‘Sally Can Wait’ (on Liquor License) for 245 Bowery

Posted February 11, 2020 at 5:05 am

So Sally can wait, she knows it’s too late as we’re walking on by … 245 Bowery. Sally Can Wait, an apparent nod to Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back in Anger,” is the latest establishment to make a run for 245 Bowery (corner of Stanton), last occupied by Cata. In fact, it is the fourth applicant […]

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Massive Water Main Break Flooded South Street Yesterday

Posted February 11, 2020 at 5:02 am

A ruptured water main in Two Bridges flooded South Street yesterday afternoon, snarling traffic and evoking flashbacks of past storms. The water main burst beneath the street in the vicinity of 199 South Street, near Dover Street. An enormous river formed, and extended all the way to Pike Slip. Right at the base of the […]

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Scenes from the Golden Gauntlet Graffiti Battle [PHOTOS]

Last modified February 11, 2020 at 4:06 pm

An East New York warehouse played host to the second ever Golden Gauntlet Graffiti Battle, an old school throwdown hosted by Bowery Boogie as part of our Uncapped series offshoot. As before, this was a battle of writers from across the Five Boroughs, many of whom with roots from the 1970s heyday. For six hours […]

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City Drops Assault Charges Against Landlord Michael Shah in Domestic Dispute

Posted February 10, 2020 at 5:02 am

The Manhattan district attorney’s office dismissed all charges Friday against notorious landlord and developer Michael Shah, six months after ex-girlfriend Bhavana Chamoli alleged assault. Shah was arrested back in September on aggravated harassment and misdemeanor assault charges after Chamoli claimed he had “shoved her into a wall and the floor, causing a split lip and […]

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Michael B. Jordan’s Favorite Lower East Side Bar Wants to Expand

Posted February 10, 2020 at 5:00 am

Looks like the yearlong dormancy in the wake of By Robert James is finally reaching conclusion on Orchard Street. The reason sits next door. Las’ Lap is gunning to take over the former boutique, which moved to the Canal Street Market after departing last January, to expand its overall footprint. Meaning, another previously unlicensed store […]

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Starbucks Endorses International Clash Day with Coffee Shop Playlist

Posted February 7, 2020 at 5:03 am

No flash in the pan, International Clash Day is here for the long haul. Today commemorates eight consecutive years celebrating the music and message of the “only band that matters.” This year, the event’s founding radio station, KEXP, is “celebrating artists around the world who are confronting the climate crisis as well as highlighting activists, […]

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Mulberry Street Fire and Coronavirus Hysteria a Double-Whammy for Chinatown

Posted February 7, 2020 at 5:02 am

In the wake of a devastating fire, Chinatown is cleaning up, but nerves over Coronavirus is exacerbating the situation. It has been exactly two weeks since a five-alarm fire gutted the historic PS23 building at 70 Mulberry Street. Several community nonprofits and a senior center were displaced, each forced to find temporary refuge elsewhere in […]

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Starting Tomorrow, No More Meatball Shop for the Lower East Side

Posted February 7, 2020 at 5:00 am

Time is short for the maiden Lower East Side location of the Meatball Shop. After tomorrow evening, the Stanton Street restaurant that started it all will shut down for good. As previously reported, staff was told of the news last week. And the restaurant confirmed that regular service ends at 6:00pm tomorrow. Apparently the lease […]

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Locals File Lawsuit to Block East River Park Demolition Ahead of Coastal Resiliency Project

Posted February 6, 2020 at 5:06 am

Local activists are fighting back against the city’s revised $1.45 billion coastal resiliency plan. Undertaking this reconstruction requires closure of East River Park, something locals have been battling since the 180 from the so-called “Big U.” Now, the grassroots organization, East River Park ACTION, is stepping up the pressure with a forthcoming “Alienation of Parkland” […]

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Essex Crossing Launches Affordable Housing Lottery at ‘The Artisan’ Tower

Posted February 6, 2020 at 5:05 am

Time to throw in your lot with rest of them. Indeed, the affordable housing lottery just began for the next-to-launch residential development at Essex Crossing. The Artisan. A total of 121 affordable apartments are up for grabs here at 180 Broome (aka Site 4). To qualify, households must earn between forty percent and one hundred […]

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