Delancey Street


The Lower East Side Receives Its First BitCoin ATM in Delancey Street Bodega

Posted November 24, 2015 at 5:12 am

In which the Lower East Side receives its first official BitCoin dispenser. CoinSource, a leader in BitCoin ATMs (“BTM”), unveiled the first neighborhood machine yesterday inside 61 Delancey Street. The technology sits among the grocery shelving at the N&N Delancey Smoke Shop. From a recent press release that claims the LES as New York’s “trendiest neighborhood”: […]

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What Lies Beneath, Redux: Are There Buried Bones Beneath Essex Crossing?

Last modified November 18, 2015 at 1:42 pm

Given the recent discovery of two burial vaults in Washington Square Park a couple weeks ago, we figured it prudent to repost our piece about the likelihood of bodies beneath the Essex Crossing parcels on the Lower East Side. PR brass for the developers have denied allegations of the existence of bones on multiple occasions. But […]

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Ramen Lab Veteran Opening ‘Nakamura’ at 172 Delancey

Posted November 3, 2015 at 5:00 am

Look out, Ivan Ramen, you’ve got some competition in your backyard. Another ramen joint is in the works for the north block of Delancey Street in the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge. “Ramen King” Shigetoshi Nakamura is ready to expand. The R&D honcho at noodle supplier Sun Noodle had opened the Ramen Lab on Kenmare Street ten […]

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Starbucks on Delancey Street Loses Its Branded Awnings

Posted October 27, 2015 at 9:28 am

The token green-and-white awnings are gone. Stripped from the facade of 80 Delancey Street. No, Starbucks isn’t closing its sole Lower East Side outpost. We should be so lucky! Apparently there was some sort of collision “incident” that required removal of the branded signage. The now-phantom Starbucks operates with the more aesthetically pleasing (i.e. original) […]

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PS 110 Guilts Givenchy into Donations After Ritzy Fashion Week Gala [VIDEO]

Last modified October 27, 2015 at 10:26 pm

PS 110 is pissed at luxury fashion label Givenchy. The brand leased the parking garage adjacent to the Florence Nightingale School at 285 Delancey last month for a star-studded Fashion Week aftershow bash. It was here that several A-listers were spotted after the runway event at Pier 26 (e.g. Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Amanda Seyfried, […]

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Ceci-Cela Patisserie is Opening a New Cafe Next to the Bowery Ballroom

Posted October 19, 2015 at 5:00 am

Well now. This is totally unexpected. Ceci-Cela, the well-regarded French patisserie headquartered on Spring Street, is crossing the Bowery divide to open a new location on the Lower East Side. The bakery-cafe will soon take control of SMC Stone at 14 Delancey, long peddled on the rental market for a retail suitor (at least since […]

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Adventure Cafe Officially Makes Its Presence Known at The Yard on Delancey Street

Last modified October 16, 2015 at 1:22 pm

That strange food mashup, Bruffin Cafe, bailed 85 Delancey Street last winter. It had occupied the sliver of a footprint at the entrance to The Yard’s Lower East Side co-working space, but failed to gain a huge following. Well, after sitting empty for months, another java slinger took up the spot over the summer and […]

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Still on Market for $16.5M, Low-Rise Delancey Street Retail Attracts ‘Cricket Wireless’

Posted October 16, 2015 at 5:14 am

​Cricket Wireless is expanding its portfolio of stores on the Lower East Side. Currently with three service spots on its roster, the four-year-old mobile provider just added another. And in a curious location, too. The low-rise strip of retail by the Williamsburg Bridge. For nearly three years, property owners Ashkenazy Investments advertised the corner space […]

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Essex Crossing Etc: Think Coffee Outpost, Construction Activity Full Steam Ahead

Posted October 15, 2015 at 5:15 am

We’re in the thick of it. Phase I of Essex Crossing is going full steam ahead, with three development parcels already activated. Here are several updates, some of which were gleaned from the developer consortium Delancey Street Associates at the Land Use subcommittee meeting of Community Board 3. The Big Dig The next six to eight weeks will […]

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Essex Crossing Attracts the Children’s Museum of Manhattan to the LES

Posted October 2, 2015 at 5:13 am

Essex Crossing nabs a new cultural institution to stock its ranks. With the Warhol Museum having suddenly defected from Essex Crossing last March (Site 1), Delancey Street Associates had been on the lookout for a replacement ever since. Bound by the ULURP, the consortium was required to include a “cultural facility” of some sort in […]

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