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Sunshine Cinema Developers Secure $67M Loan, Demolition Imminent

Posted April 3, 2019 at 5:09 am

The Landmark Sunshine Cinema closed forever just over a year ago. Since then, the historic building has pretty much been left for dead. A popular choice as public toilet and graffiti target alike. Plans for its redevelopment into a 65,000 square-foot boutique office building seemed to stall almost immediately. Demolition had been pegged for spring […]

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Could the Empty Newsstand at 2nd Avenue F Station Become Vending Machine?

Posted March 28, 2019 at 5:03 am

The newsstand nestled on the mezzanine level of the 2nd Avenue F station is dark. Shutters are drawn, as the last operator apparently went out of business months ago. Now, the MTA seeks another newsstand vendor to helm the spot, situated on the Allen Street entrance of the subway stop. A torn poster advertises “retail […]

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Should NYC Install ‘Zombie Traffic Lights’ to Battle iZombies?

Posted March 7, 2019 at 5:04 am

As the plague of iZombies continues to spread and infect unabated, cities are forced to adapt to this relatively new reality. The phenomenon of staggering human beings sucked in by the glow of white light from their smartphones. At the expense of the world at large. Enough to cause headaches for sidewalk denizens, and even […]

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Bi-level Mediterranean Nightspot Tries for Preserve 24 Space

Posted February 26, 2019 at 5:04 am

Looks like we may have spoken too soon. While a cheap pizza place took a slice of its former floor area, the Preserve 24 space is still fielding suitors. Word on the street is that nightlife impresario Alon Jibli is next in the long line of applicants for the bi-level space at East Houston and […]

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Five Years Vacant, Preserve 24 Space Gets a 99-Cent Pizzeria

Posted February 20, 2019 at 5:03 am

With a fully renovated property at the corner of East Houston and Allen Streets, landlord-developer Serge Hoyda already added two new food groups – gyros and pizza. The 99-cent pizza place, situated around the corner from Rosario’s and Una Pizza Napoletana, takes a bite out of floor area previously occupied by Preserve 24. The takeout […]

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Whole Foods Bowery Hires NYPD Officer Following Lawsuit Over Security Spat

Last modified February 7, 2019 at 4:34 pm

One month after an East Village resident filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods and the security detail at the Bowery supermarket, a police officer now stands guard. Area local Tessa Lena claims that, in April 2017, one of the guards tasked with patrolling the aisles accused her of shoplifting a bottle of juice. (She later […]

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Russ & Daughters Settles Class Action Lawsuit with Former Employees

Posted January 29, 2019 at 5:02 am

It looks like Russ & Daughters was the recent target of a class action lawsuit and subsequent settlement. A tipster, whose former roommate previously worked for the 105-year-old Lower East Side appetizing company, sent a copy of the document. The notice summarizes the allegations of a onetime Russ & Daughters employee who worked at the […]

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Argument Leads to Face Slashing at ‘Remedy Diner’

Posted January 15, 2019 at 5:03 am

An argument inside Remedy Diner on East Houston Street late last week turned violent when one of the patrons slashed the other across the face. Police say that two men – apparently strangers – were fighting at 4:00am Friday morning. The suspect slashed his 32-year-old victim then took off. Paramedics later transferred the man to […]

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Hark! Bowery-Houston Intersection is Paved and Marked

Posted December 21, 2018 at 5:02 am

Never thought you’d live to see the day the intersection of Bowery and East Houston received new pavement? It’s here. Infrastructure work at the high-trafficked junction recently completed (for real), and the pavement crews came through this week. New asphalt, new markings. Take a look. How long before another crew comes by to dig it […]

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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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