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Kossar’s Bialys Goes All Red with New Marquee at Grand Street

Posted December 10, 2015 at 9:29 am

Still missing Kossar’s Bialys? Well, you’re just gonna have to wait longer. Herewith, a quick bite to appease the appetite, so to speak. New store signage went up yesterday morning at 367 Grand Street, forsaking the green-brown-and-black color scheme for something a bit more catchy. As in, all red. The previous branding hung in there […]

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Coaltion of Female Leaders Backs Jenifer Rajkumar for Sheldon Silver’s Vacated Assembly Seat

Posted December 10, 2015 at 5:15 am

The conviction of Sheldon Silver has left a vacuum in the State Assembly. His corrupt activity – guilty on all seven counts – came with the punishment of immediate expulsion and potential for 130 years behind bars. So, yes, there is now an open seat in the 65th Assembly District. Governor Cuomo also announced a […]

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Disgraced Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Convicted on All Corruption Charges

Posted December 1, 2015 at 5:10 am

Disgraced former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, hailing from the Grand Street political block of the Lower East Side, was found guilty yesterday in the ongoing federal corruption trial. The jury convicted the crooked 71-year-old politician on seven counts of honest services fraud, extortion, and money laundering. He’s now forced to forfeit his seat in the […]

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Ridley’s Landmark Building on Grand Street Goes for Rooftop Appendage in Residential Conversion

Posted December 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

​Where the historic Ridley & Sons department store once stood on Grand Street, change is afoot. The westernmost structure in the complex – abutting the Pink Building – is on the docket for rooftop addition. Bromley Caldari Architects PC is the architect of record on the project, which includes a 900 square-foot addition atop the […]

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Vic’s Pizza Closing Tonight After 45 Years on Essex Street; Luxury Living Coming Soon

Posted November 30, 2015 at 5:12 am

Vic’s Pizza follows the lead of Flowers Cafe and will serve its last slice tonight (8pm) after more four decades on the Lower East Side. That’s two mom-and-pops shoved aside yet again, all in the name of that gold rush mentality. Both closures were expected, though, with plans of demolition and replacement revealed last spring. […]

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LES Holiday Pop-Up Shop on Grand Street will Feature Local Artists and Designers

Posted November 25, 2015 at 5:18 am

The holidays are here! Yes, already. Anyway, to kick off the season of festivities, LES Pop-Up is bringing an “LES Holiday Pop-Up Shop” to the neighborhood. Its niche lies in products created and designed by local artists and designers; the intention is to serve and support the community while sustaining artists and creative folk in the immediate area. Additionally, said […]

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VolaVida Gallery Relocates to Partner with Avant Garde at 319 Grand Street

Posted November 24, 2015 at 9:23 am

VolaVida Gallery was down but apparently not out. The nascent street art showroom relocated to our neck of the woods from Alphabet City after some internal drama. Specifically, to the Pink Building at the corner of Grand and Orchard Streets. We are told that VolaVida just joined forces with the Avant Garde vape gallery/lounge, to share […]

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Gutted Fish: This 3-Block Stretch of Grand Street is Becoming the Latest Gallery District

Last modified November 23, 2015 at 2:51 pm

The easternmost section of Chinatown Grand Street, typically bounded by Allen and the Bowery, is threatened. It would appear that real estate carpetbaggers want this area to gentrify as quickly as possible. The pieces are now falling into place, with brokers pitching this as the new gallery district. A westward extension of what already happened […]

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Fire Survivor at 281 Grand Street Sells for $12.3M

Posted November 19, 2015 at 5:13 am

A lucky survivor of the devastating 2010 fire that burned two mid-block buildings to the ground, 281 Grand Street soldiers on. It’s better off now than it was. At least according to brokers who helped unload the property. Owner Jonathan Jacobs finally sold the five-story tenement for a cool $12.3 million, a significant price chop from […]

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Locals Vent About Shoddy MTA Bus Service on the Lower East Side [RECAP]

Posted November 18, 2015 at 5:15 am

Last night was the town hall extravaganza organized and emceed by State Senator Daniel Squadron. Turnout was impressive – in the dozens – all to discuss and vent frustrations about MTA bus service, its pitfalls, and ways to improve the overall system. The room was chock full of local politicians (Margaret Chin, Scott Stringer) and reporters […]

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