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Breaking: Fire on the Roof of Orchard Street Pink Building

Last modified March 24, 2014 at 6:43 am

Firefighters are deployed en masse to the corner of Orchard and Grand Streets. Smoke has been billowing from the Pink Building for the last fifteen minutes. Ladder is up outside 63 Orchard. This is the second fire in the last few years at the landmarked building, formerly Ridley’s department store. We’ll have more as it […]

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A Time-Lapse Look Behind the Scenes at Kossar’s Bialys [VIDEO]

Posted March 20, 2014 at 9:47 am

Check out this time lapse video shot at the rebooted Kossar’s Bialys on Grand Street. The short forty-second clip- dubbed “A Schmear My Dear”-is a behind the scenes look into the on-site bialy making.  It was shot by John Cafaro and produced by Boogie contributor Jolie Warbet as part of a new venture called “the forty,” which creates […]

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99 Favor Taste Restaurant Opens with Dragons on Grand Street

Posted March 19, 2014 at 6:07 am

As expected, the new 99 Favor Taste Restaurant opened to the public earlier this month. However, the outpost at 285 Grand Street was made official this past weekend with a traditional inauguration. With ribbon cutting … and dragons. This is the second location for the popular 99 Favor Taste, which has been headquartered in Sunset […]

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328 Grand Street Project Site Reactivated; Plans Change from Hotel to Residential

Posted March 10, 2014 at 6:00 am

In the shadow of its neighbor until recently, 328 Grand Street is now ready for the limelight. Both properties were key symbols of the industry gone bad during the economic downturn of 2009. The low-rise buildings comprising this strip of retail were swiftly knocked down, but just as quickly caught in a state of arrested […]

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Holy Schnitzel Wants 4th Outpost at Former Noah’s Ark Deli; Seward Park Co-op Votes Next Week

Posted March 6, 2014 at 6:08 am

In less than a week, the Seward Park Co-op board will vote on whether to keep 399 Grand Street Kosher. The space has been a vacancy ever since Noah’s Ark Deli shuttered just before the High Holidays last year. Many residents of the complex are supporting the measure, and took to creating an online petition, […]

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Governor Al Smith Walks Us Through the Lower East Side of 1945 [VIDEO]

Last modified March 23, 2014 at 1:44 pm

With all this talk about gentrification (i.e. Spike Lee), I thought it would be appropriate to journey back in time to Lower Manhattan in 1945. The following borderline-propaganda footage is narrated by Al Smith, a significant, but largely under-recognized New York politician from the Lower East Side. Elected governor for four terms in New York, […]

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Preparations for 'Essex Crossing' on Grand St.

Signs of SPURA Development: Drilling for Soil Samples at 400 Grand Street

Posted February 21, 2014 at 6:10 am

While groundbreak on the new Essex Crossing megaproject is still a year from reality, we now have the first outward indications of future development. Stationed beside the doomed 400-402 Grand Street yesterday morning was what appeared to be a Davey Drill rig, presumably to collect soil samples. This drilling typically transpires before any large-scale construction […]

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Noah's Ark Deli closed after the 2013 high holidays

Petition Underway to Bring Kosher Restaurant to Former Noah’s Ark Space on Grand Street

Posted February 13, 2014 at 11:03 am

While the telltale tombstone continues to sit pretty inside the window of the former Noah’s Ark Deli on Grand Street, the religious locals most affected by the closure of the Kosher (meat) restaurant are getting restless. If not downright hungry. So a group of Seward Park residents have created an online petition to ameliorate the […]

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Popular Chinese Hotpot Joint ’99 Favor Taste Restaurant’ Expands to 285 Grand Street

Posted January 30, 2014 at 6:06 am

The new glass box at 285 Grand Street touched down from outer-space one year ago. It arrived three years after that terrible fire consumed almost half the block, resulting in the destruction of two tenement buildings, the displacement of 200 residents, and the loss of an elderly Chinese man. But the fire-kissed properties have finally […]

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Ost Cafe Expands to Grand Street and is Now Serving

Posted January 28, 2014 at 6:00 am

Ost Cafe, which currently maintains a presence on East 12th Street, is expanding its holdings. The java joint just opened an outpost in the Federal-style townhouse at 511 Grand Street (landmarked in 2007), formerly occupied by Wing Hing restaurant. Service began yesterday morning at 7:30 am. Unlike the East Village incarnation, though, wine will not […]

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