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Grand Street Guild Files Plans for 15-Story Affordable Housing Tower

Posted August 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

New towers are coming to Broome Street on the Lower East Side. Now we have sight of the first newcomer. Back in January of 2018, the Grand Street Guild nonprofit officially announced the imminent construction of two, as-of-right 15-story apartments on its property, plus a parking garage. All 400 of the proposed units are earmarked […]

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Crowbar-Wielding Attacker Smashes Windows of Roni-Sue’s Chocolates on Forsyth Street [VIDEO]

Posted August 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Earlier this week, we reported on the dangerous conditions plaguing Forsyth Street amidst the city’s work on the subway system. The MTA is currently swapping out the ventilation plant fifteen feet beneath the roadbed along the eastern perimeter of Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Originally built in 1962, this section of the subway was identified as […]

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Patient at Chinatown Methadone Clinic Slashes Security Guard in the Face

Posted August 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

An altercation at a Chinatown methadone clinic yesterday morning led one patient to slash a security guard, police said. A patient of the Lower Eastside Service Center clinic at 62 East Broadway (west of Market) got into a tussle with the security guard onsite shortly before 10am yesterday morning. In response, the suspect reportedly slashed […]

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Luxury Conversion of Landmark Bialystoker Nursing Home Underway

Posted August 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

No longer home for the aged, the Bialystoker on East Broadway is henceforth a lap of luxury. Round Square Development (née Ascend Group) filed the first permits last week to begin the conversion process. To renovate the “existing community facility” into condo units. The rooftop water tank was also removed over the weekend. You’ll recall […]

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Subway Ventilation Work Foments Dangerous Conditions on Forsyth Street, Neighbors Say

Posted August 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

As construction proceeds on the new subway ventilation system beneath Forsyth Street, conditions above-ground are deteriorating. Neighbors allege that the staging area – opaque dust tarps, chain-link fencing, and plywood boards – creates blind spots and a “tunnel” conducive to illicit activity. Sex, drug use, and passing out are already commonplace on the block, no […]

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Grand Street Bank Robber Fled to Brooklyn in Cab Before Arrest [Updated]

Last modified August 10, 2019 at 8:20 am

A man stole a bag of cash yesterday morning from the TD Bank in the Zarin building on Grand Street before fleeing to Brooklyn, police said. The thief – purportedly a 50-year-old Hispanic man, according to the Citizen app – grabbed approximately $600 in currency before hailing a cab to Brooklyn. He reportedly slipped the […]

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Drilling Begins at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol for New 30-Story Development

Posted August 8, 2019 at 5:00 am

And so it begins. The full-scale redevelopment of the charred Beth Hamedrash Hagadol site on Norfolk Street. Back in June, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved plans to demolish the surviving south tower, which city officials had hoped to incorporate into the new two-towered development in the works. City engineers subsequently surveyed the wreckage and concluded […]

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Cafe Petisco Returns as All Vegan ‘Petisco Vegano’ on East Broadway

Posted August 7, 2019 at 5:00 am

After a four-month hiatus, the green revolution is complete at 189 East Broadway. Petisco Vegano, the next chapter in the life of Cafe Petisco, is now operational. It debuted yesterday after a short friends and family period. While still serving Mediterranean fare, the menu is now completely vegan, as previously reported. It offers faux shawarma […]

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Thirty Years Absent, New Jarmulowsky Bank Cupola Nears Return to Orchard Street

Posted August 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s probably one of the more tasteful additions to the Lower East Side skyline in recent memory. Now, two years after the steel skeleton was first installed, the fifty-foot cupola atop the Jarmulowsky Bank Building is nearing completion. Look up and beyond the black netting to see the colonnade, brass dome, and other decorative elements. […]

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Man Stabs Wife, then Barricades Himself in Stanton Street Apartment

Posted August 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

For the second time in as many weeks, a stabbing roils Stanton Street. This time, Saturday evening at 90-96 Stanton, where cops say a man stabbed his wife then barricaded himself inside the apartment. Shortly after 6:00pm, a 64-year-old man stabbed his 54-year-old wife in the abdomen. The husband then locked himself inside where he […]

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