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Star-Crossed Love in the Dairy Aisle of Trader Joe’s at Essex Crossing

Posted November 21, 2018 at 5:08 am

It has finally happened – a Craigslist Missed Connection reared itself in the heart of the new Trader Joe’s at Essex Crossing! Nothing screams romance quite like dairy aisle empathy on Grand Street. You’re the cute guy who checked the stock room to see if there was more Half & Half. There were none, and […]

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The Market Line at Essex Crossing Gets a Sake Bar

Posted November 21, 2018 at 5:02 am

Last week, two more vendors were strategically leaked from Essex Crossing developer consortium Delancey Street Associates, and join the plethora of inhabitants at the elephantine Market Line. S.E.A. Market is slated to be the first retail location from Kevin and Ina Liang, offering imported goods from Southeast Asia, while Gouie New York will be slinging […]

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Rent Hike Ousts Trendy ‘El Rey’ Cafe After 5 Years on Stanton Street

Posted November 20, 2018 at 5:06 am

Time has come for El Rey on the Lower East Side. The trendy California-style cafe, founded by Nick Morgenstern back in 2013, is closing at the end of the month. El Rey spent five years at 100 Stanton Street, and in the end, a rent hike is allegedly to blame. The official word is that […]

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Pols Commit to Returning Stanton Storehouse to Community Use

Posted November 20, 2018 at 5:04 am

The Stanton Street storehouse inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park – a Parks Department silo – will finally return to community use. But don’t get too excited just yet. According to a report in The Villager, the Chief of Staff for Councilwoman Margaret Chin, former Community Board 3 Chair Gigi Li, told the Parks subcommittee last […]

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Report: Jared Kushner Just Bought the Hotel on Rivington

Posted November 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

Surprise! Trump son-in-law, and presidential adviser, Jared Kushner, is under contract to purchase one of the most notorious properties on the Lower East Side. The posh, yet problematic, Hotel on Rivington in the heart of Hell Square. The New York Post broke the story, noting that Jared and brother Josh are entering new territory by […]

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Anti-Amazon Stickers Slapped on Subway Etiquette Signs

Posted November 19, 2018 at 5:08 am

Anti-Amazon attitude is at a fever pitch barely a week after the online retail conglomerate announced that half its second headquarters (HQ2) would be situated in Long Island City. Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, and real estate speculators are all equally salivating over the deal, which will see an influx of 25,000 employees and create […]

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Under Legal Threat, MoMaCha Tea Shop on the Bowery Becomes ‘MaMaCha’

Posted November 19, 2018 at 5:04 am

Within the last couple weeks, and under fire, the MoMaCha tea room on the Bowery changed its full branding and identity. Henceforth, the business is now morphed to the homophone, MaMaCha. Though, not voluntarily. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) filed a lawsuit almost immediately after the art-focused cafe opened back in April. Then, last […]

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DOB Approves ABC No Rio Passive House on Rivington Street

Last modified November 19, 2018 at 8:53 am

ABC No Rio – in its former punk rock incarnation at 156 Rivington Street – was demolished back in April 2017. Its long-overdue rebirth as sleek “passive house” is one major step closer to reality. Since takedown of the century-old tenement two years ago, the lot has been dormant while action transpired behind the scenes. […]

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Punk Couple ‘Dennis and Lois’ Dish on their 40-Year Love Affair with Music [INTERVIEW]

Posted November 16, 2018 at 8:49 am

New York couple Dennis and Lois consume concerts at the same frenetic pace as many of the acts they see perform their sets (sometimes they see four shows a week, sometimes it’s brief overnight stint in Manchester). They are the ultimate punk fans, a lifetime music-driven couple. And the best kind of cool – matter […]

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