250 East Houston

Red Square Rooftop Clocks Erased (but will Return)

Posted May 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

If you look up, you may have noticed that the rooftop clocks are gone from the building formerly known as Red Square. Its erasure, as reported by EV Grieve, is part of the overall renovation plan implemented by the Dermot Company, which purchased the upscale residential complex for $100 million in 2016. Other modifications at […]

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What will Become of the Red Square Sidewalk Art?

Posted April 13, 2018 at 5:05 am

The following guest post was written by longtime East Villager Abdiel Munoz. For the nearly twenty years I’ve lived in the East Village, the strip that covers the north side of Houston between Avenues A and B outside the residence formerly known as Red Square has been a main walkway for the residents of this […]

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Toppled from Red Square, Lenin Rises Again on the Lower East Side

Posted June 12, 2017 at 5:11 am

Lenin rises again. Indeed, it somehow seems fitting, given the current political climate, that a statue of the Russian communist revolutionary would return to a Lower East Side rooftop. And so it goes. Early Friday afternoon, workers were spotted hoisting the eighteen-foot, Soviet-era sculpture into place at 178 Norfolk Street. The copper tribute had been […]

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East Houston Sleepy’s Store Closes for Rebranding to ‘Mattress Firm’

Posted January 9, 2017 at 5:06 am

Guess we can no longer trust Sleepy’s for the rest of our lives. All locations are henceforth rebranded as the rather antiseptic Mattress Firm. The so-called “mattress professionals” at 250 East Houston is closed during this turnover period. It’ll reopen this Friday (January 13), if signs in the windows are to be believed. This name change […]

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Red Square Lost its Iconic Rooftop Lenin Statue Last Night After 22 Years in the East Village

Posted September 20, 2016 at 4:19 am

It’s been said many times around here the last few years. End of an era this, end of an era that. This time, it’s for Red Square, the luxury rentals building on East Houston. The 18-foot-tall sculpture of Vladimir Lenin no longer stands triumphant atop the East Village. At sundown last night, a crew of […]

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Ricky’s Opening a Halloween Outpost at 250 East Houston

Posted August 20, 2014 at 6:08 am

It’s the time of the season for pop-up Halloween stores; two months early, mind you. In due course, the Lower East Side will welcome a temporary Halloween outpost courtesy of Ricky’s. Signage was just installed in the windows of 250 East Houston, which previously hosted Sleepy’s before its move next door. This particular location in […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin Robbins at 250 East Houston is Closed for ‘Renovations’

Posted December 9, 2013 at 6:10 am

The Center for an Urban Future published the sixth edition of its annual “State of the Chains” study last week. Dunkin’ Donuts was crowned victor this year, now with 515 franchise locations in New York City. Well, one of those Lower East Side locations – 250 East Houston Street – might be in trouble. The […]

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East Houston Wine & Liquor Opens at Red Square

Posted April 10, 2013 at 6:30 am

Red Square now boasts its own liquor store. East Houston Wine & Liquor, which first announced its identity in February, opened in the strip mall at 250 East Houston a couple days ago.

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Soho Billiards Alum Behind New Pool Hall at 250 East Houston

Posted April 2, 2013 at 6:30 am

Down but not out. It is indeed Soho Billiards alumni behind the new pool hall opening at 250 East Houston Street. Precisely as presumed.

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CB3 Releases April SLA Agenda: Pool Hall, Tiny Fork, Living Room, Et Al.

Posted March 28, 2013 at 6:55 am

Community Board 3 just published the SLA subcommittee agenda for April. Lots happening on the Lower East Side these days. Here we go…

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