Posted August 16, 2013 at 6:00 am
You mighta caught this bombshell that made the rounds yesterday, but Kossar’s Bialys is officially under new ownership. The 75-year-old bakery finalized its sale earlier this week after five months of negotiations. New brass in town is Marc Halprin and Evan Giniger, who reportedly carry plenty of national food industry and branding experience between them. Price […]
Posted August 12, 2013 at 10:13 am
Even though the sign reads Kosher Bakery, it’s now just a misnomer. The Jewish bake shop, last of its kind on this part of the Lower East Side, threw in the towel last March. As reported in July, the replacement tenant at 363 Grand Street is a pet store called Pet Island, featuring groceries and […]
Posted August 9, 2013 at 6:10 am
It’s here. Jump for joy. The Seward Park 7-Eleven became a lightning rod issue in May 2012, when the co-op board, which owns the retail strip, was on the verge of inking a ten-year lease. Residents rebelled, arguing that there was little benefit to hosting this national chain here. Ultimately the board approved, and after a […]
Posted July 18, 2013 at 6:19 am
To be honest, we still miss the East Broadway Kosher Bakery at 363 Grand Street. It was a convenient option to score black-and-white cookies, poundcake, challah, and other traditional pastries. But it closed four months ago, alas, due to skyrocketing rents. Reportedly swooping in for the kill is a total retail 180. Yeah, a pet […]
Posted July 18, 2013 at 5:24 am
Ravaged by fire three years ago, 289 Grand Street (aka 91 Eldridge) has risen from the ashes.
Posted July 9, 2013 at 11:39 am
Nam Son is a longtime Chinatown standby at 245 Grand Street that serves up cheap, no-frills Vietnamese fare. Its name inspired a comical parody video.
Posted July 1, 2013 at 6:29 am
For years, it was considered one of the more notorious stalled construction sites on the Lower East Side.
Posted June 27, 2013 at 6:10 am
7-Eleven muscled its way into Seward Park and now wants to play nice with the neighbors.