Broome Street

Vegan Chinese Spot ‘Fat Choy’ Comes to Broome Street

Posted October 5, 2020 at 5:03 am

The intersection of Orchard and Broome Streets is becoming more vegan-friendly by the day. Joining Moo Shoes and Orchard Grocer, and sitting beside Erin McKenna’s Babycakes is a new vegan Chinese-American restaurant. Fat Choy opened last week at 250 Broome, the space that formerly hosted Kottu House the four years prior. The snack shop described […]

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‘Open Streets’ Create Open Trash Mess on Lower East Side

Posted September 30, 2020 at 5:14 am

The intersection of Orchard and Broome Streets has become a dumping grounds on weekends, according to several neighbors. Comparisons abound to Hell Square immediately north of Delancey Street. This block, like many others, takes advantage of the city’s “Open Streets” plan that allows restaurants to push onto the streets and sidewalks to serve customers. A […]

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Grand Street Guild Inches Closer to Development of Affordable Towers

Posted September 1, 2020 at 5:00 am

It was one year ago when renderings first circulated of two new towers for the Lower East Side skyline. Now there is more updated information on the affordable housing project by the Grand Street Guild. If Department of Buildings approves the applications and zoning modifications, the massive development would break ground behind St. Mary’s Church, […]

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Essex Crossing Starts Leasing at The Artisan with Rentals Topping $3,000

Posted August 13, 2020 at 5:03 am

Essex Crossing this month announced the start of leasing at its latest luxury tower – The Artisan. Located at 180 Broome Street, this beast is the largest building at the nine-site project. Its floors contain office and retail space, as well as access to the Market Line, which is gradually reopening from the pandemic shutdown. […]

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Outside-In: SoHo’s Plywood Art Goes from Street to Gallery in New Bowery Union Exhibit

Last modified August 12, 2020 at 9:34 pm

When the Bowery Union began its Street Art Project on May 10, the local art collective was reacting to artists’ need to share their work, buoyed by the public desire to engage on a physical level. The group envisioned a visceral experience that museums and galleries couldn’t provide amidst the shutdown, when only virtual tours […]

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Catholic Charities Hosting Food Distribution Pop-up on the Lower East Side Today

Posted June 19, 2020 at 5:04 am

The city is gradually reopening, yet plenty of folks remain in dire need of assistance. Especially relating to groceries Coming to the rescue is Catholic Charities of New York, which is hosting a pop-up food distribution table on the Lower East Side today. The nonprofit organization plans to hand out 500 boxes of food to […]

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Report: Omar’s on Broome Street Held Invite-Only Party in Violation of Coronavirus Lockdown

Posted May 13, 2020 at 5:08 am

One Lower East Side newcomer apparently thinks it’s above the law. Omar’s La Boîte – the three-month-old Broome Street club operated by nightlife maven and celebrity mingler Omar Hernandez – allegedly opened on a recent Friday night (May 1) for an exclusive, invite-only party, the New York Post reports. In apparent violation of coronavirus lockdown […]

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GrandLo Cafe at Essex Crossing Shuts Down for Good

Posted March 31, 2020 at 5:09 am

GrandLo Cafe won’t survive Covid-19. The two-year-old operation announced it’s permanently shuttering. The Grand Street Settlement’s social enterprise program at 178 Broome might be down, but they’re not entirely out. GrandLo has committed to completing their training program remotely, to keep trainees on their career pathway. There are also plans in the works to reoccupy the […]

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The 6-Story Future of 301 Broome Street

Posted February 24, 2020 at 5:05 am

Another single-story relic on the Lower East Side will soon yield to luxury. This time, it’s on Broome Street. The squat warehouse at 301 Broome, formerly the Simon Preston Gallery, is on the shortlist for redevelopment. Building owner Winnie Lee will soon demolish the property to make way for a six-story mixed-use structure. Permits were […]

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Hua Mei Bird Garden Receives Protective Fence from Flying Balls

Posted February 20, 2020 at 5:01 am

You may have noticed the chain-link fence standing toward the Delancey perimeter of the sunken court on Broome Street. The Pit, as it’s nicknamed, was resurfaced with “sports coating” last summer, part of the city’s overarching attempt to redirect park space while the East River Park is bulldozed in the name of coastal resiliency. However, […]

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