Week in Review: September 19

Posted on: September 19th, 2009 at 10:01 am by

The John Varvatos location at the old CBGB hosted a battle of the bands on Tuesday night called Free the Noise.  The clothier continues to milk the punk club, and will be opening an outpost in Vegas [Varvatos: Free the Noise and Vegas]

Lower Orchard Street will soon gain a sandwich shop.  Still without a name, the soon-to-open eatery will feature artwork of London-based Blue Logan [A Sandwich Shop for 35 Orchard Street]

Toynbee Tiles are taking over the neighborhood.  Keep your eyes peeled [More Toynbee Tile Sightings in the Neighborhood]

A late night cleanse of the West Fourth subway station results in a unique urban waterfall [West Fourth Urban Waterfall]

White Slab Palace has volume control issues [White Slab Palace Noise Issue]

Recent Stories

Teenager Arrested in Connection with Essex Card Shop Fire on Avenue A

A teenager has been arrested in connection with the alarm fire that destroyed the Essex Card Shop at 47 Avenue A last week. EV Grieve first confirmed the news yesterday. Charges against the 13-year-old – whose name was withheld due to his age – include second-degree arson. Officials told the blog that that the arsonist […]

Woman Dies Month After Being Hit by School Bus in Chinatown

A pedestrian struck by a school bus in Chinatown last month has succumbed to her injuries. On December 16, at approximately 1:45pm, 67-year-old Ahhon Lau was struck in the intersection of Monroe and Catherine Streets. When officers arrived at the scene, Lau was found unconscious and unresponsive, with trauma about the body. EMS transported her […]

Brooklyn Fare Market Makes it Official at One Manhattan Square

Brooklyn Fare Kitchen & Market officially announced its Lower East Side entrance with banner advertising at One Manhattan Square. The vinyl skins are now in the windows along Cherry Street, advertising free delivery and fresh produce. As previously reported, the upscale grocer signed a lease to occupy 25,500 square-feet across two floors in the base […]

Crab du Jour Goes Down After a Year on Grand Street

Crab du Jour, the ubiquitous franchise selling Cajun-style seafood, closed its Lower East Side location earlier this month. The shutter comes exactly one year after the fast-food spot first opened at 384 Grand Street. Several readers alerted us to the closure, noting that the restaurant hasn’t been open the last several days. Moreover, customers can […]

Former Red Square Retail Demolished for New Development

Nearly six years ago, the Dermot Company purchased the former Red Square for $100 million from Michael Rosen. The residential complex was further upscaled in the interim, and whitewashed into submission. The $100 million deal included space in the adjacent one-story retail. What largely went unnoticed at the time, though, is that the Rosen family […]