Delancey Street


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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24-Story ‘Gateway’ to Essex Crossing is Finally Above Ground

Posted October 19, 2016 at 5:00 am

That there is the first above-ground view of the forthcoming “Gateway,” a flagship development in the Essex Crossing mega-project. Demolition and construction activity has been ongoing here at Site 2 for better than a year-and-a-half, yet its brethren just down the block are light years ahead of the pack. This fetus of a building – […]

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Battle for Suffolk Street Hinges on Hank Freid’s Holiday Inn Rooftop Bar

Posted October 18, 2016 at 5:00 am

The proposed rooftop bar at the Holiday Inn on Delancey Street would up the ante on local nightlife, and have a deleterious effect on those living within earshot, worried neighbors argue. The man behind the food-and-beverage tune-up is Hank Freid, a controversial landlord who also operates a similar rooftop venue called Haven near Times Square. […]

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In Which Greek Gods Meet the Lower East Side Skyline

Posted October 11, 2016 at 5:08 am

This is what happens when you mix mythos with modern day NYC. Artist Boo Paterson has recently created a unique paper cutout series called “The Greek Gods in New York.” She brings Mt. Olympus and its echelon to the city (via ruler and x-acto knife), by weaving Greek mythology into the fabric of the Lower East […]

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Mired in Litigation, the Stalled Delancey Bridge Tower Attracts Another Lawsuit

Posted October 4, 2016 at 5:07 am

The four-year-old Delancey Bridge Tower project site has been in a perpetual state of arrested development for the majority of that time. The steel framework remains stuck at four stories. And it’s only getting worse. This bang-to-bust tale is replete with litigation. The consortium of 53 Chinese investors behind the half-built, 12-story condo together filed […]

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‘The New Allen’ Moves to Samy Mahfar-donated Gallery Space on Delancey Street

Posted September 26, 2016 at 5:17 am

SMA Equities (aka Samy Mahfar) is headlong into its conversion of 104 Delancey into a multilevel gallery dedicated to “low brow” art. The storefront is now enveloped in paint, as street artists UR New York spent the weekend buffing and spray-painting the exterior. You’ll recall that property owner Samy Mahfar donated the available real estate […]

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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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