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Bowery Boogie Turns 10-Years-Old Today!

Posted July 16, 2018 at 9:33 am

Hey, it’s our birthday! Bowery Boogie turns ten today, an achievement we never thought possible at the outset.  Our first post – logged at 8:07pm on July 16, 2008 – was your standard “Hello World” message (i.e. “This blog is an ongoing chronicle of the Lower East Side of Manhattan through the eyes of a […]

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Art-Driven Pedestrian Plaza to Seal Doyers Street Next Month

Posted July 16, 2018 at 5:06 am

For the second year running, the so-called “Bloody Angle” is temporarily closed to traffic. The Chinatown Partnership (a business improvement district) sealed Doyers Street during daytime hours to create a pedestrian plaza. As part of the initiative, the Partnership tapped Hangzhou artist Chen Dongfan to paint the 4,851 square-foot street mural – so-called “Asphalt Art” […]

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Fatta Cuckoo Vet Wants ‘There’ to be a Bar at 154 Orchard Street

Posted July 16, 2018 at 5:04 am

Georgian-style eatery Red Compass lost its way, and ultimately pulled the plug on 154 Orchard Street last December. Now, seven months after its demise, a fresh face is on the block. Ricky Dolinsky, former bartender of long-gone Fatta Cuckoo from Clinton Street (among others), is angling to open here. The establishment is called “There,” with the […]

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Stickball on St. Mark’s [PHOTOS]

Posted July 13, 2018 at 5:06 am

During halftime of the Russia-Croatia World Cup Match last Saturday afternoon, a crew of East Villagers took over St. Mark’s (at Avenue A) for a game of stickball. Bases drawn, pitches thrown, and traffic interrupted. And, like a scene plucked from Wayne’s World, exclamations of “car” and “game on” were myriad. They certainly enjoyed the […]

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Karl Fischer’s Bowery Condo Building Gains New Homogenous Facade

Posted July 13, 2018 at 5:04 am

Karl Fischer’s seven-story condo building at 263 Bowery looks totally different. For the last two years, its original masonry has been under the knife to install a new facade altogether. Something more befitting Bowery 2.0. The black shroud of netting was just removed to reveal an exterior completely swapped out. It’s basically dulled to a […]

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DeSalvio Playground Rehab Delayed Another 6 Months (at Least)

Posted July 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Once a scene of tumult, DeSalvio Playground in Little Italy is currently in ruins as its rehabilitation coincides with the construction of a luxury condo building next door. Construction started in July 2017, yet interim progress has been slow, if at all. Take a look. While the onsite signage promises a fall 2018 delivery – […]

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Hell Square ‘Hemp Garden’ on the Way

Posted July 12, 2018 at 5:09 am

It appears the retail vape craze shows little sign of slowing in Hell Square. The latest entrant is the so-called Hemp Garden. Hemp Garden takes over from boutique Yaf Sparkle, which exited 158 Orchard Street back in March to combine efforts down on Broome. This weed-leaning store will sell vape oils, edibles, and Cannabidiol (found […]

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‘Little Wayla’ Thai Spot Finds its Way on Forsyth Street

Posted July 12, 2018 at 5:02 am

The series of retail vacancies caused by the upscaling of 100 Forsyth Street is slowly returning to life. As reported, Kodawari coffee shop took space previously occupied by C.W. Pencil Enterprise; Signs and Symbols Gallery moved into the old Deadly Dragon Sound record shop; and now Little Wayla is operating in the adjoining units of the […]

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Bicycle Habitat Leaving Lafayette Street 40 Years After its Founding

Posted July 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

On the occasion of its fortieth year, Bicycle Habitat is amidst transition. A downsizing. Its foothold on Lafayette Street is coming loose, and the flagship location at 250 Lafayette will shutter later this year. It’s been a tumultuous few years in SoHo for the mom-and-pop retailer. Bicycle Habitat once occupied three storefronts along Lafayette Street, […]

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