239 Elizabeth Street

A Show of Strength and Mourning As NYPD Responds to Domestic Dispute Call on Elizabeth Street in Little Italy

Last modified January 26, 2022 at 7:10 am

A man armed with a knife threatened his family in an Elizabeth Street apartment, then barricaded himself, cops said. At approximately 12:30pm on Monday, sources said the assailant menaced his family inside 239 Elizabeth – allegedly with a knife – then barricaded inside another room. Officers from the 5th Precinct arrived in good time, and entered the […]

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Friends of Late Graffiti Writer Dan Whedon Crowdfund for His Memorial

Posted February 28, 2019 at 5:04 am

Old school graffiti writer Dan Whedon (alias OMNI) passed away earlier this week from an apparent drug overdose. Now, in the wake of this tragedy, friends are donating to help foot the cost of a proper memorial. A GoFundMe campaign began yesterday with the goal of raising $10,000 to help “give Dan the memorial he […]

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RIP Graffiti Writer Dan Whedon (OMNI), Passed Away in Elizabeth Street Apartment

Last modified February 27, 2019 at 11:00 am

The old school graffiti community is coming together to mourn the loss this week of fallen comrade Dan Whedon. Whedon, a member of the “156 Crew” whose tag-name was OMNI, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his Elizabeth Street apartment on Monday. His exact age is unknown, but thought to be in […]

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Elizabeth Street Tenement Denied Landmark Status, Despite Endorsement of Martin Scorsese and Debbie Harry

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 7:11 pm

The drive to landmark one Little Italy tenement came to a screeching halt a few weeks ago, despite some high-profile endorsements including Martin Scorsese and Debbie Harry. For the last two years, tenant Beth Joy Knutsen-Papaleo has worked toward a goal of preserving not just 239 Elizabeth Street, but the block between Prince and East […]

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Icon Realty Picks up Elizabeth Street Tenement that Martin Scorsese and Debbie Harry Backed for Landmarking

Last modified September 4, 2017 at 12:17 pm

Controversial landlord Icon Realty just picked up a tenement building on Elizabeth Street in Little Italy. A property that tenants have been trying to landmark for the last several months, and with support of Debbie Harry and Martin Scorsese. So, definitely bad news on both fronts: for tenants and the preservation. The transaction is not […]

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Debbie Harry and Martin Scorsese Support Landmarking 239 Elizabeth Street in Little Italy and so Should You [OP-ED]

Posted July 12, 2016 at 5:19 am

What follows is a selection from a “Request for Evaluation” sent to the Landmarks Preservation Commission last week to calendar 239 Elizabeth Street for landmarking. Author of the pitch, building resident Beth Joy Knutsen-Papaleo, even received letters of endorsement from Debbie Harry and Martin Scorsese. “I am dead sick of tasteless developers who never wanted […]

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