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Another Events Space Called SOMMwhere Rises on Ludlow Street

Posted December 6, 2019 at 5:07 am

Once an events space, always an event space. That’s the story at 48 Ludlow Street where a new one just opened. What was the Koala Farm studio for a brief moment is now SOMMwhere. It opened last weekend, pitching itself as a “stylish and sustainable escape” for your next shindig. The media advisory is longer […]

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Croman’s Amato Opera Building on the Bowery Welcomes ‘Kissaki’ Sushi Next Month

Posted December 6, 2019 at 5:05 am

The onetime Amato Opera on the Bowery – renovated and upscaled years ago – will get a high-end sushi restaurant called Kissaki. Eater reported this week that former Gaijin chef-owner Mark Garcia is behind the 26-seat Omakase venture at 319 Bowery. The Omakase menu will cost $160 for twelve pieces of Nigiri and four kaiseki-style […]

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‘Peasant’ to Stay on Elizabeth Street Under Chef Marc Forgione

Posted December 5, 2019 at 5:08 am

So, it turns out that Peasant will remain on Elizabeth Street, after all. But under new ownership. One month ago, we reported that founding chef-owner Frank DeCarlo reportedly decided against renewal. An apparent change of heart unfolded in the interim… The New York Times this week disclosed that DeCarlo sold the business to Marc Forgione, […]

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Longtime Orchard Street Laundromat Felled by Rent Hike

Posted December 5, 2019 at 5:07 am

A longtime laundromat on lower Orchard Street is set to close by year end. The Orchard Cleaner and Laundromat is counting the days to December 31, after which its lease reportedly expires. A purported rent hike for the renewal is the cause behind this latest closure. However, details regarding the percentage increase are not immediately […]

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Evoking Department Store Past, The Ridley Launches Leasing on Allen Street with $19K Rental

Posted December 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

Here’s your chance to live in a nineteenth-century department store, albeit at luxury pricing. In an obvious nod to the pedigree of 66 Allen Street (aka 315 Grand) – the spot was once Ridley & Sons Department Store – the remodeled upper floors are repositioned as “luxury apartment rentals” called The Ridley. Not a “deal” […]

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‘Nostalgia Train’ is Back on the Rails this Holiday Season

Posted December 4, 2019 at 5:07 am

All aboard! The Nostalgia Train is back. The New York Transit Museum and the MTA has again brought the festive flavor of yesteryear to the underground. The preserved 1930s R1-9 train cars are now in regular rotation every Sunday from now until New Year’s, an annual tradition on the rails since 2007. The weekend train […]

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Beastie Boys’ Former Party House for Sale on Chrystie Street

Posted December 4, 2019 at 5:05 am

There was a Dispatch in the New York Post last week that touched upon the availability of 55-59 Chrystie Street. Bankrupted and liquidated of its occupants – all commercial – the court-ordered bankruptcy appointee seeks to refill the ranks. The 46,350-square-foot building was reportedly undergoing upscaling to “higher-rent creative tenants” when, after shelling out roughly $1.9 […]

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Delivery Man Robbed of his Bike at Knifepoint on Orchard Street

Posted December 4, 2019 at 5:01 am

A delivery man was robbed of his bike at knifepoint while making a delivery on Orchard Street, police said. Shortly after 7:00pm this past Saturday, the victim was reportedly locking his bike outside 54 Orchard Street, when he was approached by an Hispanic man wielding a knife. The delivery guy dropped the bike and backed […]

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Watch the Surveillance Video of Thanksgiving Day Robbery of Eldridge Street Gambling Den

Posted December 3, 2019 at 5:08 am

More info has come to light regarding the robbery at the Lucky Star bodega on Eldridge Street. The stick-up actually transpired in the basement during a purported gambling session. Three suspects entered the premises on Thanksgiving Day at 4:55pm, and ordered the eleven participants to the floor at gunpoint, demanding they unload cash and jewelry. […]

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