Posted December 24, 2015 at 9:33 am
’tis the season … to review the annual report on the state of the retail chains across the Five Boroughs. The Center for an Urban Future just released its marquee research this week with statistics showing across-the-board increases. Their findings prove that so-called “chain creep” continues. Back home on the Lower East Side, we’re holding steady […]
Posted October 27, 2015 at 9:28 am
The token green-and-white awnings are gone. Stripped from the facade of 80 Delancey Street. No, Starbucks isn’t closing its sole Lower East Side outpost. We should be so lucky! Apparently there was some sort of collision “incident” that required removal of the branded signage. The now-phantom Starbucks operates with the more aesthetically pleasing (i.e. original) […]
Last modified June 26, 2015 at 7:31 am
Street artist Maya Hayuk is again on the legal warpath to protect her copyrights. For the second time in a year, the Brooklyn muralist is seeking damanges for infringing use of her artwork. Indeed, Hayuk already sued Sara Bareilles (i.e. Sony/Epic) and Coach for infringement. Now, her gaze is trained toward Starbucks. Hayuk filed a […]
Posted May 6, 2015 at 5:00 am
Cafe Katja kills it. Business always seems brisk at its Orchard Street restaurant, a fixture on the block for the last eight years. Its recent expansion into 75 Orchard certainly helped. And now one-half of the ownership is hoping to open a new establishment in the near future. The first inkling of evidence surfaced last […]
Posted April 16, 2015 at 5:00 am
There’s a pretty nasty rumor wafting through the Seward Park environs… The eastern terminus of Canal Street – where the Lower East Side and Chinatown intermingle – has a huge target on its back. Old news, really. Brokers are swarming, allegedly dubbing this trapezoidal area the hottest in Manhattan. That’s certainly no surprise, having already […]
Posted October 1, 2012 at 10:13 am
Sign of the apocalypse #8,987,455: Starbucks is now selling a Ramones compilation.
Posted June 11, 2012 at 6:48 am
Run for the hills, folks. Just a few months after opening an East Village outpost at 49 First Avenue, one of the last frontiers of old-school Chinese Lower East Side may soon get screwed by the same Seattle coffee corporation.
Posted October 4, 2011 at 6:09 am
For the second time in as many weeks, Starbucks at 80 Delancey is again shuttered. More after the jump!
Posted September 23, 2011 at 6:41 am
Starbucks might be on a tear of late, what with its East Village expansion plans and all. Yet further south, the sister location at 80 Delancey is struggling a bit.