Mars Bar Withdrawal

Posted July 22, 2011 at 6:28 am

Not sure about you, but it’s only been a few days, and we’re already experiencing Mars Bar withdrawal.

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The Porsche Outside Max Fish

Posted June 1, 2011 at 6:28 am

Today in neighborhood contradictions, we present this street scene on Ludlow.

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Stanton Social Owner Planning New LES Restaurant

Posted July 8, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Chris Santos, owner of Stanton Social, is planning a new restaurant in the neighborhood for a fall opening.  And it will be ginormous. [Photo Credit: Frankievalet]

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Dividing 185 Orchard Street

Posted April 22, 2010 at 6:32 am

Since the completion of the Thompson LES back in 2008, the expansive ground-level commercial space at 185 Orchard Street has been idle.  The glass remained unobstructed throughout (except for some yuppie-hating graffiti), and always advertised a unit that seemed too large for just one tenant.  No longer the case.

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Early Edition: December 10

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:07 am

Got a good caption for this photo? Leave your suggestion in the comments!

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Early Edition: September 24

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:07 am

[Photo via thisisformyspacepics] Contribute to the Bowery Boogie Flickr Pool!

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No Loitering on the Bowery

Posted May 20, 2009 at 8:27 am

Historically speaking, a no loitering sign on the Bowery is an inherent contradiction.


A Fresh Canopy

Posted April 17, 2009 at 8:03 am

Not too long ago, The Ludlow unveiled a fresh canopy above the revolving-door entrance. Another pretentious contribution to the neighborhood. A quick peek at the official website proves the luxury rentals here are struggling. One month free off the bat? Please. That won’t be enough to get people through said door. Not in this economy. […]


LES is Indeed More

Posted January 21, 2009 at 10:20 am

Inspired by the advent of these tongue-in-cheek ads pasted around the neighborhood, I present to you the “Can’t afford to live on the LES because of Yuppification” move: Rent. Rent. Rent. Parasitic chain banks monopolize street corners, and eliminate neighborhood character. The local dive was torn down and replaced with multi-million dollar condos. Getting a […]



Last modified February 11, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Funny how a vacant storefront can carry the torch of the now-endangered downtown spirit. A victim of Bowery 2.0, Bowery Tattoo has been out of commission for quite some time. After closing shop their artists eventually joined forces with Sacred Tattoo [link] on Broadway and Canal. Now, in the wake of fleeing, plenty of street […]