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‘Sopranos’ Star Drea de Matteo Lost Her Apartment in 2nd Avenue Explosion http://ow.ly/2Wz4au
Until yesterday afternoon, Sopranos star Drea de Matteo owned a unit in the tenement at 123 Second Avenue. This address and two of its neighbors both collapsed into a pile of rubble due to the explosion in Sushi Park next door at 121 Second Avenue. It was a 7-alarm blaze. According to reports, de Matteo maintained…
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Faulty Boiler in 106 Rivington Cellar Has Neighbors Worried - The controversial commercial unit at 106 Rivington Street – an address that lives in infamy – is again in the news. And this time for something way more serious than a liquor license. Especially given the tragic gas-related explosion up on Second Avenue yesterday afternoon. We are told that emergency personnel responded to 106 Rivington […] http://ow.ly/2WymfZ
The controversial commercial unit at 106 Rivington Street - an address that lives in infamy - is again in the news. And this time for something way more serious than a liquor license. Especially given the tragic gas-related explosion up on Second Avenue yesterday afternoon. We are told that emergency personnel responded to 106 Rivington…
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Douma Pizza and International Playground Vacate Belleagured Stanton Street Block http://ow.ly/2WxOR6
Making ends meet near the junction of Stanton and the Bowery is pretty difficult. We've reported on this trend in the past. Now, within the last month, two of the block's commercial anchors have vanished. And neighbors, at that. International Playground and Douma Pizza. International Playground shuttered at the end of February, and consolidated with its…
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Con Edison Issues Statement Regarding Building Explosion on 2nd Avenue Today http://ow.ly/2Wx6OS
Here is the statement from Con Edison regarding the devastating explosion on 2nd Avenue today. A dozen were injured, but thus far, no fatalities reported. Two buildings already collapsed though, 121-123 2nd Avenue. Apparently the public utility had been onsite conducting an inspection to "evaluate the work the building plumber was doing inside 121 2nd Avenue…
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‘Pizza Beach’ on its Way to the Former Derby Space on Orchard Street http://ow.ly/2Wwg1c
Ladies and gents, we might have a taker for Rob Shamlian's embattled bar space at the corner of Orchard and Stanton Streets. The Derby (fka Tiny Fork) closed for good back in January, and advertised the business as for sale almost immediately. Looks like the controversial Martignetti brothers (Brinkley's, East Pole) are grabbing the bait. According…
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Marvel Comics and Five Four Collaboration Launching Bowery Pop-Up This Weekend http://ow.ly/2WuOUu
Comic book-inspired fashion is headed to the Bowery this weekend. In a rather strange pairing, Marvel Comics recently jumped in bed with the monthly shopping club Five Four to create a limited-edition collection. The new collaboration is described in media materials as the "conclusion of two brands coming together around their desire to constantly interpret and…
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Prelude to Hanksy’s ‘Best of the Worst’ on Delancey Street - Hanksy and friends are almost finished transforming the spartan bank space at 104 Delancey into another funhouse for the “Best of the Worst” show. You wouldn’t even know that a Chase branch once operated in this spot. The whitebox nature of the space is redesigned, albeit temporarily. Promising to deliver a vibe akin to the […] http://ow.ly/2WymfY
Hanksy and friends are almost finished transforming the spartan bank space at 104 Delancey into another funhouse for the "Best of the Worst" show. You wouldn't even know that a Chase branch once operated in this spot. The whitebox nature of the space is redesigned, albeit temporarily. Promising to deliver a vibe akin to the…
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Today in LES History: Senator Barack Obama Makes a Campaign Stop at Cooper Union http://ow.ly/2WybtX
On this day in... 2008 – Campaigning Illinois Senator Barack Obama took the stage at Cooper Union's Great Hall. The then-presidential hopeful gave a speech about the economy, and proposed an additional $30 billion stimulus package to help during the downturn. Obama was introduced by Mayor Bloomberg. The event was highly symbolic, as Cooper Union…
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Listen to Jeremiah Moss on WNYC Talking About #SaveNYC and Vanishing New York http://ow.ly/2WxOR5
The torrent of media coverage for the #SaveNYC campaign notched another huge get. Movement founder, and blogger extroidinaire Jeremiah Moss appeared on the "Brian Lehrer Show" yesterday. The candid, ten-minute discussion was a great primer for the current commercial climate, and how the little guy is being forced from the Five Boroughs. It was also…
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Breaking: Explosion at 125 2nd Avenue, Tenants Reported Trapped in Collapse http://ow.ly/2WwkuX
There are numerous reports that the tenement building at 125 2nd Avenue just exploded. You read that right. Sources say that the cause of the explosion is gas-related, and that there are tenants trapped in the wreckage. The plume of smoke is seen through the whole Lower East Side skyline. Update 3:55: it's being reported…
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Today in LES History: Forerunner of Con Edison Receives its Charter from the State http://ow.ly/2Wvb0c
On this day in... 1823 – The New York Gas Light Company received its charter from the State Legislature. Headquartered at 102 Centre Street, the utility was tasked with replacing the whale-oil street lamps which were common since the 1760s. Their reach was the territory south of Grand Street. The advent of electric lighting in…
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Tokyobike Reopens Its Flagship Store on the Bowery - Tokyobike reopened its showroom/shop at the corner of Bowery and Prince late last week, as expected. It’s been a long time coming for the bike brand. The reboot began as a pop-up outpost in the spring of 2014 and continued through the end of the year. As reported back in January, 1 Prince Street is […] http://ow.ly/2Wsu4l
Tokyobike reopened its showroom/shop at the corner of Bowery and Prince late last week, as expected. It's been a long time coming for the bike brand. The reboot began as a pop-up outpost in the spring of 2014 and continued through the end of the year. As reported back in January, 1 Prince Street is…
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Bowery Boogie is the largest site dedicated to covering the news and lifestyle of the Lower East Side neighborhood and its residents. It is known for a keen wit and combination of hard-hitting news coverage and lifestyle stories. Founded in 2008, Bowery Boogie is headquartered in New York City.