Last modified September 30, 2010 at 3:57 pm
The uneven foot trap that is the Allen Street Mall now boasts some interesting sidewalk art. Beginning at the long-dormant public bathrooms at the intersection of Delancey, a white crosswalk snakes its way northward to East Houston. At random spots along the way, the path is interrupted by globe-like neighborhood map markers.
Posted June 14, 2010 at 10:33 am
In honor of the new A-Team feature-film remake, which debuted at the box office this past weekend, it seems apropos to flashback to the 1983 episode entitled “The Out-of-Towners.” In this particular episode, the fearless foursome of John “Hannibal” Smith, “Howling Mad” Murdock, B.A. Baracus, and Templeton “Faceman” Peck mobilize to save Delancey Street shopkeepers […]
Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:54 am
The music video for the Hold Steady’s “Stay Positive” is ripe with Lower East Side street scenes, circa 2008. Shout-outs include the graffiti wall, the old Playstation billboard, Red Square, and the Schapiro’s Wines mural on Essex. The Hold Steady, “Stay Positive” (2008)
Posted April 8, 2010 at 9:45 am
In general, people possess a strong craving for disaster movies, especially when New York City plays victim. But what if, say, Manhattan was destroyed by 8-bit evil instead of tidal waves, real asteroids, or earthquakes. This awesome video should enlighten us. Be careful out there.
Last modified March 18, 2010 at 7:38 am
Sunday afternoon, we stopped into Ideal Hosiery at 339 Grand Street to pick up a few items, and haggle with the shopkeep. Stepping off the rain-soaked sidewalk, the interior was equally musty, yet welcoming nonetheless.
Posted February 25, 2010 at 6:26 am
Guss’ Pickles has been eerily quiet recently. Our last dozen attempts to purchase full sours were met with the stark reality of a roll-down security gate. Alas, their time on the Lower East Side draws nigh.
Posted February 10, 2010 at 3:37 pm
In the current issue of the Jewish Week, author Sarah Litwin discusses change, gentrification, and preservation in the Lower East Side. It’s like a Cliffs Notes of the last few years in the neighborhood. Notable quote: The appearance of vegan bakeries, trendy boutiques and restaurants in the last five years has changed the neighborhood scenery […]
Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:38 am
It seems like just yesterday that How to Make it in America was filming almost every week in the neighborhood. The frequency of Lower East Side shoots rivaled that of Law & Order! Now, barely two months after production wrapped, the HBO series is ready to go. The series premiere airs on February 14.