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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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Heavy Wind Detaches Ai Weiwei Installation from Essex Street Market

Posted January 5, 2018 at 9:43 am

The punishing winds from yesterday’s Nor’Easter were not kind to the Ai Weiwei art installation affixed to the Essex Street Market. By yesterday afternoon, the series of banners basically became a sails. Sheets to the wind, you might say. The section directly above Pizza Roma near Delancey Street is currently dislodged and sagging. The half-dozen […]

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Essex Street Snowman Returns for Seasonal Cameo at Corner Bodega

Posted January 5, 2018 at 5:11 am

It’s fairly routine at this point. Like the changing of the season, the sun rising in the east, or bitching about city rents, Lower East Siders can expect the Essex Street Snowman after any substantial snowfall. For the eighth winter running – the first appearance was December 2010 – the snow creature returned to the […]

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‘Ninja Grill’ Foists Fast Food Hibachi onto Essex Street

Posted December 26, 2017 at 8:34 am

Ninja Grill snuck up on the Lower East Side two months ago. Video game-style signage first announced its arrival at 103 Essex Street back in October, promising a hokie “hibachi express” concept. The day has come. Ninja Grill opened a couple weeks ago – across from the Essex Street Market– and is exactly what you […]

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Up Against Essex Crossing, this Tenement is Now on Market as ‘Development Site’

Last modified December 19, 2017 at 9:12 am

Literally up against Essex Crossing, the through-block tenement at 83 Essex Street (aka 90 Ludlow) remains on the market as the proverbial “development opportunity.” Grand Success Realty (Tzippy Wexler) and Bowery Management (Daniel Fong) partnered to rep this 4,170 square-foot property, and have been doing so for at least the last seven months. No takers […]

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Sidelined by Health Department, Two-Bit’s Retro Arcade Promises to Return

Posted December 6, 2017 at 5:02 am

For Two-Bit’s Retro Arcade, the truth surrounding its closure last month is available for the public to see. Ownership pasted a more detailed explanation about the Department of Health inspection and the ultimate decision to drop the hammer. Inspectors dropped by the Essex Street arcade in late-November and wasted little time in closing on the […]

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