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This Was New York … in 1900 [VIDEO]

Posted March 16, 2017 at 9:41 am

Thank you to the Travel Film Archive for sharing some raw 1900 New York with the masses. Take a break from Instagram and watch our city turn street corners and a century. 20 plus minutes of “wow.” Every day was an adventure without apps and chats. As always…

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‘Front Room Gallery’ Relocates from Williamsburg to Former Barzinho Space on Hester Street

Posted March 7, 2017 at 5:03 am

Brazilian eatery, Barzinho, shuttered back in November after a four-year run at 48 Hester Street. This had been the second incarnation of the restaurant; the first was in Tribeca. A few short months (and some remodeling) later, its replacement just emerged. You guessed it – another gallery. The Front Room Gallery relocated from Williamsburg and […]

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‘ELKEL’ Opening its First Brick-and-Mortar Boutique at 48 Hester Street

Posted February 14, 2017 at 5:17 am

Men’s fashion is apparently still in at 48 Hester Street. Several months after shirt purveyor Gowan closed down, another boutique is on deck. This one focuses on “luxury men’s urban wear.” ELKEL officially announced itself last week with a few computer printouts and window neon. 48 Hester Street is the brand’s first solo brick-and-mortar. According […]

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‘O Cafe’ and ‘L’estudio’ Ceramics Workshop Open on Hester Street

Posted February 6, 2017 at 5:19 am

The brown paper curtains are finally deposed from the windows of 61 Hester Street. It’s now a bustling scene. O Cafe, based in Greenwich Village, just opened its newest eatery in the former home of Brown. Here is a look inside the cafè proper; floor configuration is similar to its predecessor. As previously reported, the shop next […]

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The Essex Street Gallery Moves to 55 Hester, Joins ‘Art Strike’ Against Trump’s Inauguration

Posted January 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Essex Street Gallery is returning home. For the last five years, the showroom held court on Eldridge Street, having been forced from its namesake. And it’s happening just in time for a coordinated “gallery strike” against Trump’s inauguration. Moving to 55 Hester Street, formerly home to the Tracy Williams gallery, provided a massive opportunity […]

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Former Tenants of 128 Hester Street Demand Relocation Payments from Landlord 7 Years After Demolition and Displacement

Posted December 17, 2016 at 5:18 am

Seven years a blight. The junkyard that is now 128 Hester Street remains an urban wasteland, and doubles as icon of developer greed. It’s a dangerous pit of detritus cordoned off with chain-link fencing. There has been no activity here since the building demolition displaced eight families in 2009. It began with alleged neglect by […]

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‘O Cafe’ Won’t Open on Hester Street Until the ‘Beginning of Next Year’

Posted December 6, 2016 at 5:05 am

O Cafe is off the rails, and won’t open on Hester Street for another couple months yet. Argentinian chef-slash-potter Fernando Aciar is poised to bring the Greenwich Village-based restaurant and artist workshop to the two commercial spaces comprising 61 Hester Street. Ever since the announcement earlier this fall, there has been movement inside both stores. […]

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Barzinho Calls it Quits After 4 Years on Hester Street

Posted November 23, 2016 at 5:00 am

The sleepy eastern terminus of Hester Street just lost its sole nightspot. Just like that, Barzinho is gone with the wind. The four-year-old iteration of this Brazilian eatery folded within the last week; leasing signs are taped in the windows. Realtor pimping the space is none other than the bar owner himself, Leo Funderburk. While […]

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Local Groups Protest Margaret Chin’s Alleged Refusal to Protect the LES Waterfront

Posted September 29, 2016 at 5:14 am

The Coaltion to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side is turning up the heat against Councilwoman Margaret Chin, who, the group alleges, is refusing to back the full Chinatown Working Group (CWG) Rezoning Plan. The herculean undertaking was planned in response to the 2008 rezoning which left out large portions of downtown. (The argument […]

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‘O Cafe’ Outpost Set for 61 Hester Street, Formerly Brown

Posted September 1, 2016 at 5:10 am

Food will once again return to 61 Hester Street. Since 2013, the shuttered Brown and Orange on Hester Street have remained in the catering game. That was the year the longtime favorites ended the public-facing restaurant. Instead, the spaces functioned as host for random events and/or preparing for others at 61 Hester Street. Three years […]

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