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Entrance to the Lowline on Delancey St.

11 Things You Need to Know about the Lowline’s $83M Underground Park

Posted September 23, 2016 at 9:28 am

City officials announced their full support of the $83 million Lowline project back in July, some five years after its conception. The backing came as the bureacracy created a dog-and-pony show to try and elicit proposals for the 60,000 square-foot vacant trolley terminal beneath Delancey Street. The Lowline was the only proposal (naturally), and now […]

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Hotelier Hank Freid Withdraws Application for Massive Rooftop Bar to Meet with Neighbors

Posted September 20, 2016 at 5:09 am

The grassroots furor over a new “Times Square style” rooftop at the Holiday Inn Delancey has already become a hurdle for the latest operator gunning for the space. Controversial hotelier Hank Freid withdrew his application from the Community Board 3 docket yesterday at the last minute. The proposal was to be heard by the SLA […]

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In Celebration of 30 Years of the ‘East Village Eye’ [PHOTOS]

Posted September 19, 2016 at 10:14 am

A 30th anniversary calls for a celebration, which was exactly what the East Village Eye did on Friday night. It started with an exhibit of artwork, images and pages from the “Eye,” held at the Howl! Happening Gallery, and it was, well, pretty happening indeed. The crowd, with many familiar faces from back in the day, […]

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This Controversial Hotelier Wants a ‘Times Square’ Rooftop Bar on Delancey Street and the Neighbors Aren’t Having it

Posted September 19, 2016 at 9:33 am

Silent for the most part during its first three years in business, the Holiday Inn on Delancey Street is fast becoming an enemy of the people. It all centers on the changing of the guard, and proposed rooftop venue it’ll birth. As previously reported, operators Joe Donagher and Eamon Donnelly were initially chosen to run […]

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Celebrating Nearly 30 Years of ‘The East Village Eye’ with the Howl! Happening Gallery

Posted September 16, 2016 at 9:32 am

If you were a denizen of the downtown scene in the ’80s, you probably couldn’t wait to get your hands on the latest issue of the East Village Eye. Or maybe you came here because of what it vividly described. Published from May 1979 to January 1987, the monthly magazine featured extensive coverage of pop […]

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Hated Landlord SMA Equities Donates 104 Delancey for ‘Low Brow’ Art Gallery

Posted September 15, 2016 at 5:11 am

Controversial landlord Samy Mahfar (aka SMA Equities) is in dire need of some good press these days. Perhaps that explains the so-called donation of 104 Delancey Street (former Washington Mutual bank and exhibition space) to become a multi-level gallery dedicated to “low brow” artists. The New Allen Art Foundation is curator in residence, an art program […]

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DOT Announces New 2-Way Protected Bike Lane Linking Delancey Street to Williamsburg Bridge

Posted September 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

Big changes are coming soon to Delancey Street. Indeed, the Department of Transporation yesterday released its “Strategic Plan 2016,” which aims to improve “traffic safety and public health, expanding travel choices, supporting New York City’s efforts to fight climate change, doubling cycling, and maintaining streets and bridges in a state of good repair.” For Lower […]

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Longtime LES Dental Practice Moving Into Holiday Inn Building on Delancey Street

Posted September 13, 2016 at 5:11 am

Except for the corner unit – currently a Verizon Wireless outpost – none of the other retail spaces at the Holiday Inn building on Delancey Street are occupied. They’ve been sitting empty since the grand opening three years ago. That’s about to change, though. A longtime Lower East Side dental practice is moving here from […]

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City OKs Demolition of Former MOSCOT Building at 86 Delancey; 12-Story Luxury High Rise up Next

Posted September 13, 2016 at 5:05 am

Demolition and reconstruction has been looming at the northeast corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets for the last few years. Basically, ever since MOSCOT moved across the street to its new digs by the Tenement Museum. Now it’s finally happening. The Department of Buildings approved fresh demolition plans for the two-story box a couple weeks […]

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Revised Proposal Sees Hotelier Hank Freid Bringing ‘Haven Rooftop’ to Holiday Inn on Delancey Street

Posted August 31, 2016 at 5:00 am

It’s back to square-one for the Holiday Inn on Delancey Street, which is trying everything in the playbook to install a fifty-table rooftop bar. The controversial proposal didn’t go over too well with Community Board 3 last month, during which dozens of residents (and the board) protested. After the denial, it appears that operators Joe Donagher […]

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