Economy

Lower East Side BID to Ring Opening Bell at New York Stock Exchange

Posted August 11, 2011 at 6:09 am

World markets are in the toilet, but there’s still plenty of clapping at the opening and closing bells of the New York Stock Exchange.

Delancey Washigton Mutual Now Chase

Posted August 5, 2009 at 6:17 am

Washington Mutual has completely vanished from the neighborhood.  That’s right, the onetime Delancey branch is now officially a member of the Chase bank empire. Resistance is futile!

Chase Transition Nearly Complete

Posted August 3, 2009 at 6:26 am

Here on the Lower East Side, the Chase transition is nearly complete.  Last week, Jeremiah reported on the Washington Mutual bank swap at Second Avenue and Eighth Street; the corner branch at Avenue A and Second Street has also fallen.  However, the slowest to switch sides is certainly the Delancey outpost between Ludlow and Essex […]

Cinema Nolita Closing After 7 Years

Last modified April 24, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Thanks to a tip from a concerned neighborhood reader, we bring news of another NoLita closure.  According to a sign on their door, Cinema Nolita at 178 Mulberry Street will be closing on August 2.  According to the email: Cinema Nolita is closing after 7 years as the principal — well, the only — video […]

The Ludlow – Too Many Vacancies?

Posted February 24, 2009 at 11:14 am

Boy, have the tables turned. The Ludlow, a major proponent of “living like a Rockefeller” and “partying like a rockstar,” is now whoring itself out to a re-branded Western Union. Just take a look at the windows of the vacant ground-level storefront. Definitely an unlikely partnership which, if nothing more, is an obvious sign of […]

No, Shit is Here

Posted October 27, 2008 at 9:22 am

Plastered above the entrance to the Knickerbocker Post Office [link] on East Broadway is a “Shit is Coming” sticker. Rather appropriate amidst the financial crisis. Yet, this fitting prophecy defies the aging sign which beckons neighborhood folk to help keep the building graffiti free.

Street of Forgotten Men

Posted October 15, 2008 at 11:06 am

With our economy edging closer to the brink of collapse, it’s only appropriate to show Depression-era footage of NYC. This vintage silent film brilliantly documents past struggles for survival on the Bowery. Definitely a far cry from the musuems and galleries popping up along the thoroughfare now. “The port of missing men is the New […]

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