Week in Review: February 13

Posted on: February 13th, 2010 at 9:53 am by

The iconic Eisner Brothers building at 75 Essex Street is now for sale.  Owner Shalom Eisner is hoping to snag a celebrity to purchase the property [Eisner Brother Building at 75 Essex for Sale]

Bunny Chow, the South African restaurant at 74 Orchard Street, is on the open market [Update: Owner Says Bunny Chow Not Closing]

Bell-shaped abutments on West Houston were transformed into life-sized Hershey Kisses in celebration of Valentine’s Day [The Kisses Down Houston Street]

Gil Scott-Heron is back with his first album of new material in sixteen years.  “New York is Killing Me” is the leadoff single [Gil Scott-Heron: New York is Killing Me]

Five Essex Street is now a pile of rubble [Demolition of Five Essex Street Complete]

Recent Stories

Mr. Fong’s Owner Plans All Day Cafe on Hester Street

Another day, another principal of Mr. Fong’s starting a new Lower East Side venture. Aisa Shelley – who co-founded the Chinatown hotspot with Lucas Moran, Noah Shelley, Daniel Eric Gold and Adam Moonves – is headed to 61 Hester Street. The long-inactive storefront previously occupied by L’estudio. There, Shelley will impart an “all day cafe” […]

Truck Hits ‘OhK Dog’ Dining Shed on Ludlow Street

Ludlow Street neighbors began Saturday with the sound of a large crash. It was the sound of the OhK Dog dining shed collapsing to the ground. From what we gather, a truck driver headed southbound on Ludlow struck the popular restaurant’s outdoor annex. No one was hurt in the incident. This was apparently the second […]

New 21-Story Tower Begins Ascent on Market Street

A former Lower East Side parking lot is meeting its skyscraping destiny. Another tower. The through-block parcel on Henry Street, just west of Market, is already on its upward ascent. The new mixed-use development at 59 Henry will ultimately rise 21 stories (227 feet), with 57,395 square-feet of residential floor area and 40,305 square-feet for […]

‘Caribea’ Grill Readies Space Left Vacant by Domino’s on Allen Street

Ever since Domino’s ditched its decades-old Allen Street location three years ago, the commercial space has been a vacancy consistently peddled on the market. Now, a new concept is a-knockin. Caribea is as it sounds – a fast casual pan-Caribbean grill. The restaurant at 203 Allen will seat fourteen tables and a stand-up bar, for […]

The Projects Jockeying for the $20M Chinatown Revitalization Funds

Several months ago, Governor Hochul announced a $20 million grant in the form of the Downtown Revitalization initiative (DRI).  Some forty sites around Chinatown were identified during the DRI process, which is led by a Local Planning Committee of community representatives and supported by State agency staff and a consultant team. That list was ultimately […]