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Doka Square Opens Next Week on Delancey Street

Posted August 14, 2015 at 5:15 am

It’s full frontal for Doka Square, the new Japanese dining room at the southeast corner of Delancey and Eldridge Streets. Plywood was removed from the premises last month to reveal the true size and scope of the restaurant project. Executive chef Rick Horiike is attached to the Doka Square menu, which includes “Asian-influenced small plates.” […]

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Essex Crossing Site 2 ‘Gateway’ Receives 5-Story Pile Driver

Posted August 12, 2015 at 5:12 am

It’s already been four months since the southerly Essex Market warehouse was pounded to oblivioin. The square-block parcel that is Site 2 of the Essex Crossing mega-development is now buzzing with renewed activity. That temporary fence was no longer cutting it. The project site now keeps folks at a distance with a more intimidating plywood […]

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Barramundi Owner Joins Moscow 57 Team to Create Kapowski’s

Posted July 31, 2015 at 5:17 am

Now that Barramundi (and 2nd Floor on Clinton) is swimming with the fishes, so to speak, proprietor Tony Powe is on the move. Literally three blocks south to the corner of Delancey Street, joining focres with two-year-old cabaret Moscow 57. Florence Fabricant filed a dispatch in the New York Times this week breaking the news. […]

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Report: Essex Crossing Receives $250M Loan from Wells Fargo and Citibank

Posted July 10, 2015 at 5:15 am

The game-changing Essex Crossing mega-project just received a monster cash infusion to proceed. Wells Fargo and Citibank together loaned Delancey Street Associates – the development consortium comprised of L+M Development Partners, BFC Partners and Taconic Investment Partners – more than $250 million in construction financing. The additional financing allows construction to continue on two of […]

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Local Favorite Petee’s Pie Company Extends Hours Thanks to Late-Night Demand

Posted July 9, 2015 at 10:06 am

Pastry purveyors Petee’s Pie Company are enjoying the fruits of success. Their small bakery at 61 Delancey Street – formerly Rocket Joe’s Pizza – just wrapped their busiest week since opening last November. The holiday weekend probably contributed to the uptick in sales. Overall growth is steady, though. Robert Paredez, who co-owns Petee’s with his […]

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Delancey Bridge Tower Development Fails, On the Market for $35.5M

Posted July 8, 2015 at 5:15 am

The Delancey Bridge Tower is officially amongst the ranks of Lower East Side zombies. It’s been a rough going for the 12-story bridge-side development since inception, with a stop-start work schedule that nets nearly nothing in the way of progress. Construction halted last summer, and never fully recovered. The iron pylons stalled at roughly four stories. Now […]

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Report: Victim Who Fell to His Death at 38 Delancey ‘Appeared to be Drunk’

Posted July 6, 2015 at 5:17 am

Early yesterday morning – roughly 2:30am – a 28-year-old man plunged to his death from a sixth-floor balcony at 38 Delancey Street. The victim had been sitting on the balcony railing, facing the building, when he fell backward. CBS New York followed up on the story (amongst many others), and gleaned info from the security […]

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Man Plunges to His Death Last Night After Falling from Balcony at 38 Delancey

Last modified July 5, 2015 at 10:31 am

Early this morning at about 2:30am, a 28-year-old man reportedly plunged to his death at the 38 Delancey high rise (corner of Forsyth). A reader who was partying on a nearby rooftop witnessed the horrible tragedy. From what we understand, the victim was sitting on the railing of the the sixth floor balcony, then fell headfirst […]

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‘Off Track Betty’ Short Film Captures Delancey Street in Flux, and One Woman’s Faded Sense of Belonging

Posted July 1, 2015 at 5:09 am

One local filmmaker just completed a film shot completely around the Lower East Side. Specifically, the intersection of Delancey and Essex Streets. Its subject matter is also of the neighborhood. Shot exclusively on 16mm film, Off Track Betty is a narrative short about a longtime resident who realizes she no longer recognizes, nor belongs in […]

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What Lies Beneath: The Buried Potter’s Fields of the Lower East Side

Last modified June 29, 2015 at 10:47 am

Essex Crossing is coming, but might the buried past haunt, or better yet, halt its progress? Privy holes, landfills, fortification walls, canals, and the like together comprise the foundation layers of this city. Burial grounds, too. In fact, extensive historical documentation reveals that many New York City parks once served as burial grounds. There have […]

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