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After 167 Years on the LES, Beth Hamedrash Hagadol is Getting Demolished [PHOTOS]

Last modified December 10, 2017 at 6:06 pm

The day we all knew was coming is finally here. Beth Hamedrash Hagadol – ravaged and gutted by fire seven months ago – is ready for razing. It had been sitting with exposed guts for the better part of a year. The proper permits have been filed with Department of Buildings, and a wrecking crew […]

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Locals Uneasy About Incoming Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel and its Nightlife

Posted December 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

There is a fight brewing over the incoming nightlife establishment at the Jarmulowsky Bank hotel. The Orchard Street Block Association, for its part, is already gearing up for the effort. They’ve distributed flyers of opposition in the immediate vicinity of the Jarmulowsky Bank Building (with the Monopoly Man) – first at summer’s end and now […]

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Nick Morgenstern to Helm Ace Hotel’s Bowery Bar-Restaurant Scene

Posted December 5, 2017 at 4:58 am

Finally. The first overt acknowledgment from Ace Hotel that it’s in fact opening up a lodge on the Bowery. (Bowery Boogie was first to break the news way back in September 2013.) Principals submitted a comprehensive application of 97 pages to Community Board 3 for the hotel liquor license, so there’s a lot to unpack here. […]

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Orchard Street Now a ‘Jingle Hell’ with Fornicating Reindeer and Pissing Santa

Posted December 4, 2017 at 9:43 am

Of golden showers and horny reindeer. The Skinny has taken that SantaCon spirit and foisted it upon Hell Square with the kitschy “Jingle Hell’s” television promo stunt. Installing new signage and lewd Christmas decorations on the roof of 174 Orchard Street. Such as this pissing Santa, complete with neon yellow stream; or the fornicating reindeer […]

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Rare 200-Year-Old LES Federal Houses Are Endangered in Face of LPC Decalendaring

Posted December 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

Local preservationists are scrambling. Word dropped last week that the Landmarks Preservation Commission may likely decalendar a pair of rare two-hundred-year-old Federal-style row houses from its agenda by the end of the year. 206 Bowery and 22 East Broadway are back on the endangered list, despite the city’s initial position as significant structures warranting consideration. […]

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Late-Night Loading at Knickerbocker Post Office ‘Violates’ Locals’ Quality of Life

Posted December 1, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Knickerbocker Station postal branch on East Broadway is apparently making enemies of its neighbors. And has been since last spring. Of concern to some nearby residents is the rear loading dock backing up to Division Street, and the extension of operations hours roughly six months ago to begin at 2am. Basically, the neighborhood is […]

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Tri-level Sushi Clubstaurant ‘Juku’ Takes on Chinatown

Posted November 30, 2017 at 5:08 am

Le Baron is now officially succeeded by Juku, a multilevel Japanese small-plates establishment that debuted earlier this week. Its ascension was mired in local controversy, owed in large part to the transition (and corporate changes) after Le Baron closed in June 2015. Juku is a three-level clubstaurant, with “distinct dining areas.” Per Eater, a 12-seat […]

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Prohibition-Era Funeral Home on Madison Street Hits the Market for $12.5M

Posted November 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

A former Lower East Side funeral home with colorful gangster roots just hit the market as a multimillion-dollar “investment opportunity.” Robert “Roxie” Vanella was a gangster-cum-undertaker who ran in the same circles as Johnnie Torrio and Al Capone. Later in life, the outlaw (and convicted murderer) went straight, and founded his namesake funeral home. Now, […]

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With ‘Sin-é’ Building on Attorney Street Gone, New Condos Ready to Rise

Posted November 28, 2017 at 5:12 am

Cherish the memories of all those shows you saw at Sin-é ten years ago because its former abode is completely gone. Vanished in the name of luxury living. Instead, the tiny mid-block parcel is crammed tight with both backhoe and other construction sundries. The redevelopment has begun. The property at 148-150 Attorney has been a target of […]

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‘iMakr’ 3D Printer Ends its Allen Street Tenancy After 3 Years

Posted November 27, 2017 at 5:05 am

Stop the presses. The iMakr 3D printing company just shuttered its Allen Street flagship storefront. It had been a three-year jaunt for the London-based company. The iMakr showroom-slash-studio is now headquartered in Brooklyn’s Industry City, and still maintains its e-commerce solution online. Until its departure this month, the shop sold a selection of 3D Printers, […]

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