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Alex Mitow of Los Perros Locos Bringing ‘All American Diner’ Pop-Up to 399 Grand Street

Posted April 10, 2014 at 6:04 am

Before midtown’s Comfort Diner takes the reins, 399 Grand Street will host a four-day artist-foodie extravaganza. The owner of Los Perros Locos on Allen, Alex Mitow, is set to transform the defunct Noah’s Ark space into a “zany over-the-top underground performance art, music, and culinary space. The “All American Diner: A Pop Up” kicks off […]

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Seward Park Co-Op Chooses Non-Kosher ‘Comfort Diner’ for Former Noah’s Ark on Grand Street

Posted March 27, 2014 at 10:10 am

Holy Schnitzel will not be launching a Lower East Side outpost. The Seward Park Co-op has spoken, ultimately deciding to turn their collective back on the dwindling religious Jewish population in the neighborhood. A Kosher restaurant will not open at 399 Grand Street, after all. Traif is coming instead. The low-rise strip is to gain […]

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Breaking: Fire on the Roof of Orchard Street Pink Building

Last modified March 24, 2014 at 6:43 am

Firefighters are deployed en masse to the corner of Orchard and Grand Streets. Smoke has been billowing from the Pink Building for the last fifteen minutes. Ladder is up outside 63 Orchard. This is the second fire in the last few years at the landmarked building, formerly Ridley’s department store. We’ll have more as it […]

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A Time-Lapse Look Behind the Scenes at Kossar’s Bialys [VIDEO]

Posted March 20, 2014 at 9:47 am

Check out this time lapse video shot at the rebooted Kossar’s Bialys on Grand Street. The short forty-second clip- dubbed “A Schmear My Dear”-is a behind the scenes look into the on-site bialy making.  It was shot by John Cafaro and produced by Boogie contributor Jolie Warbet as part of a new venture called “the forty,” which creates […]

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99 Favor Taste Restaurant Opens with Dragons on Grand Street

Posted March 19, 2014 at 6:07 am

As expected, the new 99 Favor Taste Restaurant opened to the public earlier this month. However, the outpost at 285 Grand Street was made official this past weekend with a traditional inauguration. With ribbon cutting … and dragons. This is the second location for the popular 99 Favor Taste, which has been headquartered in Sunset […]

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328 Grand Street Project Site Reactivated; Plans Change from Hotel to Residential

Posted March 10, 2014 at 6:00 am

In the shadow of its neighbor until recently, 328 Grand Street is now ready for the limelight. Both properties were key symbols of the industry gone bad during the economic downturn of 2009. The low-rise buildings comprising this strip of retail were swiftly knocked down, but just as quickly caught in a state of arrested […]

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Holy Schnitzel Wants 4th Outpost at Former Noah’s Ark Deli; Seward Park Co-op Votes Next Week

Posted March 6, 2014 at 6:08 am

In less than a week, the Seward Park Co-op board will vote on whether to keep 399 Grand Street Kosher. The space has been a vacancy ever since Noah’s Ark Deli shuttered just before the High Holidays last year. Many residents of the complex are supporting the measure, and took to creating an online petition, […]

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Governor Al Smith Walks Us Through the Lower East Side of 1945 [VIDEO]

Last modified March 23, 2014 at 1:44 pm

With all this talk about gentrification (i.e. Spike Lee), I thought it would be appropriate to journey back in time to Lower Manhattan in 1945. The following borderline-propaganda footage is narrated by Al Smith, a significant, but largely under-recognized New York politician from the Lower East Side. Elected governor for four terms in New York, […]

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Preparations for 'Essex Crossing' on Grand St.

Signs of SPURA Development: Drilling for Soil Samples at 400 Grand Street

Posted February 21, 2014 at 6:10 am

While groundbreak on the new Essex Crossing megaproject is still a year from reality, we now have the first outward indications of future development. Stationed beside the doomed 400-402 Grand Street yesterday morning was what appeared to be a Davey Drill rig, presumably to collect soil samples. This drilling typically transpires before any large-scale construction […]

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Petition Underway to Bring Kosher Restaurant to Former Noah’s Ark Space on Grand Street

Posted February 13, 2014 at 11:03 am

While the telltale tombstone continues to sit pretty inside the window of the former Noah’s Ark Deli on Grand Street, the religious locals most affected by the closure of the Kosher (meat) restaurant are getting restless. If not downright hungry. So a group of Seward Park residents have created an online petition to ameliorate the […]

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