noho

No Comments

Construction Worker Trapped On Grand St.; Sheldon Silver Arrested

NYC Christmas tree trash

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a Lower East Sider who has represented the neighborhood for nearly four decades, was arrested on federal corruption charges; he allegedly failed to disclose payments he received from a law firm. [NY Times]

Firefighters rescued a trapped construction worker on Grand Street yesterday after the ground underneath him collapsed while he attempted to install subterranean piping. [NY Daily News]

An investment company has agreed to pay $33 million for the unfinished 98-room hotel at 139-141 Ludlow Street. [NY Daily News]
Keep Reading »

No Comments

Man Shot While Parked in Williamsburg; Woman Who Paved the Way at McSorley’s Dies

Sweet Toof at Pandemic Gallery

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

A car passenger was shot in the ribs while parked on S. 3rd Street in Williamsburg on January 12; police say he was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. Two days later, a Driggs Avenue bodega employee was robbed at knifepoint while working an early afternoon shift. [Brooklyn Paper]

Next week, the city’s DMV will host a safety hearing resulting from the 2011 hit-and-run death of cyclist Mathieu Lefevre, who was struck by a 28-ton truck in Williamsburg driven by Leo Degianni. [Gothamist]

Faith Seidenberg, one of two plaintiffs in the 1970 discrimination lawsuit that resulted in McSorley’s Old Ale House opening its doors to women, died in upstate New York at age 91. [Daily News]

Keep Reading »

No Comments

Affordable Housing Threatens Community Gardens; SNL’s Bushwick Sketch

Adam Dare

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

A man in Bushwick was arrested when police found a single-use grenade launcher during a drug raid in his Knickerbocker Avenue apartment. [Gothamist]

Bushwick’s Evergreen Lots and Williamsburg’s La Casista Verde are among the community gardens that could be replaced by affordable housing. [Curbed NY]

Bowery Coffee on Houston shuttered last week. [EV Grieve]

Keep Reading »

Matzo Factory Leaves the LES; Blue Bottle Coffee Moves

SO rock-n-roll dude

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Flames broke out late Friday evening at Two Northside Piers condominium on N. 4th Street in Williamsburg. No injuries were reported. [Curbed NY]

After nearly nine decades on Rivington Street, Streit’s Matzo Factory is set to shutter this spring. [Bowery Boogie]

Days are numbered for the LES bar/restaurant empire of Rob Shamlian. He’s currently seeking bidders for Spitzer’s Corner, Loz Feliz and now The Derby. [Eater NY]

Keep Reading »

Bushwick Brewery Launches; Seth Rogen Brings X-Mas Back to East Village

Coney Island Polar Bear Swim New Year's Day 2015

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Developers plan to demolish the six-story building at 304 Mulberry Street—one of two neighboring Noho properties recently purchased for a combined $178+ million—and replace it with a taller structure thanks to newly acquired air rights. [The Real Deal]

See a rendering of the 50-unit apartment building intended for 66 Ainslie Street in Williamsburg. [Curbed NY]

The Interview‘s Seth Rogen might be spotted near Tompkins Square Park tomorrow night when filming resumes on their untitled Christmas film. [EV Grieve]

Keep Reading »

Williamsburg Hotel Gets $81M; Russ & Daughters Teams With Mission Chinese

Faile

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Two teaching assistants in their fifties were arrested and charged with assault last week for “pushing and kneeing” a 14-year-old female student at E. 4th Street’s Manhattan School for Career Development, said police. [DNA Info]

In Noho, 298 and 304 Mulberry Street were picked up for $178.5 million. [The Real Deal]

Developers secured a $81 million+ loan to finance the forthcoming Level Hotel at 55 Wythe Avenue. [The Real Deal]

Keep Reading »

Amy Sedaris Pops Up On LES; ‘Bushwick-Inspired Hotel’ Opens

Black Lives Matter

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

During her walk to her Greenpoint school Monday morning, 15-year-old Amanda Alvarado went missing, according to police. [Brooklyn Paper]

Police officers also believe that the man in this surveillance footage pocketed $6K from a Bedford Avenue bakery on December 2. [Brooklyn Paper]

A former manager at Bleecker Kitchen & Co. in Noho is suing owner Joshua Berkowitz for discrimination, claiming Berkowitz dispensed advice such as, “People with big butts don’t work fast,” when it came time to hire servers. [NY Post]
Keep Reading »

Conviction in Williamsburg Stabbing; Lox Factory Up For Sale

ARA Trading USA Inc

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

While protests against police brutality turned violent in Berkeley, Calif. over the weekend, New York demonstrations continued on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with marchers taking over locations such as the Apple store in midtown, Macy’s, and Grand Central. [NBC NY]

Rafael Vargas, 46, was convicted of stabbing and killing 39-year-old Anthony Dash in Williamsburg last year following an $8 drug deal. [DNA Info]

Jonah Hill covered a Drake song at Vice‘s 20th anniversary party this weekend. ScarJo was there, too. [Vulture]
Keep Reading »

Gemma Ward Sells East Village Pad; Batgirl Moves to Williamsburg?

Wythe Avenue

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Stanley Cohen, the East Village-based lawyer who has represented controversial clients like Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law, got 18 months for failing to pay taxes. [NY Times]

According to DC Comics, Batgirl lives in the neighborhood of Burnside, aka Gotham City’s Williamsburg. [Studio 360]

Gemma Ward, the model who became Vogue’s youngest cover girl in the early aughts when she was 16, is selling her E. 6th Street apartment for $2.25 million. [NY Daily News]
Keep Reading »

Facebook Throws a Housewarming; ‘Fairy School’ in Greenpoint

Buff Monster

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Last night Facebook feted its new three-floor, 185K-square-foot office space at 770 Broadway near E.9th Street. [Wall Street Journal]

In Noho, a 38K-square-foot property at 623 Broadway is reportedly under contract for a $56 million sale. [NY Post]

An incarcerated Williamsburg woman, who had punched a hole through the bedroom door of her Morgan Street apartment before her recent arrest, was robbed of $850, plane tickets and family memorabilia by a thief who took liberties with the hole she created. [DNA Info]

Keep Reading »

Shooting in Bushwick, Stabbing in East Village; Barney Rosset Mural Up For Grabs

Ronald L. Rhodes Plumbing - Heating

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Wednesday night in Bushwick, these two 20-something gunmen fired inside a Woodbine Street lobby, according to police. A 31-year-old man who was shot in the chest is in stable condition at Brookdale Hospital. [DNA Info]

At 1:30 a.m. Saturday, a 41-year-old man wielding a camera was stabbed in the torso near 141 E. 13th Street. The victim was treated at Bellevue hospital, and the NYPD released these three photos of the alleged suspect. [NY Daily News]

As Avenue A bars Cienfuegos, Amor y Amargo, and Gin Palace sink into the soil, owner Ravi DeRossi promised that structural repairs will soon commence. [Eater NY]
Keep Reading »