Clayton’s Corner: Whopper of Graffiti on Delancey Street

Posted November 16, 2021 at 5:08 am

We’ve watched the Burger King on Delancey Street deteriorate before our very eyes. Devolution defined. Each week seemingly brings another layer of grit and graffiti to the bombed-out facade, placing the fast-food franchise in the annals most unique Lower East Side storefront. Yes, the Burger King remains open for business; no, you can’t scarf down […]

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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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Two Construction Vehicles Catch Fire in East River Park as Resiliency Work Remains Halted

Posted November 15, 2021 at 5:09 am

Two construction vehicles situated in East River Park caught fire Friday night, and the blaze was seen burning from the FDR roadway. The two vehicles had been stationed behind the fence at the Brian Watkins Tennis Center underneath the Williamsburg Bridge, and allegedly caught fire at around 11:30pm. The city’s massive, $1.45 billion East Side […]

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Suspect Accused of Shooting Pregnant Girlfriend on LES Arrested in New Jersey

Posted November 15, 2021 at 5:04 am

A parolee accused of shooting his pregnant girlfriend during an argument in her Lower East Side apartment was arrested Friday in New Jersey, police said. The gunman, Bronx resident Dennis Fredricks, reportedly fired two or three shots at his pregnant girlfriend in the Vladeck Houses at 8:45pm Thursday night. He quickly fled the scene. Officers […]

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Chinatown Awarded $20M State Grant to Revamp East Broadway Mall and Sites Neaby

Last modified November 15, 2021 at 5:06 am

Last week announced that Chinatown is the recipient of $20 million in state grant money to reconfigure three key areas in the neighborhood. The main targets for a renovations are the city-owned East Broadway Mall beneath the Manhattan Bridge; the East Broadway Triangle – that chaotic intersection of Eldridge, Division, and Forsyth Streets where the […]

Finding ‘Treasure’ at the Former Boys Don’t Cry on Orchard Street

Posted November 12, 2021 at 5:01 am

The revolving door of nightlife continues at 22 Orchard Street, where a newcomer is looking to take the torch from Boys Don’t Cry. Christopher Yerington – former general manager of the shuttered Black & White on East 10th Street – is looking to update the map, so to speak, with a cafe-bar called Treasure Club. […]

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Death of LES Toddler Ruled Homicide After Cocaine and Fentanyl Found in System

Posted November 11, 2021 at 5:05 am

The tragic death of a 22-month-old baby boy over the summer has been ruled a homicide, police announced Wednesday. The city medical examiner’s office determined that the toddler died from acute intoxication — with amounts of fentanyl and cocaine found in his system. Charles Rosa-Velloso died the morning of June 17 in the Baruch Houses, […]

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Tipsy Shanghai Hits East Broadway

Posted November 11, 2021 at 5:02 am

Out with old, in with the new. Tipsy Shanghai, a fast-casual Chinese restaurant based in Greenwich Village, is now on the Lower East Side. The business just unveiled a new location on East Broadway, in what was formerly Cafe Petisco and its vegan successor. As with the original, the new outpost offers its take on […]

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Matter House Confirmed for Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel Food and Beverage

Posted November 10, 2021 at 5:06 am

The southwest corner of Orchard and Canal Streets – site of the Jarmulowsky Bank Building – has largely been quiet in the last year. But now activity seems to be on the rebound. The landmark structure will soon welcome guests, not as a financial institution, but as a boutique hotel. One that has been under […]

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Lance De Los Reyes, Graffiti Artist ‘RAMBO’ Who Bombed with Shepard Fairey, Dies at 44

Posted November 10, 2021 at 5:05 am

The graffiti world is mourning the loss of its own this week, as news circulates about the death of RAMBO. The New York-based artist, born Lance De Los Reyes, passed away last weekend (November 6) at the age of 44. Cause and time of death remains unknown. Reyes hailed from Texas and attended the San […]

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