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Grand Street Water Main Work Pushes Toward the Corner of Orchard Street

Posted February 25, 2015 at 5:15 am

Subterranean water main work along Grand Street pushed further eastward last week, much to the ire of locals. The front lines have now reached the beaches of Orchard Street. The dreaded chain-link holding pen is now stocked with the requisite collection construction sundries. As a result, two-way traffic is now relocated slightly to the south side […]

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Grand Street Makes it Into the Trailer for Judd Apatow’s ‘Trainwreck’ [PHOTOS]

Posted February 16, 2015 at 6:02 am

Remember that time when Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer spent consecutive summer afternoons filming at the corner of Grand and Orchard Streets? Yeah, it was for that forthcoming chick flick called Trainwreck. Now, thanks to the official trailer released yesterday, we have an idea of how the neighborhood looks on the big screen. If you […]

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Zarin Fabrics Building at 314 Grand Street Just Sold for $25.6M

Posted February 10, 2015 at 5:10 am

It took nearly two years, but the Zarin Fabrics building at 314-320 Grand Street finally sold. The seller – Amster Family Investments – had first placed the 35,000 square-foot corner building on the chopping block back in June 2013. According to records filed Friday afternoon, the lucky buyer is the Malachite Group, who shelled out $25.6 […]

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Sheldon Silver is a Crook and We Will Pay for His Corruption [OP-ED]

Last modified February 9, 2015 at 12:08 pm

Sheldon Silver is not a good man. It no longer matters that he sometimes spoke up for progressive values, periodically supported good causes and organizations, or provided help— though selectively— to some of his constituents, when he was directly and indirectly fleecing our democracy while grossly abusing the public trust. It is infuriating to hear […]

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Ferry Service Coming to Grand Street on the Lower East Side in 2018

Posted February 4, 2015 at 5:17 am

It’s a long way off, but Lower East Siders can look forward to ferry service approximately three years from now. An eternity, and a time when the Essex Crossing will have already borne fruit. Mayor de Blasio announced in his State of the City speech yesterday that the city would spend $55 million to expand […]

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Disgraced Sheldon Silver to be Replaced as Assembly Speaker on Monday

Posted January 28, 2015 at 5:20 am

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Disgraced Assembly Speaker (and Grand Street stalwart) Sheldon Silver, currently facing criminal charges for accepting millions in bribes and kickbacks, is on the hot seat yet refuses to resign his political post. Nevertheless, according to the New York Times, Rochester-area assemblyman Joseph D. Morelle will take the reins as […]

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Report: Trapped Construction Worker Extricated from Hole on Grand Street

Last modified January 21, 2015 at 5:35 pm

A construction worker at the foot of Seward Park found himself stuck in a hole not too long ago. According to “officials” quoted by PIX11, the man was briefly trapped in a worksite trench on Grand Street, buried up to his waist in sediment. FDNY Rescue and Collapse units and EMS Rescue Medics rushed to the […]

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Westbound Traffic on Grand Street is Closed Until November 2015 for Water Main Work

Last modified February 12, 2015 at 11:19 pm

Grand Street on our side of the Bowery is fucked for the next ten months. At least. Back in mid-September, the capital works project to replace a trunk water main beneath Grand Street finally crossed the Bowery. Thus began the second phase of traffic headaches and quality-of-life nuisances. Construction vehicles and supplies have flooded the […]

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New Grand Street Avant Garde Gallery Doubles as ‘Luxury Vape Lounge’

Posted December 19, 2014 at 5:39 am

The Grenco Science pop-up vaporizer joint isn’t the only such retail action happening this weekend. Remember that gallery we told you about last month at 319 Grand Street? Well, Avant Garde by MMC, as it’s now known, itself doubles as a “luxury vape lounge.” In fact, its tagline is “where vape meets art.” The grand […]

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Doughnut Plant Opening Brooklyn Outpost on Wednesday

Posted December 1, 2014 at 6:02 am

The Doughnut Plant announced last week that its long awaited Brooklyn location is to open on Wednesday (December 3). Preparations and subsequent hype for the outer borough outpost – headquartered at 245 Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Heights – had been underway since before the summer. And let’s not forget the three-story signage. The new doughnut […]

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