8 Stories You Missed During the Holiday Week [LISTS]

Posted on: January 2nd, 2013 at 6:09 am by

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The holiday week was anything but a slow news period. We’ve assembled a recap to bring you up to speed.

1. The Living Room is Moving

At the end of this month, the Living Room is vacating 154 Ludlow Street after ten years at this location. Ownership is currently scouting new locations for a reopening sometime in the spring.

2. Ian Schrager Acquires a Future 25-Story Hotel

Boutique hotelier Ian Schrager purchased the development site at 215 Chrystie Street where a 25-story hotel is currently in the works.

3. Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Seek Self-Destruction

Synagogue leadership at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol on Norfolk Street wants to demolish the landmarked building for a new facility. It’s argued that a mixed-use residential-slash-synagogue will help keep the congregation afloat.  An application was submitted to the LPC to earn a green light.

4. 115 Allen Tries Again

Brooklyneer principals are rolling the dice with a gastropub at 115 Allen Street, former home to both Allen & Delancey and Mary Queen of Scots.

5. Sample Menu for Ivan Ramen

More details (and menu) released regarding the hotly-anticipated location of Ivan Ramen on Clinton Street.

6. Lower East Side Drug Ring is Busted

The shooting of officer Brian Groves inside 64 Essex Street last summer was not in vain. His pursuit led to the eventual bust of a complex Lower East Side drug ring. The Seward Park Extension was apparently one of three participant buildings from which the organization operated.

7. YO! Bus now part of the Chinatown Bus Landscape

YO! Bus begins its service to Philadelphia from a Pike Street median. Yet buses still spotted hanging out near Seward Park.

8. Lower East Side Bar Seeks Armed Guard

An unidentified local bar wants a guard with a carrying permit. Said watering hole is a “New Orleans-themed” spot.

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