Posted March 29, 2018 at 5:06 am
Displaced tenants of 85 Bowery and advocates rallied yesterday to call attention to their plight. A crowd of about eighty marched on the downtown headquarters of Department of Buildings with a message of protest against the agency’s “inability to prioritize the safety of the tenants over the greed of the landlord [Joseph Betesh].” Representatives from […]
Last modified November 9, 2017 at 10:06 am
To mark one year since Donald Trump’s election to president, someone (we’re told three women, actually) decided to affix his orange mug directly onto the bull’s ass. The Wall Street bull, that is. It’s a framed photo which reads, “1 year of B.S.” and #Resist. Certainly does give a whole new meaning to bull-shit.
Posted November 7, 2017 at 5:00 am
An exhibit on Orchard Street with live mice beneath the floor has PETA up in arms. For the last couple weeks, the popular four-year-old Castle Fitzjohns gallery at 98 Orchard Street has been showing “The Social Network,” an footpath installation showcasing live mice in the floor. It’s meant to explore notions of phobia. Per the […]
Last modified August 29, 2017 at 12:21 pm
Embattled rent regulated tenants at 83-85 Bowery are committed to fighting landlord Joseph Betesh. The Tenants Association there is holding a protest against Betesh later today to shine light on the displacement and alleged lack of repairs in the two tenements. Betesh purchased the adjacent tenements at 83-85 Bowery back in 2013 alongside ten other […]
Posted February 17, 2017 at 9:55 am
The corner of Prince and Elizabeth Streets was noticeably quiet yesterday as Cafe Habana’s lunch patrons were met with a locked door instead of the trendy cafe’s signature Cuban grilled corn. Throughout the day, would-be patrons who normally loiter outside while waiting for tables or chomping down on corn, appeared confused at the closure. That […]
Posted January 30, 2017 at 10:13 am
In case you’re fuming over, among other things, Fuhrer Trump’s executive orders – and overall presence in the Oval Office – there’s another protest rally planned on the Lower East Side for later tonight. Per the Facebook invite: SAVE THE DATE! “Lower East Side Rally Against Hate” Tompkins Square Park – You can enter on […]
Posted December 12, 2014 at 5:01 am
We broke news earlier this week that several tenants living in Samy Mahfar-owned buildings around the Lower East Side organized an association (“Mahfar Tenants Coaltion”) to help combat the controversial landlord’s terrible track record of harassment. Their focus for the moment is on the toxic lead levels at 102 Norfolk and 210 Rivington Streets earlier this year. […]
Posted November 26, 2014 at 5:00 am
Traffic around downtown was terrible last night. Snarled not so much by those fleeing for Thanksgiving but the Michael Brown/Ferguson solidarity protests that snaked through the streets. People are friggin’ pissed about the lack of an indictment for police officer Darren Wilson. One band of protestors marched down the FDR and meandered through the streets of the […]
Posted December 10, 2012 at 6:27 am
Capitalizing on momentum from a seemingly successful student-faculty rally Saturday afternoon, Students for a Free Cooper Union are holding a press conference today at noon.
Posted December 8, 2012 at 9:01 am
The Students for a Free Cooper Union, the eleven protestors holed up inside the Foundation Building, are intensifying their campaign.