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Here’s How to Snitch on Building Owners for Not Shoveling the Snow

Last modified March 4, 2019 at 5:22 am

Waking up to streets of fluff (or slush) might deter some from trudging to the local bodega. Largely because many building owners are guilty of neglecting the snow cleanup. Some are late to it, and others just ignore the task altogether. Some are even chronic offenders; you know who they are if you’ve walked the […]

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NYCHA Impersonator Robs, then Burns Elderly Man in Vladek Houses

Posted March 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

Police are on the hunt for a man who impersonated a NYCHA employee in order to rob an elderly man in the Vladeck Houses Wednesday afternoon. The suspect exploited this fake identity while knocking at the door of a 73-year-old double amputee. Once inside, he brandished a gun, strongarmed the home health aide into the bathroom, […]

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Vanella’s Prohibition-Era Funeral Home Sells for $7.8M

Posted February 28, 2019 at 5:02 am

It took more than a year, but the shuttered Prohibition-era funeral home at 27-35 Madison Street is now in new hands. According to public records, Eric Pang of Metro City Acquisition LLC is the buyer of the old Vanella’s Funeral Chapel, having paid Linda Vanella $7.8 million for the four-building assemblage. The deal went into […]

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110-Year-Old LES Bathhouse Deemed Unstable, to be Demolished for Turf Field

Posted February 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

The LaGuardia Bathhouse, a Lower East Side relic abandoned since the 1970s, is to be demolished in the coming months, and replaced with a new playing field. The city quietly determined in mid-December that the crumbling building, situated alongside the Little Flower Playground on Madison Street, is not structurally sound and at risk of collapse. […]

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Woman Hit by Car on Madison Street Dies After 8 Days on Life Support

Posted July 26, 2018 at 5:03 am

A Lower East Side woman died earlier this week, eight days after being hit by a car near the intersection of Madison and Rutgers Streets. Relatives of 42-year-old Suzanne Egan reportedly removed her from life support that had kept her alive since the July 15 crash. Egan had been crossing mid-block on Madison Street at […]

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Comptroller Stringer to Host Lower East Side Town Hall Tomorrow

Posted June 4, 2018 at 5:11 am

Another Lower East Side Town Hall meeting is on the books for tomorrow evening. This go-round will have a financial slant; it’s being hosted by New York City Comptroller, Scott Stringer. It’s an informational affair, where folks are encouraged to voice their opinions and learn what the Comptroller’s office is all about, and how it can […]

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Those Plans for a Madison Street Microbrewery are Back in Play

Posted April 9, 2018 at 5:09 am

For one Bronx resident, the four-year-old dream of opening a microbrewery on the Lower East Side is back in play. Paolo Rico Sarthou Tagatac is the proprietor listed in liquor license application materials for a new microbrewery-restaurant on Madison Street, catty corner to Mr. Fong’s. Plans for this concept – a kitschy play on words […]

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Supreme Taps Iconic Lee Quinones Handball Wall Mural for Spring Collection

Last modified March 28, 2018 at 9:32 am

Skate brand Supreme teamed up with graffiti legend Lee Quinones to produce apparel based on one of his most iconic Lower East Side murals. The artwork, dubbed “Lion’s Den,” dates back to 1980 at the Corlears Junior High School 56 on Madison Street. Quinones, who was a former student, had already painted one side of […]

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City Releases RFP for 35-Story ‘NextGen’ Housing Tower at LaGuardia Houses

Posted March 5, 2018 at 5:06 am

That new 35-story tower at the LaGuardia Houses on the Lower East Side is one step closer to happening. The city last week released its Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to construct another beast of a development near the waterfront. As previously reported, the cash-strapped agency is proposing the mixed-income rental tower as part of their […]

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Prohibition-Era Funeral Home on Madison Street Hits the Market for $12.5M

Posted November 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

A former Lower East Side funeral home with colorful gangster roots just hit the market as a multimillion-dollar “investment opportunity.” Robert “Roxie” Vanella was a gangster-cum-undertaker who ran in the same circles as Johnnie Torrio and Al Capone. Later in life, the outlaw (and convicted murderer) went straight, and founded his namesake funeral home. Now, […]

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