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Mercury Lounge, Pianos and other venues fall inside 'Hell Square'
Mercury Lounge, Pianos and other venues fall inside 'Hell Square'
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LES bars and partying ruining the neighborhood, study finds

A 24-block chunk of the Lower East Side, bordered by East Houston, Allen, Delancey and Essex has been dubbed by some as "Hell Square" for its abundance of bars and hard-partying crowds...

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We miss Bereket (which was totally demolished in July)

Grabbing a falafel at Bereket after a show at Mercury Lounge, Pianos or another East Village or Lower East Side venue was a tradition cut short last year when the Turkish kebab house suddenly closed to make room for a bigger building at its Orchard and Houston location...

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Beyonce & Lil B promoting veganism; Fully vegan creperie opens in Brooklyn; Dirty Candy reopens in bigger spot

I wanted to give a big welcome to Little Choc Apothecary, "the first fully vegan crêperie in NYC" located at 141 Havemeyer St. Can't wait to try one of the many crepes on the menu...

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remember Sin-e? (the one on the Lower East Side, which may finally be demolished)

NYC music venue Sin-e existed in three different places before shutting down for good. The most notable location is the original cafe/coffeehouse which was on St...

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Beastie Boys mural at Paul’s Boutique corner is done (pics)

We mentioned on Friday (7/25) that a Beastie Boys mural was being painted over the weekend at the LES corner of Ludrow and Rivington where the Paul's Boutique cover art was shot, in honor of that album's 25th anniversary...

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Beastie Boys mural being painted at Paul’s Boutique corner

The Beastie Boys' classic sophomore album, Paul's Boutique, turns 25 today (7/25), and though the LES corner of Ludlow and Rivington where the album cover's artwork was shot isn't being renamed "Beastie Boys Square," in honor of the anniversary, the current owner of the storefront at that location will have a Beasties mural made...

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Ludlow & Rivington will not be ‘Beastie Boys Square’ (yet)

"At a meeting on Tuesday night, LeRoy McCarthy was told that he will have to get more signatures on his petition before a Manhattan community board will vote on his request to name a street after the New York hip-hop trio...

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Bowery Ballroom was a shoe store in the ’30s (pics)

A recent post on Gothamist points out that although LES venue Bowery Ballroom, which has only been around since 1997 was built in 1928 using remnants of an old theater, and back in the '30s the place was home to Tree Mark Shoe Store, as recently surfaced pictures illustrate...

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Max Fish is moving to Williamsburg

When it opened in 1989, Max Fish was an outpost in a down-and-out neighborhood, but it became a relic in what one former customer called today's "fratified" Lower East Side...

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Motor City Bar closing

Time Out commenter Jukebox Jodi writes:Been bartending at Motor City since the doors opened almost 17 years ago! We play all kinds of Rock'n'Roll, R&B, Soul, Garage, from the 50's and 60's to Punk to Rock to now...

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