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South St. Seaport in 1977, Photo: Ann Sanfedele

Comfort Diner Exhibiting Photography of Ann Sanfedele with ‘Around Here’

Posted April 3, 2015 at 5:14 am

The Comfort Diner on Grand Street needed some flare to spruce up its guts, so why not double as a gallery of sorts. In a nod to the neighborhood, the newcomer eatery tapped the archives of Lower East Side photographer Ann Sanfedele. The result is “Around Here,” a mixed bag of black-and-white and color stills […]

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The Future ‘5 Borough Ferry’ Stop on the LES Should be Relocated from Grand Street, Locals Argue

Posted April 2, 2015 at 9:22 am

Mayor de Blasio made waves a couple months ago after unveiling the $55 million drive to expand ferry service to the Five Boroughs. Run and funded by the city, this tranportation alternative would “knit together existing East River routes with new landings and services across New York City.” The portion servicing the Lower East Side is expected […]

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Doughnut Plant Dough Disposal on Grand Street Upsets Neighbors

Posted March 11, 2015 at 9:05 am

Down on Grand Street, it’s always a dough day afternoon for the indigenous wildlife… As we’ve previously chronicled, the sloppy dumping methods of Doughnut Plant consistently incites a feeding frenzy with both pigeons (daytime) and rats (nighttime). This flock was busy pecking the sweet nourishment, providing fodder for all us photographers. This method of trashing the unwanted […]

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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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Amy Schumer in "Trainwreck," on Grand St.

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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Photo: Brian Finke/New York Magazine

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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Photo: East River Ferry

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 […]


Photo: Peter Gerber

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 […]