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You Have Until Sunday to Say Goodbye to the Old Essex Street Market

Posted May 3, 2019 at 5:00 am

You only have a few more days to shop the Essex Street Market as it was. Then comes the wrecking ball. This Sunday, the seventy-nine-year-old brick headquarters will close its doors forever. Two weeks later, on May 18, the Market is to reopen across Delancey Street, inside the 26-story Essex Crossing development called The Essex. […]

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Double-Date with Destiny for Elizabeth Street Garden and SoHo/NoHo Residents

Last modified May 7, 2019 at 7:58 am

Today, the stakes are high for both Elizabeth Street Garden advocates and residents of SoHo and NoHo. Councilmember Margaret Chin has double-booked a date with destiny. The final public hearing in the city’s land-use review process for the Haven Green senior affordable complex, set to rise seven-stories on the beloved Little Italy garden, goes before […]

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When Vulgar Fellatio Graffiti is Scrawled Outside this Hester Street Elementary School

Posted May 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

Students of Public School 42 on Hester Street (aka Benjamin Altman) were briefly greeted with a vulgar message on the way to class this week. Someone spray-painted the oral message, “Not Gonna Suck Your Dick,” on the sidewalk and vacant store just across the street (58 Hester). Clearly visible to kids in school. Or, was… […]

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Why An Art Fair Sponsors a Local Blog [SPONSOR]

Posted April 30, 2019 at 10:01 am

When you see the little tag next to a post that says “Sponsored,” you might be wondering what that means and if the brand behind it has any vested interest in the community they’re trying to reach. For Superfine!, as a contemporary art fair founded upon a community of artists and curators, you can rest […]

‘Il Mattone’ is Opening a Lower East Side Pizzeria

Posted April 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

From falafel to pizza to burgers, and back to pizza again. Such is the trajectory of retail life at 147 East Houston. You may have noticed the complete transformation of the commercial storefront at Eldridge and East Houston. This particular space has been on and off the market several times in recent years. Even while […]

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Eli and Oliver Zabar Opening New Broome Street Bakery Alongside ‘Devon’

Posted April 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

A new Zabar-backed bakery endeavor is set to open on the Lower East Side. Oliver Zabar, who currently owns and operates Devon on Broome Street, is poised to inaugurate the as-yet-unnamed bakery beside the newcomer restaurant. He and father Eli Zabar have been working together on the concept, and plan to launch at 254 Broome […]

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Mark Rothko’s Former Artist Studio in Bowery ‘Bunker’ Renting for $15K

Last modified April 26, 2019 at 7:18 am

Here it is. Your golden opportunity to rent the expansive loft that formerly served as workspace for artist Mark Rothko. Word on the street is that the owner of the space at 222 Bowery – the units are part of a cooperative – reportedly seeks $15,000 per month to rent it. It was here at […]

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Time is Short for the Longtime Subway Florist of 14th Street

Posted April 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

With the rebranded L train “slowdown” one day away, time is slim for the longtime subway florist on 14th Street. Our roving photographer – Lower East Side native Robert Carmona – caught up with the subterranean peddler last month to learn the latest. Periklis Tsoumas, who has been at the 1st Avenue and 14th Street […]

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New Essex Street Market Sets Opening Date at Essex Crossing [Updated]

Last modified April 24, 2019 at 3:25 pm

Seventy-nine is a momentous age for the Essex Street Market. Now, more than five years in the making, the Lower East Side institution opened by Mayor LaGuardia in 1940 is finally ready to cross Delancey. The date for its opening at Essex Crossing has been set. Mark the calendar for Monday morning, May 13. In […]

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Ready to Win the Weekend? [SPONSOR]

Last modified April 29, 2019 at 10:06 pm

“Let’s meet for drinks” is starting to get lamer than Netflix-and-chill. Amp up your culture factor, impress your date, and maybe even take home great new art at Superfine! Art Fair, opening May 1 with a champagne washed inaugural party in SoHo. Explore three rooms chock full of awesome art by 80+ top-tier emerging artists. […]