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‘The Lucky Bee’ Buzzes Broome Street with Southeast Asian Fare

Last modified July 1, 2015 at 9:16 am

The low-key block of Broome Street between Orchard and Ludlow is seeing a whole lot of activity these days. Commercial stock is currently in transition, all while works on Essex Crossing Site 1 ramps up. We saw Munch Gallery depart the scene earlier this year and Kottu House take up residence. Local favorite Jin Sushi is […]

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Meatballer Michael Chernow Opening Seamore’s Tonight on Broome Street

Posted June 29, 2015 at 5:13 am

Meatball Shop co-founder Michael Chernow is stepping out of the box to helm Seamore’s, a new seafood restaurant in Little Italy. Well, the waiting is over. Plywood was shed, signage hoisted, and windows scrubbed. The establishment opens tonight at 390 Broome Street, exhibiting one of the quickest turnarounds from concept to completion that we’ve seen. […]

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Essex Crossing Etc: Full Steam Ahead at 3 of the Lots

Posted June 16, 2015 at 5:13 am

And so it begins. The ground has officially been broken at three of the six Essex Crossing parcels. Thus commences ten years (at the very least) of constant construction along Delancey Street. Site 1, Ludlow/Broome This lot has seen the most activity so far. Backhoes are already busy with the earth moving. We caught it […]

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Check Out this Dumpster Fire that Ignited on Broome Street [VIDEO]

Last modified June 15, 2015 at 9:42 am

That plume of smoke you may have seen off Delancey Street Saturday evening was actually a dumpster fire outside the Seward Park Extension at 154 Broome Street. The fire burned for some thirty minutes before it was put out. A Facebook user caught some of the blaze on his mobile phone and posted online. “I […]

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Recap: The Inaugural Greek Jewish Festival on Broome Street [PHOTOS]

Posted June 1, 2015 at 5:19 am

From the 75th anniversary block party for the Essex Street Market to the Ideas City Festival on the Bowery, it was a weekend of festivals. Kehila Kedosha Janina yesterday organized an event that appeared more diverse than its nearby competition. The first annual Greek Jewish Festival, held on a melting pot of a block. In fact, the […]

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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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