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AndrewAndrew’s Lo-Down Chow Down: Speedy Romeo

We sent our friends AndrewAndrew to check out Speedy Romeo, the new wood-fired pizza and grill on Clinton Street. Here is their excellent review…



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Saturday at Grand Street Settlement, You Can Take Care of Old Warrants

Coming up this Saturday on the Lower East Side, there’s a chance for people with outstanding warrants to take care of the legal cloud hanging over their heads. …

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Community Members Plead For Leniency in Sheldon Silver Sentencing

Court documents reveal that Silver was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year. …

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“Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream,” Now Showing at Film Forum

In the days leading up to Passover this year, something is missing on the Lower East Side. It’s all too apparent to anyone who walks down Rivington Street, where the aroma of fresh-baked matzo wafted from the Streit’s factory buildings for so many decades. But there’s some consolation. …

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My LES: Claw Money

We are excited about the return of our popular feature, “My L.E.S.,” the series that spotlights people who live and work on the Lower East Side. This month, we spoke with graffiti artist and fashion entrepreneur Claudia Gold, a.k.a. Claw Money. …

Sheldon Silver last summer on the Lower East Side.

Prosecutors Say Sheldon Silver Was Involved in Extramarital Affairs

Documents released in federal court this morning detail evidence from the U.S. Attorney that former Assemblyman Sheldon Silver was involved in two extramarital affairs. …

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Recap: Candidates Speak Out Before Next Tuesday’s Special Election

A week from today, voters on the Lower East Side and throughout the 65th Assembly District will be asked to choose Sheldon Silver’s replacement in Albany. A special election is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19. …

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Burglars Swipe a $2,000 Bottle of Cognac From Suffolk Arms

Police are looking for three suspects wanted for burglarizing Suffolk Arms, the new cocktail bar at 269 East Houston St. …

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Building at 119 Hester St. Sells For $16.5 Million

119 Hester St. File photo, 2012.

A 25-unit residential building at 119 Hester St. has been sold for $16.5 million. Just four years ago, …

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Elected Officials, Community Leaders Keep the Pressure on de Blasio Over Rivington House

Local elected officials and community leaders stood across the street from the former Rivington House building this morning, calling on the mayor to stop the luxury conversion of the former nursing facility. …

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Contra’s Jeremiah Stone Partners With Saxelby For Grilled Cheese Month

Lately news on the Lower East Side has been pretty heavy. So let’s take a little break from all of that. Saxelby Cheesemongers in …

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Teens Plead Guilty to Raping Woman on Eldridge Street

Three teenagers have pleaded guilty to rape and robbery charges in connection with the attack of a woman on Eldridge Street last summer. They will be sentenced at a later date. …

Rendering: Chrystie Street view of Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie St.

Jean-Georges Vongerichten Teams Up With Ian Schrager For Public Hotel Nightlife Complex

Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie St. will also be a luxe nightlife playground, boasting at least eight separate dining & entertaining spaces. …

Todd Feldman, Justin Bazdarich.

Speedy Romeo Now Open at 63 Clinton St.

Beginning tonight, you have a new option for pizza on the Lower East Side. It’s opening night for Speedy Romeo, the Brooklyn-based restaurant branching out in Manhattan. …

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(Audio) Here’s the Full Recording From Last Night’s Candidate Forum

Last night, there was a public forum at the East River Cooperative, the first opportunity for voters to see and hear from the candidates on …