Police Release Details on ‘Pianos’ Slashing Suspect

Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:09 am

Police yesterday released an image of the man wanted for slashing a patron at Pianos last weekend (February 11). James Mercado of the Bronx, age 27, entered the bar in the early morning hours with his friend and girlfriend. When she began kissing another guy, a tourist from France, Mercado allegedly smashed a glass cup […]

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When Salt-n-Pepa Filmed a Music Video Inside a Derelict Sunshine Cinema [VIDEO]

Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:07 am

Back in 1994, seven years before the Sunshine Cinema debuted for a second time, 143 East Houston Street was just another derelict Lower East Side building. Photogenic fodder for two local girls who reached stardom. Long after its stint as the Houston Hippodrome (Yiddish Theater) and, later, the “Sunshine Cinema” nickelodeon, the building itself fell on […]

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‘HitHouse’ is Ready to Pummel Spring Street

Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:03 am

Fitness “studios” along the Bowery continue to proliferate unchecked. In fact, there are more than a half-dozen high-end workout spaces for the luxury set between Grand and East Houston. Down at the corner of Spring Street, meanwhile, a new Muay Thai kickboxing gym just entered the scene. HitHouse, which signed a lease for the 4,300 […]

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Chinatown Rails Against Proposed ‘Dogman’ Sculpture Ahead of Lunar New Year

Last modified February 20, 2018 at 10:52 am

With the lunar Year of the Dog just a day out, some in the Chinatown community are incensed about the so-called “Dogman” sculpture planned for Kimlau Square. The proposal, designed by artists Gillie and Marc and backed by the Chinatown Partnership, calls for a 900-lb, bronze dapper dog holding an apple. Community Board 3 last […]

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With Debut of ‘FitHouse,’ this Bowery Block is Officially Overrun with Upscale Gyms

Last modified February 14, 2018 at 5:07 pm

As the upper-crusters flood the Bowery, a growing number of fitness centers are following in kind. This cadre of upscale gyms, largely situated below East Houston Street, is poised to gain another. A new exercise studio called FitHouse will take over 276 Bowery in the coming months. It’ll offer unlimited yoga, dance, high intensity interval training, […]

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First Glimpse of Corlears Hook Ferry Landing, Launching Summer 2018

Posted February 14, 2018 at 5:07 am

The Lower East Side is joining the ferry fete this summer, further linking the city with the outer boroughs. Construction on the Corlears Hook landing is steadily progressing, some six months after Economic Development Corp. filed its application with the Army Corps of Engineers for the new riverside facility. The City launched the NYC Ferry program […]

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Glossy New Rendering for Disheveled Delancey Street Development

Posted February 14, 2018 at 5:02 am

Nearly a decade later, we’re still talking about a zombie development that, until now, has yet to reanimate. However, with the sale of 208-210 Delancey Street two months ago, comes a new vision for a the long-stalled Delancey Bridge Tower. As the above rendering illustrates, the design is a complete 180 from the previous incarnation. […]

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Is Trader Joe’s Still Opening at Essex Crossing? [Updated]

Last modified February 16, 2018 at 4:20 pm

[Updated below] As widely reported, Trader Joe’s is coming to Grand Street at Essex Crossing sometime later this year. Or is it? Messaging about its fate has grown somewhat ambiguous since plans were first announced in October 2016. Rumors and speculation are now circulating that the popular supermarket reportedly backed out of the project altogether. […]

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The 85 Bowery Hunger Strike ‘Temporarily’ Ends to Celebrate Lunar New Year

Posted February 13, 2018 at 5:16 am

The hunger strike has concluded, but allegedly not due to city intervention in the ongoing battle over the hazardous living conditions at 85 Bowery. Rather, after four days of inclement weather and no food, exiled tenants are ending their strike (for now) in the name of the Chinese New Year (the year of the Dog). Following […]

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‘Orchard Block’ Co-Working Space Unveiled on Orchard Street

Posted February 13, 2018 at 5:15 am

Bucking the trend, this long-vacant Orchard Street space won’t give way to another gallery. Instead, a new co-working space just dipped a proverbial toe in the waters of the Lower East Side. An incubator called Orchard Block is close to opening on its namesake street. Its arrival on the ground floor of 32 Orchard Street […]

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