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Cocktail Lounge Eyes Former ‘Suffolk Arms’ on East Houston

Last modified September 12, 2018 at 12:46 pm

Dead and buried for five months, the former home of Suffolk Arms is again under consideration. An as-yet-named restaurant-slash-cocktail bar is on the Community Board 3 docket this month for full liquor license approval. According to paperwork filed, the potential proprietors of the new establishment – Antonio Martinez, Awilda Martinez, and Rachel Bocatto (269 Bar […]

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‘Detox Market’ Debuts at the New 76 East Houston

Posted September 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

Detox Market opened at 76 East Houston this week, confirming a rumor that we first reported last month. The introduction of a full-time commercial occupant here is a watershed moment for this two-story property, as it’s remained vacant since completion in 2016. This is the first New York City location for Detox Market, which peddles […]

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A Marshalls for Hell Square on the Lower East Side

Posted August 27, 2018 at 5:11 am

As Ben Shaoul’s block-spanning condoplex at the corner of Orchard and East Houston comes into full view, so too are its commercial occupants. We first reported back in May that TJX – the parent company of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and Home Goods – was planning to open a new T.J. Maxx department store here. Plans […]

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Rumor: 76 East Houston Gets ‘Detoxed’ with New Makeup Market

Posted August 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

It took two years to build, yet has been sitting mostly vacant for just as long. Goldman Properties completed construction of 76 East Houston Street in July 2016, yet the bi-level property hadn’t attracted a long-term tenant. The space largely functioned as staging area for art-related events at the adjacent Bowery Mural Wall. Until now. […]

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With Redevelopment Stalled, Provident Loan Society Building Hits Market for $20M

Posted July 30, 2018 at 4:34 am

The bank is for sale. Despite the city’s approval of redevelopment last December, the Provident Loan Society building on East Houston Street is now on the chopping block. Longtime owners Elsa and Dunnie Lai, who purchased the centenary structure nearly thirty years ago, are now looking to sell. Price sought for the non-landmarked landmark is […]

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The Ridge Hotel Seeks Rooftop Bar on East Houston

Posted July 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

In a near repeat of last summer, the operators behind the rechristened Ridge Hotel again wish to add nightlife to its onsite offerings. The Ridge Hotel changed hands in July 2017 for $16.75 million (renamed from Hotel East Houston), and joined the roster of the CS Hospitality Group. Known in part for its properties in […]

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On its 130th Birthday, Katz Deli Offers Meat Subscription Service

Posted June 7, 2018 at 5:07 am

Talk about delivering the meat… Katz’s Delicatessen is breaking out the big guns for its 130th anniversary. Yup, New York’s iconic sandwich shop is going national this month, via its first ever meat subscription service. Boxes will cost a pretty penny; a full year will set you back $1,500, and the 3-month minimum subscription is […]

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‘Lucky’s Famous Burgers’ Closes After 8 Years on East Houston

Posted June 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

Cue the unlucky Lucky jokes. Lucky’s Famous Burgers just closed up shop on East Houston, capping an eight-year run. Signs in the window alert customers to the shutter while thanking for the patronage. This turn of events isn’t a complete shock. The Lucky’s space has been on the endangered list for the better part of […]

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Celebrating the Mountain Goats Through Drag and Burlesque at Parkside Lounge

Posted May 29, 2018 at 5:11 am

Not only is there a new Mountain Goats podcast and tribute album called I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats, on June 1 at NYC’s Parkside Lounge (317 East Houston) there will be a burlesque/drag/go-go dancing tribute to the band called “I Only Strip to the Mountain Goats.” It’s being hosted by Anja Keister, and they got the blessing of Mountain Goats […]

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David Bowie Deposed from Broadway-Lafayette Subway Station

Posted May 17, 2018 at 5:09 am

For David Bowie, the underground takeover is no more. It’s back to normal. The Broadway-Lafayette subway station over the weekend was stripped of the vinyl posters that defined the month-long promotion. Through a series of placements on the walls and rafters, co-sponsor Spotify helped highlight the Brooklyn Museum exhibit – “David Bowie Is” – and […]

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