Eldridge Street

Eldridge Street’s Formosa Cafe Folds

Posted August 21, 2019 at 5:02 am

Casual Taiwanese establishment, Formosa Cafe, is finished. The Eldridge Street hangout hung it up earlier this month. Token tombstone signage now hangs from the cartoony marquee. The Lower East Side location is survived by an outpost in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Formosa debuted at 34 Eldridge back in May 2015. It was a large, accommodating space […]

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Celebrating 19 Years of Egg Rolls and Egg Creams on Eldridge Street

Last modified June 14, 2019 at 7:42 pm

Mah jongg tiles at the ready! The annual Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival is hitting the Lower East Side this weekend. The block party, now in its 19th year, is ready to dish out frothy beverages that are neither egg nor cream, alongside a bunch of activities and food celebrating the unique diversity of […]

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Arrested Development: New 14-Story Hotel on Eldridge Street Stalls

Posted March 27, 2019 at 5:03 am

Reactivated, then deactivated. One year later, there isn’t much to show for the incoming hotel at 79 Eldridge Street. It was February 2018 that construction commenced on the new 14-story lodge. And here we are; the superstructure is barely out of the ground at a height of about two stories. It’ll eventually hit fourteen floors […]

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LinkNYC Highlights Lower East Side with New Graphic

Posted February 6, 2019 at 5:03 am

Coming soon to LinkNYC advertising obelisks is a series of five neighborhood-specific illustrations by artist Dana Rodriguez. The Lower East Side counts as one, alongside Greenwich Village, midtown, Harlem, and Brooklyn. (Apparently each image will run on machines in those targeted areas.) Local icons illustrated in the graphic include Katz’s Deli, Grand Street subway stop, […]

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Eldridge Street Synagogue Offers Free Admission to Furloughed Federal Employees

Posted January 25, 2019 at 5:03 am

With the government shutdown now clocking in at a month, many establishments are trying to ease the financial burden on those who have yet to receive a paycheck in 2019. This includes businesses and organizations on the Lower East Side. The Museum at Eldridge Street is offering free admission for all federal employees currently on […]

‘Sensei’ Art Bar Erased from Eldridge Street After a Year

Posted August 22, 2018 at 5:03 am

It’s not a stretch to say that art gallery bars these days are not a sound business model. Invariably, such concepts morph into nightclubs or close outright (or both). In the case of Sensei on Eldridge Street, it was the latter. The pseudo-skater-slash-gallery bar exited 135 Eldridge Street not too long ago. A window-hogging leasing […]

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After Delays, Rehabbed Milton Resnick Foundation Opens on Eldridge Street

Last modified July 25, 2018 at 10:43 pm

The newly-renovated Milton Resnick Foundation is just about ready for its debut. After several delays, the former synagogue-turned-exhibition-space and study center is set to open to the public this Thursday (July 19), with previews continuing on Thursdays and Fridays through end of summer. Official grand opening celebration is scheduled for September. The restoration project for 87 […]

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Getting Those Fire Hydrant Sprinkler Caps

Posted July 17, 2018 at 5:09 am

It’s hot as fuck out there. So tempting to bust open that fire hydrant like this guy did on Eldridge Street. However, like clockwork, the fire department each summer warns city dwellers against uncapping fire hydrants for relief. While the ensuing torrent is fun, doing so is illegal. The penalty is up to 30 days […]

When the Heat is Unbearable, Visit the Eldridge Street Geyser [VIDEO]

Posted July 5, 2018 at 5:09 am

Did you see this? Earlier this week, locals cracked open the fire hydrant at the northeast corner of Eldridge and Stanton Streets for some much-needed relief. It became a geyser of epic proportions with the culprit using a cap to control the directional flow of the water, soaking everything in sight. Apparently, the cops shut […]

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First Rendering of the 14-Story Hotel Rising at Vacant Eldridge Street Lot

Posted February 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

What the neighborhood doesn’t need is another large-scale hotel. But that’s precisely what’s happening at 79 Eldridge Street, where construction last week commenced on a new context-killing fourteen-story lodge. And now we have our first sight of what to expect from this long-vacant lot. It’s amazing how these illustrations completely gussy up neighborhoods to make […]

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