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Kossar’s Bagels & Bialys Reopens Today with New Look and Menu

Posted February 5, 2016 at 9:31 am

​Under relatively new ownership, the updated Kossar’s Bialys is now less a warehouse bakery with retail afterthought, and more a proper New York City bagel shop. And it reopens to the public today. The bare-bones factory feel of the predecessor is gone, instead replaced with something cleaner and with vintage aesthetic. Feels like a hybrid […]

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Frontrunner for Silver’s Assembly Seat Ineligible to Run, Rivals Allege

Posted February 4, 2016 at 9:27 am

The race for the hotly-contested Assembly seat left vacant by the disgraced former speaker, Sheldon Silver (convicted on federal corruption charges), is intensifying. Contenders and their respective bases are running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Now comes word that one of the frontrunners for the 65th Assembly District vacancy might not […]

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Your First Look Inside the Updated Kossar’s Bialys on Grand Street

Last modified February 3, 2016 at 10:09 am

Here it is, folks. Your first glimpse of the re-branded, rehabilitated Kossar’s Bagels and Bialys (note the subtle name change). The new 80-year-old bakery resumes service at 367 Grand Street on Friday morning after spending four months on the sidelines. That $500K renovation is officially complete, and the bagel baskets are stocked with goods. An eagle-eyed […]

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Gov. Cuomo Sets April for Special Election to Fill Silver’s Vacated Assembly Seat

Posted February 1, 2016 at 9:24 am

The date is set. New York Governor Cuomo announced Saturday the special election to fill the State Assembly seat forfeited by disgraced former Speaker Sheldon Silver last year. (He was convicted on seven counts of honest services fraud, extortion, and money laundering.) The royal rumble is planned for April 19, the same day as the […]

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Celebrating 80 Years, the Rebranded Kossar’s Bialys to Reopen in 2 Weeks

Posted January 28, 2016 at 5:10 am

Kossar’s Bialys is just shy of two weeks from reopening at 367 Grand Street. Just in time for its eightieth anniversary. But when it debuts – again – it’ll do so as a more upscaled version with a slightly modified name. Kossar’s Bagels and Bialys. A post on the brand’s social media indicates the timeline […]

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Grand Street Water Main Work Resumes East of Allen

Posted January 26, 2016 at 5:12 am

​It’s a case of unwanted deja-vu. Just when you thought that the city was done with water main work on the eastern stretch of Grand Street, this happened. The traffic fences and barricades arrived two weeks ago, as did the plethora of vehicles and supplies. It’s not over yet… Yes, the reprieve was short-lived. The road […]

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LES Holiday Pop-Up on Grand Street is Still Popping

Posted January 15, 2016 at 9:33 am

Following a successful holiday season, the Holiday Pop-Up Shop plans to keep the party going at 365 Grand Street. For the time being, anyway. December brought together over sixty artists and independent designers, predominantly from the Lower East Side, into one collaborative space, in which conversations were sparked and creative connections were made over the […]

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LPC Approves Ridley’s Landmark Restoration and Penthouse Addition on Grand Street

Posted January 14, 2016 at 5:00 am

​Half of the former Ridley & Son’s department store – designated a city landmark – will be restored as part of a new residential conversion project. Less than a month after the positive advisory recommendation from Community Board 3, the Landmarks Preservation Commission followed suit during the hearing on Tuesday. As previously reported, the owner […]

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Kossar’s Bialys Dismantles Plywood Shed, Readies for Reopening

Posted December 30, 2015 at 5:16 am

It’s been a fortuitous few months for Kossar’s Bialys. Ever since closing 367 Grand Street for renovations in September, the re-tooled relic has been receiving a makeover both inside and out. New stylized red signage points toward a more upscale image for the brand, which also boasts eventual plans of citywide expansion. More on that […]

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Ridley’s Landmark Restoration and Penthouse Addition on Grand Street OK’d by CB3

Posted December 18, 2015 at 5:00 am

​That orange speck of two-by-fours atop 315 Grand Street (aka 66 Allen) is a prelude of a potential future for the Ridley & Sons department store landmark. A penthouse placement on the rooftop of the five-story former building. What you see is a mockup for illustrative purposes to help sway the Landmarks Preservation Commission into approval; […]

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