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07.17.12 Joshua Rivera

First, some math. Two. That’s the number of samples many Lower East Side ice cream parlors are limiting customers to. They seem to have a good reason, too—allowing every customer to have essentially unlimited samples slows down operations, stores get crowded and other customers wait even longer. But take a look at the menu for […]

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06.07.12 Allison Burtch

From the Harlem-based artist who brought you Charlie Sheen smoking rock, Bin Laden under the sea and other sublimations of tabloid media, here’s Tom Sanford’s new mural, paying homage to iconic Lower East Side cultural figures including Martin Wong, Joey Ramone, Miguel Pinero, Ellen Stewart, Charlie Parker, Arthur Fellig and Allen Ginsberg. Cool. A little […]

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06.06.12 Laura Perlongo & Blaise Cepis

Found it: 46 Delancey St #1 (Between Eldridge & Forsyth) Thoughts at the Curb: ‘I think it’s probably just fish equipment for restaurants and hotels and rich people with lots of houses. Doubt they have many fish.’ Inside: Andrew, pictured above, ‘hates fish’ (his words). Doesn’t want his picture taken near the tanks. (hint) 1. […]

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05.30.12 Laura Perlongo & Blaise Cepis

Found it: 322 E 11th St (between 1st and 2nd avenues) Why we went in: ‘Stamp store? Cool! Maybe they’ll have a shark stamp.’ Inside: John Casey, owner of Casey Rubber Stamps formerly known as J.C. Casey Design Rubber Stamps, pictured above, understandably changes his favorite stamp often. Today, he points to the faucet. 1.’God’s […]

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02.09.12 Bucky Turco

After a few fatalities and scores of injuries, New York City’s Department of Traffic has green-lighted a bunch of traffic improvements (PDF doc) designed to make crossing Delancey less like a game of Frogger (image left) and more like a safe stroll across the street (image right). Work begins in June, giving the local tabloids […]

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10.20.11 Marina Galperina

Here’s a nostalgia-inducing short film by French filmmaker Marie Martine, shot in the wild days of the Lower East Side’s artistic happenings and urban decay, with glimpses of Scott Borofsky making street art and clip-board wielding Guerrilla Girls in full ape costume. […]

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08.10.11 Marina Galperina

Here’s some “evocative footage” of the LES circa 1967/68, when it was a bit dirtier and a lot more fun. Its a gem of pre-gentrification documentation. Nostalgia wank anyone? […]

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07.19.11 Bucky Turco

Spotted at a Popeyes on Delancey Street in the Lower East Side, which apparently is a notorious hotbed for people who carry in their own cups and drink from the soda fountain for free. After one too many attempts, they’ve officially been served. (Photo: ANIMALNewYork) […]

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04.20.11 Bucky Turco

According to a shocking new report by subway track fire starter and freebie newspaper, Metro, there’s loads of people getting drunk on the Lower East Side. The neighborhood is a hotspot for partygoers and apparently, “girls” vomiting out of cab windows. Police have responded to the revelry by issuing summonses and letting their horses shit […]

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12.28.10 Bucky Turco

As if city workers don’t have enough things to do and shit to fix, this street sign hanging precariously over Delancey Street looks like it could use some attention real soon. (Photo: ANIMALNewYork) […]

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