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Muralists Sought for Public Art at New Essex Street Market

Posted January 23, 2019 at 5:04 am

The Essex Street Market just announced an open call to artists for a mural at the forthcoming Essex Crossing headquarters. According to the press release, announced via Facebook, the canvas is above the entrance to the Market’s demonstration and teaching kitchen. The spot in question is visible from the public seating area, as well as […]

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‘Karvouna Mezze’ Debuts on the Bowery Today

Posted January 23, 2019 at 5:03 am

Word first began circulating one year ago about the Greek restaurant replacing La Gamelle on the Bowery. This week, it’s finally happening. Karvouna Mezze is set to open at 241 Bowery later today. It’s described as a “large-scale tapas bar and lounge that gives diners the option to mix and match their favorite Greek dishes.” […]

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Tats Cru Draws Lower East Side Inspiration at Bowery Mural Wall

Posted January 22, 2019 at 5:07 am

That’s a wrap. Tats Cru, the venerable graffiti outfit from the Bronx, completed their mural over the weekend at the Bowery Wall. The so-called “mural kings” brought the goods with this graphic cityscape that is essentially a Lower East Side homage. It includes a shout out to Keith Haring (the first to decorate the concrete […]

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‘Cata’ Spanish Tapas Restaurant on the Bowery Fades Out

Posted January 22, 2019 at 5:06 am

Of all the Bowery restaurants to join (and flee) the scene south of Houston the last few years, Cata always seemed to brave the turbulent turnover. However, its day of reckoning may have arrived. A Boogie reader tells us that the Spanish tapas spot was closed consecutive nights last week, including Friday and Saturday. Moreover, […]

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11-Story ‘Micro Unit’ Development Planned for Derilect Essex Street Property

Posted January 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

Ten years after tenants were vacated from 11 Essex Street, the next chapter is finally poised to unfold. And as expected, involves demolition and a glitzy new development. As previously reported, real estate scion Sion Misrahi parted with the neglected property in August of 2017 for $11.4 million, sixteen years after his acquisition and subsequent […]

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Are We Really the Fairest Big City with a Mayor for the 1%? [Op-Ed]

Posted January 18, 2019 at 5:09 am

The following editorial was written by David Tieu on behalf of Youth Against Displacement, a group formed by youth across the City who aim to stand up against the Mayor’s pro-developer agenda and protect our communities from displacement. Last week, New Yorkers were greeted with two new proposals from the de Blasio administration: a “municipal […]

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‘The Forward’ Ceases Print Publication After 121 Years

Posted January 18, 2019 at 5:05 am

The Forward will do so without its print edition. The 121-year-old Jewish-American publication, founded as the Yiddish language Jewish Daily Forward on the Lower East Side in 1897, suspended print operations this week and will refocus efforts toward its online verticals. As a result, forty percent of the staff was reportedly laid off, including editor-in-chief […]

RIP Lower East Side Man in White, ‘Jimmy Blanco’

Posted January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s a sad day for the Lower East Side. Jimmy Becker, known colloquially as “Jimmy Blanco” for perennially roaming the streets dressed in all white, passed away this week after a battle with Lymphoma. It’s believed he was about 69 or 70. Apparently, a neighbor in his building called EMS a couple weeks ago after […]

Tictail Brick-and-Mortar Market on Orchard Street Goes Under

Posted January 17, 2019 at 5:05 am

Tictail officially closed down its Lower East Side market last month. The former shop at 90 Orchard Street is now a vacancy with the token farewell letter on the door. This retail surrender follows just a short while after the Swedish startup’s high-profile acquisition by Shopify. As for what’s next, expect nightlife of some sort. […]

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