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Jake Gyllenhaal Designed a Russ & Daughters T-Shirt to Help Benefit Struggling Eateries

Posted August 19, 2020 at 5:00 am

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal teamed up with local favorite Russ & Daughters to help raise funds for an organization seeking federal relief for the coronavirus-battered restaurant industry. Gyllenhaal designed the t-shirt, which features the iconic blue fish logo atop pink salmon tie-dye. He previously donned the gear during a handstand challenge with Tom Holland at the […]

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Sister of Murdered and Dismembered Tech Entrepreneur Speaks Out

Posted August 14, 2020 at 5:03 am

Exactly one month after 33-year-old tech entrepreneur, Fahim Saleh, was brutally murdered and dismembered in his Lower East Side apartment, his sister is speaking out with a memoir on Medium. In the blog post published yesterday, Ruby Saleh recounts her relationship with Fahim and her sorrow over his death. She said that her brother was […]

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Katz’s Deli Launches its Own Delivery Service

Posted July 31, 2020 at 5:03 am

Katz’s Deli this week launched its own local delivery service, bypassing third-party sites. Customers can now go directly to the Katz’s website and place orders for delivery. They are kicking off the new functionality with free delivery for the first 132 customers, a nod to its time on the Lower East Side (code: SINCE1888). Delivery […]

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With Statues Toppling, is there a Double Standard over the Lower East Side Lenin?

Last modified July 29, 2020 at 11:26 am

As statues are deposed and defaced around the country, one Lower East Side fixture still stands tall – Vladimir Lenin. He oversees the downtown environs from his perch atop 178 Norfolk Street, arm outstretched towards the hallmark of American capitalism: Wall Street. This begs a question – how can an icon for a dictator who […]

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Gaia Italian Cafe to Close on Sunday After 9 Years

Posted July 21, 2020 at 5:02 am

Gaia Italian Cafe is entering its final week on East Houston Street. Capping a near-decade run in the neighborhood. Apparently, the landlord of 251 East Houston decided not to renew the lease on the sub-level space, which expires on July 31. Last day in business at this address for the restaurant is a few days […]

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Ex-Personal Assistant Arrested in Gruesome Murder of Tech CEO Fahim Saleh on the Lower East Side

Last modified July 17, 2020 at 5:21 pm

The former personal assistant of Fahim Saleh is in custody for the gruesome murder and dismemberment of his old boss in his Lower East Side condo. Tyrese Devon Haspil, 21, was arrested in connection with the crime and is expected to be charged with the murder of Saleh — who was found decapitated and dismembered […]

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Autopsy Reveals LES Tech Entrepreneur Stabbed to Death Before his Dismemberment

Posted July 17, 2020 at 5:07 am

In news that should surprise no one, the city’s Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the gruesome death of a tech entrepreneur on the Lower East Side as homicide. The autopsy performed yesterday found that Fahim Saleh – founder of ride-sharing company Gokada – died as a result of stab wounds to the neck and torso, and […]

Suspected LES Killer Dressed as Ninja While Dismembering Tech Entrepreneur in his Condo

Posted July 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

The gruesome butchering of a tech entrepreneur this week is playing out like the plot of a slasher movie, and has the Lower East Side on edge. According to published reports, a killer clad in ninja outfit decapitated and dismembered Fahim Saleh in his $2 million condo on East Houston Street Tuesday afternoon. The victim’s […]

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Decapitated and Dismembered Man Found Inside East Houston Condo Building

Last modified July 15, 2020 at 7:25 am

The body of a decapitated, dismembered man was found inside a luxury Lower East Side condo yesterday afternoon — purportedly stuffed in plastic bags beside a power saw. According to the New York Post, police arrived at the bloody scene shortly after 3:30pm Tuesday, responding to a welfare check placed by a friend of the […]

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Gaia Italian Cafe Loses its Lease After a Decade on East Houston

Posted June 30, 2020 at 5:00 am

One of the most popular, albeit low key, restaurants on the Lower East Side is set to close next month. Gaia Italian Cafe, which has kept the neighborhood in cozy home-cooked, will close at the end of July. The forthcoming closure caps a nine-and-a-half-year run on East Houston Street. We’re told that the landlord decided […]

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