Seward Park Co-op

Seward Park Liquors on the Verge of Losing Lease After 43 Years in Business

Posted February 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Seward Park Liquors, a mom-and-pop mainstay on Grand Street since 1973, might not last the week. Its owner shared an “urgent message” with Seward Park Co-op stakeholders Friday afternoon, informing residents that the lease at 393 Grand Street is threatened. Potentially on the way out. “After forty-three years of service without missing a rent check, the […]

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Partial Balcony Collapse in Seward Park Co-op Rains Concrete on Pathway Below

Posted February 24, 2017 at 5:11 am

There was a bit of a scare at the Seward Park Co-ops on Wednesday afternoon. Apparently, a partial balcony collapse on the seventeenth floor of 212 East Broadway resulted in concrete tumbling to the pathway below. We’re told that there were no injuries and no one was displaced. One Seward Park resident named Ira sent […]

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The Pickle Guys Break Ground on New Shop Across the Street

Posted September 22, 2016 at 5:00 am

Ready the brine barrels. The Pickle Guys are gearing up for the big move across the street. To ground level. The city issued building permits to the Pickle Guys two weeks ago to renovate 357 Grand Street, the former Grand Tax Center. The legal and accounting offices actually jumped two stores to the east, and […]

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‘Saluggi’s East’ Pizzeria Bows on Grand Street, but Booze Only for Now

Posted September 12, 2016 at 5:07 am

The latest pizzeria to open below (or, technically on) Grand Street on the Lower East Side is fully operational. Tribeca-based Saluggi’s East debuted over the weekend, bringing with it another area option for brick oven pizza. The new location arrives a few weeks later than anticipated. However, the opening comes with a hitch. Con Edison apparently […]

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Seward Park Co-op Members Suing Board of Directors Over Parking Garage Privatization

Posted May 5, 2016 at 5:14 am

There is a civil war brewing at the Seward Park Co-op on Grand Street, pitting cooperative members against the board of directors. At the heart of the discord is the onsite parking garage, which residents charge the board privatized in an “underhanded” manner without consulting residents. Shareholders are now planning to file a lawsuit, and […]

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After Years of Fighting, DOT will Install Mid-Block Crossing and Traffic Signal on Clinton Street

Posted December 17, 2015 at 5:13 am

​Pedestrian prayers have been answered. Next spring, the Department of Transportation will officially install a mid-block crosswalk and traffic signal on Clinton Street, between Grand and East Broadway. With Fine Fare and two Seward Park Co-op buildings straddling the street, the wide stretch of pavement sees plenty of jaywalking. Especially kids and elders. For years, […]

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Flowers on Essex Moves Across the Street to 384 Grand Street

Posted October 16, 2015 at 5:17 am

​Florist-cum-gallery Flowers on Essex is now operating in its new digs. Owner Bill Frazer – whose Flowers Cafe was also forced out – just hauled the shop and its contents across the street to 384 Grand (the former Liberty Tax space). Circumstances behind the move are ambiguous, but we were told at the end of […]

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​The Long-Running ‘Flowers on Essex’ is Moving Across the Street

Posted September 21, 2015 at 5:00 am

It’s a time of transition for Bill Frazer. Two of his longstanding Grand Street businesses are in flux. Flowers Cafe ended its impressive ten-year run at 355 Grand Street on Friday afternoon. Its demise is attributed to the new six-story luxury development set to rise here. We’re told that there is a slight chance that […]

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The Comfort Won’t be Reopening on Grand Street, After All

Posted September 8, 2015 at 5:10 am

The re-branded Comfort Diner on Grand Street packed its bags for a month-long vacation at the end of July. Seats were stacked, lights off, and menus removed from the entrance. Don’t believe the printout on its front door; the diner-cum-sports bar won’t be returning “after Labor Day.” Sudden closure for an extended timeframe is certainly […]

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Comfort Diner on Grand Street Sheds the ‘Diner’ and Becomes Another Bar-Restaurant

Posted June 18, 2015 at 5:15 am

The Comfort Diner is seemingly on the ropes. Seven months into its Lower East Side run, it’s diversifying to stay afloat. Even hosting the occasional photography exhibit or the like. In fact, it’s no longer deemed a “diner,” but a “restaurant & bar.” This is precisely what neighbors predicted would happen, a moderate-level bait-and-switch. The […]

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