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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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Serial Lower East Side Burglar Arrested this Week

Posted May 14, 2020 at 5:00 am

It’s the reason so many stores are boarding up during this coronavirus lockdown. Serial burglars are prowling the streets. Robert Bartlett, 63, was arrested on Tuesday for a string of Lower East Side commercial robberies, cops said. The suspect is believed to have hit four stores off the Bowery over the last month alone, with […]

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Russ & Daughters Donating to Front-Line Workers and the Impoverished

Posted April 24, 2020 at 5:00 am

The city still may be shut down, but that hasn’t deterred local appetizing anchor, Russ & Daughters. The century-old Lower East Side institution continues to be an integral part of the history of New York City, now slinging bagels and rugelach to those in need, as well as to health care workers on the front lines […]

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Katz’s Deli Wants you to Know that they ‘Aren’t Going Anywhere’ Amidst COVID-19 Shutdowns

Posted March 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Effective today, the city mandates that all bars and restaurants are closed to public dining, with sales limited to takeout and delivery only. Mayor de Blasio announced the drastic COVID-19 related measure in a tweet late Sunday, which was an about-face from his prior stance. The complete shutdown will be a dark road for the […]

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Time Looks Short for ‘il Mattone’ Pizzeria on East Houston

Posted March 12, 2020 at 5:00 am

Less than a year after opening on the Lower East Side, it appears time is short for il Mattone. This third Manhattan outpost for the pizzeria – behind the West Village and Tribeca – opened at 147 East Houston in May 2019. It renovated and took over the space formerly occupied by Lucky’s Burger. But […]

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Coppelia Eyeing former Macondo for New 24-Hour Diner

Posted January 31, 2020 at 5:00 am

A popular 24-hour Chelsea diner is expanding to the Lower East Side. The nine-years-running Coppelia is currently eyeing 157 East Houston for its next location. This spot, in particular, has devolved into a vandalized mess since Macondo closed down in 2017. Liquor license application materials on file with Community Board 3 confirm the news. The […]

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Eight Years Post-Bowery, Billy’s Antiques is Brooklyn-Bound

Posted January 30, 2020 at 4:06 am

Since his high-profile departure from the Bowery eight years ago, Billy Leroy has threatened a permanent comeback for his eponymous antiques business. Now, it will return, albeit in the outer boroughs. Word on the street is that Leroy acquired a “single family home” on Greenpoint Avenue in Brooklyn, and will open Billy’s Antiques on the […]