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‘Sunshine Cinema’ Office Building Replacement Begins Marketing Push with New Renderings

Posted November 15, 2018 at 5:06 am

The reincarnation of the former Sunshine Cinema takes a new leap forward this week. East End Capital and K Property Group purchased the Lower East Side theater last year for $31.5 million and are redeveloping the property into a 65,000 square-foot commercial tower. For the moment, it’s still standing, yet remains a magnet for feces and […]

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Russ & Daughters Expands with 14K Square-Feet at Brooklyn Navy Yard

Posted October 17, 2018 at 5:04 am

Much like its centenary sister on East Houston (i.e. Katz’s Deli), Russ & Daughters is expanding into Brooklyn. The famed appetizing business – founded on the Lower East Side in 1914 – is planting a major flag at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Taking up 14,000 square-feet of space in Building 77. It’ll include a production […]

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Meet the New Wall of Glass on East Houston

Posted October 16, 2018 at 5:07 am

SoHo’s newest office buildings are inching toward the finish line, more than two years after simultaneously breaking ground. Starting with the new 606 Broadway (aka 19 East Houston), it’s been the recipient of glass paneling the last several months. As you can see, most construction materials are removed from the proverbial doorstep, leaving behind a […]

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Someone is Printing out Missed Connections and Posting Them on the Street

Posted October 8, 2018 at 5:04 am

The Craigslist Missed Connections sub-category, an endless form of entertainment, is now the subject of an apparent street campaign. Someone is printing out the online posts and distributing flyers of same. The links included at the bottom of each of the handbills forwards to the relevant Craigslist post. Most have since expired. Or this is […]

With Redevelopment Looming, the Sunshine Cinema Becomes a Public Toilet

Posted October 4, 2018 at 5:00 am

As we await demolition, the Sunshine Cinema is devolving at quite a clip. It’s now a literal shit-house. Indeed, the former arty theater has become the local bathroom of choice for many drunks and vagrants, some of whom congregate in nearby Sara D. Roosevelt Park. The movie poster frames on the facade closest to Forsyth […]

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Marshalls Opens its First LES Department Store Tomorrow

Posted October 3, 2018 at 5:09 am

The mallification of the Lower East Side advances headlong this week with the arrival of Marshalls. The suburban department store – whose TJX parent is also behind Home Goods and T.J. Maxx – signed a lease for the entire ground floor space spanning 197 East Houston. The new condoplex developed by Ben Shaoul. Doors open […]

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Last of the Russ Daughters Dies at 97

Posted September 24, 2018 at 5:03 am

Anne Russ Federman, who, along with her dad and two sisters ran the Russ & Daughters appetizing business, passed away last Thursday at her home in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Cause of death was reportedly heart failure. She was 97, and is survived by her three children, seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. The Russ & Daughters […]

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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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