Broome Street

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The Decades-Old Broome Street Firehouse is Now a Pile of Rubble

Posted May 26, 2015 at 9:22 am

It’s a theme repeated ad nauseum on this site. An historic structure on the Lower East Side reduced to rubble. Such is the case (again) with 185 Broome Street, the old firehouse building that dated (note, past tense) back to the 1930s. The tidal wave of Essex Crossing is crashing … and crushing. It only […]

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Demolition of Broome Street Firehouse Begins as Essex Crossing Steams Ahead

Posted May 12, 2015 at 5:11 am

That 12-foot-high perimeter fence surrounding Essex Crossing Site 5 now has company. Three short weeks after its installation, the usual skeletal mess of ironwork is now permanently affixed to the exterior of 185 Broome Street. Demolition is happening. Within the month, this historic 1930s-era firehouse will be little more than bricks in a curbside dumpster. […]

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Local Favorite Jin Sushi on Broome Street is Set to Close at the End of June

Last modified May 6, 2015 at 11:18 am

Speaking of losing popular Lower East Side restaurants… A Boogie birdie tells us that Jin, one of the more popular sushi outposts in the neighborhood, is calling it quits. The establishment will close its doors at 252 Broome Street at the end of June once the lease expires. Apparently the decision to vacate the block […]

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Munch Gallery Departs Broome Street After Almost 5 Years

Posted May 4, 2015 at 5:10 am

The overloaded gallery district south of Delancey is down one. Munch Gallery, a narrow showroom that debuted at Broome Street nearly five years ago, is no longer in the game. Owner Lilian Munch decided to close shop in pursuit of “bigger venues” and to “continue the journey” elsewhere. A “new chapter” is allegedly in the […]

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Brinkley’s is Looking to Relocate; Southside Probably Won’t Follow

Posted April 28, 2015 at 9:22 am

While seeking Community Board 3 approval for a Hell Square iteration of Pizza Beach last week, the controversial Martignetti brothers let slip that big changes are in store for Brinkley’s. A game of musical chairs is afoot. Brinkley’s and its subterranean Southside spawn opened on Broome Street in the fall of 2009, and quickly netted […]

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‘Greek Jewish Festival’ to Celebrate Heritage and Community on Broome Street Next Month

Posted April 15, 2015 at 9:31 am

For a neighborhood that figures prominently into the DNA of American Jewry, only pockets of this past remain on the Lower East Side. Yes, there are still a few active synagogues and yeshivas, but Judaica shops and Kosher businesses are pretty much non-existent at this point. So with Lower East Side History Month just two […]

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Plywood Now Surrounds Site 5 of Essex Crossing; Demolition of Firehouse Begins Next Week

Posted April 14, 2015 at 5:17 am

One by one the SPURA parcels are being boxed up and delivered to the developers of Essex Crossing. That historic firehouse sitting at 185 Broome Street is next to fall. It doesn’t matter that the 1930s-vintage building was here for decades; the (non-commissioned) landmark sits on development Site 5 and will be treated as such. […]

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Andy Warhol Museum Nixes Plans for Essex Crossing Annex

Posted March 23, 2015 at 5:12 am

About that fifteen minutes of fame… In a huge setback for Essex Crossing, the Andy Warhol Museum last week scrapped plans to open a 10,000 square-foot New York City satellite. Negotiations were reportedly ongoing since 2012. The Pittsburgh-based institution ultimately decided against the expansion after an “internal study of business and other operational considerations.” Pretty […]

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Kottu House will Start Serving Sri Lankan Food on Broome Street Tomorrow

Posted March 13, 2015 at 5:10 am

Teaser paper has been in the windows of 250 Broome Street for months, advertising the forthcoming arrival of Kottu House. Now, with new retractable awning in place, the proper unveiling is finally afoot. Tomorrow is opening day, and they promise to put the neighborhood in a “food coma.” As reported in October, Kottu House is […]

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Sanitation Snow Plow Rams Hotel Construction Site on Broome Street

Posted March 2, 2015 at 8:42 am

Earlier this morning, a Department of Sanitation snow plow rammed into the hotel construction site at the southeast corner of Broome and Allen Streets. It appears the vehicle – cleaning the area – cut the turn too sharply and bowled into the sidewalk bridge, which is now unstable. First responders are on the scene to […]

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