Delancey Street


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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Photo: Museum of the City of New York

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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Photo: New York Post

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 […]


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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‘History Tribute Fence’ on Delancey is Now Lined with ‘Babel Blocks’ that Celebrate Diversity of NYC

Posted June 30, 2014 at 10:00 am

Once the Essex Crossing really gets going, it’ll submerge the Lower East Side in a lenghty period of construction hell. Probably for at least a decade. There’s no real way to soften the sight of the imminent blight, but the Lower East Side BID is trying nonetheless. Exactly a year ago, the BID unveiled its plans […]

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Marshal Seizes the ‘Fried Chicken House’ Knockoff at 108 Delancey

Posted June 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

To be honest, when the Fried Chicken House bowed at 108 Delancey Street back in February, we thought it some sort of joke. Popeye’s had closed a couple weeks earlier, and its entire branding was scrubbed from the facade. Then, in walks this cartoonish, lookalike fast food joint. So, our question was answered yesterday. Fried […]

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Owner Spiros and his trusty staff at Olympic Restaurant

Bidding Farewell to the Olympic Restaurant on Delancey [PHOTOS]

Posted June 23, 2014 at 6:05 am

Usually we sit by the window, gazing at the mass of humanity flowing past the Essex crossing. It’s oftentimes a weekend morning nursing a hangover with a plate of eggs and home fries. But this past Saturday, we darkened the doors of the Olympic Restaurant for possibly the last time. Knowing the end is near, we […]

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Three Graffiti Writers Busted for Tagging 19 Trucks in SPURA Lot at Clinton Street

Posted June 18, 2014 at 10:11 am

Captain Joseph Simonetti makes no bones about his distaste for graffiti within the confines of the 7th precinct. The fact that it’s a priority is really the party line, though. An executive order from Commissioner Bratton himself. Well, the first high-profile arrest was made at the end of last month, resulting in three collars. A […]

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Why The DL is Playing Loud Techno Music at 7:30am

Last modified June 18, 2014 at 8:37 am

Summer means nightlife noise, and the usual suspects are guilty. We’re starting to field some concerned correspondence from neighbors about The DL, the bridge-and-tunnel establishment that remains the scourge of Ludlow and Delancey. One reader living across the street noticed that the DL was in operation early yesterday morning (7:30am), and blasting techno music. We’re […]

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