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OTB ghost signage on Delancey St., April 2010

‘Off Track Betty’ Short Film Captures Delancey Street in Flux, and One Woman’s Faded Sense of Belonging

Posted July 1, 2015 at 5:09 am

One local filmmaker just completed a film shot completely around the Lower East Side. Specifically, the intersection of Delancey and Essex Streets. Its subject matter is also of the neighborhood. Shot exclusively on 16mm film, Off Track Betty is a narrative short about a longtime resident who realizes she no longer recognizes, nor belongs in […]

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What Lies Beneath: The Buried Potter’s Fields of the Lower East Side

Last modified June 29, 2015 at 10:47 am

Essex Crossing is coming, but might the buried past haunt, or better yet, halt its progress? Privy holes, landfills, fortification walls, canals, and the like together comprise the foundation layers of this city. Burial grounds, too. In fact, extensive historical documentation reveals that many New York City parks once served as burial grounds. There have […]

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‘Doka Square’ Nearing Completion on Delancey Street

Last modified June 17, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Doka Square is making fast work of 53 Delancey Street (aka 141 Eldridge). The forthcoming seventeen-table concept seized the corner location after Marly Building Supply dismantled its presence and shipped out to Brooklyn. Since then, the build-out has been progressing nonstop. Sidewalk shed arrived a couple months ago; the exterior was officially retrofitted two weeks ago; […]

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Prison Cell Bootcamp Studio ‘ConBody’ Debuts at 38 Delancey Street

Posted May 29, 2015 at 5:12 am

This cleaned-up con artist sure has a workout for you. Coss Marte – a former drug dealer who served four years of a seven-year sentence – returned to his native Lower East Side to open a new workout studio. CossAthletics debuted a couple months ago inside the condoplex at 38 Delancey Street (2nd floor) and immediately […]

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New Shared Bike Lane on Delancey Will Connect East River Park to Williamsburg Bridge

Posted May 14, 2015 at 5:00 am

The Department of Transportation will soon debut a dedicated bike route that connects the East River Park to the Williamsburg Bridge. Which might come as welcome news to those who traverse this path frequently. Until now, southbound cyclists from the waterfront were routed to the bridge via Grand Street. This artery is heavily trafficked, indirect, […]

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Catching up with the ‘Looking for a Girlfriend’ Flyer Guy on Delancey

Posted April 29, 2015 at 5:12 am

His mugshot is taped to seemingly every surface from the Battery to the Bowery and all points north. Dan Perino seriously wants a girlfriend, and the ambitious flyer push has forever seared his face on the collective memory of the city. We caught up with the 51-year-old aspiring actor early yesterday morning during one of […]

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Ratner’s on Delancey is Now a CityMD Urgent Care Facility

Posted April 27, 2015 at 9:21 am

From dairy to discount mattresses, and now urgent care, the former Ratner’s restaurant on Delancey Street has surely seen it all. Build-out finally concluded at the end of last week despite a previous stop-work order for dangerous site conditions. As of today, though, CityMD is now ready to serve the neighborhood. It’s the first CityMD […]

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The Southernmost Essex Street Market Building is Completely Demolished [PHOTOS]

Last modified April 27, 2015 at 8:30 am

The Essex Street Market celebrates its 75th birthday next month, but it will do so without one of its own. Three-quarters of a century later, the southernmost warehouse between Broome and Delancey is now completely gone, thanks to Essex Crossing. An open space to the sky. Here we are, week seven of demolition, and the […]

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DDC Begins Yet Another Long-Term Project to Replace Local Water Mains

Posted April 22, 2015 at 9:24 am

The Lower East Side is submerged in constant infrastructural work to replace water mains. The construction along eastern portions of Houston Street provide enough headaches for a lifetime. Not to mention similar upgrades down on Grand Street, which have severely incapacited the roadway between Chrystie and Essex. But there’s more. The Department of Design and […]

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Soon You’ll be Able to Check Your Instagram Feed in the Delancey/Essex Subway Station

Posted April 16, 2015 at 10:18 am

WiFi connectivity is coming to three Lower East Side subway stations on the IND and BMT lines. Sooner than you think, too. We are currently in phase 3 of the rollout, which includes connectivity to East Broadway, 2nd Avenue, and Delancey/Essex. A spokesperson for Transit Wireless – the contracted company to outfit the subway network […]

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