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New Shared Bike Lane on Delancey Will Connect East River Park to Williamsburg Bridge

Posted May 14, 2015 at 5:00 am

The Department of Transportation will soon debut a dedicated bike route that connects the East River Park to the Williamsburg Bridge. Which might come as welcome news to those who traverse this path frequently. Until now, southbound cyclists from the waterfront were routed to the bridge via Grand Street. This artery is heavily trafficked, indirect, […]

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Catching up with the ‘Looking for a Girlfriend’ Flyer Guy on Delancey

Posted April 29, 2015 at 5:12 am

His mugshot is taped to seemingly every surface from the Battery to the Bowery and all points north. Dan Perino seriously wants a girlfriend, and the ambitious flyer push has forever seared his face on the collective memory of the city. We caught up with the 51-year-old aspiring actor early yesterday morning during one of […]

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Ratner’s on Delancey is Now a CityMD Urgent Care Facility

Posted April 27, 2015 at 9:21 am

From dairy to discount mattresses, and now urgent care, the former Ratner’s restaurant on Delancey Street has surely seen it all. Build-out finally concluded at the end of last week despite a previous stop-work order for dangerous site conditions. As of today, though, CityMD is now ready to serve the neighborhood. It’s the first CityMD […]

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The Southernmost Essex Street Market Building is Completely Demolished [PHOTOS]

Last modified April 27, 2015 at 8:30 am

The Essex Street Market celebrates its 75th birthday next month, but it will do so without one of its own. Three-quarters of a century later, the southernmost warehouse between Broome and Delancey is now completely gone, thanks to Essex Crossing. An open space to the sky. Here we are, week seven of demolition, and the […]

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DDC Begins Yet Another Long-Term Project to Replace Local Water Mains

Posted April 22, 2015 at 9:24 am

The Lower East Side is submerged in constant infrastructural work to replace water mains. The construction along eastern portions of Houston Street provide enough headaches for a lifetime. Not to mention similar upgrades down on Grand Street, which have severely incapacited the roadway between Chrystie and Essex. But there’s more. The Department of Design and […]

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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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