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Afford Your Rent with this $900 Fire Escape Tent Solution so You Can Airbnb and Stay

Posted May 24, 2016 at 10:23 am

This crazy product puts the air in Airbnb. While you struggle to pay off the exorbitant monthly rent your tenement landlord continues to inflate, there is an out-of-the-box solution. Just open the window and pitch a tent from the fire escape. This way you can remain onsite and collect the dole via Airbnb. A win-win. Location […]

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After $12.3M Sale, Longtime Chinese Laundromat Forced from 249-251 Broome Street

Posted May 24, 2016 at 5:17 am

The reliable Sun Kwong Laundromat at 251 Broome Street was given its marching orders last week. Alas, its final day serving the neighborhood is tomorrow (May 25). There is a sign on the front door alerting patrons that the business lost their lease. The laundromat kept the area in clean clothes for more than a decade, and […]

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At the 2nd Annual Greek Jewish Festival [RECAP]

Posted May 23, 2016 at 9:26 am

You don’t see it much anymore. Yet, for one afternoon, a festival served as reminder of the area’s once-prevalent Jewish roots. Yesterday afternoon was the second annual Greek Jewish Festival outside the Kehila Kedosha Janina on Broome Street. Some three thousand people packed the narrow block between Allen and Eldridge. Traditional food (burekas, baklava), song, […]

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What Life was Like at Broome and Allen During the 1930s [PHOTOS]

Last modified May 19, 2016 at 3:55 pm

With wheels in motion to co-name the corner of Broome and Allen Streets “Hy Genee Way,” and the advent of the second annual Greek Jewish Festival this Sunday, it’s time for an appreciation. An appreciation of the block through the eyes of the Kehila Kedosha Janina – for which Genee was longtime president and local […]

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Derek Eller Gallery Debuts in Former Broome Street Garage

Posted May 18, 2016 at 5:15 am

The garage to gallery metamorphosis at 300 Broome Street is complete (for the most part). Where tune-ups and flats were fixed, a bland white-box showroom now entertains the wealthy. As expected, the nineteen-year-old Derek Eller Gallery jumped cross-town from Chelsea to open at this old Chinese auto mechanic. Its inaugural exhibition in the new space […]

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Tailor Shop Refugee Spells End to Prosperity Dumpling Reopening Rumors at 365 Broome Street

Posted May 16, 2016 at 5:17 am

Contrary to its name, Prosperity Dumpling is on a streak of bad luck. First, the damning photo of a back-alley kitchen released to the press, then the resultant action by city agencies to shut it down. There had been a brief ray of hope, but it’s since been dashed. Since December, all signs pointed toward a […]

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Essex Crossing Site 1 Condos Pimped with Orchard Street ‘Design Gallery’

Posted May 3, 2016 at 5:14 am

​With foundation work underway and the start of superstructure activity at Site 1 near, the time is apparently ripe to begin pimping the condo component of Essex Crossing. This fourteen-story building represents the only condos up for grabs in phase one of the overall project. To get the word out, Delancey Street Associates (the consortium of […]

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Several Broome Street Restaurants Targeted in Late-night Burglaries this Week

Last modified May 3, 2016 at 12:13 am

There was a string of robberies near the corner of Orchard and Broome Streets early yesterday morning. Sources tell us that Kottu House, Dudleys, Erin McKenna’s Bakery (nee Babycakes), and Farmhouse were all burglarized in succession. These restaurants reside within one block of each other. Cops were on the scene at daybreak yesterday and were […]

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Three Months Later, the Lucky Bee is Finally Getting its Gas Turned on

Posted April 18, 2016 at 5:00 am

​The Lucky Bee opened eight weeks ago at 252 Broome Street, formerly occupied by Jin Sushi. Since then, the restaurant has been operating in force without the benefit of cooking gas, the hookup for which mustn’t be taken for granted in the wake of the Second Avenue Explosion. That might change this week, though. As […]

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Historic Belgian Block Pavers Uncovered on Orchard and Broome During Resurfacing Work

Last modified April 11, 2016 at 2:27 pm

Some routine resurfacing work within the last few weeks uncovered the paving methods of a previous generation of Lower East Siders. Several local streets were scraped bare three weeks ago as part of a $17.9 million job (#HW2CR16B) that includes resurfacing work in the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx. In doing so, the historic Belgian Block […]

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