Archive for May, 2012

Poll: “In” or “On” the Lower East Side?

Posted May 31, 2012 at 11:22 am

How do you refer to our beloved Lower East Side in conversation?


Clayton’s Corner: Steve Ben-Israel in Hospice

Last modified July 3, 2012 at 7:45 am

Clayton Patterson shares the following depressing email he received regarding the health of prominent local elder statesman Steve Ben-Israel. I am sad to let you know that Steve Ben Israel is in hospice at home. I don’t think he will be speaking much on the phone so please send him all your good wishes for […]

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Broome Street: Smelliest Block in New York Cleaned Up?

Posted May 31, 2012 at 6:46 am

The smelliest block in the whole city might soon be a footnote in the history books.

East Village Startup Village Doorman Now Subscription Service

Posted May 31, 2012 at 6:28 am

Now six months after launch, Village Doorman scrapped its original pricing model and has instead opted for Netflix-style subscription pricing.


Delicate Raymond Jewelry Opening Pop-Up at 179 Orchard

Last modified May 31, 2012 at 9:30 am

Local Lower East Side jewelery designer Michelle Zimmerman is bringing her seven-year-old Delicate Raymond business into 179 Orchard Street for the summer.

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Landbrot at 185 Orchard Street Still Delayed; Interior Revealed

Posted May 31, 2012 at 6:09 am

The forsaken Lower East Side location of Landbrot Bakery & Bar is still getting the shaft. But there is nevertheless some progress to report this morning.

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“White Collar” Filming in Hell Square Today

Posted May 30, 2012 at 11:21 am

Summer must be here, as White Collar is back on the Lower East Side filming scenes for Season 4.

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Casting CBGB for the Silver Screen

Posted May 30, 2012 at 10:29 am

CBGB is everywhere these days (not that the name really went away), thanks to the recent revival of the brand and its grand plans of a summer festival.

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Proposal for 25-Story Tower in Cooper Square Urban Renewal Area on Chrystie Street

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

The Cooper Square Urban Renewal Area (“CSURA”) – the eleven blocks of real estate between Bowery/Second Avenue/Stanton/East Fourth Street – has certainly faded from public attention in recent years.

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Sons of Essex to Screen LES Film Festival Winners

Posted May 30, 2012 at 6:28 am

There is now a neighborhood forum to view the winning entries from both the 2011 and 2012 Lower East Side Film Festival.

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