324 Grand Street

Cryptik Coats Facade of 324 Grand Street with New Mural

Posted November 6, 2017 at 5:12 am

The black coating of 324 Grand Street (east of Orchard) last week was not a final paint job, but rather the start of an art piece. The head-to-toe mural is the handiwork of street artist Cryptik, who has been sky high imparting his freestyle calligraphy to the masonry. In his own words, the Southern California-based […]

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Long-Stalled Grand Street Project Reborn as ‘Co-Living’ Space

Posted April 12, 2017 at 9:33 am

Nine excruciating years in the making, the seven-story project at 324 Grand Street finally has its coming out party. It’s a different type of rental experience here. The Medici Living Group inked a ten-year lease in the building, and is about to embark on a new “co-living” concept. Under the sub-brand called Quarters, the German firm’s first New York City […]

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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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Behold the New 7-Story 324-326 Grand Street and Its Brick Exterior

Posted September 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

Arguably for the first time in its protracted life, 324-326 Grand Street has exceeded two stories in height. Some five years of dormancy and decay elapsed after the longstanding low-rise predecessor was razed, but it’s been born again hard. The pit was plugged and just received its seven-story luxurified payload. No glass, though, for this new […]

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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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Construction Reactivated at Long-Stalled 324 Grand Street Site

Posted July 1, 2013 at 6:29 am

For years, it was considered one of the more notorious stalled construction sites on the Lower East Side.

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324-326 Grand Street Now Slated for 7-Story Mixed-Use Building

Last modified September 17, 2017 at 10:52 pm

So long has this Grand Street lot remained vacant that, at one point, weeds had sprouted into full-fledged trees

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Vogue Day Spa No Longer in Business

Posted March 22, 2010 at 6:18 am

After years residing at the high-traffic corner of Orchard and Grand Streets, Vogue Day Spa is no longer in business.  The storefront at 322 Grand was recently vacated, with “for rent” signs taking positions above the entranceway.

NexCom Computer Cafe Moving

Posted February 4, 2010 at 6:33 am

The NexCom Computer Cafe at 332 Grand Street is moving.  A piece of neon oaktag taped to the door indicates the service center-cum-internet cafe will be relocating to 64 Delancey.  No concrete timeframe given, just an ambiguous “soon.”

Obey Giant Surfaces on Grand

Posted November 3, 2009 at 6:09 am

Half an Obey Giant surfaced on Grand Street the other day, glued to the splintered plywood of 324-326 Grand Street.  Behind the artwork, the stalled construction site remains little more than a slab of eroding concrete.  So much for a the luxury condos (eighteen stories) and swank hotel (seven stories). Meanwhile, around the corner on […]