55 East Houston

OddFellows to Open its 5th Ice Cream Shop on Wednesday

Posted April 9, 2018 at 5:12 am

OddFellows is a few days from cutting the proverbial ribbon on its latest location. The corner of Mott and East Houston Streets. The Brooklyn-based ice cream shop has been readying the space for the last couple months in the second half of what was formerly Second Time Around. (The other half of the store went to […]

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OddFellows is Opening a New Ice Cream Shop on East Houston

Posted March 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

Without craning your neck upward, you would probably have no idea that OddFellows is opening a new outpost on East Houston Street. Six months after its autumnal “carnival” stunt nearby in SoHo, the Brooklyn-based ice cream shop is readying something new at the corner of Mott Street. Interior build-out has been underway here for the […]

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‘City Hats’ Relocating to East Houston Ahead of Bleecker Street Redevelopment

Posted November 15, 2017 at 5:01 am

All commercial retail is being liquidated from the northwest corner of Bleecker and Lafayette Streets, as redevelopment looms. A week after our report about the imminent relocation of Shapiro Hardware, its neighbor faces the same fate. City Hats at 63 Bleecker Street is moving operations just a few blocks south to Houston. They’ve recently inked […]

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Civilianaire “Americana” Boutique Opens Today at 55 East Houston

Last modified January 18, 2013 at 6:09 am

Nolita will conceivably stop at nothing until all storefronts become unaffordable, high-end boutiques.

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“Civilianaire” Replaces Bodega with Trendy Denim at 55 East Houston

Posted November 7, 2012 at 6:09 am

The trade was inevitable, and most certainly lopsided; necessity is being exchanged for luxury at 55 East Houston. In this case, a bodega for high-end denim.

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Angry Graffiti at East Houston Bodega Painted Black

Posted March 14, 2012 at 6:09 am

The powers that be at 55 East Houston are undertaking defensive maneuvers in the face of increased street hostility toward recent developments there.

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Loss of East Houston Bodega Prompts Angry Graffiti

Posted February 24, 2012 at 6:28 am

55 East Houston is the subject of some angry neighborhood sentiments against the perpetual cycle of upscaling. To put it bluntly, people are friggin’ pissed.

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East Houston Bodega on the Outs; Space for Rent

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

The writing is on the proverbial wall. Or shall we say, the vinyl. Friday afternoon, two ladder-bound workers dressed the beige facade of 53 East Houston in a flashy new jumpsuit – a savvy “for rent” advertisement.

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Jay Kos Opening at 293 Mott Street on Friday

Posted June 8, 2011 at 6:09 am

Not long after unveiling its wine-bar annex, Ballato’s experienced a change of heart and ditched the room altogether. Get ready for the boutique replacement.

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55 East Houston Gets Exterior Makeover

Posted May 25, 2010 at 6:33 am

As part of a larger renovation project at 55 East Houston (aka 293 Mott), La Cocina Deli Grocery on the ground level is getting an exterior facelift. We stopped in yesterday to pick up a few provisions, and asked the cashier for the scoop.  He said that the whole Houston facade is being re-surfaced to […]