bronx. They now seek the public’s help in identifying a person of interest. The incident went down at around 2am on June 22, […]

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26-Story Tower at Essex Crossing Site 4 Begins its Ascent

Posted August 21, 2018 at 5:04 am

The short-lived respite from cranes on Delancey Street just concluded. Site 4 of Essex Crossing is pushing upward in a big way now. Two weeks ago, fully six months after construction began onsite, a tower crane was assembled for the duration. Its job – to erect a 26-story superstructure at 180 Broome Street. And with […]

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WWE’s ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey on the Lower East Side [VIDEO]

Posted August 20, 2018 at 5:12 am

WWE took to the Lower East Side last week to impart a hyper-realistic ad mural on Allen Street. Street artist BKFoxx last week lent her spray-painting services to the wrestling federation to plug breakout star “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey (Rowdy borrowed from Roddy Piper). Site chosen was one of the art walls on the facade of 134 […]

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Single-Story Delancey Street Retail Strip Returns to Market for $14.5M

Posted August 20, 2018 at 5:04 am

For the umpteenth time in recent years, the 2,752 square-foot single-story row of retail along Delancey Street by the Williamsburg Bridge is again up for grabs. There has been a flurry of activity here of late, largely to reface the entire property. What was once a run-down facade now boasts some real definition and machismo. […]

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Chinatown Fights Back Against Mayor’s ‘Community-Based’ Jail Plan

Posted August 20, 2018 at 5:03 am

Last Wednesday, Mayor de Blasio announced the draft plan to replace the Rikers Island prison system over the next decade. As part of its so-called “roadmap to closing Rikers,” the city envisions glitzy new jail facilities in four of the five boroughs. Including one situated in downtown Manhattan, on the border of Chinatown. In a […]

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70-Year-Old Man Charged in Connection with Fatal Stabbing of Homeless Man in Sara D. Roosevelt Park During K2 Drug Feud

Last modified August 20, 2018 at 7:08 am

A homeless man was fatally stabbed in the chest Saturday afternoon on Chrystie Street inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park, police said. Cops responded to reports of an assault inside the park at around 2:15pm. The victim, identified as 23-year-old Arturo Valdez, was found with a stab wound to his chest, police said. He was transported […]

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‘Octfest’ Returns in a Couple Weeks with Plenty of Beer and Music

Posted August 17, 2018 at 9:12 am

It’s a tough pill to swallow when the festival season wraps up, and with it, the end of summer. But maybe it doesn’t have to end so soon? What was initially a craft beer gathering with a few musical guests last year in Brooklyn has now morphed into a two-day music-meets-beer festival on Govorners Island, […]

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JR’s Eye on the Bowery

Posted August 17, 2018 at 5:09 am

Street artist JR now has an eye on the Bowery. Literally. The French artist – currently showcasing a high-profile show at Galerie Perrotin on Orchard Street – threw up this multi-story wheat-paste earlier this month. The black-and-white photograph is glued to the facade of 344 Bowery, at the corner of Great Jones Street. JR’s solo […]

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Coalition of Block Associations Fight for SLA Enforcement in Saturated Areas

Last modified August 17, 2018 at 6:30 am

A broad coalition of block associations from across the Five Boroughs is fighting the state to help curb bar saturation in overloaded neighborhoods. Neighborhoods United – jumpstarted in the spring by the Lower East Side Dwellers – now counts 36 member groups on its roster, with the goal of forcing the State Liquor Authority to […]

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