Demolition Likely for Provident Loan Society Building on East Houston; New Development on the Horizon

Posted January 26, 2015 at 5:10 am

It’s truly unfortunate when you discover that a particular architectural treasure is not officially landmarked and is then demolished for luxury living. This trend is endemic of the Lower East Side lately, its very character endangered. And we’re probably losing another. The latest victim of the onslaught is allegedly the Provident Loan Society building at the […]

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Pick of the Litter: A Discarded Piano and Quick Recital [VIDEO]

Posted November 26, 2013 at 11:22 am

And then there was this. An upright piano discarded at the southwest corner of Houston and Essex. Just waiting to be played. It was. When we walked past Element nightclub relatively early Saturday evening, a drunk dude banged out the Mario Brothers theme…

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There Was a Shooting on Essex Street Last Night

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:30 pm

Reports are crossing our desk today of a shooting on Essex Street earlier this morning. The incident allegedly transpired near the corner Stanton Street at roughly 4:30 am.

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One Lower East Side Intersection with Reliable Cell Signal

Posted October 31, 2012 at 2:15 pm

There’s at least one Lower East Side interesection that has reliable cell phone service for customers of AT&T Wireless.

Luxx NYC Christened at 225 East Houston

Posted September 18, 2012 at 6:09 am

The new guard of trendy neighborhood establishments is underway, gaining its latest torch-bearer in a familiar location.

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Jamie Mulholland Bringing “Five Nightclub” to 225 East Houston

Posted June 14, 2012 at 6:47 am

Club Element at 225 East Houston Street has officially changed hands. Its appearance on SLA committee agenda was quite interesting.

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Club Element and Its New Drill Rig

Posted April 4, 2012 at 6:45 am

This nightspot is back in business for its weekly soirees after a considerable hiatus. But the arrival of the Davey Drill is an omen in itself.

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Dubai Advertising Above East Houston

Posted December 14, 2010 at 6:28 am

Dubai is injecting some unneeded advertising dollars into the Lower East Side.  Draped across the ad space where the Shastone Monuments ghost signage once lived, a new billboard banner serves as another stark reminder of the direction in which the neighborhood is headed.  Dubai, with a capital D. Gold rush attitudes abound in this ego-driven […]

Element Nightclub at 225 East Houston to Close

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

Eater is reporting that Element, the upscale nightclub inside the old Provident Loan Society building on East Houston, is shutting down for good. Apparently the owners sold the building from underneath the business.  Of course, the club needs to go out with a bang. [Photo Credit: masck] According to the Facebook page, the proper sendoff […]

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