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‘Great Wall’ Chinese Restaurant on Grand Street Remains Closed for ‘Repairs’

Posted September 22, 2016 at 5:05 am

The long-running Great Wall Chinese takeout joint at 384 Grand Street has been closed since Labor Day. Ownership is working on some nebulous “repairs” to the space. Initial timetable to reopening was about a week. It’s already been three times that. This doesn’t appear to be a “get outta Dodge” type renovations trickery, though, as there’s […]

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The Pickle Guys Break Ground on New Shop Across the Street

Posted September 22, 2016 at 5:00 am

Ready the brine barrels. The Pickle Guys are gearing up for the big move across the street. To ground level. The city issued building permits to the Pickle Guys two weeks ago to renovate 357 Grand Street, the former Grand Tax Center. The legal and accounting offices actually jumped two stores to the east, and […]

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After 2 Years of Water Main Work, Swath of Grand Street is Paved

Posted September 19, 2016 at 5:16 am

It was exactly two years ago that subterranean road maintenance along Grand Street crossed the Bowery. Since then, the seven-block stretch to Essex Street has been dominated by on-again-off-again roadwork. As previous reported, the capital works project (#MED609) – helmed by the Department of Design and Construction – upgrades the infrastructure beneath the roadway while […]

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Yuh-Line Niou Wins Primary to Become Sheldon Silver’s Replacement in 65th Assembly District

Posted September 14, 2016 at 5:03 am

The results are in, and it’s a monumental shift for the Lower East Side. Yuh-Line Niou, formerly chief of staff to Assembly member Ron Kim of Queens, was victorious in yesterday’s Democratic primary for the 65th Assembly District. Since the vote was a primary, the seat is not yet hers. Given that the area is […]

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Cast Your Vote for Sheldon Silver’s Albany Replacement Today

Last modified September 13, 2016 at 8:06 am

It’s come to this. Today is primary day to vote a replacement for the disgraced former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and unseat his handpicked successor, Assemblywoman Alice Cancel. Crowded the political field is. Opponents have been hustling and aggressively mailing instant trash for the last couple months. Jenifer Rajkumar, Paul Newell, Gigi Li, Yuh-Line, and Niou […]

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‘Saluggi’s East’ Pizzeria Bows on Grand Street, but Booze Only for Now

Posted September 12, 2016 at 5:07 am

The latest pizzeria to open below (or, technically on) Grand Street on the Lower East Side is fully operational. Tribeca-based Saluggi’s East debuted over the weekend, bringing with it another area option for brick oven pizza. The new location arrives a few weeks later than anticipated. However, the opening comes with a hitch. Con Edison apparently […]

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With ‘Grand Tax Center’ Relocated, the Pickle Guys will Move Across the Street in a Few Months

Posted September 6, 2016 at 5:05 am

After more than fourteen years at 49 Essex Street, the Pickle Guys are rolling the barrels across the street. As previously reported, owner Alan Kaufman is relocating the pickle business to 357 Grand Street, the strip of low-rise retail owned by the Seward Park Co-op. But the change in scenery is still a few months […]

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Demolition Commences at 200-Year-Old Federal Row House on Grand Street

Posted August 17, 2016 at 5:00 am

Out comes the scaffolding. The centuries-old Federal row house at 355 Grand Street now has both feet in the grave, so to speak. Contractors arrived yesterday to begin assembling the iron bars ahead of imminent demolition activity. The absolute destruction of 355 Grand Street – located on this corner since the 1820s – has been more […]

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Peek Inside the New ‘Saluggi’s East’ Pizzeria, Opening this Month on Grand Street

Posted August 11, 2016 at 5:09 am

Get ready for some “artisanal” brick oven pizza in Seward Park. Tribeca-based Saluggi’s Pizza is almost ready to unveil its Lower East Side location. The recently-installed marquee signage at 399 Grand Street indicates that this outpost is called Saluggi’s East. Expect to grab a slice by the end of August. We were given the standard-issue timeline […]

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DOB Issues Vacate Order for Doomed Federal Row House on Grand Street

Last modified August 16, 2016 at 9:28 am

The empty Federal-style row house at 355 Grand Street was further condemned to death this week by order of the city. On Tuesday, the Department of Buildings issued a full vacate order on the premises after the FDNY requested an inspection of the premises. Inspectors deemed the structure unsafe because the “roof has been removed leaving entire […]

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