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‘Leekan Designs’ to Shutter Next Month After 3 Decades of Selling the Unique

Posted February 21, 2019 at 5:09 am

After three decades peddling unique antiques to SoHo, and most recently, the Lower East Side, Leekan Designs is hanging it up. According to an announcement from the store earlier this week, the store at 4 Rivington Street will fold on March 3. Since the early 1980s, the business has traded in antique and contemporary (oftentimes […]

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Essex Crossing KO’s Delancey Street Subway Entrance

Posted February 21, 2019 at 5:02 am

Beginning next week, straphangers will do without the southeast entrance to the Delancey Street subway station (at Essex). The temporary closure is due to subterranean construction for Essex Crossing. According to the community notice posted to the stairwell by Site 2 contractor T.G. Nickel, access is restricted for 95 days starting February 27. The three-month […]

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Chinatown Dessert Shop ‘Bonsai Kakigori’ Announces Hell Square Push

Posted February 20, 2019 at 5:07 am

A Chinatown dessert shop is branching out, and will soon open a satellite in Hell Square. Bonsai Kakigori recently taped teaser signage to the windows of 100 Stanton Street, former home of the popular El Rey cafe. This Hell Square location is the first foray into brick-and-mortar for the company, which currently operates at the […]

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Five Years Vacant, Preserve 24 Space Gets a 99-Cent Pizzeria

Posted February 20, 2019 at 5:03 am

With a fully renovated property at the corner of East Houston and Allen Streets, landlord-developer Serge Hoyda already added two new food groups – gyros and pizza. The 99-cent pizza place, situated around the corner from Rosario’s and Una Pizza Napoletana, takes a bite out of floor area previously occupied by Preserve 24. The takeout […]

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Signage Arrives for New Essex Market and Regal Cinemas at Essex Crossing

Posted February 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

  As if that 26-story brown building blotting the Lower East Side skyline wasn’t proof enough, the “official” arrival of the new Essex Street Market and Regal Cinemas is now further visible. Marquee signage is up and running at Essex Crossing. The illuminated lettering was installed yesterday outside 115 Delancey Street (aka Site 2). Meanwhile, […]

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The ‘New Stand’ is Finally Ready to Take the Bowery

Last modified February 19, 2019 at 8:41 am

June 2017 It’s been almost three years since Patricia Field retired her Bowery fashion boutique and quietly relocated to Seward Park. While a replacement was ultimately found a year thereafter, mum has largely been the narrative at 306 Bowery. Until now. The so-called New Stand, which inked a ten-year deal on the 6,700 square-foot retail […]

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‘Esther & Carol’ Goes Dark After Less than 2 Years on the Bowery

Posted February 19, 2019 at 5:02 am

Esther & Carol had lofty goals for the southwest corner of Bowery and Broome. Barely two years after opening, the restaurant is now dark. Esther & Carol occupied a large swath of the Sohotel corner (the former Bacchanal), and was split in thirds – full service dining room, casual takeout window, and basement lounge with […]

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Icon Terminates Seward Park Garage Lease 3 Years After Parking Privatization

Posted February 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

Three years after the parking garage privatization pitted Seward Park co-op members against the board, the operator is out. Icon/Quik Park tendered its termination over the holiday weekend, and will pull out of the garage at the end of this month. Charles H. Greenthal & Co. management circulated a letter to tenants announcing the news […]

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Cajun Quietly Comes to Hell Square with ‘Parish NYC’

Posted February 15, 2019 at 5:08 am

Out of nowhere, this new Cajun spot for Hell Square. Parish debuted last month at 146 Orchard Street. The arrival of Parish (the word for “county” in Louisiana) comes on the heels of Butcher Bar, the Astoria-based barbecue bar that shuttered back in September after little more than a year. According to its mission statement […]

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