Eldridge Street

‘Rediscover’ the Eldridge Street Synagogue Ten Years After Its Restoration

Posted September 14, 2017 at 5:11 am

Tonight marks the opening of a new exhibition at the Eldridge Street Synagogue. “Rediscovery, Restoration, and Rediscovery: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs” celebrates the 10th anniversary of the restoration of the photogenic house of worship. This rehabilitation was no small feat: it took twenty years and $20 million to restore the synagogue, which originally […]

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‘Spaghetti Incident’ Annexes Adjacent Eldridge Street Store for New Pasta Shop

Posted September 13, 2017 at 5:02 am

In the two years since its inauspicious debut, Spaghetti Incident – an homage to the Guns N Roses covers album of same – has garnered quite the fan following on Eldridge Street. It’s seemingly as beloved as its predecessor here, Family Recipe. Now the forty-seat restaurant is ready to expand, and not too far away, […]

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Celebrate ‘Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas’ with the Eldridge Street Synagogue on Sunday

Posted June 16, 2017 at 5:08 am

The annual block party celebrating a trifecta of treats – egg rolls, egg creams, and empanadas – is hitting the streets of the Lower East Side this weekend. Yup, now in its 17th season, the Museum at Eldridge Street’s festival will once again commemorate the diverse communities of the neighborhood, by way of food, performances, games, and hands-on […]

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Second ‘Lena Coffee’ is Now Operational on Eldridge Street

Posted June 8, 2017 at 5:11 am

Eldridge Street now has its first trendy coffee shop. As expected, West Village-based Lena Coffee lifted the veil on its newest location at 137 Eldridge Street five days ago, joining a block that continues the trend toward peak gentrification. In addition to coffee, the block between Delancey and Broome Streets also boasts several galleries, including […]

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Val Kilmer has an Art Show at the Woodward Gallery on Eldridge Street this Weekend

Posted May 17, 2017 at 5:04 am

The Iceman himself will (probably) be on the Lower East Side this weekend. Indulging his off-screen passion, actor Val Kilmer on Saturday will star in a new art exhibit at the Woodward Gallery Windows space on Eldridge Street. The installation, dubbed “VALHOLLA,” is the New York City art scene debut for the onetime Batman. The project […]

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‘Sushi on Jones’ and ‘Bar Uchu’ Officially Part Ways with Chef Bouhadana

Posted May 10, 2017 at 5:03 am

The “Ungloved One,” Chef David Bouhadana, is no longer part of the equation at both Sushi on Jones and Bar Uchu on Eldridge Street. There was some sort of falling out with business owner Derek Feldman, who was quick to correct that the two recently “dissolved” their relationship. Bouhadana is erased from these projects. “We have decided to […]

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‘Sensei’ Art Bar Moves to Street Level on Eldridge and Seeks Full Liquor License

Posted May 9, 2017 at 5:04 am

Neighbors weary of a so-called “Hell Square South” at the nexus of Eldridge and Broome Streets are in for another potential scare. We’re already fielding concerns from those fearing another bait-and-switch at 135-137 Eldridge Street where an “art bar” is taking hold. One Joseph Latimore is moving his second-floor art bar, Sensei, from 278 Grand […]

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‘Uchu’ Sushi Bar Should Open on Eldridge Street in 2 Weeks [Updated]

Last modified May 9, 2017 at 11:31 am

It’s time to revisit Sushi Bouhadana, now known as Uchu, the Eldridge Street omakase and whiskey lounge in the works by the (ungloved) hand of Sushi Dojo vet David Bouhadana. He and partner Derek Feldman purchased the remainder of the lease and other assets from Apizz, which shuttered in February 2016. Update: we are told […]

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This is What the Eldridge Street Synagogue Looked Like Before its 20-year Restoration [PHOTOS]

Posted May 4, 2017 at 5:12 am

“It was as though the synagogue was held up by strings from heaven.” —Roberta Brandes Gratz, founder of the Eldridge Street Project Ten years have elapsed since the Eldridge Street Synagogue reopened in spectacular fashion. Hard to believe. The Lower East Side landmark, situated at the bottom of its namesake street, spent the prior two […]

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Sky High with the Eldridge Street Synagogue ‘Oculus’ Window Restoration [PHOTOS]

Posted March 13, 2017 at 9:45 am

The sky-high stained-glass window piercing the star-stamped ceiling of the Eldridge Street Synagogue is undergoing a full restoration. We’re told that the decorative glass of the so-called “Oculus” – an original relic dating back to 1887 – had dislodged from its lead frame that kept it in place all these years. Each section was then […]

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