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Evil Misrahi Realty Evicts a Half-Naked Rev Jen (and Troll Museum) from 122 Orchard Street

Posted June 29, 2016 at 5:13 am

Legendary Lower East Side performance artist Reverend Jen has been evicted from her Orchard Street home. This apartment also doubles as the location of the popular Troll Museum. No longer. Building owner, and all around reviled landlord, Misrahi Realty, wielded some muscle by pushing Rev Jen curbside this week. A grinning City Marshal with served Jen, who, […]

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After Years of Harassment, SMA Equities Pimps ‘Penthouse’ Offering at 113 Stanton for $8K

Posted June 29, 2016 at 5:11 am

This is the epilogue of a well-tread story about how rent regulated tenants are exploited for the future value of gentry. Same old shit for the one and only Mr. Samy Mahfar. SMA Equities purchased 113 Stanton Street back in 2014, and spent the ensuing two years renovating the upstairs units and roof. All at […]

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Another Bowery Restaurant Supply Company Packs it in

Posted June 29, 2016 at 5:09 am

Seven years after its arrival, the restaurant supply company at 202 Bowery is now gone. Amazing Value Restaurant Equipment, as the business is aptly entitled, fled the gold coast last week. We’re told that the operation relocated to Brooklyn. A leasing sign in the window points to Jan Sasson’s brokerage handling the store now. Word […]

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Tonight is the Vote for Gigi Li’s Replacement as CB3 Chair

Posted June 28, 2016 at 5:17 am

Community Board 3 nominations have been in since late last month. The fifty members of the advisory body will pick their next leader – the Chairperson seat – at the full board meeting tonight. (The public has no say in the matter.) For the last several years, its been Gigi Li atop the heap. Stepping […]

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Scenes from Saturday’s Rooftop Fire at 1 Ludlow Street [PHOTOS]

Posted June 28, 2016 at 5:16 am

Herewith, some photos from Saturday’s rooftop fire at 1 Ludlow Street. The unique structure at this corner – located at the three points of Division, Canal, and Ludlow Streets – caught fire but was quickly extinguished by an armada of first responders. Word on the street is that the flames may have sparked due to a […]

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Retail Space at Annabelle Selldorf’s Bowery Condo Hits the Market

Posted June 28, 2016 at 5:13 am

It took five days after sales went live this month for a buyer to snap up the 4,000 square-foot penthouse atop Annabelle Selldorf’s 13-story Bowery condo. The literal crown jewel is currently under contract for a whopping $17 million, which annihilates records for the area. Two weeks later, the 8,439 square-foot retail space in the base […]

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Football Cafe Seeks Further Appreciation with its Sidecar Gallery Space on Forsyth Street

Posted June 28, 2016 at 5:00 am

Opening a soccer-related coffee shop on lower Forsyth Street was an exercise in synergy. The Football Cafe, as it’s officially known, is a popular pit stop for local club players on Lions Gate Field across the street (at Grand). Ten months deep, the refueling station is increasing its visibility on the block. Indeed, that antique-looking […]

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Chinatown Beatdown: Canal Street Brawl Sparked Saturday Night [VIDEO]

Posted June 27, 2016 at 5:19 am

WTF is going on at Chinatown Soup? We thought this was an “arts space for the neighborhood,” not a breeding ground for violence. For the second time in as many weeks, we hear about another troublesome occurrence near the gallery-events space. Last Friday night, a birthday party turned into mayhem after rumors circulated that rapper Theophilous […]

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Extell Releases Bonkers Video Showing 80-Story Tower in LES Skyline [VIDEO]

Posted June 27, 2016 at 5:15 am

What’s better than an architectural rendering of a Lower East Side eyesore? An animation of the changed skyline, of course. That’s precisely what Extell Development Corporation has assembled to extoll the virtues of its One Manhattan Square development, and the lesser-pimped affordable building adjacent. Take a look at the edited drone visualization, which illustrates the sheer […]

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