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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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Report: Bowery Presents is Acquired by Concert Behemoth AEG Live

Posted April 21, 2016 at 5:12 am

Everything on the Lower East Side is getting sold out. This next one cuts deep, and is a blow to what’s left of the neighborhood music scene. Unlike many of the artists its venues promote, Bowery Presents is itself no longer an indie. The hip Lower East Side-based promotion company was just scooped up by […]

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Grey Lady Headed Beachside with Montauk Location Next Month

Posted April 15, 2016 at 9:31 am

Four-year-old Lower East Side oyster joint, Grey Lady, is heading out to the beach this summer with a new location. Montauk, to be precise, a natural extension of its brand. The East End spinoff is the fourth in as many years for Grey Lady, which debuted at 77 Delancey back in May 2012. Co-owner Ryan […]

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Longtime LES Sign Maker Decamps Delancey for Brooklyn

Posted April 6, 2016 at 5:17 am

​The Chung Wah Sign store that held down 64-66 Delancey Street for more than a decade is bidding farewell to the Lower East Side. A sign on the front door of the workshop announces an imminent move to Brooklyn (1107 Flushing Avenue). Its decampment to the outer borough frees up a gargantuan open space on […]

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Ice Cream Truck Bursts into Flames on Delancey Street [UPDATED]

Last modified April 2, 2016 at 7:53 pm

A reader sends us this image of an ice cream truck on Delancey Street near Forsyth that burst into flames (not a Con Edison vehicle as previously reported). The plume of smoke is intense and visible across the neighborhood. No word just yet on what caused the fire or any injuries. More as it develops. […]

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Ceci-Cela Patisserie Soft Opens its Delancey Street Outpost This Weekend 

Posted April 1, 2016 at 5:00 am

Popular SoHo dessert shop Ceci-Cela Patisserie is less twenty-four hours from opening its Delancey Street annex. Founding owner Laurent Dupal tells us that the soft open for this new location is tomorrow (possibly Sunday). “We will be giving some small samples for free, with coffee and croissants for sale,” Dupal tells us. Expect a formal public […]

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