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He Said, She Said: A Two-City Concert Review of KOLARS

Last modified April 23, 2019 at 9:55 am

KOLARS is a Los Angeles-based rock duo, formerly of folk outfit He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, and the latest in our “He Said/She Said” music series. They’ve been relentlessly on tour for the past three years (over 400 shows since 2016), and while Passover prevented us from getting to the New York gig, we […]

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Meet the Newest Condo Tower to Join Chrystie Street Corridor

Posted April 23, 2019 at 5:01 am

A half-block from the Public Hotel, another tower is poised to rise. Where 199-201 Chrystie Street once stood, there is now a hole in the ground waiting for a fourteen-story luxury payload. And this is what it’ll look like. Work just began on the condo project within the last few weeks. Owner-developer KD Sagamore, which […]

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CVS Coming to Ben Shaoul’s Hell Square Condoplex

Posted April 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

Six months after Marshalls planted a flag on the northern perimeter of Hell Square, another big-box tenant is coming. CVS pharmacy just announced itself to the neighborhood with store signage in the last remaining commercial space. For months, we’ve heard rumors to that effect, and now it’s proven true. This completes the big-boxification of Ben […]

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‘Bonsai Kakigori’ Dessert Shop Opens on Stanton Street this Week

Posted April 22, 2019 at 5:08 am

For Bonsai Kakigori, the three-month buildout period is hastily concluding. The Japanese dessert shop is planning to open its doors to Hell Square this weekend. Co-founded by Gaston Becherano and Theo Friedman, Bonsai Kakigori is a sweets spot centered around the history and culture of the namesake dessert (with roots that date back to the […]

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‘Green Roofs’ Are Now Mandatory in New York City

Posted April 22, 2019 at 5:03 am

It’s not easy bein’ green, but if you’re a developer, that may become the norm going forward. Capitalizing on the halo of Earth Day, City Council last Thursday passed the Climate Mobilization Act, a sweeping suite of measures aimed at reducing greenhouse gases released from buildings around the city. The carbon emissions package includes three […]

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Demolition of Sunshine Cinema is Underway

Posted April 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

We were warned this would happen. A year ago, in fact. In that time, vomit-inducing renderings teased the future of the once-beloved Sunshine Cinema. That of a commercial tower. And now the inevitable is upon us. Scaffolding was erected in front of the movie house last week, signaling the beginning of demolition activity. Permits to […]

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Uplevel Your Art Game: Superfine! Art Fair in Soho May 1-5 [SPONSOR]

Last modified April 20, 2019 at 10:53 am

Punk rock spirit meets art market innovation at the third annual Superfine! Art Fair at 107 Grand Street in SoHo, from May 1-5. Not just any other art fair, Superfine! is a place of discovery. Hand-curated by art collector power couple James Miille and Alex Mitow, expect top emerging contemporary art in a friendly, welcoming […]

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Shooting on Rivington Street Last Night

Posted April 19, 2019 at 5:09 am

There was reportedly a shooting on Rivington Street last night near the corner of Pitt. An eyewitness living in the vicinity tells us that, at about 9:53pm, three shots were fired outside the Rivington Foods bodega. According to unconfirmed reports on the Citizen app, the victim was hit in the right arm and stomach. The […]

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It’s Another Passover without Streit’s Matzo on the Lower East Side

Last modified April 20, 2019 at 10:54 am

Now four years removed, and with a glassy monstrosity in its place, it’s actually crazy reminiscing that a fully fledged matzo factory operated on Rivington Street for ninety years. Ninety years until 2015. That year was the final Passover on the Lower East Side for the family-owned Streit’s Matzo. The next summer – in July […]

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