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Flowers Cafe Giving Away Free Coffee Today for Customer Appreciation

Posted September 9, 2013 at 11:14 am

Seward Park stalwart Flowers Cafe – on the block for the better part of a decade – is celebrating its customers today. To show its appreciation, the luncheonette at 355 Grand Street is giving away free coffee until the end of business hours. The promotion is seemingly in response to the inevitable competition to arise […]

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More Details Emerge on the Sale of Kossar’s Bialys

Posted August 29, 2013 at 10:10 am

Marc Halprin and Evan Giniger together purchased the assets to the iconic brand, and are the third proprietors of the business since its inception in 1936.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Reveals Itself at 351 Grand Street

Posted August 22, 2013 at 6:05 am

Dunkin’ Donuts made quick work of the former Grand Health Pharmacy at 351 Grand Street. Months of interior renovations finally concluded this past week with the installation of the familiar shit-brown awning. Meanwhile, taking a look inside, it shouldn’t be long before this latest franchise location opens. Probably within the next few days. Oh, the […]

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Bloomberg Announces Largest Seizure Of Guns In NYC HIstory

Chinatown Buses at Center of ‘Biggest’ Gun Raid in NYC History

Last modified August 20, 2013 at 6:01 pm

As you may have heard, 19 people were arrested and 254 weapons were confiscated yesterday in what law enforcement officials are calling biggest gun raid in New York City history. Apparently most of the trafficking to the city comes by way of inexpensive Chinatown buses that run between NYC and Virgina, North Carlolina and South Carolina. […]

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New ‘Wayfinder’ Sign Installed Outside Grand Street Subway Stop

Posted August 19, 2013 at 6:05 am

The WalkNYC wayfinding system debuted in Chinatown earlier this summer, with signposts installed in four highly trafficked areas

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Kossar’s Bialys on Grand is Sold to Food Industry Vets

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 […]

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Pet Island Opens at 363 Grand Street

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 […]

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7-Eleven Opens Seward Park Outpost at 403 Grand

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 […]

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Signage for 7-Eleven at 403 Grand Street

Posted July 22, 2013 at 10:10 am

The Seward Park 7-Eleven is almost delivered. Identification is now on premise, and the interior is nearly complete.

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Pet Shop Moving Into Former Kosher Bakery at 363 Grand

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 […]

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