Catherine Street

Suspect Arrested in Connection with Local Attacks on Asian Women Last Month

Posted March 18, 2021 at 5:07 am

Police arrested a man accused of attacking four Asian women on the Lower East Side over a two week period last month in February. 44-year-old Gilbert Mack was taken into custody last weekend in connection with the string of muggings, which began February 17 on Catherine Street. Bond was reportedly set at $50,000, with Mack […]

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Now out of Business, Lord & Taylor Began its 200-Year Run on the Lower East Side

Last modified September 9, 2020 at 12:06 pm

Lord & Taylor is bankrupt, and closing all of its remaining stores. Every last one. The financial ruination is a result of online competition and diminished mall traffic, further exacerbated by the novel coronavirus. Burying the big-box company after 194 years in business. All 38 remaining stores and official website are offering liquidation sales. So, […]

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Revisiting the Rise of Brooks Brothers on the Lower East Side

Posted October 12, 2018 at 5:06 am

Brooks Brothers shuttered its Financial District store yesterday (October 11), a location the company held for the last 45 years. The landlord, Brookfield Properties, hopes to “overhaul the property.” “The store is closing due to the landlord’s plans for extensive renovations and changes to the building,” Brooks Brothers VP global public relations told Patch. “We […]

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Knickerbocker Village is Hosting its First Pop-Up Art Show with Residents

Posted May 18, 2018 at 5:03 am

Knickerbocker Village is hosting its first ever pop-up art show, exclusively showcasing art from residents within the 1,600-unit affordable housing community in the Two Bridges neighborhood. Guest curated by Anna Kustera, the exhibition will highlight diverse, creative talent from the likes of Danna Call, Jessica Delfino, Hadassah Diaz, Russell King, Gloria Klein, Carter Kustera, Sean Mellyn, […]

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Report: Man Shot to Death While Delivering Christmas Presents to His Children in the Smith Houses

Posted December 29, 2014 at 9:18 am

Yesterday evening at about 7:10pm, a man was shot to death outside the homeless shelter at 78 Catherine Street. The victim – 31-year-old Rashawn Nicholson – was apparently on his way to deliver Christmas gifts to his four children in the nearby Smith Houses. The unknown assailant reportedly shot Nicholson in the back of the head, […]

Evicted Catherine Street Resident Abandons Dog; Rescuer Seeks Owner

Posted February 17, 2014 at 6:09 am

The former pit bull pet of an evicted Catherine Street resident on the Lower East Side is now in good hands. And she will not return the dog. Here’s why. Three years ago, almost to the day, one tenant at 20 Catherine was reportedly evicted from apartment 13B. While reasons for the boot are not […]

Lower East Side History Project Partners with PS126 on Neighborhood History Curriculum

Posted November 11, 2013 at 11:03 am

8th graders are getting a helping of the Lower East Side in the classroom, with the latest collaborative effort by the Lower East Side History Project and PS 126/Manhattan Academy of Technology.

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Sheldon Silver Teams with Rangers’ Del Zotto for Hockey Initiative

Posted December 8, 2010 at 6:00 am

Hockey and health are the newest initiatives on Sheldon Silver’s agenda.  The Assembly Speaker is teaming up with New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto for an eight-week program called NYC Parks Youth Street Hockey, with the two-pronged aim of teaching hockey and nutrition to city youth.  Each week, indoor clinic-slash-seminars will be held at […]

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