Ratner’s Ghost Signage on Delancey is Gone; CityMD Urgent Care Coming Soon

Posted on: April 2nd, 2015 at 5:14 am by
This image has been archived or removed.

For one week, Lower East Siders had a helping of nostalgia thanks to some great ghost signage. Ratner’s made a brief return during the ongoing renovation work at 138 Delancey Street. Its classic cursive, sans red neons, was unveiled after workers removed the Sleepy’s Mattress fixture.

But now the marquee is completely gone … and a stop-work order in its place. The Department of Buildings issued the edict yesterday due to dangerous construction site conditions. Specifically the lack of scaffolding present during storefront reconstruction.

As previously reported, an urgent care center is moving into 138 Delancey. Build-out is nearly complete, and we now know its true identity. You’ve seen the annoying commercial hundreds of times – CityMD.

CityMD offers walk-ins 365 days each year, and accepts most major health insurance. And it continues its Five Borough expansion. The new Lower East Side center follows behind the maiden Staten Island location in New Springvile. There are over forty in the Tri-state area.

This image has been archived or removed.

Recent Stories

Pickle Guys to Close Next Week, Hope to Reopen in May

Some sour news indeed for Lower East Siders: The Pickle Guys are going on hiatus. Indefinitely. The brine stalwarts of Grand Street announced the closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which also coincides with the Jewish holiday of Passover. The pickle peeps hope to return at the beginning of May. The store will remain open […]

Straphanger at East Broadway Station Chases Down Mugger to Retrieve his Wallet

Criminals are still out there, in spite of the COVID-19 lockdown. Especially in the largely empty subway stations. East Broadway station again lives up to its dangerous reputation with a mugging there last week. According to police, a man entered the station at Rutgers Street and East Broadway at 8:45pm on March 24 to purchase […]

These Lower East Side Bars and Restaurants are Crowdfunding for their Staff [Updating]

Definitely one of the hardest hit, New York City’s nightlife scene is suffering due to the COVID-19 shutdown. So much so, that businesses are trying everting to stay afloat. Some are successful, like Forgtmenot on Division Street, which morphed into a full-fledged grocery (“The General Store”). Under the banner of staff relief, bars and restaurants […]

Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne Cofounder, Dies of Coronavirus Complications

Adam Schlesinger – whose infectious melodies with Fountains of Wayne, as well as That Thing You Do! endeared himself to a generation – died yesterday morning from complications due to coronavirus. The Emmy Award-winning songwriter was 52. His condition the day before yesterday was reported by his attorney of 25 years as “very sick and heavily […]

Daily Clap: Cheering for COVID-19 First Responders

Since last week, city dwellers confined at home have been applauding first responders in the fight against COVID-19. Each evening at 7:00pm, a citywide round of applause commences. Windows open, balconies fill, and hands emerge. Clapping – or banging pots and pans – for the tireless, selfless work of first responders on the front lines […]