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Essex Market Vendor ‘Rainbo’s Fish Market’ Retires After More than 40 Years

Posted May 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

With all the fanfare the last couple weeks for the new Essex Street Market, it was pretty easy to miss the loss of two longtime vendors. At the end of April, shortly before the move across Delancey to Essex Crossing, the decades-old Rainbo’s fish market and sister vendor Tra La La Juice Bar both called […]

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Long-Fallow Grand Street Development Reaches 3-Story Height

Posted May 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

You probably forgot about 355 Grand Street. And with good reason. This onetime pit had been vacant for over two years already, ever since the historic 200-year-old Federal-style row house was demolished. The luxury payload is now well underway. Finally, there is actual visible progress toward what will soon become a six-story mixed-use development. Work on the […]

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Longtime Nightlife Promoter Eyes Vacated ‘Stanton Social’ Space for New Lounge [Updated]

Last modified May 20, 2019 at 4:15 pm

Stanton Social is not five months in the grave, and we already have a preview of the next chapter. The collective ownership of the liquor license – twenty-four individuals, in fact – are divesting with a corporate change. Two new principles are instead taking the reins at 99 Stanton Street, effectively creating a new business. […]

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With LES Gentrification at Critical Mass, the Time is Now to Pass Universal Rent Control [OP-ED]

Posted May 17, 2019 at 5:05 am

Bob Angles, a resident living in one of the affordable units of Essex Crossing, penned the following editorial. Secondary displacement, better known as gentrification, has been creeping up and down our streets for the past decade. Yet, with the arrival of thousands of new, unregulated apartments between the Extell tower (i.e. One Manhattan Square) and […]

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Epstein’s Bar is Whitewashed and Rebranded as ’82 Stanton’

Posted May 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

In other news of nightlife name changes, the rebooted Epstein’s NYC is no longer. The bar is still there, of course, but the newish ownership is now trying on a new identity. Last week, Epstein’s painted its corner facade white. A literal whitewashing of its image, perhaps to shed its skater sports vibe for something more […]

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He Said, She Said: A Two-City Concert Review of the Twilight Sad

Posted May 16, 2019 at 5:11 am

Hot off the release of their fifth album It Won/t be Like this All the Time earlier this year, Scottish outfit The Twilight Sad have been hitting the stateside tour schedule pretty hard. Maybe a little too hard – their Boston show at Sonia was nixed due to a strain on James Graham’s vocals. We […]

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Kushner’s $65M Purchase of Hotel on Rivington is Tripped Up

Posted May 16, 2019 at 5:06 am

The Kushner Companies’ multimillion-dollar purchase of the Hotel on Rivington is reportedly on shaky ground. Last November, the firm entered into contract to acquire the twenty-story glass eyesore for $65 million. Fast forward six months. According to documents filed in New York Supreme Court Tuesday morning, uncovered by The Real Deal, Kushner Companies demands that […]

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AG Ready to Sue if Allure Group Doesn’t Build LES Health Care Facility by 2022

Last modified May 15, 2019 at 7:56 am

And so the Rivington House saga continues apace… Under the terms of the settlement with the New York Attorney General last year, the Allure Group is on the hook for $750,000 in penalties and costs to the State, plus an additional $1.25 million to a half-dozen Lower East Side healthcare non-profits. All related to their […]

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First Impressions of the New Essex Market, Now Open on the Lower East Side [PHOTOS]

Posted May 14, 2019 at 5:09 am

Seventy-nine years after its founding, the next generation Essex Street Market officially launched yesterday morning in the base of The Essex, with much pomp and circumstance. Politicians, ribbon cutting, the works. But it actually soft-opened over the weekend. We took a walk through and recorded our first impressions, posted here in no particular order. Everything […]

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The Music Your Favorite Game of Thrones Characters Listen to

Posted May 13, 2019 at 5:09 am

Through seven-and-five-sixths seasons of Game of Thrones, one question has nagged us. No, it’s not who will ultimately sit, and rule, on the Iron Throne – after the “Red Wedding” we don’t take anything for granted with this show. Rather, it’s what the hell kind of music are these characters listening to? Here’s our definitive, […]

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