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Essex Market Shut Down for Private Maker’s Mark Event, Leaving Locals Confused [Updated]

Last modified October 11, 2019 at 9:36 am

The following guest post was written by Joshua Cohen, a Lower East Side resident and patron of Essex Market. I think the Essex Market, generally speaking, has been a great model for public-private partnerships. But last night, the Market hosted a private event for Maker’s Mark whiskey, where the local community’s interested were certainly not […]

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Faerman Cash Registers Closure Scare on the Bowery [Updated]

Last modified October 11, 2019 at 2:18 pm

A Bowery relic is no more. Faerman Cash Register Company just closed the till for the last time, as it were. Tipsters wrote in to say that showroom at 159 Bowery is clearing out; the gates were drawn yesterday afternoon. Update: the store is not closed. They were observing Yom Kippur As previously reported, 159 […]

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Pretty Ricky’s Makes itself Known in Hell Square

Last modified October 9, 2019 at 12:57 pm

The bar formerly known as Grunhaus, and earlier, Spitzer’s Corner, is now showing its new identity. Pretty Ricky’s is almost ready to party. The corner bar at Ludlow and Rivington Streets last week installed new neon signage above the entrance. Its placement caps several months of interior renovations. The prolific team behind Boulton & Watt […]

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Rainbow Discount Store Closing After More than a Decade on Delancey Street

Posted October 8, 2019 at 5:00 am

When the deep discount signs (“Everything must go!”) appeared in the windows of 110 Delancey Street this month, it signaled the inevitable. Rainbow is closing down the Lower East Side store. Employees tell us that the lease expired, and there is no renewal. This particular store has been at 110 Delancey for well over a […]

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Attacker Behind Bowery Bloodbath Charged with Murder; has More than a Dozen Prior Arrests

Posted October 7, 2019 at 5:00 am

Police yesterday charged 24-year-old Randy Rodriguez Santos in connection with the brutal early morning murder of four homeless men on the Bowery a day earlier. Santos struck five times in the vicinity of Kimlau Square in Chinatown, bludgeoning to death four vagrants while they slept with a fifteen-pound rod of scrap metal. One victim survived […]

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Four Homeless Men Beaten to Death on the Bowery Early this Morning

Last modified October 5, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Four homeless men were found dead on the Bowery this morning, and another critically injured, after an assailant man apparently attacked them randomly with a metal pipe, police said. According to various published reports, the 24-year-old attacker, who is himself homeless, is now in custody following this early morning murder spree. He’s reportedly undergoing psychiatric […]

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The Strokes’ Guitarist can be Your Landlord for $6,750 Per Month on the Bowery

Posted October 4, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Strokes’ lead guitarist, Albert Hammond Jr., can be your landlord! He is now looking for someone to rent his Lower East Side studio. The third-floor abode, located just off the Bowery at 354 Broome Street, hit the market this week for $6,750 per month. The 1,033 square-foot studio loft is unique in that it […]

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In About-Face, Mayor Decides to Keep Half of East River Park Open During Resiliency Upgrade

Posted October 3, 2019 at 5:00 am

The weight of community pressure paid off, as Mayor de Blasio yesterday announced a change to the East Side Coastal Resiliency plan project. Specifically, amending the plan for the upcoming closure of East River Park. And it happened mere days after Mayor de Blasio toured the coastline. Instead of closing down all 45 acres to […]

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Digging Begins Ahead of ABC No Rio Passive House Construction

Posted October 2, 2019 at 5:00 am

If a swift ascent is what was anticipated, another letdown in the world of ABC No Rio. Yes, digging has begun at the Rivington Street lot, but it’s just a test for the real thing. ABC No Rio director, Steven Englander, updated the faithful last week, noting that excavation work “won’t fully mobilize on site […]

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With its OG Space for Rent, Supreme’s Bowery Store Looks Permanent

Posted October 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

For Supreme, the temporary relocation to the Bowery now appears permanent. Frosted on the windows of the Lafayette Street store is new “space for lease” language. Also out front is a 24-hour security detail in a collapsible camp chair. Has been there over a week. Why the guard? To make sure no one nabs that […]

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