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Hawk This: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of the Orchard Street Pedestrian Mall

Posted November 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

The daytime bustle of Orchard Street Sundays is dead. But the Lower East Side Partnership, the area’s business improvement district, seeks a revival. Several readers wrote us this past week regarding the removal of traffic signs denoting the weekly Sunday pedestrian mall on Orchard Street, the only closure of its kind in the Five Boroughs. […]

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Former Home of Public on Elizabeth Street to Become 6-Story Office Development

Posted November 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Public restaurant on Elizabeth Street closed down in June 2017. It spent fourteen years serving in the former commercial bakery, and picked up Michelin nods along the way. Public was forced to close not by rent hike, but by construction on-premise. Chef and Avroko partner Brad Farmerie told Eater at the time that relocating […]

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Allen Street Mall Bathhouse Conversion to Concessions Appears Underway

Posted November 4, 2019 at 5:00 am

There is activity anew at the Allen Street Mall bathhouse, a mass transit holdover from the 1930s. Plans to convert the building into a food concession date back several years at this point. Boogie readers spotted movement inside the city relic over the weekend. Workers clearing out detritus from the rear entrance as well as […]

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Market Line Set for November 20 Debut at Essex Crossing

Posted November 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

Yet another milestone for Essex Crossing. The subterranean Market Line is a few weeks from the limelight, roughly one year later than initially communicated. Opening date for the first third of the bazaar is currently slated for November 20, as communicated to participating vendors. (We’re bearing from vendors that this is their grand opening day.) […]

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From Vacant Lot to Luxury Rentals on Attorney Street

Posted October 31, 2019 at 5:00 am

At the sleepy southern terminus of Attorney Street, another luxury rental is ready to go. The development at 91 Attorney is nearly a decade in the making, and rose atop a long-neglected lot and its adjacent garage. Developer Morris Platt picked up the parcel for $4 million back in 2013. (The other building onsite had […]

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New Roma Pizza Shutters as Essex Crossing Looms

Posted October 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

New Roma Pizza, a longtime fast food fixture at the northeast corner of Delancey and Essex Streets, closed for good last night. And quietly, at that. The contents of the pizzeria – furnishings and cooking equipment – are the subject of an onsite auction later this morning. New Roma has been holding down 116 Delancey […]

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Family Alleges Negligence in Death of Worker at LES Synagogue Site

Last modified October 29, 2019 at 10:03 am

The law firm representing the construction worker killed in the Lower East Side synagogue collapse last week outlined more details of what happened. According to a press release by the Platta Law Firm, it appears the legal investigation centers on a negligence claim. Apparently the two victims, including the deceased – Ridgewood resident Stanislaw Supinski […]

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Come Smash Pumpkins at Corlears Hook Park on Sunday [Sponsor]

Posted October 28, 2019 at 10:06 am

Come one, come all to Corlears Hook Park this Sunday for the Pumpkin Smash 2019! Bring Pumpkins, Jack-o-Lanterns, and Gourds for a Smashing Good Time! You smash them−and the NYC Compost Project will turn them into compost for City parks and green spaces. Don’t have a pumpkin? That’s okay; join us for refreshments, family-friendly activities, […]

‘Peasant’ will Close Down After 2 Decades on Elizabeth Street [Updated]

Last modified November 5, 2019 at 2:22 pm

Come December, Peasant will be gone. Word on the street is that the lease is up at 194 Elizabeth Street, and co-owner Frank DeCarlo reportedly decided against renewal. Apparently it’s not a case of being pushed out, either. Consistently a critics’ darling, Peasant was founded in 1999 by John LaFemina and Frank DeCarlo. It initially […]

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This is What Happens When Harvey Weinstein Shows his Face at a Bar on Avenue B

Last modified October 25, 2019 at 12:18 pm

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein spent Wednesday night at an Alphabet City bar where he was confronted by women during a private event. The protesters, including a comedian, were booed. The evening was captured on social media. At an event called “Actors Hour” at Downtime on Avenue B, comedian Kelly Bachman addressed the “elephant in […]

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