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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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Rumor: A T.J. Maxx for the New Lower East Side

Posted May 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s a big-box bulk-up on the Lower East Side. In case you had enough of neighborhood mallification, vis-a-vis Essex Crossing, there’s more. It’s rumored that T.J. Maxx is also poised to compete for your dollars in an increasingly crowded space. Word on the street is that T.J. Maxx – part of the TJX Companies that […]

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Violent Robbery in Broad Daylight at Bank of America ATM on East Houston

Posted May 14, 2018 at 5:09 am

Police are searching for the criminal wanted in connection with the violent robbery and pummeling of a customer at the Broadway-Lafayette Bank of America branch. At 3:08 pm on April 27, the suspect approached the victim and asked for $100. When the 35-year-old man refused, the perp decked him, continued assaulting him on the ground, […]

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New Office Buildings Along East Houston Really Taking Shape

Posted May 2, 2018 at 5:11 am

There is major progress to report along East Houston Street where two side-by-side commercial developments vie for attention. Both are topped out and taking shape. Furthest along is 606 Broadway, which has been the recipient of glass paneling the last several months. In fact, the so-called curtain wall is almost done. Gone is the Hollister […]

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Disarmed: Partner Dispute Leads to Shutter of Suffolk Arms

Posted April 24, 2018 at 5:02 am

Suffolk Arms mysteriously shuttered during the first week of April due to “renovations” and “mechanical upgrades.” Sounds convincing … not. Apparently, the closure is related to a dispute between co-owners Giuseppe González and well-regarded bartender Ruben Rodriguez. The former allegedly sought the ouster of the latter this past winter. However, according to a report in […]

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Good Lucking Nabbing those Limited Edition David Bowie MetroCards

Posted April 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

As part of the sprawling David Bowie mini-exhibit inside Broadway-Lafayette subway station, straphangers (and collectors) can now purchase limited edition MetroCards emblazoned with the icon. The new cards apparently run $6.50, as there is a two-ride minimum (includes $1 new card fee), and are available from the dispensers and station agents. While supplies last, of […]

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