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‘Sour Mouse’ Bar and Game Room Coming to Delancey Street

Posted July 15, 2019 at 5:04 am

At the bottom of this Rainbow, not a pot of gold but a new rec room. Beneath the Delancey Street discount retailer, Rainbow, the proprietor of Black Cat LES is angling to open a hangout with plenty of bar sports. Keeping with the animal theme, Aaron Ho and Edward Wong will impart Sour Mouse, a […]

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Trashed Pizza Plates Repurposed for Supersize Scrabble Game on Orchard Street

Last modified July 13, 2019 at 8:55 am

From hardscrabble to scrabble, Orchard Street has now seen it all. Beginning tomorrow morning – when traffic is blocked for the pedestrian mall – Artist Adrian Wilson will chalk an enormous scrabble board on the asphalt between Pizza Beach and Hair of the Dog. The supersize replica is accurate down to the last Triple Word […]

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Parks Converts ‘The Pit’ to Soccer Field with New Sports Coating

Posted July 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

The bike polo contingent can now play in style. Indeed, the favored Lower East Side sunken court, dubbed “The Pit,” last month received a fresh coat of paint courtesy of the Parks Department. The unique concrete pitch boasts soccer markings in the familiar green hue, sprucing up one of the more drab areas of Sara […]

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Hilltop Bicycles Announces First NYC Store at Essex Crossing

Posted July 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

First banks, now bikes. Such is the retail trajectory at The Goldin building in Essex Crossing (aka Site 6). In the same week that saw window teaser signage for Wells Fargo, Hilltop hoisted an announcement of its own at Clinton and Broome. It, too, is coming soon. Hilltop Bicycles is a New Jersey-based store that […]

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Louis Vuitton Officially Announces Itself in Hell Square

Posted July 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Never thought you’d see the day? Louis Vuitton is making a big splash in Hell Square, as first reported here last week. The luxury retailer has since painted the northeast corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets a lime green hue ahead of its short-term residency this month. With the 6,000-square-foot store, Louis Vuitton joins a […]

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Adidas Launches Limited Edition Max Fish Sneakers Celebrating 30 Years of the Bar

Posted July 9, 2019 at 5:00 am

When Max Fish first opened on Ludlow Street in 1989, it quickly became a favored hangout of downtown skateboarders. Now, years removed from its original location, the rebooted dive bar has teamed up with adidas to create a “super limited run” of skater kicks. Dubbed “Max Fish Campus ADV,” the collaborative shoe comes with a […]

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Tanahey Hockey Rink on Cherry Street to be Removed and Replaced with Turf

Posted July 8, 2019 at 5:00 am

Parks along the Lower East Side coastline are now receiving upgrades due to the city’s billion-dollar resiliency project that will close East River Park for at least 3.5 years. The additional cash injection of $28 million includes a variety of improvements, including turf fields, updated courts and jungle gyms, and planting of roughly 1,000 new […]

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Remembering the Olympic Restaurant on the Fifth Anniversary of its Closure

Posted July 3, 2019 at 5:00 am

Remember the Olympic? It’s like it was never even there. Now, the 26-story shit-brown skyscraper known as The Essex rules the spot with luxury rentals, the new Essex Market, and a Regal Cinema. However, this past Sunday was the anniversary of its closure. The Olympic Restaurant closed down exactly five years ago. Their departure in […]

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Two Bridges Waterfront Esplanade is Closed to Pedestrians for July 4 Fireworks

Posted July 2, 2019 at 5:03 am

Apparently, a closeup view of the fireworks is now an elitist activity. For the first time in recent memory, local residents will not be allowed to watch the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks from the esplanade of the Two Bridges waterfront. The annual tradition of incendiaries is back by the Brooklyn Bridge for the first […]

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Rumor: Louis Vuitton Opening Store on Rivington Street

Posted July 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

Brace yourself, plebeians of the Lower East Side. There’s a pretty juicy (and unconfirmed) rumor floating around the neighborhood that claims Louis Vuitton is on the way. Specifically, a new store at the corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets in what was previously Tani (and Steve Madden for the six years prior). Workers renovating the store […]

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