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‘Gateway’ to Essex Crossing Begins with this Enormous Tower Crane

Posted August 23, 2016 at 5:15 am

More milestones for the Essex Crossing mega-development. Last week, it was the capping of fourteen-story senior housing at Site 6; this week, its the erection of a new tower crane on Site 2 (aka 115 Delancey). The component parts had been stowed here for the better part of the last month, but not assembled until […]

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City Seeks Proposals to Convert Allen Mall Bathhouse into Food Stand

Posted July 22, 2016 at 5:09 am

Now’s your chance to convert an old Lower East Side shithouse into a food stand. That’s right; the city officially began its Request for Proposals (“RFP”) process last week in order to redevelop the relic bathhouse situated in the Allen Street Mall. The decades-old structure – constructed in the 1930s as a bathroom for riders […]

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The Lowline Just Cleared a Major Hurdle Toward Opening in 4 Years, but Not Everyone is Thrilled About it

Posted July 14, 2016 at 5:00 am

City officials yesterday evening announced their full support of the $90 million Lowline project, some five years after its conception. As previously reported, the proposed tech-savvy park will reside in the old trolley terminal beneath Delancey Street (and visible in the Essex Street subway station). The announcement came during the Community Board 3 meeting meant to address […]

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Holiday Inn Rooftop Bar on Delancey Draws Ire from Neighbors and CB3, Which Votes to Deny

Posted July 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

The three-year-old Holiday Inn at the corner of Delancey and Suffolk Streets recently waded into a sea of controversy with its proposed rooftop bar. Hundreds of neighbors living in the vicinity are none too thrilled about a proposed high-capacity club operating above their homes. Community Board 3 agreed with the block and denied the application brought forth […]

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DOB Allows Return of The DL and GreenStar Foods at 95 Delancey After Partial Collapse

Posted July 8, 2016 at 5:00 am

Your reprieve from The DL is finished; the problematic nightclub is no longer dark. Back in business after two days of forced hiatus at the corner of Ludlow and Delancey Streets. Tuesday morning, a chunk of exterior dislodged from 95 Delancey and tumbled to the sidewalk below. Fire Department was reportedly summoned, and the area […]

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Partial Building Collapse at 95 Delancey Results in Vacate Order for DL and Other Businesses

Posted July 5, 2016 at 9:08 am

Earlier this morning, concrete from the exterior of 95 Delancey Street tumbled onto the sidewalk. Awnings from Lumber Liquidators and the Green Star Foods bodega were casualties. Crime scene tape conrdons off the area. However, police on the scene noted that no one was hurt. The incident resulted in a vacate order for all businesses […]

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‘Taj Gold’ Jewelry Shop Fades from Eastern Fringe of Delancey Street

Posted June 8, 2016 at 9:23 am

Taj Gold, one of the last jewelry/pawn shops along the Delancey Street corridor, went out of business last month. Its store at number 156 is now without canopy and papered up for the duration. The company had been on the block for more than a decade. Consider the location, though. 156-164 Delancey Street is a […]

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‘Empanadas, Son’ Pulls the Plug on Delancey Street Restaurant

Posted June 7, 2016 at 5:12 am

Much like the ill-fated dollar pizzeria predecessor at 174 Delancey Street, the concept that followed the same trajectory. Empanadas, Son! Brooklyn-born Walter Binger debuted the late-night Argentinean take-out joint in March 2015. However, given its foothold so far east on Delancey Street – right at the entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge – the establishment seemed […]

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‘Barleycorn’ Principals Seek Rooftop Hangout for Delancey Street Holiday Inn

Posted June 1, 2016 at 5:00 am

While the basement bar-restaurant struggles to attract crowds (Retro Bar & Grill), the Delancey Street  is looking to the sky for revenue. Namely, a rooftop bar. This addition isn’t a huge shocker. The Holiday Inn at 150 Delancey has been threatening a rooftop hangout since as early as September 2014. Now the plan is back […]

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Back Inside the Long-Shuttered Allen Mall Bathhouse [PHOTOS]

Posted May 27, 2016 at 5:12 am

The long-vacant Allen Mall Bathhouse is getting a deep scrub-down. As previously reported, the Parks Department last week commenced asbestos abatement activity with the purpose of returning the decades-old facility to community use. Namely, a “comfort station” that offers an affordable food stand and (possibly) bike repair station. Due to the ongoing work, we now […]

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