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Steve Nash Brings the 11th Annual ‘Showdown’ to the LES Tomorrow

Posted June 19, 2018 at 5:08 am

World Cup fever is a fleeting illness – contracted in mid-June, lasting a month – and nearly impossible to satiate. But once you catch it, you don’t really want to shake it, anyway. Yes, it’s still hard to swallow that oh-so-bitter pill of the USMNT not qualifying for this year’s tournament, but take heart – […]

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CitizenM Taps Street Artists to Highlight the ‘Citizens of the Bowery’ at 20-Story Tower

Posted June 19, 2018 at 5:05 am

Tearing a page from the gentrification playbook, CitizenM, the Netherlands-based hotel brand, is now engaged in an “artwashing” project for its forthcoming Bowery property. Corporate recently launched an artist collaboration at their 20-story, modular Bowery property. (Artwashing is a verb coined to describe the phenomenon whereby street art is exploited as cred to soften areas for […]

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‘Mom & Pop’ Art Installation Underway in Seward Park

Posted June 19, 2018 at 5:03 am

Husband-wife chroniclers of New York City storefronts, James & Karla Murray, have begun construction on the new outdoor exhibit for Seward Park that pays homage to disappearing mom-and-pop shops. “Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S.” is a bittersweet large-scale public art installation that consists of an 8-foot-high-by-12-foot-wide-by-8-foot-deep rectangular wood-frame. The sculpture includes four nearly-life-size photographs of family-owned […]

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Infant Found Dead Inside Orchard Street Apartment

Posted June 18, 2018 at 9:39 am

An infant was found dead inside an Orchard Street apartment early Friday morning, police said. The baby was reportedly unconscious inside 191 Orchard at 7:30am, and the authorities were called. Identified in published reports as 9-month-old Princeton Coaxum, the infant was pronounced dead at the scene. The police report stated that the baby appeared fine […]

‘Kings County Imperial’ Sets Date for Delancey Street Debut

Posted June 18, 2018 at 5:12 am

Not since Kapowski’s (formerly Moscow 57) vacated 168 Delancey Street more than two years ago has anyone expressed interest in opening a new venture. It’s hit or miss here at the approach to the Williamsburg Bridge, with a succession of failed businesses in the wake of Apolo’s departure in 2013. Now, the space is amidst conversion to […]

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85 Bowery Tenants Allege Landlord Reneged on Deal for Return Home

Last modified June 18, 2018 at 10:37 am

The saga of 85 Bowery continues today with tenants alleging that landlord Joseph Betesh reneged on a negotiated deal for families to return home. Hunger striking tenants a couple weeks ago had called off the protest after an alleged accord was in the offing. Resident leaders are holding a press conference on the steps of […]

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‘Local 138’ Dive Bar Plans Move Next Door on Ludlow Street

Posted June 18, 2018 at 5:03 am

The proprietors of two local Ludlow Street dives are reshuffling the deck, so to speak. John Cutillo, the man behind twelve-year-old Iggy’s and seven-year-old Local 138, is planning to move the latter watering hole directly next door to 140 Ludlow (same building). The space that was previously the short-lived Dana Foley boutique. As part of the […]

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Cops Seek Suspect in Connection with Gunpoint Robbery on Ridge Street

Posted June 18, 2018 at 5:01 am

In the wee hours of Thursday morning last, a man was robbed at gunpoint on Ridge Street, cops said. The victim was reportedly sitting in his car outside 155 Ridge Street (at East Houston) when the perp sidled up to the vehicle and pointed a gun. He demanded cash and ultimately fled the scene with […]

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PS 110 Hosting ‘Lower Eats Side’ International Food Festival Tomorrow

Last modified June 15, 2018 at 9:43 am

This weekend you can eat your way around the globe at Public School 110 (aka the Florence Nightingale School). The PTA at Public School 110 on Delancey Street is throwing a “Lower Eats Side” international food and music festival. First held in 2015 on the 110th anniversary of PS 110, this year’s food spread will […]

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