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Soon You’ll be Able to Check Your Instagram Feed in the Delancey/Essex Subway Station

Posted April 16, 2015 at 10:18 am

WiFi connectivity is coming to three Lower East Side subway stations on the IND and BMT lines. Sooner than you think, too. We are currently in phase 3 of the rollout, which includes connectivity to East Broadway, 2nd Avenue, and Delancey/Essex. A spokesperson for Transit Wireless – the contracted company to outfit the subway network […]

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Not Much Remains of the Southerly Essex Market Warehouse in Week 5 Demolition [PHOTOS]

Posted April 13, 2015 at 5:18 am

The northwest corner of the warehouse is all that remains of the Essex Street Market building on Site 2, south of Delancey. Its 75 years of history now resides in several piles of rubble scattered across the large development parcel, with a foundation visible. Once cleaned up, the lot will sprout the flagship building in the Essex […]

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Ratner’s Ghost Signage on Delancey is Gone; CityMD Urgent Care Coming Soon

Posted April 2, 2015 at 5:14 am

For one week, Lower East Siders had a helping of nostalgia thanks to some great ghost signage. Ratner’s made a brief return during the ongoing renovation work at 138 Delancey Street. Its classic cursive, sans red neons, was unveiled after workers removed the Sleepy’s Mattress fixture. But now the marquee is completely gone … and […]

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Essex Crossing Lays Waste to Essex Street Market in Week 3 of Demolition [PHOTOS]

Posted March 31, 2015 at 10:00 am

As demolition activities enter a third week, the Essex Street Market warehouse south of Delancey is pretty much a pile of rubble and twisted metal. Little from the original structure remains, except for the 75-year-old iron skeleton. This temporary junkyard is SPURA site 2, the Essex Crossing parcel heralded by developers as “The Gateway” to […]

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Recap: Hanksy Transforms Chase Bank for ‘Best of the Worst’

Posted March 30, 2015 at 10:02 am

For one night, the former Chase Bank on Delancey was an (alternative) art industry hotspot. Pun master Hanksy transformed the 12,000 square-foot commercial space into a carnival-esque show dubbed “Best of the Worst.” To use the word gallery as description would be a misnomer. Indeed, the soirée felt more like a high school rec-room party, […]

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Prelude to Hanksy’s ‘Best of the Worst’ on Delancey Street

Posted March 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

Hanksy and friends are almost finished transforming the spartan bank space at 104 Delancey into another funhouse for the “Best of the Worst” show. You wouldn’t even know that a Chase branch once operated in this spot. The whitebox nature of the space is redesigned, albeit temporarily. Promising to deliver a vibe akin to the […]

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Cemusa Installs Replacement Newsstand at Delancey and Clinton

Posted March 26, 2015 at 9:22 am

Back in November, a westbound drunk driver on Delancey Street reportedly rammed the local newsstand at the northwest corner of Clinton. The early-morning incident dislodged the Cemusa box from its sidewalk perch with ease, and the equipment was subsequently carted away. During the interim, its rectangular platform of concrete had been sitting exposed, a tripping […]

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The Return of Ratner’s on Delancey Street

Last modified March 26, 2015 at 7:51 am

Well, sort of. Construction at the former Sleepy’s mattress center on Delancey Street uncovered some classic ghost signage. Of course, this location was previously the home of Ratner’s, the long-running kosher dairy restaurant that folded over a decade ago. Shadows of the once-illustrious red neon are now clearly visible, thanks to the removal of the […]

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Urgent Care Center to Open in Sleepy’s Mattress Space on Delancey

Last modified March 25, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Back in August, we filed a report on the closure of the Sleepy’s mattress outpost at 138 Delancey (formerly Ratner’s). The shutter lasted only until Labor Day, though, when the store reopened to capitalize on holiday sales. It would remain in business for the next six months, with the RKF leasing sign hanging in the […]

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Week 2 of Essex Street Market Demolition is Underway [PHOTOS]

Posted March 25, 2015 at 5:00 am

With full-on demolition now in its second week, not much remains of the Essex Street Market warehouse south of Delancey. Daily drilling and digging has reduced the 75-year-old building to its component brick. Before long, it’ll be another Lower East Side sandlot awaiting its multimillion-dollar payload. Only, this parcel – SPURA Site 2 – is […]

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