Broome Street


7-story Boutique Hotel Shows off its Yellowness on Broome Street

Posted November 24, 2015 at 5:00 am

That unneeded boutique hotel down at Allen and Broome Streets just hit the three-year mark. A milestone, to say the least. To mark the occasion and its recent capping at seven stories, the replacement building at 263 Broome now shimmers yellow. Tacky is probably the most appropriate word. These yellow spotlights were activated beneath the […]

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Don Juan Deli on Broome Street Receives Bright Makeover

Posted November 12, 2015 at 9:25 am

​You may have noticed that the fashionable Don Juan Deli at the northeast corner of Broome and Forsyth Streets has been out of commission the last few weeks. It’s much ado about remodeling. Keeping up with the Joneses, as it were, by creating a brighter, “gourmet” experience for customers. All neighborhood bodegas seem to be […]

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Derek Eller Gallery Moving from Chelsea to Former Auto Repair Shop on Broome Street

Posted November 10, 2015 at 9:26 am

​No more tune-ups for 300 Broome Street. The Chinese auto repair shop (Glen Auto Inc.) shuttered last month to make way for a much richer client. While the space had boasted a leasing sign in recent years, there were no transactions until now. If you guessed a gallery, you’re in the money. Bonus if you […]

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NYPD Patrol Tower Rolled Into Sara D. Roosevelt Park Again Yesterday

Posted October 2, 2015 at 5:17 am

The surveillance state continues in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. NYPD rolled out its “tower of power” in the median greenspace yesterday for the second time in as many months. Though, this go-round, it’s south of Delancey Street, right beside the sunken court. There is still no official comment on the patrol towers of late. We […]

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​Oficina Mille Miglia Italian Spot Joins Little Italy Dining Scene

Posted September 30, 2015 at 5:10 am

​The fire-kissed 38 Aquarium in Little Italy went belly up over a year ago, and the corner store is only now making a comeback. If you guessed a restaurant as the new tenant, mazel tov. Lucky taker of 371 Broome Street is a familiar face. The folks behind Oficina Latina are behind this latest effort. Restaurant […]

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Planet Fitness Announces Plans for Essex Crossing Gym at Site 5

Posted September 16, 2015 at 5:12 am

Which way to the gym? Planet Fitness just announced plans yesterday to open a new facility in Essex Crossing. The national gym chain – which boasts some 1,000 locations around the country – inked a deal to acquire 22,000 square-feet at Site 5. It’ll reside on the second floor of the fifteen-story mixed-use tower upon its […]

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Yes, Broome and Allen is Still the Smelliest Block in NYC

Posted September 10, 2015 at 10:27 am

Time to wheel out the obligatory summertime post about the smelliest block in Manhattan – the stretch of Broome Street between Allen and Eldridge. The terrible aroma perpetually hangs here, perking the senses with that pungent mustiness of chicken guts, wet dog, and raw fish. Regardless of season. Winter, spring, summer, or fall. For a minute […]


With Jin Out, the Lucky Bee Begins Renovations

Posted August 25, 2015 at 9:25 am

It’s done. Jin Sushi ended its fortuitous ten-year residency on Broome Street last week. When news first broke this past spring, we understood that ownership “opted” not to renew and that “the time had come” to conclude operations. Not so, apparently. The sushi stalwart, on the block for a decade, was reportedly felled by an exorbitant […]

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Jin Sushi Closes Forever After Service on Saturday; Lucky Bee on Deck

Posted August 13, 2015 at 5:18 am

One of the more popular Lower East Side restaurants, Jin Sushi, officially closes for good on Saturday. Three more days. A sandwich board outside the establishment displays the countdown. Its departure was expected, yet no less upsetting to longtime fans and, of course, the owners and employees. When news first broke this past spring, we […]

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AAA Ichiban Finds a New Home on Broome Street as ‘Jin Sushi’

Posted August 10, 2015 at 5:10 am

At first sight, it would appear that Jin Sushi was moving across the mall to 283 Broome Street. A new canopy onsite pimps that moniker as the business name. However, while the Japanese restaurant is in fact closing, this is seemingly a case of calculated deception. We called the real Jin for confirmation; their tenure actually concludes […]

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