2nd Avenue

Ten-Story Condo Ready to Fill Hole Left by Irreplaceable Artifacts Decades Ago

Posted October 5, 2020 at 5:00 am

More than two years in the works, the construction of a luxury condo atop a long-vacant Second Avenue pit will proceed, thanks to a construction loan secured by the developer. Development firm Station Companies scored a $13.75 million construction loan for its ten-story building here at 14 Second Avenue. Owner Daniel Vislocky is behind the […]

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Getting By: B&H Dairy Restaurant

Last modified August 31, 2020 at 7:15 am

In our new series “Getting By,” Lower East Side residents and business owners share, in their own words, how they’re navigating the new normal of pandemic times. This go-round is with Ola and Fawza Abdelwahed of B&H Dairy. B&H Dairy Kosher Vegetarian Restaurant is one of the last “dairy” lunch counters in New York City. We’ve been here […]

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George Floyd Protestors Shattered Windows of B&H Dairy on Second Avenue

Posted June 1, 2020 at 5:00 am

An East Village favorite became the target of violence during a night of rage and protest on Saturday, in response to the controversial death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police last week. B&H Dairy on Second Avenue had its front window smashed with a bottle. Another setback for a mom-and-pop business struggling […]

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Gem Spa Loses its Iconic Signage

Posted May 18, 2020 at 5:00 am

The finality of losing Gem Spa officially took hold over the weekend. The iconic signage and awning were deposed from the southwest corner of Second Avenue and St. Mark’s Place, and the contents of the store liquidated. It now looks like any other retail vacancy on the Lower East Side. Gem Spa, which dates back […]

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Talkin’ ’bout My Generation: Memories of Bill Graham and the Fillmore East

Last modified February 27, 2020 at 11:28 am

While working on our story about the new “Bill Graham and The Rock & Roll Revolution” exhibit at the New-York Historical Society, this reporter started collecting personal stories and memories of Graham’s legendary music venue, the Fillmore East. Located on Second Avenue and East 6th Street, the building began life in 1926 as The Commodore, […]

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‘Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution’ Opens at the New-York Historical Society

Last modified February 21, 2020 at 7:36 am

For many who grew up in a certain era, the name Bill Graham sparks Proustian memories of life-changing rock-and-roll shows. And if you were in San Francisco or New York City, the music impresario’s Fillmore concert venues were the greatest places in the world to see live music. Starting in 1965, Graham was booking and […]

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BP-Replacing Condo Debuts on 2nd Avenue with Mathieu Lehanneur Showroom

Posted December 18, 2019 at 5:03 am

The last gas station in the East Village is now a ten-story condoplex. Now, after more than two years of construction, the limestone-clad development at 24 2nd Avenue inches ever closer to occupancy. Construction materials are gone. The incoming mixed-use development, designed by RSVP Studio, boasts thirty apartments, including a pair of duplexes, and capped […]

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Fifty Years on, Jimi Hendrix Fillmore East Shows Get Box Set Treatment

Posted November 27, 2019 at 5:06 am

More legendary music from the days of the Fillmore East is out of the vault. Fifty years ago, the Band of Gypsys (Buddy Miles, Billy Cox, Jimi Hendrix) played four memorable debut gigs at the Fillmore — two on New Year’s Eve and two on New Year’s Day in 1969 and 1970. The recordings from […]

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With Lease Renewed, B&H Dairy Undergoes Makeover

Posted November 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

Currently celebrating eighty-one years on the Lower East Side, B&H Dairy has a new look. Last week, the restaurant took a three-day break in order to spruce things up a bit. Updated equipment, new floors, wainscoting, and a fresh coat of paint. Of greater importance, however, is the official update (via Facebook) that a lease […]

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Is ‘Moishe’s Bake Shop’ on 2nd Avenue Cooked?

Posted December 7, 2018 at 9:38 am

It might be time to sound the alarm for Moishe’s Bake Shop. The Real Deal reported yesterday that investor Jay Schwimmer recently signed a 21-year lease on the entire building at 115 Second Avenue. For all three floors, in fact, including Moishe’s Bake Shop. Occupancy could begin as soon as March, the lease start date. […]

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