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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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LES-Based ‘Off Track Betty’ Premieres at Brooklyn Film Festival Next Month

Posted May 25, 2016 at 5:16 am

Off Track Betty, the low-budget short shot exclusively on 16mm film, will see its world debut next month. It’s slated to appear twice during the Brooklyn Film Festival, on June 5 and June 10. Shot exclusively on 16mm film, Off Track Betty is a twenty-minute narrative short about a longtime resident who realizes she no […]

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Falling Concrete from Essex Crossing Site 6 Damages Passing Car

Last modified May 18, 2016 at 10:15 am

Down at Essex Crossing, it’s clear that Site 6 is winning the race. The parcel at the southeast corner of Delancey and Clinton Streets is pushing up big time. Superstructure is at four stories and counting. But moving fast sometimes comes at a cost; not just the skyline, either. Walking down Clinton Street yesterday afternoon […]

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Bloody sidewalk after early morning stabbing on May 4, Photo: MC

Rash of Stabbings and Brawl the Last 3 Weeks Spotlight Problematic LES Nightlife

Posted May 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

There has been a sudden uptick in violent crime within the last three weeks on the Lower East Side. In this short period, we’ve seen three separate stabbing incidents (total of five people) and a high-profile brawl. All incidents were related to altercations at nightclubs in the area. Fat Baby (April 17) Two people were […]

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Six Years on, the Cocoron-Goemon Team Plans a Fourth Location on Delancey/Kenmare Corridor 

Posted May 10, 2016 at 5:00 am

Cocoron is expanding like crazy. Already with two locations under its collective banner – plus the Goemon Curry offshoot – the fast casual Japanese eatery will soon add another. Located equidistant from the others on Delancey/Kenmare Street. Subtle signage appeared behind the roll-down security gate of 16 Delancey over the weekend, announcing the forthcoming arrival of […]

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Bloody sidewalk after early morning stabbing on May 4, Photo: MC

Man Stabbed in Fight Outside The Delancey Late Last Night

Last modified May 4, 2016 at 10:28 am

More violence on the Lower East Side last night, this time at the corner of Delancey and Clinton Streets. The concentric pools of blood you may have seen outside the former Kapowski’s at 168 Delancey and the taped-off crime scene tape is evidence enough. Here’s what happened. Apparently there was a fight late last night inside […]

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First Look at the 12-Story Tower that Chased MOSCOT from its Old HQ on Delancey

Posted April 27, 2016 at 9:26 am

For four years, a twelve-story tower has been promised for the northeast corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets. The project is no closer to reality, but there are rudimentary renderings available that showcase the newcomer. Helm Equities (aka David Escava) purchased 118 Orchard Street (aka 86 Delancey) in 2012 for $4.8 million. This transaction was […]

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