A group of real estate firms purchased the corner tenement at 101-103 Stanton Street for nearly $13 million, netting its former owner a nearly $10 million profit. [Bowery Boogie]
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The Gowanus Canal may be synonymous with grime, but could it one day be full of gondolas? New York Councilman Stephen Levin waxed about Gowanus’s similarities to Venice. [Crain’s NY]
Yesterday morning a 37-year-old woman died after being crushed by a semi truck near the border of Bushwick and Bed-Stuy. [Patch]
Thursday night a Greenpoint man was attacked and robbed by two assailants outside his Freeman Street residence. [The Brooklyn Paper]
Two thieves stole Apple products and camera equipment from a Thames Street apartment in Williamsburg one week ago. [The Brooklyn Paper]
Not to be outdone by the forthcoming Russ & Daughters Cafe, that other East Houston Street institution, Katz’s Delicatessen, has just announced its own plans for an expansion — albeit a temporary one. As part of its 125th anniversary celebration, Katz’s is moving into the adjacent storefront it usually rents out (it was last occupied by Tim Horton’s) and opening The Space, a two-month-long pop-up that will “celebrate all the local artists and designers that live and work and create art down here on the Lower East Side,” per owner Jake Dell.
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I like food; I dislike crowds. So it was with mixed feelings that I descended the escalator into DeKalb Market Hall, the Albee Square food-court-on-steroids that opened today in downtown Brooklyn.
I arrived on the earlier side of the lunch rush – actually right at the stroke of noon, when civilized people like myself take luncheon – but the market was already bustling with people eager to sample from some of the 40-odd food vendors.
Remember when Max Fish bizarrely popped up at Art Basel? Now a version of its Lower East Side neighbor, Katz’s, has done the same thing. No, this isn’t one of the delicatessen’s artistic dalliances. It’s actually a bootleg Katz’s—a “reappropriation,” if you will— where portraits of art-world big-ups hang on the Wall of Fame.
Kids will celebrate its 20th anniversary at BAM on June 25 with a Q&A with Chloë Sevigny, Rosario Dawson, Leo Fitzpatrick, and Larry Clark. [Gothamist]
B&H Dairy, the diner that’s served three generations of customers in the East Village, launched a $10K fundraiser to in the hopes of re-opening following March’s Second Avenue explosion. [Grub Street]
The 72-room former Germania Bank building on Bowery, which was recently sold after decades of use as a private residence, will be open to the public for an art show Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. [The Lo-Down]
Jim Gaffigan, last seen being pious on the streets of Nolita, filmed on the Lower East Side with Adam Goldberg this morning, as you can see from the below Instagram video. It’s not the first time the comic has stopped into Katz’s — just check out the new extended version of the above teaser for The Jim Gaffigan Show, a full episode of which will go up on JimGaffigan.com on May 15. “I eat before I do standup, after I do standup,” he tells Goldberg while knocking down some pastrami. “Still trying to figure out a way to eat while I do standup.”
Katz’s is suing a competing pastrami truck for naming its operation “Katz & Dogz.” We are currently fashioning our “Team Katz’s” -shirts in order to capitalize… er… show our support. [NY Daily News]
Two are dead and many are injured after a car evading a drunk driving stop plowed through a crowd at SXSW. [Austinist]
Check out the glitzy new interior of the restored Williamsburgh Savings Bank. [NY Times]
Salami snapbacks. Pastrami pullovers. It can only mean one thing: a collaboration between iconic New York salami slinger Katz’s Delicatessen and the Brooklyn-based streetwear label МИШКА.
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