Grand Street

After Departing Alphabet City, Ost Cafe Doubles Down on Grand Street

Posted February 24, 2017 at 5:06 am

Come Sunday, Ost Cafe will be down one. High rents forced the cafe to shutter its Alphabet City shop after more than eight years in business. In a snarky letter to its faithful, ownership accused the city of “forgetting” about small businesses, and “cheering from the sidelines for more, bigger, taller, and pocketing the tax […]

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Brick Facade of 286 Grand Street Collapses Onto Sidewalk

Posted February 13, 2017 at 5:06 am

A little incident to report at 286 Grand Street. Friday afternoon, a section of “brick veneer” on the second floor of the building apparently dislodged and collapsed onto the sidewalk below. The area was quickly cordoned off, and Department of Buildings inspectors dispatched. The next day, a crew assembled the necessary sidewalk bridge for safety. […]

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The Year of the Cock Kicks off this Weekend with Firecracker Ceremony

Posted January 27, 2017 at 5:13 am

The year of the cock is here, and for the 18th time, the Lunar New Year parade and festival will rule the roost of Lower Manhattan over the span of two weekends. As in years past, the party will kick off with the Firecracker Ceremony, tomorrow at 11am at Sara D. Roosevelt Park (Grand Street between […]

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The Pickle Guys are Opening a Fried Pickles (and Burger) Joint Next Door

Posted January 4, 2017 at 5:10 am

No sooner did the Pickle Guys get up and running at the new headquarters than more news about its “eatery” announced. Indeed, as we were the first publication to report last week, the Pickle Guys are planning a fast-food-ish joint next to its new location at 357 Grand Street. Details were rather scant at the […]

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Looking Inside the New Pickle Guys Store on Grand Street [PHOTOS]

Posted January 3, 2017 at 5:11 am

New year, new location, new brine. The Pickle Guys are now officially situated at 357 Grand Street (i.e. right across the way), the first change of scenery in fourteen years. And the reopening came earlier than initially expected. Owner Alan Kaufman and crew migrated barrels and business last Thursday, just in time to ring in […]

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Pickle Guys New Grand Street Store Debuts this Weekend, Adjacent ‘Eatery’ in the Works

Posted December 28, 2016 at 5:00 am

On this fourth day of Chanukah, big news for the Pickle Guys. The new and improved location just across the street is days from a “soft” opening. We hear that the lease is up on the old sub-grade dispensary, and that the move should take place by New Year’s Eve. The official inauguration is scheduled […]

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The Pickle Guys Make it Official at New Grand Street Digs

Posted December 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

The worst kept secret on the Lower East Side is now official. Earlier this week, the Pickle Guys hoisted updated signage at its new location just across the street. The announcement now straddles the marquee of 357 Grand Street. Behind the plywood shed, meanwhile, work is seemingly nearing completion on the forthcoming headquarters. Walls are tiled […]

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Actor Willem Dafoe Unloads Grand Street Pad

Posted December 13, 2016 at 5:15 am

Willem Dafoe is no stranger to the Lower East Side. After all, he spent a good amount of time on it during the filming of Abel Ferrrara’s 4:44 back in 2012. But he’s about to become a little less familiar, as his property is up for grabs. Or was. As noted by the Observer, Dafoe […]

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‘Zoned Out! Race, Displacement and City Planning in New York City’ Book Launch

Posted December 12, 2016 at 5:17 am

Here’s a timely book launch and panel discussion addressing the recent real estate concerns of the neighborhood vis-a-vis rezoning. “Zoned Out! Race, Displacement and City Planning in New York City” was written as a response to the City’s zoning policies, stating that they have encouraged racial segregation, gentrification and displacement in neighborhoods such as the LES and Chinatown. […]

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Longtime Grand Street Hardware Store ‘Good Locksmith’ is Moving [Updated]

Last modified December 2, 2016 at 12:47 pm

Good Locksmith, the reliable mom-and-pop hardware shop located at 317 Grand Street, is reportedly moving next door. They’ve been on the Lower East Side for more than a decade. A sign inside the store alerts customers, as do the bare shelves. Update: a reader tells us, “I spoke to stephen who the grown son and […]

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