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Are We Really the Fairest Big City with a Mayor for the 1%? [Op-Ed]

Posted January 18, 2019 at 5:09 am

The following editorial was written by David Tieu on behalf of Youth Against Displacement, a group formed by youth across the City who aim to stand up against the Mayor’s pro-developer agenda and protect our communities from displacement. Last week, New Yorkers were greeted with two new proposals from the de Blasio administration: a “municipal […]

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RIP Lower East Side Man in White, ‘Jimmy Blanco’

Posted January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s a sad day for the Lower East Side. Jimmy Becker, known colloquially as “Jimmy Blanco” for perennially roaming the streets dressed in all white, passed away this week after a battle with Lymphoma. It’s believed he was about 69 or 70. Apparently, a neighbor in his building called EMS a couple weeks ago after […]

More on ‘Gouie New York’ Sake Bar at the Market Line

Posted January 17, 2019 at 5:02 am

The team behind Itzakaya, Davelle, and Samurice is multiplying again on the Lower East Side. More specifically, joining the ever-swelling roster of the Market Line concourse at Essex Crossing. As previously reported, the entity is to be a Japanese sake bar called Gouie New York. And now we have some additional details, including sample menu […]

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Bye, By Robert James: Steep Rent Hike Forces Boutique from Orchard Street

Posted January 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

By Robert James is saying bye to Orchard Street after just over ten years in business. Like so much local retail, the upscale clothier fell victim to a sizable rent hike. Truth be told, the proverbial writing was on the wall last August when the eponymous owner led a successful crowdfunding campaign to keep the […]

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Argument Leads to Face Slashing at ‘Remedy Diner’

Posted January 15, 2019 at 5:03 am

An argument inside Remedy Diner on East Houston Street late last week turned violent when one of the patrons slashed the other across the face. Police say that two men – apparently strangers – were fighting at 4:00am Friday morning. The suspect slashed his 32-year-old victim then took off. Paramedics later transferred the man to […]

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Woman Mugged by 2 Men on Clinton Street Friday Night

Posted January 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

A woman was mugged on Clinton Street by two assailants late Friday night, police said. Sources say the victim had been exiting 107 Clinton Street shortly after 10pm when the two thugs asked for some change. After she declined, they pounced, snatching the wallet from her hand. The force of the mugging was enough to […]

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Celebrating its 79th Birthday, Essex Street Market Move Delayed Yet Again

Posted January 11, 2019 at 5:06 am

The Essex Street Market celebrated its 79th birthday this week. A bittersweet milestone, for sure, as its home of eight decades will soon be demolished. Though, not as fast as previously thought. In due course, as reported, all vendors in the current warehouse block will relocate across Delancey Street to the marquee building of Essex […]

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At Pier 42 Park, a New Shed Takes Shape

Posted January 10, 2019 at 5:03 am

The first real park progress is now visible on the Pier 42 waterfront. The bones of a new structure. Extracting the rusty riverside shed from its longtime mooring last fall was Phase 1A. The second part of Phase 1 includes new infrastructure designed by Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects – comfort station (aka toilets) and a […]

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Area Advocates Caught Unawares by Mount Sinai’s Proposed Behavioral Health Facility at Rivington House

Last modified January 10, 2019 at 9:28 am

Rivington House is returning, not as condos, but a new health care facility. If all goes to plan, the Mount Sinai hospital network is to sign a 30-year lease for roughly 130,000 square-feet in the former school building. It’ll reportedly be an integrated behavioral health center serving a variety of mental health and addiction service […]

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Albert Trummer Scores Liquor License on Grand Street Against Community Opposition

Posted January 8, 2019 at 5:02 am

It’s been a year since word dropped that notorious mixologist Albert Trummer was headed to a Lower East Side basement for his latest venture. Not much progress until now, though. Despite vehement opposition, Trummer recently netted a full liquor license. You’ll recall that Trummer, whose claims to fame include Apotheke, Sanatorium, and S’zen Cocktail Lounge […]

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