8 LES Treasures We Lost in the First Half of 2013 [LISTS]
Posted on: June 13th, 2013 at 5:33 am by Elie
7. Blarney Cove (Est. Early 1960s) – 510 East 14th Street
Another great reliable dive bar is closing at the end of this month. This stretch of 14th Street in Alphabet City has had a crosshairs on its back for quite awhile. Some huge development is coming here, and neighbors are certainly worried.
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[Photo: Justin Vogel]
In an about-face, the city announced yesterday that at least fifteen public pools will reopen across the Five Boroughs. Included in the lucky list is the Hamilton Fish Park pool, known to locals as the “Pitt Pool.” But the cooldown will have to wait another month. The reopenings are scheduled for August 1, and are […]
Cocoa Bar closed its doors for the last time during the coronavirus shutdown. The Lower East Side offshoot of the Brooklyn original is now another statistic for businesses lost during the pandemic. The casual cafe and wine bar – heavy on the chocolate – spent thirteen years serving from its perch at 21 Clinton Street. Tombstone […]
Saturday afternoon, dozens of preservationists gathered outside 70 Mulberry Street to protest the demolition of a Chinatown relic. The former public school building that has served as a beacon of neighborhood nonprofits for decades. More than one hundred people congregated outside the fire-stricken structure. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams also showed his support for the […]
Rivington House is a trash-strewn mess, and it doesn’t appear that the Mount Sinai overlords care about cleanup. At the outset of the COVID-19 lockdown, the future Behavioral Health facility erected a plywood shed to help repel the homeless that tend to loiter and sleep at the doorway. Activity that has transpired on the spot […]
One of the most popular, albeit low key, restaurants on the Lower East Side is set to close next month. Gaia Italian Cafe, which has kept the neighborhood in cozy home-cooked, will close at the end of July. The forthcoming closure caps a nine-and-a-half-year run on East Houston Street. We’re told that the landlord decided […]
Now a week into Phase 2 reopening, and on the precipice of Phase 3, it would appear much of the local populace is back to normal habit. Just look to this past weekend on Orchard Street just north of Canal, where block parties reigned uninterrupted. Boys Don’t Cry pulled together a Friday evening soirée, with […]
Early Sunday morning, the street opened up and swallowed an SUV on the Lower East Side. The roadbed on East Second Street – just west of Avenue A – sunk into oblivion shortly after midnight. Taking away a parking space and its vehicle. Firefighters and cops responded, and the truck was eventually excised from the […]
WestWood Gallery released a statement describing its original intention and that it was operating in “non-profit capacity.” Late last night, though, WestWood Gallery followed up explaining that they would take a “backseat” to the effort to create an exhibition that would benefit the artists and the Black Lives Matter movement. “After a meeting today with individuals […]
Extell’s “affordable” residential complex on Cherry Street altered its illegal dumping habits in response to neighbor outcry and media coverage. Indeed, it all changed after the story ran on Bowery Boogie. For the last three months, up until this week, the super of 227 Cherry Street had been stashing refuse in a makeshift curbside corral […]
The following article has been revised to reflect that La Flaca is in no way associated with the forthcoming Secret Garden venture at 84 Clinton Street. We regret the error and any confusion as a result. Prolific Lower East Side business owner Bill Fraser – the man behind Flowers on Essex and Flowers Cafe – is […]