Broome Street

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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Essex Crossing Launches Affordable Housing Lottery at ‘The Artisan’ Tower

Posted February 6, 2020 at 5:05 am

Time to throw in your lot with rest of them. Indeed, the affordable housing lottery just began for the next-to-launch residential development at Essex Crossing. The Artisan. A total of 121 affordable apartments are up for grabs here at 180 Broome (aka Site 4). To qualify, households must earn between forty percent and one hundred […]

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New Condos Teased at 15-Story ‘One Essex Crossing’

Posted January 24, 2020 at 5:06 am

Each month brings more significant updates for Essex Crossing. On the heels of the International Center of Photography launching its new flagship, the billion-dollar Lower East Side development this week rolled out more info about the CetraRuddy-designed condo tower at 202 Broome Street (aka Site 3). Dubbed One Essex Crossing, the fifteen-story newcomer features 83 […]

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Broome Street Gets an Exclusive Nightclub by Omar Hernandez

Last modified January 24, 2020 at 8:27 am

Where Happy Ending once tormented this Broome Street block, and Better Days was anything but, something uber-upscale is now replacement. Perhaps even too upscale for its own good. By now you’ve probably seen the well-placed hype pieces about the newest nightclub at 302 Broome Street, led by nightlife impresario Omar Hernandez. He converted the space […]

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This Sixty-Foot Horse Mural Painted on Broome Street Facade

Last modified January 17, 2020 at 7:53 am

Where a giant veiny penis mural once held court, a Broome Street building facade now boasts some new art. Swedish street artist Shai Dahan painted a sixty-foot horse on the side of 303 Broome Street. It’s a reimagining of the traditional Dala Horse (aka Dalecarlian Horse), which is often used as a national symbol of […]

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Carbon Monoxide Leak at Broome Street Bodega Sickens 5 People

Posted December 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

Carbon monoxide levels spiked at a Broome Street bodega early yesterday morning, sickening five people. The purported gas leak happened at the Optimum Gourmet Deli on the ground floor of 243 Broome. Firefighters rushed to the store at 7:40am. Five were sickened by the elevated gas in the air, including one who was seriously hurt. […]

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