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20140902-001-HL.jpgIt looks like person behind the rapid gentrification of East Houston and Orchard Street finally has a name, though it's no surprise. Bowery Boogie brings words that Ben "Sledgehammer" Shaoul is all but confirmed as the developer behind the purchase of the parcel of land that includes the space where Bereket once stood, Ray's Pizza, and several others. He is also the mostly likely the person who secured the air rights above Katz's Deli. [BB]

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