Suffolk Street

Lower East Side Book Crawl Turns a Page Halloween Weekend

Posted October 29, 2021 at 5:04 am

This is not a trick, but certainly a treat for book lovers in the neighborhood. Bluestockings recently announced the first ever Lower East Side Book Crawl, set to debut this weekend. Participating indie shops include Book Club Bar, Sweet Pickle Books, McNally Jackson, Housing Works, and of course, Bluestockings. There will be free treats, exclusive […]

Filed Under

Art

Master of Puppets Pulling the Strings at The Clemente

Posted September 21, 2021 at 5:05 am

Many of us grew up in Mr. Rogers’ Land of Make Believe, down at Fraggle Rock, and in the stage office of Kermit the Frog. From the comfort of our living rooms, we became privy to colorful, captivating worlds. Worlds that fashioned imaginative eagerness to see the inside of Oscar the Grouch’s trashcan, or the […]

Puppets Take Manhattan this Week

Posted August 9, 2021 at 5:10 am

The puppet masters are coming! This week marks the second International Puppet Fringe NYC Festival. The imaginative event features a combination of in-person and virtual performances, workshops, exhibits, and symposia by emerging and veteran puppeteers and troupes from around the world. It’ll take place at La Plaza inside the Clemente Soto Velez Center on Suffolk […]

Filed Under

Art

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Wraps its Summer Season

Posted July 29, 2021 at 5:09 am

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot is wrapping up its latest affair with a lesser known production from the Bard’s canon. Continuing the Lower East Side tradition, the Drilling Company is back at the Clemente for three final performances this week – to perform Two Noble Kinsmen. For this iteration, director Hamilton Clancy has taken the […]

Filed Under

Art

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Returns from COVID-19 Sidelines

Posted April 20, 2021 at 5:02 am

All the world’s a stage… To honor what would be the Bard’s 457th birthday, the ever-so-popular Shakespeare in the Parking Lot is back for a two night affair. Being the first performance from the troupe since the pandemic sidelined it in 2020, the event promises evenings filled with scenes, songs, sonnets, and soliloquies from the […]

Filed Under

Art

The Clemente Center Hosts Blood Drive Today

Posted March 16, 2021 at 5:08 am

The Lower East Side is in need of some blood. Today, the Clemente Soto Velez Center hopes to help with that, by hosting its third community blood drive. Currently there are only 27 donors signed up for today’s drive, compared to 140 donors back in June. Thus, they are encouraging all New Yorkers who are […]

Bluestockings Bookstore Leans on Supporters to Survive Pandemic Winter and Open on Suffolk Street

Posted January 13, 2021 at 5:13 am

Bluestockings Bookstore announced last week that its three-months-running crowdfunding campaign was a success, allowing the Lower East Side literary stalwart to realize its relocation. Over the summer, the first such fundraiser helped the so-called feminist bookstore foot the bill for the lease on 116 Suffolk Street after a pandemic rent hike at the original spot. […]

Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Development Site Gets Going with $162M Loan

Posted December 30, 2020 at 5:00 am

The controversial, two-towered development slated to top the hallowed grounds of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol is set to proceed, thanks to a multimillion-dollar construction loan. The Gotham Organization and Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group joint venture behind the project just nabbed $162.4 million in debt from Wells Fargo and US Bank to move forward. Together with […]

Filed Under

Unhappy with Fare, Passenger Pulls Gun on Cabbie on East Houston

Posted August 31, 2020 at 5:02 am

A passenger angry with the cab fare pulled a gun on the driver while on the Lower East Side, police said. Shortly before 2:00am last Tuesday morning (August 25), a taxicab dropped off three men at the corner of East Houston and Suffolk Streets. The passengers were reportedly unhappy with the fare and began arguing […]

Filed Under

Bluestockings Bookstore Announces New Suffolk Street Location

Posted August 10, 2020 at 5:00 am

That was quick. Forced from its longtime Allen Street shop – due to coronavirus troubles and purported rent hikes – Bluestockings is ready for the next chapter. And it remains on the Lower East Side. The so-called feminist bookstore found a larger space on Suffolk Street just a few blocks southeast. It’ll take the store previously occupied […]

Filed Under

Art