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Holiday Inn on Delancey Adds Verizon Wireless Outpost on Ground Floor

Posted November 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

In which a corporate hotel begets a corporate commercial tenant. The Holiday Inn at 150 Delancey – brought to the neighborhood by Sam Chang and starchitect Gene Kaufman – is finally filling its ground level retail space. It had been an empty storeroom ever since the lodge debuted in March 2013. This week, however, the […]

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New Traffic Median and Stop Signs Debut in the Intersection of Delancey and Pitt

Posted November 20, 2014 at 5:16 am

More Vision Zero news today… The Department of Transportation began the implementation of its four-pronged plan two weeks ago in an effort to enhance safety in the intersection of Delancey and Pitt Streets. Community Board 3 had provided its approval back in July. The most significant safety improvement was installation of the concrete median island […]

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Delancey Street Crossing Times Have Increased by 7 Seconds

Last modified November 19, 2014 at 11:06 am

Pedestrians can breathe a sigh of relief. The Frogger-like dash across Delancey Street may soon conclude. Possibly. Crossing times at every Delancey intersection were just increased by a total of seven ticks. Those entering the crosswalk now have about thirty-eight seconds to make it across the dangerous traffic artery. Moreover, one of the city’s most […]

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Petee’s Pie Company Opening a Bakery Inside the Old Rocket Joe’s Space on Delancey

Posted November 17, 2014 at 5:00 am

For 61 Delancey Street, it’s now pie of a different sort. Two decades of Rocket Joe’s dominance at this address came crashing down five months ago when the hole-in-the-wall pizzeria served its last slice. The store remained shuttered behind the security gate painted by “Wish,” a dormant retail unit that awaited new suitors. We saw numerous […]

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Blame the Loss of this Delancey Street Newsstand on a Drunk Driver

Posted November 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Cemusa newsstand by the Williamsburg Bridge that was dislodged earlier this week is now gone from the streetscape. Its remnants were removed Monday morning, leaving behind an elevated slab of concrete and loose wires. Traffic cops stationed at the northwest corner of Delancey and Clinton Streets told us that a drunk driver plowed into […]

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Collision Dislodges Cemusa Newsstand on Delancey

Posted November 10, 2014 at 10:30 am

Vision Zero. More like zero vision. Not too long ago, a vehicle collided with the Cemusa newsstand at the northwest corner of Delancey and Clinton Streets. The glass box was almost cleanly dislodged from its sidewalk perch. Cops cordoned the perimeter with the requisite crime scene tape. Delancey is one of the main thoroughfares targeted […]

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Four Years After Its Demise, OTB Neons Pried from 101 Delancey

Posted November 10, 2014 at 10:07 am

Off Track Betting – formed in 1971 – closed the last of its once-ubiquitous storefront gambling parlors in December of 2010. It had been a rocky few years leading up to the eventual closure. Ultimately, the State Senate declined to pass an Assembly-approved bailout bill, so OTB was SOL. Over a thousand employees lost jobs. Now four years later, […]

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Demolition of Essex Market Building Begins Ahead of 26-Story Tower with Movie Theater

Posted November 3, 2014 at 5:50 am

The quaint Essex Street Market buildings aren’t too long for this world. These brick warehouses, constructed in 1940 under Mayor La Guardia to move the pushcarts inside, are situated on SPURA lots currently designated for Essex Crossing redevelopment. The first facility to fall is the south site – 115 Delancey Street – where Olympic Restaurant and Jade Fountain heretofore resided. […]

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For Weezer, ‘Everything Was Alright in the End’ at the Bowery Ballroom

Last modified October 28, 2014 at 11:41 am

There seems to be 4 kinds of Weezer fans out there: Fans since the early days. Fans from the early days who dropped off after Pinkerton. Fans who may have been too young to like Weezer pre-Pinkerton and discovered them via the Internet. People who love the band’s dozen-plus hits and are shocked to hear that […]

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Clint Mario x ME Fool Delancey Street with Fake Mentos Advert

Posted October 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

Ubiquitous street artists ME and Clint Mario are back on the pavement with another comically-driven collaborative push. Remember that phonebooth hack on the Bowery back in August? Well, another series is now out there for public consumption. This faux advertisement for Mentos was slipped into the phonebooth outside the DL on Delancey just a few […]

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