Grand Street


With ‘Grand Tax Center’ Relocated, the Pickle Guys will Move Across the Street in a Few Months

Posted September 6, 2016 at 5:05 am

After more than fourteen years at 49 Essex Street, the Pickle Guys are rolling the barrels across the street. As previously reported, owner Alan Kaufman is relocating the pickle business to 357 Grand Street, the strip of low-rise retail owned by the Seward Park Co-op. But the change in scenery is still a few months […]

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Demolition Commences at 200-Year-Old Federal Row House on Grand Street

Posted August 17, 2016 at 5:00 am

Out comes the scaffolding. The centuries-old Federal row house at 355 Grand Street now has both feet in the grave, so to speak. Contractors arrived yesterday to begin assembling the iron bars ahead of imminent demolition activity. The absolute destruction of 355 Grand Street – located on this corner since the 1820s – has been more […]

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Peek Inside the New ‘Saluggi’s East’ Pizzeria, Opening this Month on Grand Street

Posted August 11, 2016 at 5:09 am

Get ready for some “artisanal” brick oven pizza in Seward Park. Tribeca-based Saluggi’s Pizza is almost ready to unveil its Lower East Side location. The recently-installed marquee signage at 399 Grand Street indicates that this outpost is called Saluggi’s East. Expect to grab a slice by the end of August. We were given the standard-issue timeline […]

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DOB Issues Vacate Order for Doomed Federal Row House on Grand Street

Last modified August 16, 2016 at 9:28 am

The empty Federal-style row house at 355 Grand Street was further condemned to death this week by order of the city. On Tuesday, the Department of Buildings issued a full vacate order on the premises after the FDNY requested an inspection of the premises. Inspectors deemed the structure unsafe because the “roof has been removed leaving entire […]

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Report: Essex Street Cab Heist and Joy Ride Injured 3 in Early Morning Crash Yesterday

Posted June 20, 2016 at 5:12 am

A cab heist at the corner of Essex and Grand Streets yesterday morning nearly turned deadly after the perp sped away crosstown and crashed in Battery Park forty minutes later. Three people were injured, including the suspect. Cops say the incident began at 7:45am when the suspect hailed a taxi on Grand Street near Allen. After […]

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Sheldon Silver with the New York Rangers, December 2010

Sheldon Silver, Disgraced Ex-Assembly Speaker, Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

Posted May 4, 2016 at 5:15 am

For Sheldon Silver, decades of corruption nets only a twelve year sentence in the slammer. The sentencing came down yesterday afternoon. The 72-year-old Silver had been convicted back in November for honest services fraud, money laundering, and extortion. The verdict – netted after a five-week trial – ultimately resulted in the loss of his Assembly […]



Saluggi’s Pizza Opening at Failed Comfort Diner Space on Grand Street

Last modified April 26, 2016 at 9:34 am

​While the Lower East Side has several pizzerias to its name, few are worthy of praise. Indeed, the neighborhood isn’t really known for its slice. Stanton Pizza isn’t what it used to be, “Famous” Hakki Akdeniz cornered the dollar-slice market with several “Champion”-branded spots, and Rosario’s is barely hanging on the map. New jams like Williamsburg […]

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District Leader Jenifer Rajkumar

Jenifer Rajkumar to Announce Campaign to Knock Alice Cancel from 65th Assembly Seat

Last modified April 25, 2016 at 9:39 am

With the special election for the 65th Assembly District finished, candidates are gearing up to unseat the new incumbent in the September primary. Disgraced former speaker Sheldon Silver had groomed Alice Cancel as his replacement, and she handily won last Tuesday, despite an apparent lack of campaigning. However, she can’t rest on her laurels nor […]



After 14 Years on Essex, Pickle Guys is Moving Across the Street

Posted April 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

Here’s a bitter herb for your Passover. Management of the Seward Park Co-op circulated a letter this week notifying residents that the Pickle Guys is moving from its unique below-grade location on Essex Street. Sad. Much of the great experience here is the controlled chaos of descending into pickle barrels via narrow corridor. Nevertheless, Pickle […]

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Alice Cancel, Sheldon Silver’s Chosen One, Voted Successor to His Assembly Seat

Posted April 20, 2016 at 5:10 am

So it seems that disgraced assemblyman Sheldon Silver’s influence and grip on local politics is intact. Alice Cancel, his puppet pick as replacement in the New York State Assembly, scored victory last night in the special election for the 65th Assembly district. It was a close race. Cancel edged opponent Yuh-Line Niou 41.3 percent to 35 percent […]