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This Mott Street ATM Gouges with 17% Fee

Posted May 24, 2022 at 5:11 am

Storefront ATMs are nothing new. In fact, their ubiquity was so pronounced that the city banned freestanding ones from sidewalks about a decade ago. Visitors to Chinatown or the Lower East Side unfamiliar with bank ATM locations when in need of cash might not realize the exorbitant fees some ATM operators are charging. For instance, […]

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Blockchain Company Anchors Sunshine Cinema Replacement Tower

Posted May 23, 2022 at 5:03 am

The glassy office building that replaced the beloved Sunshine Cinema has its first tenant. And an anchor, at that. The arrival of San Francisco-based Solana Labs comes mere weeks after the sidewalk bridge outside 141 East Houston came down (thereby freeing Yonah Schimmel from bondage). Solana Labs, a blockchain company, reportedly signed a lease for […]

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Man Shot and Killed on Q Train at Canal Street in Unprovoked Attack

Posted May 23, 2022 at 5:02 am

A straphanger was shot and killed Sunday morning on a Q train just off the Manhattan Bridge in what investigators are calling an unprovoked attack. The 48-year-old victim, whose name is not released, was shot in the chest around 11:40am yesterday while riding a northbound Q train that was pulling into the Canal Street station, […]

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Demolition Begins at Fire-Stricken Dim Sum Palace Building in Chinatown

Posted May 20, 2022 at 5:05 am

Demolition started this week at 6 Chatham Square, which, until this month, housed neighborhood favorite Dim Sum Palace. Early morning May 1, a fire in the kitchen spread throughout the building, triggering a five-alarm response from the fire department. All told, five firefighters were injured battling the inferno over several hours. And according to Red […]

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Eldridge Street Development Sells for $19.24M

Posted May 20, 2022 at 5:03 am

A major real estate deal to report on Eldridge Street. It took three years, but the eight-story mixed-use building at 165 Eldridge traded last week for $19.25 million. Just under the initial 2019 asking price of $21 million. Buyer of record is Meng Lee and Karim Elsayyad of FREO Management. The transaction is not yet […]

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The ‘Barrier Reefs’ Coming to Clinton Street Bike Lane

Posted May 19, 2022 at 5:10 am

The Department of Transportation has chosen a winner to decorate the traffic barrier protecting the Clinton Street bike line. The city agency awarded artist Alison Cynamon as part of the ongoing Barrier Beautification mural project. The concrete slab runs from Delancey Street to South Street; an 840-foot stretch with roughly 1,980 square-feet of canvas to […]

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Redlining the LES: How Discriminatory Lending Policies Solidified Pre-Existing Inequalities

Last modified May 19, 2022 at 11:45 am

The following was written by Anna Sargeantson. All photos courtesy of Anna Sargeantson, except where otherwise noted. Home to dimly lit restaurants and bars frequented by NYU students and young professionals, the Lower East Side remains in many ways the epitome of New York City’s youthful heart. Under the surface, though, the neighborhood has historically […]

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Ed Higgins Gets ‘Mail Art’ Retrospective at Van Der Plas Gallery on Orchard Street

Posted May 18, 2022 at 5:08 am

Fresh off featuring his art in Ludlow Coffee Supply, the Van Der Plas Gallery of Orchard Street is now dedicating a full artist retrospective to the late Ed Higgins. Higgins, known as a pillar of the “Rivington School” movement in the 1980s Lower East Side, and for his unique “Mail Art,” died last December at […]

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Hypebeast Officially Announces its Division Street Conquest

Posted May 18, 2022 at 5:02 am

Hypebeast is hyped for the Lower East Side. The Hong Kong-based fashion and lifestyle publication, Hypebeast, is moving to the seven-story commercial loft building at 41-43 Division Street in due course. A vinyl banner stretched across the frontage announces the forthcoming arrival. Plans for the 21,000 square-foot space, and its conversion, have been in the works […]

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