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Fall 2008 - Lou Reed, the Brooklyn born rocker would love for a street in New York City to be named in his honor. Isn't that nice? The former front man for the Velvet Underground is known for songs about transvestites, drug addicts and dominatrixes of the city's underbelly. He has been nicknamed, 'The Bard of Greenwich Village'. Reed could be imagining an honor like punk rocker Joey Ramone received in 2003 when city officials renamed the corner of Bowery and Second Street in the East Village for him. Lou Reed's first apartment was on Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side. He says he located here "because it was cheap." Mr Reed also said that the New Yorker who would have made the best American President was not Hillary or Rudy, but Andy Warhol. Filed under: Lou Reed's Apartment Lower East Side

Fall 2008 - American television network ABC debuts their version of a British television show, "Life on Mars". Starring Harvey Keitel, Michael Imperioli, Jason O'Mara and Gretchen Mol as NYPD detectives working the mean streets in 1973. The American production company has adapted the BBC version to showcase 1973 New York City as its home base. To transform modern-day New York into the rough-and-tumble city of 1973, the "Mars" production crew has pulled out all the stops, dressing entire city blocks - and scores of extras - to authentically resemble the era. Shooting sites have included the Lower East Side and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Filed under: Life on Mars Lower East Side


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Russ & Daughters Birthday Present! Restaurant!

NEW YORK - September 2014 — Russ & Daughters, one of the most legendary retail shops on the lower east side of Manhattan, celebrated its 100th year in business this year! In Manhattan, so much changes so quickly, a century of retail trade is a huge celebration!

This store's specialty is old-school "Jewish style" smoked fish. In 2014, Russ & Daughters' gave itself a 100th birthday present: a new store on the lower east side on Orchard Street!

How about learning more about this lower east side New York institution? Try this book, "Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House That Herring Built", or a documentary film, "The Sturgeon Queens."

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