Week in Review: August 1

Posted on: August 1st, 2009 at 10:12 am by

Guss’ Pickles is saying farewell to the Lower East Side. This will no doubt be a major blow to Orchard Street commerce.  We are still having trouble swallowing that pill [Guss’ Pickles Packing Up for Brooklyn]

T-Poutine is now serving its late-night fare at 168 Ludlow Street [T-Poutine to Open Today]

More douchebags and sorostitutes might be on their way to Orchard Street [Douchebags on Orchard Street]

Cinema Nolita shuttered after seven years in the neighborhood [Cinema Nolita Closing After 7 Years]

Russell Brand and Jonah Hill were busy filming Get Him to the Greek on Rivington [Get Him to the Greek on Rivington]

You may want to think twice before crossing the Manhattan Bridge, by rail or road [Manhattan Bridge Sway]

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EDC Sues Essex Restaurant for Back Rent over Former Essex Market Lease

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Exile on Orchard Street: Tenement Museum Recreates Exhibits During Renovations

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