animals in the house
The people who’ve signed it so far have probably never had an unpaid internship. Or been hungry at 4 a.m. Read More
Will Work For Development
In August of 2012, Stephanie Aaron found a stray pit bull on a Lower East Side playground and took the dog, a light brown female with a splotch of white across her chest, back to her apartment.
“I didn’t mean to keep her at all; I tried to find a shelter,” said Ms. Aaron. “I Read More
Some Lower East Side residents are not fans of the surgery being performed on their neighborhood.
To ease the tension, the Lower East Side Employment Network has been making sure these same residents are the ones holding the scalpel. Read More
Some chefs are operations gurus; others are volume whores. There are downtown up-sellers and uptown down-talkers. Rarely are chefs poets, though. A poet thinks in quantum increments. He travels through the byways of the subconscious, patched through like a pair of jeans from the Great Blue Yonder. By definition inscrutable, a poet tends to perch in trees, avoiding the weeds where chefs thrive.
When the green brick synagogue and longtime studio of Abstract Expressionist Pat Passlof came on the market for $6.2 million last spring, it seemed destined for demolition. A mixed use, unlandmarked 7,055-square foot property with an additional 3,000 square feet of air rights in an indisputably hot neighborhood? What could such circumstances possibly lead to but a yet another nail in the coffin of old New York—one more remnant of local character razed to make way for by a few sprawling units of luxury housing with some “bespoke” but utterly bland, Brooklynesque establishment on the ground floor?
Well, the end may still be nigh for New York, but 80 Forsythe Street will live to see another day. The former studio and home of Ms. Passlof, who died in 2011, will be spared the wrecking ball, at least for the time being. The property’s new owner, 80 Forsyth Properties LLC, who paid $6.4 million for the building, intends to use it as a studio/gallery, according to Massey Knakel, who had the listing.
We were all young somewhere once, and my place was Schiller’s Liquor Bar. It was 2003 when Keith McNally’s proto bobo faux-brasserie opened in a former pharmacy on the Lower East Side. I was barely 21, full of piss and vinegar, high on cocaine and shot through with piercings. Already a few years deep in New York, I had bought into the promise of the late-night ticker-tape self-parade but hadn’t yet realized by morning it would all be litter. In the honeysuckle glow of a Schiller’s booth, anything was possible.
It’s been Mission: Impossible for Lower East Side hotspot Mission Chinese Food.
Bowery Boogie recently discovered a notice taped to the window of Danny Bowien’s Orchard Street restaurant, announcing that the restaurant would be closed indefinitely:
Dear Patrons and neighbors,
We regret to inform you that we will be closed until further Read More
Something not-so-all-natural went down at a Manhattan Whole Foods Market on Sunday.
The NYPD has confirmed that two armed robbers stole $60,000 from the Bowery Whole Foods Market on the Lower East Side.
According to DNAInfo, a group of store employees were transporting the cash to the store’s second floor around 10p.m. Read More
No matter the circumstances, it’s hard not to feel at least a little blue when one is exiting a relationship or a two-bedroom condo with 360-degree views. Romance and real estate are, after all, the gravitational forces around which so many of our lives revolve.
But heartache is a sensation that Justin Long, the man most famous for dating famous women—most notably Drew Barrymore and most recently Amanda Seyfried—ought to be familiar with by now. After five years of what we have to assume was a mostly happy relationship, Mr. Long, the perennial guy-next-door, has sold his Lower East Side condo at 103 Norfolk Street, otherwise known as Blue.
Stepping into Russ & Daughters is akin to stepping back in time — except there’s nowhere to sit. The gem of the Lower East Side is a bastion of old New York, with four generations of the Russ family serving smoked fish, caviar and chocolate babka takeout from their tiny storefront at 179 East Houston for Read More