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Hua Mei Bird Garden Receives Protective Fence from Flying Balls

Posted February 20, 2020 at 5:01 am

You may have noticed the chain-link fence standing toward the Delancey perimeter of the sunken court on Broome Street. The Pit, as it’s nicknamed, was resurfaced with “sports coating” last summer, part of the city’s overarching attempt to redirect park space while the East River Park is bulldozed in the name of coastal resiliency. However, […]

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A Decade Later, the Lowline is Stopped in its Tracks

Posted February 19, 2020 at 5:00 am

More than a decade after its conception, the ambitious Lowline project is kaput. Stopped in its tracks due to financial constraints, Crain’s reports. The founders of the $83 million subterranean park – Dan Barasch and James Ramsey – announced this week that the project is no longer viable. That despite years of neighborhood outreach, appearances […]

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An Apparent ‘Chen Wong’ Imposter is Taking Orders on Seamless

Posted February 18, 2020 at 5:01 am

Looks like an imposter might be in the mix. Concerned readers noticed that Chen Wong, the Chinese restaurant on Madison Street that folded at the end of the year, appears to be taking orders on Seamless. It still states the same address, boasts a robust menu that apparently includes items not on the original, and […]

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Embattled WeWork Expands into New SoHo Development with 5-Story Workspace

Posted February 14, 2020 at 5:00 am

WeWork just opened its latest downtown co-working location, with an enormous stake in a new SoHo development. Nameplate is up. The embattled company took a chunk of 140 Crosby Street (aka 606 Broadway), which came on line last year. The footprint is massive, with office space sprawled across five floors of the modern building. For […]

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Marriott’s Moxy Hotel Lays Waste to Bowery Corner

Posted February 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

Gone is more than a century of Bowery history. Reduced to a dirt lot while it awaits the Moxy hotel. The backhoe, meanwhile, sits atop its latest victim. Victorious. As reported, the new Lighting District development will rise eighteen stories, deliver 300 guest rooms and a gym, all spread across roughly 85,831 square-feet of space. […]

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The Strokes Taunt Cop with ‘New York City Cops’ at Bernie Sanders Rally

Posted February 12, 2020 at 5:00 am

On the heels of releasing a new single from its upcoming album, The New Abnormal, The Strokes are making headlines with a controversial song from its past. Yesterday evening, the five-piece played a Bernie Sanders rally during the New Hampshire primary. The event was attended by more than 7,000 people, who bopped along to a set capped […]

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Massive Water Main Break Flooded South Street Yesterday

Posted February 11, 2020 at 5:02 am

A ruptured water main in Two Bridges flooded South Street yesterday afternoon, snarling traffic and evoking flashbacks of past storms. The water main burst beneath the street in the vicinity of 199 South Street, near Dover Street. An enormous river formed, and extended all the way to Pike Slip. Right at the base of the […]

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Michael B. Jordan’s Favorite Lower East Side Bar Wants to Expand

Posted February 10, 2020 at 5:00 am

Looks like the yearlong dormancy in the wake of By Robert James is finally reaching conclusion on Orchard Street. The reason sits next door. Las’ Lap is gunning to take over the former boutique, which moved to the Canal Street Market after departing last January, to expand its overall footprint. Meaning, another previously unlicensed store […]

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Starting Tomorrow, No More Meatball Shop for the Lower East Side

Posted February 7, 2020 at 5:00 am

Time is short for the maiden Lower East Side location of the Meatball Shop. After tomorrow evening, the Stanton Street restaurant that started it all will shut down for good. As previously reported, staff was told of the news last week. And the restaurant confirmed that regular service ends at 6:00pm tomorrow. Apparently the lease […]

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Ludlow House Begins Demolition of Libation for its New ‘Garden’

Last modified February 6, 2020 at 1:12 pm

For the first time in nearly two decades, there is no longer any evidence of Libation on Ludlow Street. The club closed last May and its identity is erased. Indeed, branded sign casing was trashed in a dumpster yesterday as demolition commences at 137 Ludlow. It is here that the Ludlow House breaks ground on […]

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