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James Fuentes Gallery Goes ‘Bust’ with New John Ahearn Sculptures on Delancey Street

Posted January 9, 2017 at 5:12 am

James Fuentes is busted. The dark faux-brick exterior of his eponymous gallery on Delancey Street now sports some interesting 3D definition. Sculptures by the hand of artist John Ahearn. In anticipation of Ahearn’s appearance in the upcoming group show at 55 Delancey, a unique series of seven different busts (aka “life casts”) presently protrudes from […]

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Neighborhood Backlash Forces Controversial Hotelier to Abort Holiday Inn Rooftop Bar on Delancey

Posted January 6, 2017 at 5:06 am

Suffolk Street is victorious, and hotelier Hank Freid is licking his proverbial wounds. The controversial hotel operator had been gunning to install an enormous rooftop bar atop the Holiday Inn on Delancey Street. Their plans met instant opposition, spearheaded by the Suffolk Street Block Association and the LES Dwellers. It worked. In the five months […]

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With Demolition on Deck, Fire Sparks at Former Moscot Building on Delancey Street

Posted December 30, 2016 at 5:13 am

Early Wednesday evening, there was a fire in the commercial space of 86-88 Delancey Street (aka 118 Orchard). The blaze was quickly extinguished, and plywood shed inserted to protect passersby from the damage. To be honest, the incident is just the latest contribution to the demise of this corner, formerly home to MOSCOT. If the […]

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Week After ‘Gas Leak’ and Shutoff at 80 Delancey Street, Residents Remain without Gas

Posted December 1, 2016 at 5:16 am

Last Tuesday, just before the Thanksgiving break, there was an apparent gas leak at 80 Delancey Street. Con Edison quickly shut off the utility to the building. Residents are pissed, though, mainly due to the purported lack of transparency from management. The building owner of record is the Vintage Group (80 Delancey, LLC), a somewhat lesser-known landlord on […]

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Duane Reade Makeover on Delancey Street Uncovers Old ‘Bunnies’ Ghost Signage

Posted November 8, 2016 at 9:29 am

Duane Reade’s long-running Delancey Street outpost is undergoing a slight brand tweak. Even though Walgreens purchased the pharmacy chain years ago, many of the locations (like 100 Delancey) remain without mention of its corporate parent. Until last week. That’s when the faded red-and-white banner on the four-story vertical housing was swapped for signage that reads, […]

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Ceci-Cela Officially Closes Spring Street Patisserie After 25 Years, Consolidates on Delancey 

Posted November 4, 2016 at 5:00 am

It finally happened. Ceci-Cela, patisserie mainstay of Little Italy for twenty-five years, has departed the neighborhood. They’ve since consolidated operations at the newish location on Delancey Street. A handwritten farewell note currently sits in the windows alongside token tombstone leasing signage. News of its relocation arrives about seven months after the Lower East Side iteration […]

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Man Found Dead on Williamsburg Bridge Roadway this Morning

Last modified November 1, 2016 at 9:04 am

A man was found dead on the Brooklyn-bound side of the Williamsburg Bridge earlier this morning at 6am. Traffic along the span was deadlocked. It also explains why that helicopter likely woke you up this morning. The 31-year-old man was found lying unconscious in the outer roadway without any immediate explanation of how or why he […]

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CoCo Bubble Tea Spot Opens in Last Low-Rise Strip on Delancey Street

Posted October 24, 2016 at 5:18 am

Taj Gold, one of the last jewelry/pawn shops along the Delancey Street corridor, closed back in May. Its store canopy was pried from the building and its windows fully papered. The company had been on the block for more than a decade. And until last week, the space at 156 Delancey was a vacant mess […]

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Delancey Street Gets its First LinkNYC Kiosk

Posted October 21, 2016 at 5:10 am

Yesterday afternoon, the city unveiled the first LinkNYC pornhub kiosk for Delancey Street. It’s situated just east of the Bowery, where these things are multiplying faster than gizmo in a swimming pool. The 9-foot-6-inch unit is not yet active, though. LinkNYC stations have been criticized pretty much from the get-go. In league with the soulless […]

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Marshal Seizes Comprehensive Kids Development School on Delancey Street

Last modified October 19, 2016 at 7:37 am

School’s out for the Comprehensive Kids Development School on Delancey Street. The school had occupied the base of the Blue condo building since 2012, but was booted last month. City Marshals paid a visit and seized the enormous space. The token sign is affixed to the Norfolk Street entrance. Earlier this week, a cherry picker helped remove […]

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