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About that Mammoth Matador Mural on Allen Street

Posted July 23, 2019 at 5:09 am

Muralist Conor Harrington returned to the Lower East Side two weeks ago to impart one of the larger murals in the neighborhood. The five-story artwork, located on the Allen Street facade of 266 Broome – outside the Emma Peel Room – is striking and hard to miss. What appears to be a matador in stance […]

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Justin Theroux Really Wants You to Know his Chrystie Street Bar is the ‘Diviest’ New Dive

Posted July 23, 2019 at 5:06 am

Actor Justin Theroux and other nighlife impresarios opened Ray’s on Chrystie Street last week, taking the space previously occupied by Le Turtle. Best part about the arrival was receiving a thousand-word, ipso-facto media advisory explaining how the establishment is the “Lower East Side’s diviest new dive bar.” Here are some choice bytes: Ray’s joins New […]

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Taco Mix Opens Lower East Side Restaurant on Delancey Street

Posted July 22, 2019 at 5:08 am

Taco Mix just launched its newest city outpost. Headquartered on Delancey Street, the fast casual establishment is a year in the making, and began serving last week. Founded on 116th Street in 1991, Taco Mix is known for its al pastor tacos, and considered by many as one of the city’s best. The Spanish Harlem-based […]

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Street Artist Fixes ‘27 Club’ Mural on Rivington Street

Posted July 22, 2019 at 5:06 am

Friends don’t let friends have their murals tagged without recourse. For the “27 Club” piece on Rivington Street, it meant Hektad to the rescue. You’ll recall that earlier this month, a group of no-name taggers scrawled over the headshots painted by Eduardo Kobra. This action prompted a response letter from the community about how amateur […]

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Local 138 Reopens on Friday with New Orchard Street Bar

Posted July 22, 2019 at 5:02 am

It took four months, but the reboot of Local 138 is days from opening at its new Orchard Street home. Local 138, which had occupied its namesake Ludlow address since 1996, announced the closure and move and impending move to 181 Orchard back in January. Work has been underway since. A downsizing not entirely its […]

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NYPD Shut Down Adidas 99-Cent Sneaker Stunt on the Bowery Yesterday After it Turned Violent

Last modified July 22, 2019 at 10:28 am

Police yesterday morning shut down an out-of-control Bowery pop-up selling a limited-edition sneaker collaboration between adidas and AriZona Iced Tea. The huge crowds were the collective answer to the question, what happens when you sell a rare sneaker for 99 cents? The collaboration yielded two limited-quantity styles – Yung 1 and Continental. Both were available […]

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Watch this Brazen Tagger Desecrate Louis Vuitton Logo on Ludlow Street

Posted July 19, 2019 at 5:05 am

It’s clear that the locals aren’t too thrilled with the invasive Louis Vuitton pop-up at Ludlow and Rivington Streets. And one brazen tagger proved it. Midday Wednesday, a youngster jumped onto the building’s garbage bin and quickly spray-painted over the company logo. The graffiti lasted for a couple hours before it was buffed away. As […]

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Katz’s Adjacent Retail Condo Sells for Record $89M

Posted July 19, 2019 at 5:02 am

The hot pastrami sandwich at Katz’s Deli costs $22.95; the ginormous commercial condo in Ben Shaoul’s luxury development next door costs $89 million. Developer Ben Shaoul reportedly sold the retail portion of the building to the AR Global affiliate New York City REIT. Stated sale price is $88.75 million, which makes it the most expensive […]

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Man’s Throat Slashed in Barbershop Bloodbath on Stanton Street

Posted July 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

A 27-year-old man was slashed inside a barbershop on Stanton Street yesterday morning. The unidentified victim was attacked at about 11:15am while inside First Choice Barbers at 156 Stanton Street. The attacker, 35-year-old Aldo Corniel, slashed the customer in the throat; a third man saved the day by bashing the assailant with a fire extinguisher. […]

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