Cursed Spaces

These are the Most Cursed Commercial Spaces on the Lower East Side [LISTS]

Posted October 31, 2016 at 9:34 am

Some commercial spaces are simply hexed. No way around it, really. One restaurant might open after a year-long build-out and fail less than a year later. It’s a scenario we see play out ad nauseam on the Lower East Side. But who is really to blame? Is the landlord over-charging to the point where business […]

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‘Lowlife’ Fails After Six Months on Stanton Street

Posted June 1, 2016 at 5:17 am

It’s safe to say that 178 Stanton Street is now on the list of Lower East side cursed spaces. Lowlife, the concept-driven establishment based loosely on the book of same name by Luc Sante, unexpectedly shuttered on Friday after a paltry six months in business. Just as everyone was leaving town for the holiday. The […]

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Cursed 71 Clinton Street Space Reboots with ‘The Whales’ this Week

Posted May 31, 2016 at 5:00 am

Down, but still not out, one Clinton Street bar-owner is apparently trying again. Those keeping track know full well that 71 Clinton Street is no stranger to turnover. It’s a perennially hexed property. Every restaurant in this spot since the eviction of Fat Hippo six years ago has been from the same principle – Patate […]

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Double Shutter: PYT and Pizza Can’t Hack it at 334 Bowery Location

Last modified May 9, 2018 at 5:49 pm

The revolving door of pizza purveyors at 334 Bowery has seemingly ended. No more pizza speakeasy. And no more PYT Burger, either. The nearly-year-old SRO Pizza – a disrespectful mockery of single room occupancy dwelling – called it quits at the end of December. The store itself looks depressing, with equipment and materials strewn about […]

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