Arlene’s Grocery

Congress Passes Save Our Stages Act as Part of COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Posted December 22, 2020 at 5:19 am

Legislators in the US House of Representatives and Senate reached an agreement on a second stimulus package, which provides some $900 billion in pandemic relief, including to struggling independent venues as part of the Save Our Stages Act. The bill’s official language is not yet fully public, but Senators Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer issued […]

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When The Strokes Played Arlene’s Grocery [VIDEO]

Posted December 16, 2020 at 5:08 am

With continuing news that Arlene’s Grocery is on life support, we thought it appropriate to exhume a live show from its heady days. Back when the venue held more clout as a stepping stone for artists on the way to the spotlight. For instance, The Strokes, which performed here on April 29, 2000. Twenty years […]

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Schumer Supports Arlene’s Grocery in Bid to “Save Our Stages”

Posted December 7, 2020 at 5:01 am

Senator Chuck Schumer paid a visit to the Lower East Side on Saturday to help push federal legislation aimed at assisting the ailing live entertainment industry. He stood outside Arlene’s Grocery on Stanton Street, the twenty-five-year-old live music venue that last week announced an impending closure (February 1) if it can’t raise funds to survive. […]

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Arlene’s Grocery on ‘Life Support,’ Closing February 1

Posted November 30, 2020 at 5:00 am

With live music in total freefall for the pandemic-fueled duration, performance venues are barely hanging on. Here on the Lower East Side, iconic rock venue Arlene’s Grocery is officially on the endangered list. The establishment at 85 Stanton Street made a serious public appeal over the Thanksgiving weekend in an attempt to try and stave […]

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In Which we ‘Connect the Dots’ with MisterWives [INTERVIEW]

Posted October 24, 2017 at 9:24 am

MisterWives is a poptastic band from New York, creating earworms faster than lead singer Mandy Lee can churn out homemade donuts. Their energy is undoubtedly contagious, and they’re bringing it back to the city this week. So it was only fitting that we caught up with bass player Will Hehir to hear more about their […]

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Arlene’s Grocery Celebrates Two Decades on the LES with Week of Entertainment

Posted November 10, 2015 at 10:23 am

Twenty years of business is nothing to sneeze at in this ever-changing neighborhood. Especially when you’re a music venue. If CBGB’s closure taught us anything, it’s that no club is indispensable. And with places like The Living Room relocating to Brooklyn, and Cake Shop’s perpetual attempts to stay afloat through crowdfunding, there’s a wary outlook for […]

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Notes from CB3: Arlene’s Grocery Renewed, Damion Luaiye Approved

Posted September 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

The SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 met last night for the second time in as many weeks. A scheduling choice that left little time for recuperation. Nevertheless, applicants, board members, and media stocked the chairs for another night of dueling. The meeting itself was a bit more subdued than most, but still an all-night […]

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How Arlene’s Grocery is Changing its Tune to Embrace Street Art

Posted July 30, 2015 at 9:27 am

Arlene’s Grocery celebrates two decades on Stanton Street this year. Considered one of the first modern live music clubs in the neighborhood, the establishment came to prominence in 1995 when the former bodega and butcher shop at 95 Stanton were combined to create the venue. It’s an establishment known more for its stage and musical […]

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#SaveNYC Movement Gains Considerable Momentum; Local ‘Rally’ Concert Planned in May

Posted March 18, 2015 at 5:14 am

Could this be the proverbial tipping point in the struggle to save the city from itself? When the Cafe Edison closed at the end of last year, cries of woe reverberated around the city. Many mourned, and some acted. Like the anonymous Jeremiah of Vanishing New York fame. He created a new website (nay, movement) […]

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Arlene’s Grocery Continues its Makeover with Glassy Exterior

Posted August 14, 2013 at 6:00 am

Two months after an awning replacement, the full-frontal makeover of Arlene’s Grocery at 95 Stanton just entered its next phase. A glassy facade. Wait, what? Yes. Last week, contractors tore away the old blood-red entrance and began preparations for a more open exterior. The cavernous Arlene’s now has windows and some natural light. The new […]

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