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Schiller’s Liquor Bar Closes for Good on August 13

Posted July 20, 2017 at 9:38 am

Storied McNally haunt, Schiller’s Liquor Bar, has less than a month to live. Employees are telling customers that the last day in business is probably August 13. As previously reported, the fourteen-year-old bar has fallen victim to a substantial rent hike. Management announced the imminent closure back in May with an email blast explaining the […]

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Cops Nab Perp After 3 Failed Bank Robbery Attempts on the Lower East Side

Last modified July 20, 2017 at 7:16 am

The twenty-two-year-old perpetrator behind a trio of unsuccessful Lower East Side robbery attempts was nabbed yesterday, police said. His name is Richard Callison of Oradell, NJ.  The man, who donned a fisherman hat and sunglasses, first hit the Bank of America at Delancey and Ludlow Streets on Tuesday afternoon. He allegedly passed a note demanding […]

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Neighbors Bid Farewell to Cup & Saucer with Emotional Gate Tribute

Posted July 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Monday was supposed to have been the last day in business for Cup & Saucer. Unfortunately for those seeking a last meal that day, the rude surprise of a shuttered gate signaled the early end. By yesterday morning, an outpouring of tributes to the luncheonette arrived on the doorstep. Two pieces of neon orange oaktag […]

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Sartiano’s ‘Broken Coconut’ Health Eatery Stakes Claim to Former Other Music Space

Last modified July 19, 2017 at 12:51 pm

That a trendy health eatery would replace a music mecca is anathema. But it looks like it’s happening all the same. Word on the street is that the old Other Music is to be replaced by something called the Broken Coconut and with the uppity slogan, “Eat pretty.” Should we be surprised? When the brown butcher […]

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Elements of 50-Foot Jarmulowsky Bank Cupola Make an Appearance

Last modified July 17, 2017 at 9:12 am

The Jarmulowsky Bank Building, previously wrapped in a blanket for winter, just received its crown. The bones of the cupola are here… It was In February 2014 when word first leaked that the Jarmulowsky Bank Building at Canal and Orchard Streets would see the return of its defining feature. The fifty-foot rooftop cupola that had […]

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Today is Your Last Chance to Eat at ‘Cup & Saucer’ Before it Vanishes [Updated]

Last modified July 18, 2017 at 9:38 am

Cup & Saucer vanishes today after nearly thirty years serving at the corner of Eldridge and Canal Streets. Blame the landlord for the steep rent gouge, increased to a purported $15,000 (plus covering real estate taxes) for renewal. Update: the Diner seems to have closed a day early. It did not open for business today. […]

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Delayed and Under-Funded, Pier 42 Esplanade Won’t be Complete until 2020 (at Least)

Last modified July 14, 2017 at 11:39 am

Already at least five years on the boards, the project to create public greenspace at Pier 42 is still nowhere near completion. Lack of funding apparently fueled the delays. But there is now some progress to report courtesy of a cash injection. Three years after last appearing before Community Board 3, spokespeople from the Economic Development Corp. […]

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Alleged Neo-Nazi Behind ‘Clockwork’ Attack Won’t Serve Jail Time

Posted July 13, 2017 at 9:29 am

John Young, the 25-year-old DC native who was responsible for viciously beating two Columbia students outside Clockwork back in February won’t do any time behind bars. The alleged neo-nazi, who is a member of skinhead faction 211 Crew (aka 211 Bootboys), apparently struck a plea deal for mental health treatment and ten days of community […]

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Caspi Development Looks to Flip 135 Bowery for $25M

Posted July 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s quite sad that 135 Bowery has gone from historic Federal-style row house to little more than another Lower East Side speculative property. Its current owner of roughly two years – Caspi Development – is now looking to unload the property for $25 million. If the price is right, that’s a $9 million profit. Cushman & […]

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Breaking: ‘Cup & Saucer’ Ending Service on Monday After Decades on Canal Street

Last modified July 17, 2017 at 10:20 am

Say goodbye to that classic 1940s Coca-Cola sign at the corner of Eldridge and Canal Streets. Word on the block is that the fabled luncheonette, Cup & Saucer, is hanging it up. It’s closing shop after decades serving the neighborhood, thanks to a steep rent hike. And there’s no time for you to process this information, […]

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