CornerGrocers Vestibule on Orchard, Redux

Posted on: January 19th, 2012 at 6:28 am by

Through some general detective work, Boogie reader Jackie Alperson discovers that the new sidewalk-hogging vestibule at the CornerGrocers bodega on Orchard Street reportedly does not violate any laws.  Apparently there are no restrictions on these temporary lobby spaces.

REQUEST TYPE:Consumer ComplaintDETAIL:Sidewalk BlockedINCIDENT ADDRESS:ORCHARD STREET AND RIVINGTON STREETINCIDENT BOROUGH:MANHATTANSTATUS:Unfortunately, the behavior that you complained about does not violate any law or rule. As a result, no city agency has the jurisdiction to act on the matter.NOTES TO CUSTOMER:The customer may choose to pursue the complaint with NYC Department of Transportation. Please contact 55 Water St., New York, NY 10041 NYC.gov/dot.

As it stands, the storefront addition extends more than half way into the sidewalk leaving little room for pedestrians.  Note the proximity between the payphone and vestibule; it’s a tight squeeze. There’s roughly two feet of wiggle room.

Recent Stories

Photo: Eater
‘Mission Cantina’ Goes Under After 3 Years on Orchard Street

Mission Cantina – chef David Bowien’s kitchen chameleon at 172 Orchard Street – is reportedly donezo. The three-year-old restaurant has been closed of late, its Caviar page deleted, and phone line disconnected. Patrons have also shared their farewells on social media over the last week. Bowien’s luck on Orchard Street hasn’t been the best. You’ll […]

van-gogh-mural-7th-stb9022
Clayton’s Corner: Around and Around the LES [PHOTOS]

I walk and a nod around the community, taking in the odd smile and moments of lamenting. First, there’s Michael Lydon, a musician player for a number of years on the street with the 9th Street Stampers; he lives on 9th Street… …And here’s the legendary Sock Man, who’s returned with a new location 99 […]

Photo: Commend
‘Commend’ Record Shop Introduces Collaboration Effort on Forsyth Street

Just a little over a year after Salvor Projects’ shuttering, a record store-meets-community space has filled the void at 172 Forsyth Street. Commend is the physical manifestation of record label RVNG, and has recently started a series of artist collaborative efforts. The latest being “COMMEND See.” COMMEND See is an endeavor that identifies artists working in different […]

Photo: Cooper Square Committee
Toldedano Tenants Hold Banks Accountable for ‘Predatory Lending’ to Slumlords

Predatory Equity: the harmful practice of investing equity to buy rental apartment buildings at inflated prices. Predatory equity investors calculate that they can replace poor and working people with new tenants willing to pay much higher rents—thus bringing higher profits in a hurry. Utilizing predatory equity is one of the main tools in the slumlord […]

232eastbroadway-painted
Sorry, Flight of the Conchords, Your New Zealand Consulate will be Demolished

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, Bret (present) and Jemaine (present), but there won’t be any more band meetings with Murray at 232 East Broadway. Yup, your (fictitious) New Zealand Consulate (in HBO’s beloved cult series “Flight of The Conchords“) will soon be razed. You’ll need to find a new location for those Flight of […]