Norfolk Street

With ‘Sunita’ Squeezed out, La Contenta Looks to Expand on Norfolk Street

Posted April 2, 2019 at 5:04 am

When Sunita Bar faded from Norfolk Street a few weeks ago, word on the street was that La Contenta was to annex the commercial space. And that’s exactly what’s happening. The news is confirmed this week by a liquor license application submitted to Community Board 3 ahead of the April session. This new extension is […]

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‘Sunita Bar’ Fades from Norfolk Street After 16 Years

Posted March 12, 2019 at 5:05 am

“My story is the story of what’s happening on the Lower East Side, with all the changes, development, and greedy landlords,” small business owner Sunita Lofters quips. She is the sole proprietor of the eponymous bar at 106 Norfolk Street, which concluded business this month after sixteen years on the block. The establishment now sits […]

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This is the 30-Story Behemoth Replacing Beth Hamedrash Hagadol

Last modified March 6, 2019 at 3:52 pm

Take a look. This is the mess of glass replacing the burned-out Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue on Norfolk Street. The new rendering, released by developer Gotham Organization and revealed by City Realty last week, is from the angle of Broome and Suffolk Streets. (Dattner Architects, whose fingerprints are also on Essex Crossing with The Goldin […]

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‘Tonic Tapes’ Revisits Band Demos from Music Venue

Posted January 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

The once-beloved Tonic celebrates its death date this spring, marking twelve years since its demise at the hand of gentrification. Priced out, the music venue closed forever on April 13, 2007 after a performance by John Zorn. (It was Friday the 13th that year.) Being sandwiched between two luxury condo developments – Blue and the […]

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Yesterday’s Snowfall Toppled Trees Around the Lower East Side [PHOTOS]

Posted November 16, 2018 at 5:06 am

Yesterday’s late-fall snowstorm (aka “Snowvember”) had trees falling around the Lower East Side. Over on Norfolk Street, the weight of the wet snow-pack toppled several large limbs at around 5pm, smashing into parked cars and blocking southbound traffic below Stanton Street. (Video below.) Firefighters quickly responded with the chainsaws to clear the debris. One person […]

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Developers Looking to Destroy More of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol

Posted October 1, 2018 at 5:00 am

Talk about beating a dead horse. The half-demolished, destabilized structure formerly known as Beth Hamedrash Hagadol might soon lose more of its carcass. As presented to Community Board 3 in January of this year, the plan is to incorporate the charred synagogue remains into a larger, two-towered development in conjunction with developer Gotham Organization and […]

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More on that Norfolk Street ‘Animal House’

Last modified May 9, 2018 at 7:44 am

Shenanigans at the so-called “Animal House” on Norfolk Street are under police scrutiny. But the landlord apparently isn’t playing ball. To recap… For the better part of the last year, rowdy residents of 180-182 Norfolk Street have reportedly been partying like crazy, without regard for the surroundings. Neighbors continue to tell us that the get-togethers […]

‘Sunita Bar’ on Norfolk Street is Not for Sale [Updated]

Last modified April 6, 2018 at 11:27 am

[Updated Below] On the block for the last fifteen years, Sunita Bar on Norfolk Street has been featured in several real estate listings circulating online. The week-old listing posted to Craigslist advertises the business at 106 Norfolk Street for sale. However, the owner of Sunita tells us that this listing is bogus. “This is not […]

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100 Norfolk Penthouse Sells for Record Setting $6.73M

Last modified February 20, 2018 at 3:24 pm

The cantilevered box of condos at 100 Norfolk Street debuted late last year, and became an instant eyesore, following in the grand tradition of Blue just across the street. Now, word is circulating that its crown jewel penthouse just closed for an eye-popping $6.73 million. The real estate PR machine is calling this transaction the […]

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What it’s Like Living Near the Norfolk Street ‘Animal House’ [VIDEO]

Posted February 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

To look at 180 Norfolk Street, you wouldn’t otherwise think anything of it. The property is a relatively non-descript building two doors down from the Angel Orensanz Center. On the contrary. Readers tell us that behind the brick facade is a purported frat house some are now calling “Animal House.” We hear that, for the […]

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