Body & Soul Tattoo at 118 East First is Closed

Posted on: October 19th, 2010 at 6:32 am by

Body & Soul Tattoo at 118 East First Street has been closed for months, brown paper masking the windows, and an NYCRS leasing banner up above.  Over the summer we had called the Jersey City branch to learn what was what.  At the time, we were told that renovations were afoot.

This image has been archived or removed.

But that’s no longer the case.  Last weekend, the kickass mural of flames was haphazardly whitewashed clean. The last remnant of the parlor is the “tattoo” verbiage stenciled vertically on the facade. Upon seeing this, we spoke with another employee at the Jersey City outpost (again).  This time around, we were informed that Body & Soul is in fact donezo. It is survived by two New Jersey locations.

This image has been archived or removed.

[August 2010]

The NYCRS listing does not include pricing or square-footage.  Only that all uses are currently being considered, including a restaurant.

This image has been archived or removed.

Recent Stories

Eighteen-Story ‘Moxy’ Hotel Woos its Bowery Neighbors

Moxy is meeting the neighbors, currently amidst the requisite charm offensive ahead of its new hotel debut on the Bowery. The superstructure at 151 Bowery – construction of which had been on pause during the initial phase of the pandemic – topped out last October and now sits at eighteen stories. Joining the sky-high company […]

Another Lower East Side Crab Shack Shutters

It’s a crisis of crab cakes on the Lower East Side. In an apparent coincidence, two dedicated crab shacks – both located within a few blocks of one another – closed just days apart this month. As previously reported, Crab Du Jour closed down its franchise at Grand and Suffolk Streets within the last couple […]

A Show of Strength and Mourning As NYPD Responds to Domestic Dispute Call on Elizabeth Street in Little Italy

A man armed with a knife threatened his family in an Elizabeth Street apartment, then barricaded himself, cops said. At approximately 12:30pm on Monday, sources said the assailant menaced his family inside 239 Elizabeth – allegedly with a knife – then barricaded inside another room. Officers from the 5th Precinct arrived in good time, and entered the […]

Sheldon Silver, Disgraced Assembly Speaker from LES, Dies at 77

Sheldon Silver, the disgraced powerhouse of the New York State Assembly, and native Lower East Sider, whose career was toppled by a 2015 corruption conviction, died yesterday. He was 77. According to the New York Times, Silver, who maintained a residence at Hillman Houses, had been imprisoned at Devens Federal Medical Center in Ayer, Massachusetts. […]

Cops: Robbers Entered Juice Press through Rivington Hotel Basement

Brazen robbers used the basement of the Hotel on Rivington to hit the Juice Press location next door, cops said. Police sources say that bandits entered the Hotel on Rivington shortly before 6:00am the morning of January 19. Gaining access to the basement, the perps then used the passageway to sneak into the adjacent Juice […]