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Nightlife Concerns Dominate Meet-and-Greet with New 7th Precinct CO Steven Hellman

Posted July 9, 2015 at 5:00 am

Here he is, your new Commanding Officer of the 7th Precinct, Captain Steven Hellman. So long, Captain Simonetti. Hellman’s appointment to the post meant a break with tradition – a community council meeting during the sweltering month of July. The climate of the meet-and-greet was cordial, yet sweaty. Serious swamp-ass conditions, thanks to a busted […]

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Notes from CB3: The Back Room Operating Illegally, Sakamai Nets Approval

Last modified June 9, 2015 at 10:03 am

Last night’s Community Board 3 subcommittee meeting for SLA saw more than a dozen applicants and their entourages fill the shoebox-sized office space on East 4th Street. The stakes were high, as per usual, with established businesses and noobs queued to kiss ass for approval. Emotions ran high, at times, and some juicy gossip was […]

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102 Norfolk Street, Home of The Back Room, Asking $11.95M

Posted December 13, 2013 at 5:45 am

While 100 Norfolk Street barrels toward a glassy cantilevered future (now a pit), its pre-war neighbor one door to the north has hit the market. A new real estate listing for the property went live this week via Massey Knakal, proposing a price of $11.95 million. Interesting that said development is not even mentioned in […]

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“Speakeasy Dollhouse” Doors Found Across the Lower East Side

Posted October 3, 2012 at 6:19 am

Within the last couple weeks, these mysterious dollhouse-sized doors began appearing across the Lower East Side.

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Recap: The “Speakeasy Dollhouse” on the Lower East Side

Last modified June 11, 2012 at 12:03 pm

The performance tells the true story of von Buhler’s grandfather Frank Spano, who owned two speakeasies in the Bronx during prohibition. One was a bar and one was a bakery, which are both recreated in the theater piece.

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Former Ratner’s Building at 100 Norfolk Sold for $8.8 Million

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

100 Norfolk Street has been on the block for over two years already, and recently sold for an all-cash sum of $8.8 million (6% above ask).

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Korilla BBQ Hired for Todd Rohal Comedy Wrap Party

Posted September 28, 2011 at 10:11 am

Korilla BBQ isn’t often seen in these parts, so Lower East Side appearances tend to energize the natives.

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