10th Street

Why You Won’t See a Basquiat Tribute Mural at the Dry Dock Pool this Summer

Posted March 29, 2019 at 5:06 am

When the Dry Dock Pool on East 10th Street reopens this summer, it’ll do so with a new sheen and plenty of fanfare. But it won’t carry any homage to Jean-Michel Basquiat. It was here, on the brick perimeter wall, that Basquiat was filmed nearly forty years ago while writing “Origin of Cotton” for the […]

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Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop Vets Opening ‘Cafe Silan’ on East 10th Street

Last modified November 19, 2014 at 8:04 pm

The former manager of Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop is now opening up Silan, a coffee shop at 280 East 10th Street. Silan, meaning date syrup in Hebrew, will have house-made pastries baked with this natural sweetener, paired with coffee- and espresso- based drinks. I ran into Nir and Guy the other day who built out […]

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Landlord Ben Shaoul Doesn’t Understand Why Tenants Complaining

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 5:18 pm

“Why are my tenants complaining about my improvements? Like, how about a pat on the back for doing that work? Instead, we get resistance the whole way through.” Words likely to boil the blood from landlord Ben “Sledgehammer” Shaoul. The Times penned a lengthy piece on the controversial real estate figure over the weekend, which […]

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Season 3 of “Oddities” Premieres on Saturday

Posted December 14, 2011 at 6:18 am

This holiday season, purveyors of the peculiar are hijacking the cable-only Science Channel (a Discovery property) for some freaky festivities.

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New Season of “Oddities” Premieres April 9

Posted March 4, 2011 at 11:02 am

The breakout hit series on the Science Channel, Oddities, is set to return for a second season on April 9.

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Macy’s Co-Opts AIDS Anthem to Sell Jewelry

Last modified January 17, 2013 at 12:09 am

It’s that time of year again. Christmas trees are getting decorated, menorahs are being lit (and driven around town), and people all around the world are dying of AIDS. Wait, what?! For its newest commercial, Macy’s, the department store synonymous with holiday parades and miracles on 34th Street, has co-opted a song from a musical […]

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Gossip Girl Filming on Essex Street the Next Few Days

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

It’s been a busy few weeks of movie production here on the Lower East Side.  Keanu Reeves visited the neighborhood a couple times with his generation Um crew, and indulged in some Sugar Sweet Sunshine; and the new James Gandolfini flick Violet & Daisy made a brief appearance. Now it’s time for some Gossip Girl.

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Joe’s Apartment in the East Village [Video]

Posted March 4, 2010 at 6:18 am

Joe’s Apartment remains an amusing legacy of a bygone era in MTV history – the early nineties.  At the time, the so-called music television channel was defined by music videos (remember those?) and a host of creative programming, including Liquid Television and The State.  NOT Jersey Shore!