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Coastal Resiliency Project Forces Lower East Side Ecology Center Compost Yard to Staten Island

Posted October 20, 2021 at 5:01 am

The Lower East Side Ecology Center has its walking papers. The local nonprofit is amidst a move, relocating the East River compost yard it called home for the last two decades. Over the last week or so, the 22-year-old compost yard was dismantled, as the East Side Coastal Resilience Project is set to break ground […]

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‘Citi Bites’ Takes Hell Square Corner

Last modified October 19, 2021 at 1:19 pm

Another fast food option is coming to Hell Square. Citi Bites, not Citi Bikes, is described as a “modern deli,” this month signed a lease for the 2,000 square-foot cornershop at 101 Stanton Street. It takes the place of the former Prema hair salon which closed earlier this year. The bodega business reportedly agreed to […]

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It Was a Deadly Weekend of Shootings and Stabbings on the Lower East Side

Last modified October 18, 2021 at 10:38 am

This was a deadly weekend of shootings and stabbings on the Lower East Side, with a 16-year-old boy and 51-year-old delivery worker both fatalities. It began Friday evening at around 8:30pm when a 16-year-old boy was shot in the face on Delancey Street, near Suffolk. Six shots had been fired in the incident, which left […]

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Muralist David Flores Tapped for New Bowery Wall Art

Posted October 13, 2021 at 5:02 am

The drum roll is up. Next in line at the Bowery Mural Wall is here. Muralist David Flores today joins the long list of artists at the Goldman Properties marketing vehicle. He announced the upcoming job via Instagram, standing in front of a whitewashed canvas, noting that “paint hits the wall, art is born.” Painting is […]

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Where have you Gone, Nathan, Mayor of Orchard Street?

Last modified October 7, 2021 at 9:19 am

If there was one constant on the Lower East Side, it was Nathan, the so-called Mayor of Orchard Street. His perch for decades was near the corner of East Houston, but his whereabouts of late worry those who take pleasure in his presence. Now we know. A concerned neighbor sent us the following dispatch about […]

Hotel on Rivington Returns from Pandemic Hiatus [Updated]

Last modified October 6, 2021 at 10:34 am

The Hotel on Rivington is back on the Hell Square scene. Its return from the pandemic sidelines after more than a year is followed closely by rumors that the original owner-developers – Paul and Rena Stallings – sold the property to a known hotelier. Indeed, word circulating the block is that Charles Aini and his […]

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City Should Protect LES Heritage by Preserving 1939-Era East River Park Buildings [OP-ED]

Posted October 4, 2021 at 5:00 am

The following editorial was written by Richard Moses, president of the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative. Last Friday, the City’s East Side Coastal Resiliency team sent out its final report (i.e. Amended Programmatic Agreement) on the East River Park’s historic Art Deco Track House and Tennis Center Comfort Station, two beautiful architectural gems that were […]

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‘Belse’ Plant-Based Brewery Takes Dormant Paulaner Brewery on the Bowery

Posted October 4, 2021 at 5:00 am

Fallow for four years, the former Paulaner Brauhaus (and onetime home of Sammy’s Bowery Follies) may finally reactivate. Born again as a vegan restaurant brewery. Indeed, liquor license paperwork filed with Community Board 3 indicates that Dallas-based Belse is on board to take over 265-267 Bowery. The relative newcomer – which opened last February, will […]

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Developers File Permits for 70-Story Skyscraper on LES Waterfront

Posted October 1, 2021 at 5:01 am

And it begins. Again. The wall of glass slated to rise along the Lower East Side waterfront is another step closer to reality, as Two Bridges Associates – a partnership between L+M and CIM – this week filed paperwork with the city for its skyscraper. The seventy-story beast is to spawn in the parking lot […]

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Moving in New York — All the Little, Weird and Crazy Things [SPONSORED]

Posted September 28, 2021 at 6:12 am

New York City, often described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, is one of the most densely populated major cities in the USA. This is why moving in New York is a living nightmare for most people. “People generally find moving stressful. But moving in New York City is a whole […]