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Kosher Cafe Chosen to Replace Shalom Chai on Grand Street, Ending Hopes of Alex Raij and Eder Montero

Posted September 30, 2014 at 6:05 am

Kosher is the comeback kid down on Grand Street. Much of the neighborhood believed that the Seward Park Co-op board had telegraphed its latest play at the former Shalom Chai pizzeria at 357 Grand. Restaurateurs Alex Raij and Eder Montero were seemingly a shoe-in to replace the longtime Kosher eatery, having secured approval from Community […]

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Grand Street Water Main Work Crosses the Bowery, Inches Toward Essex Street

Posted September 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Department of Design and Construction is ready for Phase II of its Grand Street capital works project (#MED609), which aims to install new trunk water mains between Broadway and Essex. For the last two years, most of the ear-splitting infrastructural work was relegated to Little Italy. But the front has just shifted eastward across […]

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Zarin Fabrics’ Awning is Removed from 314 Grand Street; TD Bank Coming Soon

Posted September 22, 2014 at 9:22 am

Already with one multinational bank to its name, 314 Grand Street certainly didn’t need another; especially fifteen feet away. Anyone could tell you that. Though, such is life on the Lower East Side. Contractors erected corner-hogging scaffolding on Friday afternoon, a facade obstruction that’ll be with us for the foreseeable future. You’ll recall that Zarin Fabrics relocated […]

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The DOT is Happy with the Changes It Made to Help Alleviate the Congestion at Grand and Clinton

Posted September 16, 2014 at 9:19 am

The westbound intersection of Clinton and Grand Streets is fixed, the Department of Transportation proclaims. Agency engineer Rich Carmona took a pseudo victory lap last week at the Community Board 3 transportation subcommittee meeting by extolling the progress made in the last couple years. You’ll recall that the traffic patterns around the Williamsburg Bridge shifted […]

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Behold the New 7-Story 324-326 Grand Street and Its Brick Exterior

Posted September 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

Arguably for the first time in its protracted life, 324-326 Grand Street has exceeded two stories in height. Some five years of dormancy and decay elapsed after the longstanding low-rise predecessor was razed, but it’s been born again hard. The pit was plugged and just received its seven-story luxurified payload. No glass, though, for this new […]

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Landmarked 339 Grand Street Back on the Market for $6M

Posted August 11, 2014 at 6:03 am

Longtime owners of Ideal Hosiery – the Auerbach family – are apparently still looking to divest their landmark property on the Lower East Side. Precisely around this time last year, we caught wind that 339 Grand Street was placed on the open market. Red flags were raised across the community, as this structure is one […]

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Comfort Diner & New Spanish Restaurant in Shalom Chai Space Seek Liquor Licenses

Posted August 5, 2014 at 6:06 am

For decades, the low-rise strip of commercial retail on Grand Street has been relatively dry. Not much in the way of liquored-up nightlife, that is. Well, two Seward Park Co-op storefront properties within this stretch are now looking to obtain full liquor licenses. Both were part of the Kosher alliance of restaurants that broke up […]

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Comfort Diner Begins Construction on Grand Street, Will Open Labor Day

Posted July 25, 2014 at 5:22 am

With its victory over Holy Schnitzel far in the rearview mirror, the Comfort Diner conversion is now underway down at 399 Grand Street. Build-out officially began inside the old Noah’s Ark Deli last Thursday, eradicating pretty much any trace of the predecessor business. Exterior branding remains intact, though. Owner Ira Freehof tells us that “the […]

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Judd Apatow’s ‘Trainwreck’ Returns to Grand Street Today

Posted July 21, 2014 at 9:22 am

For the second Monday in a row, Judd Apatow’s latest feature comedy – Trainwreck – will headquarter on the Lower East Side. And in the same spot, too. The requisite “no parking” signs have been placed within close proximity to the intersection of Orchard and Grand Streets. As previously reported, Trainwreck was written by foul-mouthed comedienne Amy […]

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Bargain Electronic Liquidation Happening Now on Grand Street

Posted July 18, 2014 at 6:09 am

This store at Grand and Eldridge is hilarious. Not since the departure of the produce market two years ago has a permanent tenant come forward. In the meantime, the second temporary store is here. It’s a so-called warehouse for “Electronics Liquidation,” complete with enough handwritten hype signage to remind you of old-school New York. The […]

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