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Equinox Gym Debuts on ‘Dusty Streets’ of the Lower East Side

Last modified August 30, 2018 at 5:49 pm

Here it is. Thought you’d never see the day when an Equinox gym would open on the Lower East Side? Well, it finally happened this week at Ben Shaoul’s condoplex at the corner of East Houston and Orchard Streets. This 30,000 square-foot Equinox spans three levels, and “taps into the always-on energy of this legendary […]

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City Finally Rehabs Pace ‘Oval’ with New Turf in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Last modified August 4, 2018 at 11:18 pm

The Pace High School track and field – the southernmost point in Sara D. Roosevelt Park – finally received some attention from the city. Up until last month, this so-called “Oval” suffered from over-use and lack of maintenance, and was in dire need of repair. Now, at long last, the field sports that green sheen […]

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‘FitHouse’ Folds Bowery Location, Decamps to NoHo

Posted July 18, 2018 at 5:08 am

Four months later, that new workout studio, FitHouse, just left the Bowery for good. Unfit for the location, the gates are now drawn and space completely cleared out. Customers are instead directed via storefront signage to the new 5,500 square-foot NoHo location at 712 Broadway (“five blocks away”). This departure is somewhat sudden. The location at […]

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Stickball on St. Mark’s [PHOTOS]

Posted July 13, 2018 at 5:06 am

During halftime of the Russia-Croatia World Cup Match last Saturday afternoon, a crew of East Villagers took over St. Mark’s (at Avenue A) for a game of stickball. Bases drawn, pitches thrown, and traffic interrupted. And, like a scene plucked from Wayne’s World, exclamations of “car” and “game on” were myriad. They certainly enjoyed the […]

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Bicycle Habitat Leaving Lafayette Street 40 Years After its Founding

Posted July 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

On the occasion of its fortieth year, Bicycle Habitat is amidst transition. A downsizing. Its foothold on Lafayette Street is coming loose, and the flagship location at 250 Lafayette will shutter later this year. It’s been a tumultuous few years in SoHo for the mom-and-pop retailer. Bicycle Habitat once occupied three storefronts along Lafayette Street, […]

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With ‘Water World Amusements,’ Essex Street Gains Another Arcade

Posted June 20, 2018 at 5:02 am

Gather your spare change, the most unlikely contender for Essex Street commercial retail is now plugged in and turned on. Water World Amusements, a new arcade, just opened at 35 Essex Street (near Hester). It’s the second such game room within five blocks. However, unlike the five-year-old Two-Bits Retro Arcade up the bend, this game […]

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Steve Nash Brings the 11th Annual ‘Showdown’ to the LES Tomorrow

Posted June 19, 2018 at 5:08 am

World Cup fever is a fleeting illness – contracted in mid-June, lasting a month – and nearly impossible to satiate. But once you catch it, you don’t really want to shake it, anyway. Yes, it’s still hard to swallow that oh-so-bitter pill of the USMNT not qualifying for this year’s tournament, but take heart – […]

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Harold Hunter Weekend 2018 is Announced for the Lower East Side

Posted May 21, 2018 at 5:07 am

Each year, the programming celebrating the life of skateboard legend Harold Hunter grows more ambitious. The eponymous nonprofit foundation behind the annual event – now in its 12th season – last spring transformed the one-day skate jam into a weekend-spanning occasion. For the 2018 go-round, the focus is on what Harold loved most – skating, […]

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Lower East Sider Led ‘Five Boro Bike Tour’ Team for Holocaust Survivors

Posted May 8, 2018 at 5:03 am

A Lower East Sider and his family rode the TD Five Boro Bike Tour on Sunday to raise money for Holocaust survivors around the country. Under the banner of The Blue Card, a decades-old nonprofit that collects and distributes funds to survivors in need. “Team Blue Card” was lead by Noah Wildman of the Lower […]

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‘F45 Training’ to Open New Hell Square Studio this Weekend

Posted May 2, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s been five months since a posh new training gym began teasing Hell Square. Now, the Australia-based F45 Training is days from debuting at 145 Ludlow Street. The forthcoming 4,000 square-foot workout space launches this weekend (May 5). This is the second such studio to open in the city, with another seven reportedly in the […]

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