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Con Edison Roped off this Lower East Side Block for Stray Voltage

Posted March 17, 2017 at 5:18 am

Nearly the entire block of Suffolk Street, between Broome and Grand, is currently roped off due to potential stray voltage. Con Edison placed neon cones, and unspooled yards of caution tape beside the perimeter fence of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol. Apparently, there is a huge concern of shock in the wake of this week’s over-hyped snowstorm. The […]

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Antibes Bistro is Donezo, Seized by Marshals After 8 Years on Suffolk Street

Posted January 13, 2017 at 5:11 am

It’s the end of the road for local favorite Antibes Bistro on Suffolk Street. The City Marshal seized the French, two-store restaurant last month. Its notice is pasted to the front door inside the vestibule. This caps a tumultuous end-of-year for the joint. Back in October, Antibes shuttered randomly several times without warning to patrons […]

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Christmas Day Fistfight Erupts in the Middle of Suffolk Street [VIDEO]

Posted December 27, 2016 at 5:08 am

Late in the afternoon on Christmas day, a bloody fistfight erupted between two adult men on Suffolk Street (near Rivington). The fisticuffs went on for a solid two minutes before police officers from the 7th Precinct arrived on scene. From what we can understand, one of the men reportedly bumped into the other guy’s pregnant significant other. […]

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Ongoing Maintenance Sidelines ‘Antibes Bistro’ Without Warning Several Times Recently [Updated]

Last modified October 6, 2016 at 5:36 pm

It appears the reign of Antibes Bistro on Suffolk Street might be on shaky ground. For several nights over the last month, the popular French Mediterranean restaurant at 112 Suffolk Street has been closed for business. Gates shuttered during restaurant hours. Including yesterday evening when a scheduled jazz band found out the hard way by […]

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Second of Four New Essex Crossing Towers Tops Out at 15 Stories

Posted September 26, 2016 at 5:00 am

For the first time in almost fifty years, the vacant lots along Delancey Street are buzzing with new life. Yep. It’s milestones galore for the Essex Crossing mega-project this month, construction of which is progressing rather steadily. Now, another. A month after the senior housing tower was capped at Site 6, its neighbor across the street […]

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Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Debuts July 7 with ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Posted June 7, 2016 at 5:18 am

The summer tradition doth resume, methinks. Popular (and accessible) streetside theater program, “Shakespeare in the Parking Lot,” recently set a date for its return to the Lower East Side. Take note – the new season kicks off July 7 at the Clemente Soto Velez Center with a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It’s the second […]

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Gotham Court Owner Picks up 99 Suffolk for $24.6M

Posted April 12, 2016 at 5:13 am

The owner behind Gotham Court on Ludlow Street just scooped up another rental property a few blocks away. Hubb NYC purchased luxury rental building 99 Suffolk Street – erected back in 2003 – earlier this month for $24.6 million. The eight-story mixed-use building is home to forty units and the recently-opened Elements Preschool. In the […]

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Clemente Soto Velez Center Hopes to Increase Accessibility with New Elevator and Rear Lot Upgrades

Posted March 1, 2016 at 5:00 am

The iconic Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center is not done upgrading its facility. While the building itself may have undergone an extensive makeover four years ago, it appears the renovations are not complete. The longtime arts organization hopes to improve overall accessibility to its facility, which includes some structural modifications and increasing its visibility on […]

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Yiddish New York Presents “The Jew as the ‘Other’”

Posted December 22, 2015 at 10:49 am

Is it possible to distill the essence of “otherness” as an artist? And, how might an artist deal with the issue of being “exotic” within the context of history and personal experience? “The Jew as the ‘Other,’” an art exhibit in conjunction with the Yiddish New York Festival, seeks to examine these questions. Opening this […]

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In Action in LES with YESONE and the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative

Last modified July 30, 2015 at 11:34 am

Last night was the second installment of the two-part discussion, “Street Art and the Lower East Side.” Sponsored by the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative, the miniseries explored the connections between the decades-old art form and its neighborhood muse. Noted artist YESONE was the subject of yesterday’s event, having spent hours in the brutal heat […]

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