Bad Fortune for Delancey Psychic

Posted on: December 30th, 2009 at 6:12 am by

Over the summer, Flaming Pablum had a rant about how record stores keep disappearing, but psychics seem to be impervious to the bad fortune of the economic downturn.  So-called mind readers appear to be on nearly every street in this city, so the argument is quite convincing.  For the Lower East Side in particular.  Well, now there’s a man down, as it were – the psychic formerly of 101 Delancey.

This image has been archived or removed.

At one point, this space also housed a Jackson Hewitt tax service office, as evidenced by the dated signage now visible.  The newish-looking black and gold overlay pried from the awning was actually a relatively recent addition; early summer.  Now the interior is empty, devoid of all the spiritual hokiness.

This image has been archived or removed.

Recent Stories

‘Good Luck’ Runs out for Orchard Street Massage Parlor, Busted for Prostitution

It appears the Good Luck Spa on Orchard Street ran afoul of the law. Shuttered by court order due to alleged prostitution. (And therefore perpetuating the stereotype of illicit Chinatown massage parlors.) The business, which relocated here from Grand Street four years ago, was ordered closed by court order last Thursday. Stickers on the drawn […]

Report: Notorious Landlord Michael Shah Arrested Twice for Allegedly Assaulting Girlfriend then Violating Protection Order

Notorious landlord and developer Michael Shah, whose properties and bars dot the Lower East Side, was twice arrested this fall regarding the alleged assault of his model girlfriend. The news comes to light in a New York Post article that focuses more on Shah’s recent filing of a complaint related to a summertime “attack” in […]

With Lease Renewed, B&H Dairy Undergoes Makeover

Currently celebrating eighty-one years on the Lower East Side, B&H Dairy has a new look. Last week, the restaurant took a three-day break in order to spruce things up a bit. Updated equipment, new floors, wainscoting, and a fresh coat of paint. Of greater importance, however, is the official update (via Facebook) that a lease […]

Guerrilla Plaques Document Offbeat LES Cultural Spaces of the ’90s and ‘00s

We’ve written a lot of articles in recent years about how one has to look a bit harder to find underground art, performance and just plain wonderful weirdness in the hyper-gentrified Lower East Side climate. Recently, anonymously made plaques appeared with the histories of some beloved performance and art spaces from the 1990s and early […]

Togo to go: Bronze Dog Statue in Seward Park is Relocated

The bronze dog sculpture near the East Broadway entrance to Seward Park is easy to miss. Before its relocation last week, he had been buried in the brush, guarding the small children’s playground (i.e. the tot lot). Now, as part of the ongoing $6.4 million “Parks Without Borders” renovations, he’s on the move. So this […]