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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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Report: Grand Street CVS Infested with Rats and Roaches

Posted November 20, 2014 at 9:22 am

The mainstream news networks always seem to go apeshit over stories of chain stores and their vermin infestation problems. Periodically each year, we read news or see photos of the lone rat on a binge in these establishments. Kinda gives added meaning to the phrase “click bait.” Anyhoo, we’ll take a brief ride on the […]

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The Pink Building on Orchard Street Adds Two Galleries to its Ranks

Posted November 20, 2014 at 6:08 am

For Waterbridge Capital, which shelled out $27 million for the Orchard Street Pink Building, it’s all going to plan. Boot the commercial tenants in an effort to attract more well-heeled tenants and clientele. Modern Decor and Cellini Uomo were forced from the premises over the summer, and the two spaces sat on the market for months […]

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Gene Kaufman is Designing a New 7-Story Mixed-Use Building on Grand Street

Posted November 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

One corner of Chinatown just off the Bowery is about to go under the knife for a luxe facelift. A new seven-story mixed-use building is planned for 223-227 Grand Street. The three tax lots (at Elizabeth Street) were purchased by developer 223 Grand Street Property Inc. a few years ago for $8.5 million, and subsequently […]

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Comfort Diner is Now Serving on Grand Street with 20%-Off Discount

Posted November 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Comfort Diner is now serving at 399 Grand Street. To be honest, we’re still getting used to seeing signage other than Noah’s Ark Deli at this address, but that’s neither here nor there. The new homestyle eatery opened last week after many months of renovations. But it’s currently in “previews.” As such, there are limited […]

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Comfort Diner is Opening on Grand Street Later This Week

Posted October 21, 2014 at 6:00 am

It was around this time last year – the Jewish high holidays – that Noah’s Ark kosher deli closed in observance. Never to reopen, despite some assurances to the contrary. Holy Schnitzel subsequently made a run for the establishment yet ultimately was passed over for the Comfort Diner. For the Midtown-based diner, the pin in […]

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For $3.85M, You Can Live in the Cast-Iron ‘Grand Street Museum’ Building

Posted October 14, 2014 at 6:04 am

When 345 Grand Street was erected in 1887, its function was strictly entertainment. “The Grand,” as it became known, hosted five floors of circus-like attractions, from theater to museums of curiosities, and even a menagerie. (A dancehall and rumored brothel also occupied the premises decades later) 127 years on, this cast-iron landmark is the “Grand […]

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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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