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Sheldon Silver’s Choice Rite Aid on Grand Street Gets Fancy Gourmet Makeover

Last modified April 7, 2016 at 12:50 pm

The Rite Aid on Grand Street – where disgraced former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver buys Raisin Bran – is undergoing a total facelift. From top to bottom. On the outside, the token red illuminated lettering was pried from the marquee, and new paint swatches added to the facade. The shopping experience within the pharmacy is also […]

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Renovated 290 Grand Street is no Longer Recognizable

Posted March 16, 2016 at 5:14 am

The corner building at 290 Grand Street is no longer recognizable. With makeover nearly complete, the property can now show off its new facade. And right on schedule (March 2016 was the target date.) This is the culmination of six months of renovation. The project not only resulted in the loss of the former occupant […]

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This Subway Romeo Seeks Kinky Party Girl Juliet in Epic Tear-Tab Flyer

Posted March 15, 2016 at 9:30 am

Some dude named Malik, who’s employed and loves trips to Coney Island, seeks a companion who likes to get down. This week, the so-called “subway Romeo” pasted tear-tab flyers around the IND line seeking love. We spotted this on the uptown D. The handwritten bills are long-winded dating advertisements, and a source of moderate entertainment. […]

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After Nearly 3 Years of Facade Repairs, Scaffolding Comes Down at Seward Park High School

Posted March 11, 2016 at 5:15 am

At long last, the eyesore is out, now a sight for sore eyes. After nearly three years of buzzing the block into sleepless nights and restless mornings, looks like the exterior renovation of the Seward Park High School building at 350 Grand Street is drawing to a close. Scaffolding and netting were deposed from the […]

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Celsius Ice Cream Now Serving Scoops on Grand Street

Posted March 1, 2016 at 10:18 am

If you’re an ice cream-in-winter type, then relish this. That new outpost we told you about a couple weeks ago – Celsius Ice Cream – officially opened to the public on Sunday. Ownership chose the mildest day of the week to debut at the northwest corner of Grand and Allen Streets. Flavors include Green Tea, […]

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Stalled Shalom Chai Followup ‘Tables on Grand’ Evicted by Seward Park Co-op

Posted March 1, 2016 at 9:28 am

Nearly two years on, the kosher replacement promised for the Shalom Chai Pizza space on Grand Street is apparently dead in the water. You’ll recall the rough conclusion that befell the dairy stalwart at 357 Grand. The Department of Health shut the place down twice in 2013 after inspections revealed numerous health violations (i.e. mice […]

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Winter Scoop: Celsius Ice Cream Announces Shop on Grand Street

Posted February 19, 2016 at 5:12 am

It’s gentrification happening right before your eyes. Grand Street between Allen and the Bowery is another ground zero, where galleries are seizing stores vacated by longtime open-air markets and other Chinese shops. And into that fray steps a new ice cream shop. Something called Celsius Ice Cream recently signed a lease for the high-visibility corner […]

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Convicted Crook Sheldon Silver Stocks up on Raisin Bran at LES Rite Aid

Posted February 18, 2016 at 5:18 am

Conviction on federal corruption charges isn’t stopping the disgraced former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver from purchasing the essentials. Local Lower East Sider Steve Hernandez spotted the crooked politician shopping inside Rite Aid yesterday afternoon, notably stocking up on four boxes of Raisin Bran (Kellogg’s, not Post). Waiting on line with the best of ’em. Silver is headed […]

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A Decade Later, 2 Developments on Grand Street Finally Nearing the Finish Line

Posted February 17, 2016 at 5:12 am

At Grand and Orchard Streets, luxury speculation has gone from boom to bust, and again back to boom. The contiguous row of pastel-colored shops didn’t last into the new decade thanks to a visit from the wrecking ball. Already eight excruciating years in the making, the mixed-use residential project at 324-326 Grand Street is finally […]

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Onieals Pub on Grand Street Seized by the Taxman Last Night

Last modified February 11, 2016 at 10:04 am

We got a tip this morning that Onieals on Grand Street is down for the count. It would appear that the taxman paid a visit to the twenty-year-old establishment last night. The all-too-familiar orange sticker of doom was slapped onto the windows, letting everyone know that the establishment was “seized.” This closure is most likely […]

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