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In Reverse Trend, LES Gallery Relocates to Chelsea

Posted November 10, 2016 at 5:14 am

In a city where galleries relocate from Chelsea to the Lower East Side by the truck-full, it’s not often these days to see the reverse. After all, that’s been the trend for the better part of the last decade. Yet, for the Castor Gallery, the opposite is true The two-year-old gallery announced its departure from […]

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First Sights of the ‘Market Line’ Destination at Essex Crossing Revealed [PHOTOS]

Posted November 2, 2016 at 5:19 am

For years, we’ve been hearing about the Market Line, and how it’ll both absorb and replace the 76-year-old Essex Street Market. This week brings the first advanced renderings of what this retail hub will look like. Described by the consortium of developers behind Delancey Associates as a “modern bazaar,” the Market Line will be a […]

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LES Celebrates the Greek Jewish History of Broome Street with Co-naming of ‘Hy Genee Way’ [PHOTOS]

Posted October 17, 2016 at 5:05 am

What’s often considered the smelliest block in Manhattan now has a more honorable distinction. Yesterday afternoon, relatives, congregants, Councilwoman Margaret Chin, members of Community Board 3, and others assembled at the corner of Broome and Allen to celebrate the official unveiling of “Hy Genee Way” outside Kehila Kedosha Janina. The co-naming ceremony was a festive occasion […]

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Children’s Museum of Manhattan Backs out of Essex Crossing

Posted October 14, 2016 at 9:23 am

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan just nixed its plans for a larger facility within Site 4 of Essex Crossing. Even though Delancey Street Associates, the consortium of developers behind the $1.1 billion project, never quite confirmed negotiations with the institution, executive director Andy Ackerman told Crain’s yesterday that talks broke down. “We had a wonderful […]

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Broome Street Block to Become Memorialized as ‘Hy Genee Way’ this Weekend

Last modified October 13, 2016 at 8:41 am

Pushing eighty years on the Lower East Side, another significant milestone for Kehila Kedosha Janina. Indeed, the block of Broome Street on which it sits will henceforth be known as “Hy Genee Way.” Named for the former synagogue president and local businessman, the city approved the co-naming on paper back in August. Its implementation, however, […]

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Essex Crossing Condo Development at Site 1 is Officially Above Ground

Posted October 12, 2016 at 5:12 am

The new condo development at Essex Crossing Site 1 officially crossed the threshold a few days ago. Steel skeleton is now visible after an initial ascent of roughly three stories. Condo sales at 242 Broome Street, meanwhile, commenced at the end of September, with prices ranging from $1.275 million to over $7 million for the […]

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25-Story Mixed-Use Tower Joins Essex Crossing; ‘Market Line’ Banner Unveiled on Delancey

Last modified September 22, 2016 at 12:17 pm

With four of nine SPURA parcels activated for the Essex Crossing mega-project along Delancey Street, much of the spotlight remains fixated on those buildings. The recent spate of construction is all linked to Phase I work. However, word came down the pike yesterday that Site 4 is getting ready for the big dance. The Real […]

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Harassed Low-income Tenants at 2 LES Tenements Sue Their Slumlord

Posted September 21, 2016 at 5:10 am

Let’s evoke the writer’s template again. The events unfolding inside 247 Broome Street are like a broken record. Alleged harassment, intimidation, and bullying in the name of upscaling pre-war tenement buildings. It’s been happening around the Lower East Side for years: boot the rent regulated tenants for those willing to pay astronimcal amounts. The owner […]

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Breaking: Construction Worker Reportedly Injured in Fall at Essex Crossing Site 1 on Broome Street

Last modified September 13, 2016 at 4:11 pm

First responders are out in full force at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets. We’re told by several onlookers that a construction worker inside Site 1 of Essex Crossing fell into the foundation pit. But that he’ll ” be alright.” The assembly of firefighters and trucks is massive. So much so, that traffic is […]

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City Designates ‘Hy Genee Way’ to Honor Leader of LES Jewish Greek Community

Posted August 5, 2016 at 5:11 am

It took more than six months, but the city finally weighed in on the newest Lower East Side street co-naming. “Hy Genee Way” will soon grace the historic, albeit smelly, corner of Allen and Broome Streets. Mayor de Blasio signed the legislation on Wednesday to enact the ceremonial renaming, located outside the Kehila Kedosha Janina synagogue. The […]

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