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Longtime Grand Street Hardware Store ‘Good Locksmith’ is Moving [Updated]

Last modified December 2, 2016 at 12:47 pm

Good Locksmith, the reliable mom-and-pop hardware shop located at 317 Grand Street, is reportedly moving next door. They’ve been on the Lower East Side for more than a decade. A sign inside the store alerts customers, as do the bare shelves. Update: a reader tells us, “I spoke to stephen who the grown son and […]

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Accomplice Who Stuffed Sickly Pit Bull into Suitcase Caught at ‘Saluggi’s East’ on Grand Street this Weekend

Posted November 28, 2016 at 5:14 am

The suspected accomplice to an animal cruelty crime in which an emaciated pit bull was stuffed into a suitcase and left for dead on the Lower East Side has been caught. Cops reportedly collared Bryan Lepe on Friday after he was spotted entering Saluggi’s East on Grand Street. Apparently the 7th Precinct gave the newcomer Seward […]

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Abrons Art Center Showcasing Artwork by LGBTQ Prisoners ‘On the Inside’

Posted November 21, 2016 at 5:12 am

The Abrons Arts Center is hosting a unique exhibit this month. “ON THE INSIDE” showcases work created by LGBTQ artists who are currently incarcerated. Created by singer and filmmaker Tatiana von Furstenberg, in collaboration with Black and Pink, the art expounds on humanity, identity, and spirituality, and share the stories of those who have been made […]

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The Balconies at this New Grand Street Development Resemble a Swastika

Last modified November 18, 2016 at 10:53 am

The bustling southeast corner of Grand and Elizabeth Streets in Chinatown is sprouting some luxury. A new seven-story mixed-use building, to be precise, is nearly complete at 223-227 Grand Street. The three tax lots were purchased by developer 223 Grand Street Property Inc. several years ago for $8.5 million, and subsequently merged into one buildable parcel. […]

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200-Year-Old Federal Row House on Grand Street is Decapitated, Ready for Luxury Upgrade

Posted November 17, 2016 at 5:17 am

Broken, exposed, and put to pasture, the 200 year-old Federal row house at 355 Grand Street is slowly being dismantled. Despite demolition permits issued last February and a full vacate order served this past September, the structure remained relatively whole, even while the roof was open to the elements. Until last month. That’s when the […]

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Bank of America Ditches Zarin Building on Grand Street After More than a Decade

Posted October 28, 2016 at 5:15 am

Now here’s a sight not often seen in the city. A bank branch closure. The Zarin Fabrics building at 314-320 Grand Street just lost its Bank of America. Illuminated signage was pried from the facade earlier this week. The bank floor is now gutted – gone are the teller counters and ATM lobby. Guess this […]

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The Pickle Guys will Bid Farewell to Brooklyn Next Month

Posted October 28, 2016 at 5:00 am

As the Pickle Guys gears up for a big move across Essex Street, the company decided to axe their Midwood, Brooklyn location. It has been slinging briny goods at 1364 Coney Island Avenue for the last seven years. Final day in business is November 7. News of its closure was distributed to email inboxes last night. “Seven years […]

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Site of Mass Displacement: A Chinatown Gentrified by Galleries [Op-Ed]

Last modified October 23, 2016 at 10:55 pm

The following was written by Liz Moy of the Chinatown Art Brigade. There is an ongoing perception that Manhattan’s Chinatown has stayed relatively the same throughout the years whilst other low-income neighborhoods of color have been overtaken by gentrification. Ask someone how Chinatown fares in an increasingly unaffordable city and they’ll likely say, at least […]

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2-Way Traffic Returns to Grand Street as Water Main Project Concludes

Posted October 20, 2016 at 5:17 am

Grand Street can finally breathe after more than five years of roadwork related to a trunk water main. Closer to home, the stranglehold between the Bowery and Essex Street, which began in February 2015, is “substantially complete,” according to the city. Pavement was resurfaced and striped over the last month. The only real remnant of […]

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A Night inside Hanksy’s Virtual Wonderland on Grand Street [PHOTOS]

Posted October 17, 2016 at 5:10 am

Two weeks before Halloween, street artist Hanksy treated fans to a trick of the mind. Importing the Los Angeles iteration of his “Surplus Candy” exhibition to a virtual environment for three days only. Inside the now-gutted Shalom Chai pizzeria on Grand Street. Friday was opening night, boasting a deep line that queued around the block. But […]

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