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Longtime Grand Street Hardware Store ‘Good Locksmith’ is Moving [Updated]

Last modified December 2, 2016 at 12:47 pm

Good Locksmith, the reliable mom-and-pop hardware shop located at 317 Grand Street, is reportedly moving next door. They’ve been on the Lower East Side for more than a decade. A sign inside the store alerts customers, as do the bare shelves. Update: a reader tells us, “I spoke to stephen who the grown son and […]

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Women In Music To Host Annual Holiday Party at Webster Hall

Posted December 2, 2016 at 5:19 am

It’s that time of year again. Women in Music, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing equality and diversity for women in the world of music, is hosting its 31st annual holiday event and fundraiser. As in years prior, there’s much to celebrate when it comes to contributions and successes of women in the music and entertainment industries. While rubbing […]

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Santa Claus is Coming to the Essex Street Market Tomorrow

Posted December 2, 2016 at 5:18 am

Here’s one Santa who won’t be puking all over the Lower East Side. That’s right: jolly old St. Nick is coming to the Lower East Side this weekend. It’s all part of Essex Street Market’s annual yuletide cheer, which includes making your own ornament, trimming the Market Christmas tree, and hot chocolate and candy canes for everyone, despite […]

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‘Soft Swerve’ Ice Cream Shop Debuts on Allen Street, Just in Time for Winter

Posted December 2, 2016 at 5:07 am

Perfect timing. Soft Swerve has been ready to go for weeks now. The nascent ice cream shop at 85B Allen Street first announced itself back in early October, when workers promised an imminent opening. That didn’t happen right away, though, because the electricity system reportedly required an upgrade. That was what a store employee told us […]

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Clinton Street is Getting a ‘Taqueria Diana,’ Here’s What to Expect

Posted December 2, 2016 at 5:00 am

Taqueria Diana is opening a new restaurant on Clinton Street come springtime. The “California-inspired Mexican restaurant” combined the storefronts of two departed businesses on the block – C&C Prosperity Dumpling and La Socia Pawn. The application materials just hit public record, so we now have more background on what to expect from this third outpost […]

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Week After ‘Gas Leak’ and Shutoff at 80 Delancey Street, Residents Remain without Gas

Posted December 1, 2016 at 5:16 am

Last Tuesday, just before the Thanksgiving break, there was an apparent gas leak at 80 Delancey Street. Con Edison quickly shut off the utility to the building. Residents are pissed, though, mainly due to the purported lack of transparency from management. The building owner of record is the Vintage Group (80 Delancey, LLC), a somewhat lesser-known landlord on […]

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There Was a Basement Fire Beneath Sauce on Rivington Street Last Night

Posted December 1, 2016 at 5:12 am

Last night at around 8:00pm, just as the heavy rains started to intensify, a fire sparked in the basement of 78 Rivington Street. Beneath Sauce restaurant. Fire engines raced to the scene and blocked off the roadway from Allen to Ludlow Streets. A ladder was even deployed to the rooftop. Employees at the door informed us […]

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That ‘Stranger Things’ LES Photo Shoot Hits the Pages of GQ [PHOTOS]

Posted December 1, 2016 at 5:06 am

It was during the wee hours of an overcast October Sunday that we happened upon the child cast of Netflix hit series Stranger Things. The stars had assembled beside the faded Bruce Cost ginger ale mural at the northwest corner of Ludlow and Canal Streets for a photo shoot to appear in GQ magazine. The production […]

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The Pickle Guys will Start a Delivery Service for its Brooklyn Customers

Posted December 1, 2016 at 5:00 am

Earlier this month, the Pickle Guys ended its seven-year tenure in Brooklyn. This decision to divest was directly connected to the new headquarters currently under construction at 357 Grand Street. With a much larger Manhattan location, a presence in Midwood apparently made less sense. Recognizing that these outer-borough customers still demand the dill, so to […]

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