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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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Breaking: Heavy Fire on the Roof of 165 Orchard Street [Updated]

Last modified June 29, 2019 at 3:14 pm

Shortly after 11am, a fire broke out on the roof of 165 Orchard Street. Heavy smoke was seen billowing into the sky from all points of the Lower East Side. Firefighters responded, reportedly searched, and found no injuries at this time. It’s unclear what sparked this blaze. Tar beach is certainly closed for the duration. Drop […]

Demolition Approved for Surviving Tower of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Deemed Unsafe

Posted June 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

There is nothing left to save of the burned-out Beth Hamedrash Hagadol on Norfolk Street. The city determined this week that the remaining structure, further destabilized by sitting exposed for two years after the fire, is not fit for restoration. The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved plans to demolish the surviving south tower, which city officials […]

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Here’s the First Rendering of the 7-Story New Museum Annex on the Bowery

Posted June 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

For the New Museum, some headlines unrelated to the staff union. Indeed, the art hub on the Bowery yesterday announced the design of a new sidecar building on the property it acquired a decade ago. Designed by OMA/Shohei Shigematsu and Rem Koolhaas, the development at 231 Bowery is eleven years in the making. The New […]

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Black Tap LES Melts After 2-Year Stint in Hell Square

Posted June 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

Just over two years to the day after its controversial debut in Hell Square, Black Tap LES is no more. The Ludlow Street outpost of the popular burgers-and-shakes chain went dark earlier this month. A spate of costly lawsuits, coupled with an apparent lack of foot traffic – locals were expecting hordes based on other […]

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