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Marly Building Supply Store on Delancey is Now for Rent

Posted August 15, 2014 at 5:26 am

It’s one of a kind on Delancey, and now closure is imminent. The Marly 3 Building Supply outpost at the southwest corner of Eldridge Street is now an availability. A sole leasing sign currently holds court over the gargantuan multi-store space. Based in Brooklyn, the commercial standby is a utilitarian neighborhood hardware store and lumber […]

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Sleepy’s Closes Its Longtime Outpost in the Former Ratner’s on Delancey Street

Posted August 11, 2014 at 9:38 am

Well, this is rather unexpected. The Sleepy’s outpost at 138 Delancey Street closed its business operations over the weekend. Twin printouts taped to the front doors indicate as much, steering customers to the location at the Red Square strip mall on East Houston. We called and confirmed that the closure is indeed permanent. The so-called […]

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There Was an Anti-Gay Attack on Delancey Friday Night; Suspect Now in Custody

Posted August 5, 2014 at 5:51 am

Friday night, at around 10:40 pm, an anti-gay hate crime transpired at the corner of Essex and Delancey Streets, leaving one woman with a slashed face. According to the NYPD, the alleged 32-year-old perpetrator began shouting anti-gay slurs at another man near the busy intersection. A concerned woman, 29, heard the insults and reportedly attempted […]

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‘Dashane Santana Way’ Unveiled on Delancey Street 2 Years After Her Death

Posted August 4, 2014 at 6:03 am

Twelve-year-old Dashane Santana was run down by a van in the intersection of Clinton and Delancey in February 2012. Her tragic death was essentially the tipping point that spurred the DOT to finally address traffic safety concerns along this clogged corridor. For instance, increasing the crossing time in this crosswalk and expanding the sidewalk further […]

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Voices of the Lower East Side Talk of Its Struggle to Survive

Last modified July 25, 2014 at 1:44 pm

The Lower East Side has been considered one of the eleven most endangered historic places since 2008. Truth. According to the National Trust of Historic Preservation: Few places in America can boast such a rich tapestry of history, culture and architecture as New York’s Lower East Side.  However, this legendary neighborhood—the first home for waves of […]

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James Fuentes Gallery is Expanding Its Showroom on Delancey

Last modified July 23, 2014 at 10:01 am

The James Fuentes Gallery moved to 55 Delancey Street in the fall of 2010. It arrived an immigrant on the Lower East Side from the shores of St. James Place. Operating a subtle showroom the last four years, time has come for an expansion. It appears they’ve just annexed the adjancent space, previously home to […]

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When Delancey Street Was Widened in 1904 [PHOTOS]

Posted July 11, 2014 at 9:10 am

You’re looking eastward down Delancey Street from the approximate vantage point of the Bowery. The Second Avenue El and Williamsburg Bridge are just visible in the distance. But in the foreground, this roadway is a total mess. It’s 1904, and the city is amidst a project to widen Delancey on the approach to the newly-erected East River […]

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July 4 Bandits Plunder Banco Popular on Delancey During Fireworks Show

Posted July 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm

The great Delancey Street bank robbery of 2014 transpired on July 4. One word – “Amurica.” It was something straight from a movie script. A group of thieves capitalized on the collective patriotism of July 4 by scaling the Banco Popular at 134 Delancey, and sawing through its roof. The heist was reportedly timed to […]

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Last Look at Olympic Restaurant Before It’s Completely Erased from Delancey Street [PHOTOS]

Posted July 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

Olympic Restaurant now follows Bereket into the great beyond. The reliable corner luncheonette shuttered for good on Monday evening after 35 years in business. Unfortunately, there won’t be another chapter in their book of life, thanks to the Essex Crossing mega-project. This SPURA redevelopment includes plans to drop a new Essex Street Market facility on the […]

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Smorgasburg Vet ‘Bruffin Cafe’ Opening at The Yard on Delancey

Posted July 3, 2014 at 5:41 am

After a short series of pop-up endeavors, The Yard has finally found a commercial tenant for its minuscule ground floor space at 85 Delancey. And the newcomer is not a flower shop. A recently-placed banner affixed to the sole window cutout reveals that Bruffin Cafe is on the way. Bruffin is a seasoned vendor vet […]

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