Week in Review: December 12

Posted on: December 12th, 2009 at 9:38 am by

Select photos of the Lower East Side in the late 1970s alongside contemporary shots of same [Lower East Side in the 1970s]

New “look” warnings were recently painted in the Allen Street Mall, presumably to warn of traffic.  Insulting? [Look Before Crossing the Allen Street Mall]

The Converse Energy Space opens at 132 Orchard Street with an exhibit celebrating the thirty-fifth anniversary edition of Heaven is a Playground, by sportswriter Rick Telander [Converse Energy Space at 132 Orchard]

Douchegirl vexes a theater full of moviegoers at the Sunshine Cinema on East Houston [The Story of Douchegirl at Sunshine Cinema]

Batman has an identity crisis [The Real Batman]

Recent Stories

Owners of Gertie and Huertas Eye Market Street for ‘Jackie’

Huertas and Gertie meet for Jackie. That is the narrative for a new restaurant in Two Bridges that features the owners behind both aforementioned establishments. Indeed, Nathan Adler and Rachel Jackson (principals behind Brooklyn’s Gertie) teamed with Jonah Miller of Huertas on First Avenue for a new Italian-American restaurant at 42 Market Street. The fourteen […]

Trash Talk: Taking Stock of the Constant Pileup on Rivington Street

The Lower East Side, whose residents are struggling amidst sanitation budget cuts, under-maintained restaurant sheds, and absent landlords and/or vacant leaseholders, suffer the scourge of refuse. One Rivington Street resident walked much of the length of the east-west stretch to find – and document – how trash buildup, stagnating pools of mystery sludge, dilapidated street shanties, and overall […]

Uncapped: Nobody Beats IZ THE WIZ

  IZ the WIZ: hands down one of the most illustrious and renowned graffiti writers in and outside of our fair city. May he continue to Rest in Peace. In this installation of Uncapped, guest contributor, Freddy Alva, is back with an excerpt from the new issue of his Black Book Series magazine: Pound for […]

Four Teenagers Arrested with Loaded Guns at PUBLIC Hotel on Chrystie Street

Four teens were busted with three loaded guns inside the PUBLIC Hotel this week. Jarell Swan (19), Anton Philips (18), Linwood Spruill (18), and an unidentified 15-year-old boy were arrested at the swanky, 28-story Chrystie Street lodge on Wednesday, and charged with weapons possession. The four friends were reportedly smoking weed in their room shortly […]

No Return in Sight for Tenants and Businesses Displaced by Mulberry Street Fire

Months after the deadly fire at 78 Mulberry Street, displaced tenants – residential and commercial – are still waiting for renovations to begin. The two-alarm fire broke out at 78 Mulberry Street just before 4:00am on April 15. Roughly one hundred firefighters responded to extinguish the flames, which reportedly spread from the fifth floor. The […]