Forsyth Street

Adam Purple, Legendary Guerrilla Gardener, Died Monday While Riding His Bike Across the Williamsburg Bridge

Posted September 16, 2015 at 5:16 am

The Lower East Side (via Brooklyn) lost one of its legends on Monday afternoon. Adam Purple, the notorious gardener who unsuccessfully fought the city to keep the Garden of Eden behind Stanton Street, died at the age of 84. He was riding a bike across the Williamsburg Bridge and subsequently suffered a fatal heart attack. He was found […]

Andre Saraiva Debuts ‘Cafe Henrie’ on Forsyth Street

Last modified March 13, 2016 at 7:57 pm

Cafe Henrie debuted yesterday at 110 Forsyth Street. Its purple neons were illuminated for the first time last week, which had signaled the arrival. As first disclosed here, Cafe Henrie is the creation of Andre Saraiva, founder of Le Baron and a popular street artist (“Mr. A”) who’s responsible for those grinning stick figures around the […]

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Le Baron’s Andre Saraiva is Opening Cafe ‘Henrie’ at 110 Forsyth

Last modified March 13, 2016 at 7:56 pm

The block of Forsyth Street between Delancey and Broome hasn’t seen this much action since Adam Sandler’s The Cobbler held court. One month of storefront surgery at 110 Forsyth Street resulted in this. Retooled retail. The former food cart garage beside Jose barber shop was quickly transformed into a new restaurant space. In fact, a […]

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Lower East Side Man Gets Tattooed on Street [VIDEO]

Posted August 10, 2015 at 10:19 am

Modern-day tattooing was basically born on the Bowery, its indelible imprint a constant. We’ve been through that history lesson already. But to see the art form play out on the neighboring streets is just perfect. Getting to the point, this. Everything about the short clip posted below is great. Boogie reader Local BB sends along […]

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Caffeine for Kicks: ‘Football Cafe FC’ Now Serving on Forsyth Street

Posted August 6, 2015 at 5:10 am

And now a Lower East Side coffee shop tailored specifically to footie fans. That antique-ish “Travel Agency” marquee signage above 100 Forsyth Street is somewhat of a misnomer. Last summer – during the height of World Cup frenzy – the space housed a so-called football concierge. It was a temporary pop-up collaboration between Chinatown-based football […]

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Fits and Starts: Forsyth Street Plaza Updates

Posted August 3, 2015 at 5:18 am

It’s been four months since the Department of Design and Construction broke ground on the Forsyth Street Plaza project (and six years since its introduction). In that time, a demolition crew punched through the bulwark masonry at the base of the Manhattan Bridge, leaving behind a field of dirt; work also began on the underground […]

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‘Lyles & King Gallery’ Opens in the Old Mexicue Space on Forsyth Street

Posted June 10, 2015 at 5:10 am

Yes, there are too many galleries on the Lower East Side. But, really, what’s one more, right? Lyles & King is one of the latest entrants to the scene, scooping up the long-vacant cellar space at 106 Forsyth Street. The new 1,500 square-foot showroom – forged by the collective mind of Isaac Lyles and journalist wife […]

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Here Are Some Photos of Allison Williams Filming ‘Girls’ on Forsyth Street Yesterday

Posted May 8, 2015 at 5:17 am

Here we are, just over a month after HBO aired the season finale of Girls, filming has resumed on the Lower East Side. The cable network renewed the popular program – helmed by Lena Dunham – about self-entitled Brooklynites for a fifth season. Yesterday evening, production was centered on Forsyth Street below Grand. It was a […]

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Sales Debut for One of the Priciest Condo Developments on the Lower East Side

Posted May 1, 2015 at 5:10 am

The foundation is barely poured, and construction is at a snail’s pace. Nevertheless, sales for the “edgy/refined” Forsyth Street condo development that replaced the Nativity Mission are now live. As previously reported, the seven-story tumor at 204 Forsyth is to boast eleven two- and three-bedroom apartments. Three are now available for purchase: two half-floor 2BR’s […]

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Contractors Break Through Manhattan Bridge Bulwark for Forsyth Street Plaza 

Last modified April 1, 2015 at 11:07 am

The Forsyth Street Plaza entered its first phase of development around this time last week, Tuesday being the official kickoff. Construction site regulars like traffic barriers, backhoes, and other sundries are now in place for the interim. Step one, the steps… Indeed, the first order of business is punching passage through the massive masonry at […]

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