Motorcycle Driver Killed in FDR Drive Crash

Posted May 12, 2022 at 5:05 am

A motorcyclist driving the FDR Tuesday morning lost control of the vehicle and died after hitting the roadway, police said. The driver, identified as Brooklyn 36-year-old resident Christian Reyes, had been traveling southbound on the FDR Drive at 7:10am in the vicinity of Exit 3, when he struck the left edge curbing and guide rail. […]

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Seven-Story Office Building Headed to Bowery Lighting District

Posted May 12, 2022 at 5:02 am

A new commercial office tower is coming soon to the so-called Bowery Lighting District. Real Estate Equities Corp. submitted plans to Department of Buildings last month for an 85-foot commercial development at Bowery and Broome Street. The footprint will occupy the stretch of pre-war buildings spanning 156 to 166 Bowery; demolition permits were issued in June 2021. […]

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Post-Pandemic Chinatown Brings Melting Pot of Restaurants

Posted May 11, 2022 at 5:14 am

Chinatown is more than the regional Chinese cuisine of old. The neighborhood has certainly seen its comfort food offerings evolve throughout the decades. From the Americanized Chop Suey in the 1940s and 1950s, to Toisanese, Shanghainese and Hakka favorites in the 1960s. The influx of Hong Kong immigrants brought with it Cantonese offerings and Hong Kong-style […]

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Groups Seek to Save the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Building on Second Avenue

Posted May 11, 2022 at 5:06 am

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, situated in the same East Village building for over a century, is poised to relocate. In its wake is uncertainly about the fate of this hulking six-story corner property. With real estate speculation potentially queued, a collection of preservation-minded groups are pitching the city to save the building. […]

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Bilingual Street Signs Aren’t Going Anywhere

Posted May 10, 2022 at 5:08 am

Bilingual street signs in Chinatown aren’t going anywhere. Many fearful “netizens” have worked themselves into a frenzy over the New York Times article from March 11 stating that the specialty signs – the custom dates to the 1960s – were “disappearing” in favor of English only. And that the sign swapping is an intentional move […]

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Russ & Daughters to Reopen its Orchard Street Cafe After 2 Years of Pandemic Sidelining

Posted May 10, 2022 at 5:02 am

Closed since the outset of the pandemic more than two years ago, Russ & Daughters is finally reopening its branded cafe on Orchard Street. The century-old Lower East Side business announced its return on Instagram yesterday. Saying that it’ll happen sometime “in the coming weeks.” “Take this as an appetizing tease,” the store said in […]

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Report: Drunk Driver Who Fatally Struck NYU Student on East Houston Tested More 1.5 Times the Legal Limit

Posted May 9, 2022 at 5:11 am

The alleged drunk driver who fatally struck an NYU student on the Lower East Side last week was 1.5-times the legal blood-alcohol limit. Queens resident Michael de Guzman, 49, reportedly clocked blood-alcohol content of .13 after plowing his 2017 red Camaro into aspiring doctor Raife Milligan, 21, as he crossed East Houston at First Avenue last Monday morning, according to […]

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Saigon Social Vows Return After Fire Last Week

Last modified May 9, 2022 at 8:40 am

Closed for a week, Saigon Social continues to pick up the pieces from a fire onsite. “We are incredibly grateful that the fire was contained and no one got hurt,” the restaurant said in an Instagram update over the weekend. As ownership continues to assess damages from the fire at 172 Orchard Street last Monday, […]

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169 Bar Patron Pulls Gun on Bouncer at Closing Time, Cops Say

Posted May 9, 2022 at 5:04 am

A patron at 169 Bar pulled a gun on the bouncer after closing time early Saturday morning, police said. Shortly after 4:00am, the perp headed for the exit and allegedly became involved in a dispute with the front-door security, and brandished a firearm. Cops were called at 4:25am, and the gunman then fled the scene; […]

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Yonah Schimmel Knishes Sees the Light After Years Behind Bars

Last modified May 6, 2022 at 4:50 pm

Yonah Schimmel Knishes is seeing the light again after years in the literal shadows. Scaffolding from the eight-story development next door has been obscuring the beloved 112-year-old bakery since 2020, when demolition and redevelopment of the beloved Sunshine Cinema began. It was finally deposed last week. As previously reported, East End Capital and K Property […]

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