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Legacy Gourmet Deli Fades from Essex Street After 7 Months

Posted February 23, 2017 at 9:45 am

The nascent Legacy Gourmet Deli didn’t spend enough time on Essex Street to leave one. Operational since last July, the bodega called it quits within the last week. Black garbage bags were placed in the windows to shield the shambles. Goods are scattered around the floor, light bulbs removed from their housings, and boxes are already […]

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Essex Crossing Spells the End for Lowline Lab After Just over a Year

Posted February 22, 2017 at 5:16 am

The Lowline Lab, essentially an advertisement for the proposed underground park of same, is on its way out. Last day hyping the project is this Sunday (February 26). The experimental space at 140 Essex Street, situated at SPURA Site 8, lasted a year longer than initially planned and attracted more than 100,000 tourists. Lowline Lab only projected […]

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How about this New Essex Street Funhouse?

Posted February 17, 2017 at 5:15 am

In the years since its sale, 3 Essex Street has remained remarkably intact. No demolition. No changing hands. No real activity. Until this week, when the tenement became a funhouse of sorts. In a display more befitting Halloween than Valentine’s Day, each of the upper windows dons a ghoulish mask. Topping it off is a […]

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Phase 2 of Essex Crossing will Break Ground in June with More Affordable Housing

Last modified February 17, 2017 at 8:34 am

Essex Crossing is firing on all burners. Full throttle. Two of the four new buildings are topped out, with the balance reaching skyward each day; the 24-story “Gateway” (Site 2) and 242 Broome Street condos (Site 1) are currently sporting some major heft. But this is a rolling process, and, recent progress notwithstanding, sights are […]

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‘Cigar & Vape’ Smoked Out of Essex Street After a Year in Business

Posted February 15, 2017 at 5:08 am

Cigar & Vape is gone, smoked out of Essex Street in swift time. The smoke shop-cum-bodega at 41 Essex lasted barely a year at this store before shuttering. News of its closure isn’t quite surprising, though. We’ve come across a pretty steady stream of real estate listings over the last few months pimping this 400 […]

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Known White Supremacist DJ’d the After-Party at Clockwork Bar that Turned Violent [Updated]

Last modified February 16, 2017 at 12:01 am

It turns out the 211 Crew was reportedly hanging out at Clockwork on Saturday night for an after-party, and a known skinhead was on the turntables. In its press statement this week, bar owner Frank Scotto condemned the subsequent attack on two Columbia grad students (siblings), noting that Clockwork is not a place for this […]

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Clockwork Bar Condemns Neo-Nazi Attack that Happened Over the Weekend

Posted February 14, 2017 at 5:03 am

Clockwork Bar on Essex Street is in damage control mode, days after a gang of alleged Neo-Nazis pummeled two patrons. Owner Frank Scotto condemned the bloody incident, and wanted to clear the air about his disgust for what happened. “We would like to state clearly that Clockwork Bar does NOT endorse, sympathize, nor invite the views […]

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Blame Stetzer and CB3 for Hell Square Headache ‘Mazaar Lounge,’ Neighbors Argue

Posted February 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

The good news from last Monday night is that Community Board 3 voted to deny the Mazaar Lounge a renewal for its full liquor license, even if only advisory. Yet, getting to that point created a contentious situation that pitted controversial block association LES Dwellers against the District Manager Susan Stetzer and the SLA subcommittee. As the video […]

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Knife-Wielding Neo Nazis Rough up Patrons at ‘Clockwork’ on Essex Street Saturday Night

Posted February 13, 2017 at 5:18 am

A group of Neo-Nazis drinking at the four-year-old Clockwork on Saturday night reportedly roughed up two brothers, having apparently taken offense to an “anti-fascists” sticker on one of their cell phones. The unidentified siblings, both 27-year-old Columbia graduate students, noticed the large group of “skinheads” inside Clockwork and headed for the exit at 12:30am. Upon leaving, […]

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New Division Street Snowman Challenges Essex Bodega for Area Domination [PHOTOS]

Posted February 10, 2017 at 5:11 am

Until yesterday afternoon, we figured the Essex Street Snowman had given up on the city. Such a mild winter is certainly no hospitable host to the neighborhood’s most popular weather mascot. The blanket of fresh powder that fell was enough for a prompt return. Along with some competition… Employees of the Chinese bodega at the […]

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