Posts Tagged ‘Lower East Side’

The Visceralist: Sons of Essex

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The Visceralist, our new nightlife contributor, gives us the low down on the new Lower East Side joint Sons of Essex. Sons of Essex 133 Essex Street (btw Rivington & Stanton) NYC, NY 10002 (212) 674-7100 Bathroom situation – Visceralist recently used the adjective “swanky” in a conversation with two art school seniors. They had [&hellip
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The Visceralist: St. Jerome’s

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Our new resident nightlife specialist The Visceralist introduces their inaugural post on St. Jerome’s. Enjoy! St. Jerome’s 155 Rivington St. (btw Clinton & Suffolk) NYC, NY 10002 (212) 533-1810 Bathroom situation – 2 in the way back part, both unisex. The one on the left is huge and tatted up. The one on the right [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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

NeighborhoodChatter LOWER EAST SIDE SILVER PROPOSES GUN BUY-BACKS AT RUTGERS HOUSE In response to increased gun violence in the Lower East Side over recent months, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver wrote a letter to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly recently, asking for their support in a plan to reduce gun violence. Silver’s plan is to rally the DA’s office and NYPD [&hellip
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When in Roma: Pizza Roma, on Bleecker Street, manages to stand out from the crowd

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Photo courtesy of Pizza Roma To open another pizzeria on Bleecker Street, home to institutions like John’s, serious newcomers like Keste and enough NYU student-targeting Famous Original Rays to start an army, seems like utter lunacy. Open in Battery Park City, on the Lower East Side, in Sheridan Square, you want to tell these delusional owners. Pretty much anywhere else, save perhaps the three square blocks of Little Italy itself, [&hellip
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The Delancey Underground

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, Politics

Rendering courtesy of raad studio. While the West Side has the High Line, the East Side could get the LowLine Over 80 years ago, Dan Barasch’s grandparents on both sides ended up in the Lower East Side after emigrating from Italy and Russia. While his family eventually set up stakes in other neighborhoods and he settled in the East Village—which [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Plea to Hold Chen Case in US

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, Our Town Downtown

Chinatown PLEA TO HOLD CHEN TRIAL IN US Last week, Council Member Margaret Chin joined Private Danny Chen’s family, OCA-NY President Liz OuYang, Chinatown community leaders and supporters, in response to the conclusion of Article 32 pre-trial hearings for eight soldiers charged in connection with Chen’s death. Chen is believed to have died from a [&hellip
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Vice City: How Roosevelt tried-and failed-to clean up NYC

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Books, Our Town Downtown

Richard Zacks. Photo by Kristine Y. Dahl. By Courtney Holbrook Whether he’s researching the strange methods of 19th-century scientists or on the trail of 17th-century pirates, author, historian and journalist Richard Zacks has an eye for the juicy bits in history. Now, the bestselling author of The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd and three other books has a new [&hellip
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Long Live David Bowie

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Long Live David Bowie By Veronica Hoglund This past Saturday evening, Ziggy Stardust enthusiasts from across the five boroughs—and perhaps even beyond—gathered at the Lower East Side’s (Le) Poisson Rouge to celebrate the singer’s 65th birthday at the Bowie Ball. The annual event drew an animated crowd of all ages dressed in their best Bowie [&hellip
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P.S. 137—NOT CLOSING YET

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News

In October, Council member Margaret Chin wrote a letter to the Department of Education urging them to keep P.S. 137 — an elementary school in Manhattan’s Lower East Side —  open. The Council member also joined P.S. 137 parents and students for a rally in November in an attempt to keep the school’s doors open. Today, [&hellip
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Capturing the Remains of Breast Cancer

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By Veronica Hoglund As I walked down Mulberry Street toward the Openhouse Gallery in the Lower East Side, I was mesmerized by a photograph visible through the glass exterior of the gallery’s storefront. As I gazed at the image of a woman, bare-chested and marked with a large scar along her breast, I was for [&hellip
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