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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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For $25K Per Month, You Can Lease the Entire Building at 341 Grand Street

Posted April 22, 2015 at 5:10 am

There is some renewed interest in the southeast corner of Ludlow and Grand. For 341 Grand Street, inactive is the appropriate word here; a property that’s remained largely vacant for well over a decade. A tattered sign on its semi-permanent plywood boarding has previously advertised the boxy building for sale, but a transaction never happened. […]

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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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