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Follow Anthony Bourdain Through the Lower East Side for ‘Parts Unknown’

Posted April 5, 2018 at 5:00 am

Popular chef personality Anthony Bourdain is taking his CNN road show, Parts Unknown, to the Lower East Side next fall. The man has been touring the neighborhood of late, hitting up popular hangouts and meeting with local luminaries. Mr. Kitchen Confidential recently shared his weekend journey on Instagram. Area destinations and notable personalities that will appear in […]

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Artists Sought for Summertime Residency Inside Mobile Studio at Seward Park

Posted March 30, 2018 at 5:03 am

Seward Park continues its path toward showcasing more art programming. We’ve already seen the placement of the “Constellation” seating arrangement outside the libary, and news of an artistic homage to vanishing storefronts by photographers James and Karla Murray. Add one more… The Seward Park Conservancy (park stewards) this week announced its participation in a community-engaged […]

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Essex Crossing Breaks Ground at Demolished Market Site for 8-Story Senior Housing

Posted March 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s completely gone. Eradicated from Essex Street. Now, only two of the original Essex Market buildings remain. Demolition of the brick warehouse and the subsequent debris removal at 140 Essex (aka Site 8) officially completed last month. For seven decades, the one-story brick facility stood here. Now it’s just open air and the towering machines […]

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Gas Hookup Issues Sideline Essex Street Newcomer ‘Ninja Grill’

Posted March 9, 2018 at 5:09 am

Another day, another gas-related restaurant closure on the Lower East Side. This time around it’s the three-month-old Ninja Grill on Essex Street. The so-called Hibachi Express fast food joint closed down last week due its gas hookup. Signs adorning the storefront don’t provide much explanation, but Department of Buildings records point out the truth. City […]

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Boubouki Closed Down its Essex Street Market Stall this Week

Posted March 1, 2018 at 5:06 am

Boubouki spent the last seven-and-a-half years serving up Greek food to patrons of the Essex Street Market. Now, its time on the Lower East Side is history. Word began circulating earlier this month, but the news was made official last week. In the end, Boubouki closed down for good yesterday, and won’t be making the […]

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‘iLoveKickboxing’ Lights up Essex Street Gym

Posted February 6, 2018 at 5:07 am

G&S Sporting Goods may have rebooted, but its former headquarters is in new hands. Or should we say gloves? Like its predecessor, the newcomer at 43 Essex Street is of the pugilistic persuasion. A gym called iLoveKickboxing. The company, which operates 100 training sites in all 50 states, last fall signed a 15-year lease for […]

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Under New Ownership, G&S Sporting Goods Returns with Online Store

Posted February 1, 2018 at 5:00 am

G&S Sporting Goods departed the Lower East Side four years ago. Its owner, Lenny Zerling, sold the building at 43 Essex Street to notorious landlord Dean Galasso and bid adieu. Fast forward to present. The business is now in the hands of new ownership, which has streamlined the brand for a whole new generation of […]

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Boss Tweed’s Saloon Won’t be Returning to Essex Street

Posted January 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Today in news that won’t surprise, we can report that Boss Tweed’s Saloon will not be returning to Essex Street. The City Marshals came to the long-shuttered nightclub and seized the space on behalf of the landlord. Boss Tweed’s barely survived its reboot, having spent five months in the wild before a 20-year-old Jersey girl […]

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This 77-year-old Essex Market Building is Now a Pile of Rubble [PHOTOS]

Last modified January 17, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Another Essex Street Market facility – first constructed in 1940 – is getting pulverized as we speak. For the last month and change, a demolition crew has been active in dismantling the half-block-long warehouse building at 140 Essex Street (aka Site 8). Staring beyond the black death shroud, it’s clear that most of the structure […]

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Essex Street Gets Another Arcade with ‘Water World Amusements’

Posted January 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Here’s something unexpected. Essex Street will soon welcome another arcade. Yesterday afternoon, the canopy for Water World Amusements was hoisted to the north marquee of 35 Essex Street, formerly home to a flooring warehouse. (The south space went to Delancey Wines last year.) Strange name for the business, given its disposition as an arcade and […]

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