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Quirky Boutique ‘Object_ify 139’ Quits Essex Street After 2 Years

Posted January 11, 2017 at 5:17 am

For Object_ify 139, it’s store no more. The artsy object silo is packing up at the end of the week, and headed for the pastures of the online marketplace. Its last day in business on the Lower East Side is this Friday. School of Visual Arts graduate Maria Candanoza opened the pint-sized boutique at 139 […]

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Tavern on Jane, Clinton Craft House Get CB3 Green Light

Posted January 10, 2017 at 5:13 am

The SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 met yesterday evening to discuss this month’s applicants. With only a few items on the agenda, it clocked in as one of the shortest meetings in recent years. Tavern on Jane, 349 East 13th Street Probably the biggest news of the night was that Tavern on Jane principal Michael […]

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Essex Street Market to Unveil ‘History Display’ Showing Evolution from Pushcarts to Essex Crossing

Posted January 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Essex Street Market is truly trying to increase visibility and awareness these days. That was the number-one complaint from its vendors the last several years, who accused the city ownership – the Economic Development Corporation – of dropping the ball amidst larger plans for Essex Crossing. Since the various discussion vis-a-vis Community Board 3 […]

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Post-Snow, the Lower East Side Dressed in White [PHOTOS]

Last modified January 9, 2017 at 10:51 am

Herewith, some photos from the first snowstorm of 2017 (and aftermath). All were shot in and around the Lower East Side with frozen fingers and wet camera lens. A blanket of snow is the perfect equalizer; it levels the playing field. Run-of-the-mill tensions and stresses of living in the big city easily fade with each […]

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Hell Square Headache ‘Mazaar Lounge’ up for Liquor License Renewal

Posted January 9, 2017 at 5:00 am

One of Hell Square’s worst nightclubs is up for a liquor license renewal. Indeed, ownership of Mazaar Lounge is scheduled to appear before Community Board 3 tonight during the SLA subcommittee meeting. Mazaar Lounge – helmed by controversial Foundation co-owner Joseph Torres and Cozy Cafe principals Khaled Boghdedy and Sherif Beshir – opened in the […]

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Cozy Tamale Spot ‘Factory Tamal’ Readies Essex Street Push

Posted January 4, 2017 at 5:09 am

It’s a period of transition for the no-frills food enclave on lower Essex Street. (Some have taken to calling it a “food court.”) Both Sam’s Spring Roll and Cabalito Pupuseria – which opened within two months of each other in the spring of 2015 – closed shop last month. With regard to the latter, there […]

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There was a Shooting on Essex Street this Morning [Updated]

Last modified January 3, 2017 at 11:13 am

There was a shooting on Essex earlier this morning at around 5am. The intersection of Essex and Hester Streets is currently sealed, and traffic is closed between Grand and Canal. There are pieces of shattered glass in the intersection. Cops are on the scene investigating. A 31-year-old was shot in the shoulder after an alleged […]

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Cabalito Closing Shop after 2 Years on Essex Street; Factory Tamal Taking Over

Posted December 28, 2016 at 5:11 am

Popular Salvadoran eatery, Cabalito Pupuseria, is calling it quits at the end of the week. News of its demise had been circulating two months ago, but didn’t come to pass until now. Last day in business is December 31. Owner Randy Rodriguez – former barista at Cafe Grumpy next door – is closing Cabalito of […]

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Tenants of 43 Essex Street Harassment Reach Settlement in Lawsuit with Galasso Brothers

Posted December 16, 2016 at 5:00 am

Here’s a win worth celebrating, in the never-ending battle of tenants v. slumlords. This week, a group of tenants from 43 Essex Street announced that they’ve reached a settlement in their hazardous conditions and harassment lawsuit, filed more than a year and a half ago. This resolution comes just two months after the building’s cooking gas […]

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‘Sam’s Spring Roll’ Folds After Less than 2 Years on Essex Street

Posted December 15, 2016 at 5:13 am

Word on the street is that Asian fusion joint Sam’s Spring Roll is no more. Boogie reader Lego Surfer shares word that the tiny snack shack shuttered earlier this week after less than two years at 23 Essex Street. Sam’s Spring Roll got started in June 2015. Soon after its debut, the former Judaica block became […]

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