Forsyth Street

‘Little Wayla’ Thai Spot Finds its Way on Forsyth Street

Posted July 12, 2018 at 5:02 am

The series of retail vacancies caused by the upscaling of 100 Forsyth Street is slowly returning to life. As reported, Kodawari coffee shop took space previously occupied by C.W. Pencil Enterprise; Signs and Symbols Gallery moved into the old Deadly Dragon Sound record shop; and now Little Wayla is operating in the adjoining units of the […]

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‘The Deuce’ Films Season 2 on the Lower East Side Today

Posted June 15, 2018 at 5:04 am

Looks like production just resumed on the second season of HBO’s Times Square porn drama, The Deuce. The standard fluorescent “no parking” signs now dot the area north of Delancey and east of the Bowery. The above was spotted on Forsyth Street by Sara D. Roosevelt Park. While not immediately evident, “Penny Lane Productions” is […]

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Years Delayed, Forsyth Street Plaza Finally Debuts with Minimal Fanfare

Posted May 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

The long-delayed wasteland of Forsyth Street Plaza is finally available for public use. It officially opened yesterday, just in time for Memorial Day weekend, though seemingly an afterthought for the city. Indeed, there was no major press release or fanfare surrounding this announcement. Nor a ribbon cutting or ceremony with local politicians. Perhaps there’s an […]

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‘Signs and Symbols’ Gallery Takes Former Record Store Space on Forsyth Street

Posted May 4, 2018 at 5:03 am

Over at 100-102 Forsyth Street, the gentrification playbook is put to use. Almost to a tee. As the double-wide tenements are upscaled, its retail mirrors in kind. First, a trendy coffee shop (i.e. Kodawari); next up, a new gallery. Dubbed Signs and Symbols, the new showroom is a self-described “curator’s studio” and “non-gallery gallery” that […]

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‘Kodawari’ Coffee Shop Starts Grinding at 100 Forsyth Street

Posted April 23, 2018 at 5:03 am

Gentrification 101: When upscaling a building on the Lower East Side, install a trendy coffee shop on the ground floor. Maybe even add a little gallery art as flare. That seems to be the narrative at 100 Forsyth Street, too, an address plagued with retail problems in recent years, likely due to ongoing renovations. Something […]

Forsyth Street Plaza Wins American Council of Engineering Award Despite Persistent Project Delays

Posted April 19, 2018 at 5:02 am

The Forsyth Street Plaza, still sealed and at least four years behind schedule, was recognized last week by the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York with an award for engineering excellence. The organization presented the city with a “Platinum Award” in the Transportation category. Despite the engineering achievement and press, though, the pocket park […]

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First Look Behind the Barrier of the Forsyth Street Plaza [PHOTOS]

Posted March 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

Once referred to as a micro High Line, the $3.6 million Forsyth Street Plaza is close to inauguration. In fact, we hear the mayor is to cut the proverbial ribbon on the green space imminently. We took a peek behind the barriers recently… The temporarily re-routed bike path on the western perimeter of the park […]

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Teen Chef Flynn McGarry Opens his ‘Gem’ on Forsyth Street

Posted February 16, 2018 at 5:10 am

He’s nineteen-years-old and has the food industry smitten. Teen chef prodigy Flynn McGarry this week opened a new Lower East Side restaurant on Forsyth Street called Gem. It’s a dining concept with split personality, offering both a coffee shop vibe (like it’s predecessor Cafe Henrie) and place for deep-pocketed tasting menu seekers. The Living Room, […]

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Replacement ‘Gem’ Found for Vacated Cafe Henrie on Forsyth Street

Posted December 18, 2017 at 5:09 am

Cafe Henrie failed last month after two years on Forsyth Street. It was the casual hangout founded by Le Baron principal Andre Saraiva (aka street artist Mr. A). Now a month later, a new replacement is already lined up to take over 116 Forsyth Street. The outcome of Henrie in mid-November wasn’t a complete shock, […]

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Cafe Henrie Shutters on Forsyth Street After 2 Years

Posted November 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Cafe Henrie, the artsy eatery founded by nightlife maven (and street artist) Andre Saraiva on Forsyth Street, closed earlier this week. Thus capping two years on the block. All elements of the establishment are gone, replaced with token brown paper in the windows. In retrospect, the writing was on the wall back in the summertime […]

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