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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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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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NYU Student Hit by Drunk Driver on East Houston Dies

Last modified May 8, 2022 at 10:13 am

A New York University student who was hit early Monday morning by a drunk driver on East Houston Street died of his injuries, police announced yesterday. According to authorities, 21-year-old Raife Milligan, an Indiana native, was crossing East Houston at First Avenue/Allen at 2:45am, when he was struck by Queens resident Michael Deguzman, who was […]

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Stenciling the New East Houston Bike Lane

Posted April 13, 2022 at 5:09 am

Nearly two years in the making, the Lower East Side is on the precipice of another protected bike lane. This one along the heavily trafficked East Houston corridor. The city is amidst its upgrade of the current lanes on the south side of the street. The roadbed was milled and paved a couple weeks ago; […]

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Remembering Meow Mix on the 25th Anniversary of ‘Chasing Amy’

Posted April 8, 2022 at 5:10 am

This week marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Chasing Amy, the third film in Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob canon. So, it’s only fitting that we exhume the history of a brief bar scene in the film. Before area hangs Vasmay Lounge, Local 269, Suffolk Arms, and now, The Mayfly, each planted a flag, there was […]

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Russ & Daughters Story to be Adapted into TV Drama Series

Posted April 4, 2022 at 5:09 am

Russ & Daughters is headed to the small screen. Indeed, the story of the iconic Lower East Side appetizing business has been adapted into a scripted series examining the hundred-plus-year history and family behind it. Fourth-generation owners from the Russ family, Niki Russ Federman and Josh Russ Tupper, partnered with TIME Studios for the new […]

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Judge Blocks City’s Effort to Make Open Restaurants Program Permanent

Posted March 25, 2022 at 5:01 am

The path to permanence for the city’s outdoor dining ambitions has been dealt a blow, thanks to a court ruling earlier this week. The Supreme Court of the State of New York, with Judge Frank Nervo presiding, ruled in favor of 22 New Yorkers who filed suit last fall. The claimants argued that the negative […]

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Lily Vakili Brings NJ-Rock to Mercury Lounge

Posted February 9, 2022 at 5:08 am

What follows is a checkup of the downtown music scene with Everynight Charley Crespo, prolific editor of The Manhattan Beat. Here is the latest entry. Lily Vakili’s father was a plant geneticist whose career necessitated frequent relocation. Vakili says she was born in Honduras during a military coup. “In the hospital, my dad had to […]

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Milk Burger Readies Second Location on LES

Posted January 31, 2022 at 5:01 am

The halo of restaurant row on Clinton Street is expanding outward. Around the corner onto East Houston with a burger joint from the Bronx. Milk Burger, which debuted in Spanish Harlem over ten years ago and later relocated to the Bronx, is currently poised to open a sister location a few steps eastward from Clinton […]

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Former Red Square Retail Demolished for New Development

Posted January 19, 2022 at 5:03 am

Nearly six years ago, the Dermot Company purchased the former Red Square for $100 million from Michael Rosen. The residential complex was further upscaled in the interim, and whitewashed into submission. The $100 million deal included space in the adjacent one-story retail. What largely went unnoticed at the time, though, is that the Rosen family […]

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