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Asian Woman Attacked in Grand Street Bodega After Asking Man to Wear a Mask

Posted April 8, 2021 at 5:01 am

Another anti-Asian attack to report on the Lower East Side. An Asian woman shopping in a Grand Street bodega was attacked after asking a man to wear a mask while inside, cops said yesterday. Tuesday evening, a 39-year-old shopper inside the Heng Yun Grocery at 329 Grand Street (near Orchard) asked one Carlos Mackey, 35, […]

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Tacombi Expands with Forest Hills Taqueria

Posted April 7, 2021 at 5:00 am

Popular taco chain, Tacombi, continues its expansion streak this year with another outer-borough location in Queens. A Boogie reader tells us that Tacombi just put up plywood outside a store on Austin Street in Forest Hills. News of its arrival near the Tennis Stadium – the second Queens location behind Long Island City – arrives […]

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Gaia Cafe is Gone, but Namesake Chef is Busy Cooking for her Customers

Posted April 6, 2021 at 5:02 am

The beloved Gaia Italian Cafe shuttered last July after nine years on East Houston, one of scores of eateries that closed due to complications from coronavirus. However, its namesake chef didn’t stop. No, Gaia Bagnasacco is very much still active, sating fans’ appetites with her home cooking. As previously reported, the search remains in play […]

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City Council Chair on Resiliency Committee Demands Non-Redacted East River Park Resiliency Report

Posted April 5, 2021 at 5:00 am

It took three years and the accompanying community pressure for the city to finally release a critical report on the East River Park reconstruction plan, which it initially claimed did not exist. The heavily redacted output made available to the public is now under even more intense scrutiny. The Value Engineering Study, as it’s called, […]

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Smorgasburg Takes Over from Hester Street Fair

Posted April 2, 2021 at 5:02 am

The Seward Park Co-op on Wednesday announced to its shareholders the entity to replace the Hester Street Fair. The housing complex, which owns the backside lot facing Essex Street, ultimately chose Smorgasburg as the operator. The company behind the behemoth market – Flea Industries – will impart the “Hester Flea,” beginning Saturdays later this month. […]

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Zarin Fabrics Surrenders its Orchard Street Showroom to the ‘Sharks’

Posted April 1, 2021 at 5:00 am

Here’s some unexpected news. Zarin Fabrics, the third-generation family owned business, recently surrendered its eight-year-old showroom on Orchard Street. Likely a retail victim of the coronavirus pandemic. And there is already a replacement in the making. (Zarin does not own the building, but still maintains a presence upstairs.) Sharks is coming. Self described as “your […]

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Man Shot Outside Sweet Chick on Ludlow Street Yesterday in Broad Daylight

Last modified March 31, 2021 at 2:08 pm

A man was shot yesterday afternoon in broad daylight outside Sweet Chick on Ludlow Street, cops said. The shooting transpired shortly after 1:30pm when an unknown gunman pulled up alongside a 23-year-old man sitting in his car, then shot him through the right thigh. The victim was taken to Bellevue in stable condition. An eyewitness […]

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Regal Movie Theater at Essex Crossing Reopens in May

Posted March 30, 2021 at 5:00 am

Movie theaters returned from a year-long coronavirus hiatus earlier this month, stoking potential recovery. The only multiplex on the Lower East Side – Regal Essex Crossing – will reopen at reduced capacity later this spring. The cinema behemoth posted the list of reopening dates to its website, slotting Essex Crossing for a May 7 return. […]

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L+M Development Exploring Purchase of Knickerbocker Village

Posted March 29, 2021 at 5:00 am

Knickerbocker Village, one of the largest residential complexes in the city, is exploring a possible sale to L+M Development Partners, several tipsters tell us. Current management has reportedly been in ongoing negotiations with the prospective buyer, price unknown. And even though the deal is not yet final, tenants are concerned about the fallout. Namely the […]

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Classic Coffee Becomes a Trendy Cafe Tailor Shop Hybrid

Last modified March 26, 2021 at 3:15 pm

On Hester Street, a beloved cafe goes from Classic to trendy. Indeed, the Classic Coffee Shop, which closed last year after decades serving the Seward Park environs, has been reborn as a fancy cafe-cum-tailor shop. Former owner Carmine Morales relinquished 56 Hester Street to clothing designer Emily Adams Bode and her partner, furniture designer Aaron […]

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