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Under Community Pressure, City Moves to Renovate Rivington Playground

Posted December 1, 2021 at 5:02 am

As Sara D. Roosevelt Park continues its steady descent, area stakeholders are pushing to rehabilitate a key playground in the northern section of the park to stave off the danger element. The Rivington Street Playground, situated across from the M’finda Kalunga Garden, is next on the docket for a refresh, much in the same way […]

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‘Belse’ Erases Paulaner from the Bowery Ahead of New Vegan Brewery

Last modified November 30, 2021 at 11:32 pm

A vegan brewery and restaurant is poised to open on the Bowery, taking the place of the failed, and since fallow, Paulaner Brauhaus. Indeed, as previously reported, Dallas-based Belse is on board to take over 265-267 Bowery. The relative newcomer – which began life last February – will go even bigger with this larger Lower […]

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Moscot Moves HQ from the Corner to New Orchard Street Store

Posted November 30, 2021 at 5:00 am

Moscot is no longer on the corner, leaving behind Orchard and Delancey for a spot just paces to the south. And for the first time in its history, no rent to pay. As first reported by Bowery Boogie earlier this year, the centenary opticians chose the mid-block space at 94 Orchard as new base of […]

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Chetrit Buys into Two Bridges Waterfront While Starrett Lists for $100M

Posted November 29, 2021 at 5:00 am

No longer hamstrung by the courts, the unbuilt Two Bridges towers on the Lower East Side waterfront are changing hands. In the span of a week, one of the three major developers sold its stake while another looks to do the same. Mere days before the Thanksgiving holiday, word broke that Joe Chetrit acquired the […]

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Children’s Magical Garden Files Lawsuit Against Developer Over Alleged Intimidation Tactics

Posted November 24, 2021 at 5:01 am

The Children’s Magical Garden on Stanton Street is again battling its longtime nemesis, owner-developer of the neighboring parcel, The Horizon Group. Garden advocates led by Kate Temple-West filed a civil rights lawsuit Monday in New York State Supreme Court alleging that principal David Marom, who purchased the adjacent lot from Serge Hoyda in 2013, engaged […]

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30-Story Tower at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Site Takes its Spot in LES Skyline

Posted November 23, 2021 at 5:01 am

It’s not enough to have Essex Crossing dominate the Lower East Side skyline around Delancey Street. Now, another. The hulking tower rising from the literal ashes of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol is already halfway to the top, currently sitting at a healthy fifteen stories. This much after the better part of a year under construction. As […]

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Homeless Man Slashed in Bowery Subway Station

Posted November 22, 2021 at 5:03 am

A feud between two homeless men in a Lower East Side subway station turned bloody Friday afternoon, when one was slashed. The victim was cut during the purported argument on the J train platform at the Bowery Station at about 1:45pm, according to cops. Bleeding from a gash wound to his head, he stumbled to […]

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Digging up the Seward Park Tennis Courts

Posted November 18, 2021 at 5:00 am

Just call it the backhoe blues. The heavy machinery arrived this week inside the Seward Park athletic courts on Essex Street. And the big dig is already underway along the perimeter of the play space. Rehab began late last month. We confirmed at the time with Seward Park Campus (formerly, Seward Park High School) – stewards […]

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Target Keeps Missing the Mark with Lack of Jewish Greeting Card Options [OP-ED]

Posted November 17, 2021 at 5:01 am

The following editorial was written by Democratic District Leader (District 65 Part A) Caroline Laskow. If I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to celebrate a loved one’s 100th birthday, I know I can find a card for them at my local Target store on the corner of Grand and Clinton Streets. The odds […]

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Wipe Out: Patagonia Closes its Bowery Surf Shop

Posted November 16, 2021 at 5:03 am

The Patagonia Surf shop on the Bowery rode its last wave. Corporate pulled the plug on the Lower East Side outpost at the end of October, leaving a retail vacancy in an area that has been upscaled in a big way over the last decade. Store signage was pried from the facade, and the interior […]

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