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TD Bank Sheds its Plywood at Zarin Building on Grand Street

Posted June 22, 2015 at 5:12 am

As one independent business founders (i.e. The Cast) at the Zarin building on Grand Street, a corporate behemoth is on the verge of moving in. Nine months on, the new storefront at 314-320 Grand Street has been delivered. No more one-story plywood shed; the tattered construction site additive was finally pried from the facade late […]

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Comfort Diner on Grand Street Sheds the ‘Diner’ and Becomes Another Bar-Restaurant

Posted June 18, 2015 at 5:15 am

The Comfort Diner is seemingly on the ropes. Seven months into its Lower East Side run, it’s diversifying to stay afloat. Even hosting the occasional photography exhibit or the like. In fact, it’s no longer deemed a “diner,” but a “restaurant & bar.” This is precisely what neighbors predicted would happen, a moderate-level bait-and-switch. The […]

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What You Need to Know About the Forthcoming Grand Street Ferry Landing

Posted June 10, 2015 at 5:00 am

In the wake of the mayor’s announcement of the East River ferry expansion this past February, the EDC finally visited the Transportation subcommittee of Community Board 3 last night to unveil a more detailed plan for the $55 million project. And, yes, the proverbial elephant in the room was addressed. Despite the vociferous efforts of […]

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Y Gallery Relocates to the Pink Building on Grand Street

Posted June 8, 2015 at 5:11 am

The Y Gallery is again on the move, having recently secured its third home in four years. Two weeks ago, the sub-level gallery at 165 Orchard Street relocated to an upstairs location further downtown below Delancey. The Pink Building (once known as Ridley’s Department Store), to be exact. The smallish showroom now resides on the […]

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This Lower East Side Photographer Spent a Year Chronicling Local Can Collectors

Posted May 28, 2015 at 5:15 am

Roughly nine years ago, we stumbled upon two elderly Chinese women reduced to fisticuffs while fighting over a can of refuse outside 88 Orchard Street. The two bottle collectors were battling over the rights to the cash-refundable contents within the trash. After the scuffle was broken up, both left the scene as if nothing happened. From that […]

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Last Residential Holdouts in 400 Grand Street Pushed out by Essex Crossing

Last modified May 19, 2015 at 8:19 am

The freestanding tenement siblings at 400-402 Grand Street couldn’t stand a chance in the face of the game-changing Essex Crossing development. There’s just too much money at stake here. These two buildings have been ready for bulldozing since April 2014, when the city officially issued demolition permits to Delancey Street Associates, the consortium of developers […]

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TD Bank is Almost Ready to Debut in Zarin Building on Grand Street

Posted May 14, 2015 at 5:16 am

TD Bank is almost ready to unveil its new Lower East Side branch, the first official representation in the 10002 zip code. As previously reported, the corporate bank muscled into the ground level of 314-320 Grand Street, effectively forcing Zarin Fabrics to cede its longtime ground-level commercial space (new showroom is now on Orchard front). […]

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Schmata Move: M&A Fabrics by Rita Relocates to Allen Street

Posted May 13, 2015 at 5:10 am

Final holdovers of a schmatta past are amidst transition on Grand Street. We’ve already seen the exodus of Modern Decor from the Pink Building at the corner of Orchard. Now, one block west, a pair of longtimers have bid adieux. For years, 294 Grand hosted two seemingly rundown fabric/interior design shops. M. Karfiol & Son […]

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Kossar’s Bialys Will Probably Close This Summer for Remodeling

Posted May 11, 2015 at 9:22 am

Kossar’s Bialys, the warehouse bakery at 367 Grand Street, has been under the tutelage of partners Marc Halprin, Evan Giniger, and David Zablocki the last year-and-a-half. The trio purchased the Lower East Side icon in the fall of 2013, and are bringing the business into the next generation with better quality product and even breaking […]

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Iconic Local Street Artist Lee Quiñones Featured at Nicole Klagsbrun Pop-Up Gallery on Grand Street

Posted May 5, 2015 at 5:19 am

Longtime gallerist Nicole Klagsbrun is stepping outside the Chelsea orbit to dip toes into the Lower East Side gallery scene. The longtime gallerist, who operates a showroom on West 26th Street, just launched a pop-up installation at 291 Grand Street. Beside the open-air Chinese markets in a corner building perennialy seeking pop-ups. Rather fittingly, the pop-up […]

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