Posts Tagged ‘Lower East Side’

Major MTA Restorations, Expansions in Manhattan and Brooklyn

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News

by Adel Manoukian It’s long-awaited good news for Brooklynites and Manhattan residents. State Senator Daniel Squadron announced today that the MTA has made many service expansions and restorations in the two boroughs. The MTA will create a brand new Brooklyn Tech Triangle bus route which the senator and stakeholders will lead the effort for. Other [&hellip
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LES Shop Adds Alcohol to the Cupcake Craze

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via Prohibition Cupcake by Adel Manoukian It’s a cupcake re-imagined. Classically trained chef Brooke Siem and longtime baker and bartender Leslie Feinberg are the creative minds behind Prohibition Bakery that serves customers alcoholically flavored artisan cupcakes like Margarita and Mojito. Their new-age cupcakes are based off of what flavors compliment each different type of alcohol. For example, the [&hellip
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Velazquez Scores Decisive Primary Win Over Three Challengers

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Nydia_Velázquez Lopez-backed candidate, Councilman Erik Martin Dilan, falls short by Alan Krawitz The 2012 Democratic primary in the newly created 7th District. which includes parts of Brooklyn, Queens and the Lower East Side, was billed by many to be one of the toughest challenges of Rep. Nydia Velázquez’s 10 terms in office. But, that storyline fell [&hellip
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St. Mark’s Bookshop to Leave East Village?

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Lifestyle, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

st.marks By Paul Bisceglio St. Mark’s Bookshop seeks a new home. Established in 1977, the bookshop is a literary fixture in the East Village that has attracted cultural luminaries like William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Philip Glass and Susan Sontag. According to Crain’s, however, the store hopes to find a more affordable location when its rent increases [&hellip
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Olek’s Crochet Bombs: A Brief History of the Street Artist’s Work

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Olek strikes again! Polish-born crochet artist Agata Oleksiak added some color to Lower East Siders’ commute this morning by hanging two pairs of pink camouflage yarn-covered sneakers alongside the many old shoes dangling from wires above the intersection of Broome and Eldridge Streets. Olek’s knitted street art is a downtown staple by now. In the [&hellip
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Delancey to See Some Slurpee Action

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7-Eleven and Dunkin’ Donuts want to make more of a corporate splash on the Lower East Side, The Lo Down reports. In recent weeks, residents of the Grand Street area voted down proposals allowing the stores to lease space on the block. It turns out 7-Eleven planned to open a location next to the Dunkin’ [&hellip
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350 children hold walkout at Henry Street Settlement

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Children and community members protest budget cuts to after-school programs It’s not often children have as much to lose in a political fight as their parents. But for the children of Chinatown and the Lower East Side, this rally was an important one. On Wednesday, May 10, at 4 p.m., more than 350 students in [&hellip
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