Broome Street


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 […]

Hy Genee's kids read a statement about the co-naming, Photo: Andrew Marcus

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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Former Tenant Dishes More on Happy Ending’s Alleged Apartment Kitchen at 302 Broome Street

Posted June 30, 2016 at 5:00 am

The B in 2B is revealed. Last week, we exclusively uncovered the “off-site” kitchen Happy Ending allegedly employs for food preparation in its controversial club. Specifically, to shuttle dishes back and forth from the main room to an apartment on the second floor via elevator. One former neighbor, who previously lived across the hall from this purported […]

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‘Happy Ending’ Allegedly Using Upstairs Apartment as Prep Kitchen, Neighbors Claim

Posted June 22, 2016 at 5:00 am

For neighbors, and even some patrons, Happy Ending is anything but. It’s a perennial scourge that continues to extend a middle finger to the neighborhood. So, recent chatter of an alleged apartment kitchen servicing the club is just more of the same. A change in ownership didn’t really change the status quo at Happy Ending. Since […]

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