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Another Look at the Remodeled DeSalvio Playground in Little Italy

Posted March 22, 2019 at 5:08 am

Two years of construction, and a decade of advocating, finally let up. About a month ago, Little Italy locals scored early access to a reinvigorated DeSalvio Playground on Spring Street ahead of the “official” opening. The upgraded park at Spring and Mulberry Streets includes a curved seating area with benches, basketball court (with two hoops), jungle gym […]

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The Bruce Springsteen Subway Tribute You Didn’t Know You Wanted

Last modified December 26, 2018 at 3:22 pm

A Bruce Springsteen superfan had a little fun today on the subway. It appears a straphanger in the Spring Street E train stop filled in the tiles with letters, Wheel of Fortune style, to complete the Boss’ name. (A play on the E Street Band?) The effort harkens back earlier this year to that Aretha […]

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DeSalvio Playground Rehab Delayed Another 6 Months (at Least)

Posted July 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Once a scene of tumult, DeSalvio Playground in Little Italy is currently in ruins as its rehabilitation coincides with the construction of a luxury condo building next door. Construction started in July 2017, yet interim progress has been slow, if at all. Take a look. While the onsite signage promises a fall 2018 delivery – […]

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‘HitHouse’ is Ready to Pummel Spring Street

Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:03 am

Fitness “studios” along the Bowery continue to proliferate unchecked. In fact, there are more than a half-dozen high-end workout spaces for the luxury set between Grand and East Houston. Down at the corner of Spring Street, meanwhile, a new Muay Thai kickboxing gym just entered the scene. HitHouse, which signed a lease for the 4,300 […]

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‘Bluestone Lane’ Coffee Shop Takes Over from ‘Three Monkeys’ in Little Italy

Last modified January 18, 2018 at 8:21 am

Three Monkeys Eyewear no longer has its sight on Little Italy. The Chilean retailer closed its flagship stateside shop last month after a better-than-usual seven-year stint. Their Spring Street digs didn’t remain dormant for long, though, as a new bougie coffee shop is now in play. The Australian-style Bluestone Lane (not to be confused with […]

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‘HitHouse’ Muay Thai Gym on its Way to the Bowery Next Month

Posted October 26, 2017 at 5:09 am

In the years following the major makeover of 188 Bowery, Nudie Jeans moved into the ground space, and the surrounding community simultaneously fought to keep any nightlife from entering the basement at the shared 2 Spring Street. The fight paid off, as the State Liquor Authority reportedly determined in June 2016 (during proceedings for The Stand) […]

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CAVA Now Serving Fast Casual Mediterranean in Little Italy

Posted October 25, 2017 at 5:12 am

The second coming of 50 Spring Street is more than two years in the making, culminating this month with the official opening of CAVA. The health-focused, fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant is enormous at 3,100 square-feet. It’s a lofted space with 35 seats, mezzanine dining level, and furnished rear yard. The Little Italy outpost is the third […]

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L’Occitane to Open its Second SoHo Store at Spring and Lafayette

Posted August 30, 2017 at 5:17 am

L’Occitane en Provence announced its foray into the eastern border of SoHo last week. All it took was a vinyl advertisement in the corner windows of 63 Spring Street. The copy notes that the store should open later this fall, joining 146 Spring Street as the second area outpost for the company. Having a multinational […]

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Developer Seeks Variance Extension to Construct 8-Story Luxury Rentals on Spring Street

Posted August 15, 2017 at 5:15 am

A new luxury residential building is on the way to the eastern fringe of SoHo. Located at 68-70 Spring Street, the forthcoming eight-story rental development will boast approximately twelve apartments across 19,527 square-feet (including penthouse) and 3,918 square-feet of commercial retail. As demolition progresses, though, red tape behind the scenes at the NYC Board of […]

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Reconstruction of DeSalvio Playground Finally Moves Forward

Posted July 20, 2017 at 5:07 am

DeSalvio Playground at Spring and Mulberry Streets in Little Italy is off-limits for the foreseeable future. The park is finally undergoing its long-awaited reconstruction. Parks Department workers dismantled the playground yesterday and the space is now another neighborhood construction zone. The $1.9 million project, which received funding from the City Council and Manhattan Borough President Gale […]

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