Broome Street

Report: International Center of Photography Confirmed for Essex Crossing Facility

Posted October 9, 2017 at 5:00 am

No more posturing. Looks like Essex Crossing finally chose its “cultural facility” for Site 1. The International Center of Photography, headquartered on the Bowery for barely two years, reportedly signed a deal for a pair of commercial condo units in the base of the fourteen-story residential building at 242 Broome Street. According to the Commercial […]

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HPD Files Plans for 15-Story Essex Crossing Building on Broome Street

Posted July 24, 2017 at 5:02 am

There is a torrent of Essex Crossing news of late. Here’s the latest. Last Friday, the Department of Housing and Preservation Development filed plans for a new 15-story construction and obligatory foundation work at 202 Broome Street, currently a functional parking lot. The new mixed-use development includes 83 market-rate condo units across 104,594 square-feet (no […]

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Revamped Essex Street Market Targeted for September 2018 Launch

Last modified July 11, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Let the countdown begin. After nearly eighty years in the same spot, the Essex Street Market is slated to launch down the street in Essex Crossing come September 2018. The Economic Development Corporation – the Market’s landlord – provided a nuts-and-bolts update to Community Board 3 last week. Much of the presentation was a rehash of what’s […]

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Two Years Later, Bike Corral Finally Installed Outside Barrio Chino on Broome Street

Posted July 7, 2017 at 5:09 am

It only took two years, but the city finally installed the long-awaited bike corral outside Barrio Chino on Broome Street. The new parking made its debut just before the holiday, and is already in use. Community Board 3 first approved the Department of Transportation proposal – which was at the behest of the restaurant – […]

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Brinkley’s and Southside are Finished After 12 Years, as Serafina Waits in the Wings

Posted June 27, 2017 at 5:07 am

Brinkley’s and its Southside counterpart are both closing down after a dozen years on the border of Little Italy. The Martignetti brothers decided to cease operations at the latter club this past Saturday; the former will shutter middle of next week. Eater, which reported the news a couple weeks ago, dubbed the two bars “veritable meat […]

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The Lucky Bee Reopens Today After Rent-Related Hiatus

Posted June 8, 2017 at 5:12 am

Perhaps you noticed that the Lucky Bee on Broome Street hasn’t been open the last couple days, and without any notice. Now we know why. The closure was related to rent payment, or rather, the lack thereof. Apparently the team “fell a little behind” on payments and closed. The hiatus was ultimately short-lived, though. We’re […]

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‘Happy Ending’ Nightclub on Broome Street Appears Kaput [Updated]

Last modified May 24, 2017 at 1:37 pm

It’s been a rocky tenure for the Happy Ending reboot on Broome Street, but the end now appears closer than ever.  A tipster sent word that Happy Ending hasn’t been open since earlier this month. The purported closure could be related to recent raids here. In fact, the nightclub fell victim to two inter-agency M.A.R.C.H. […]

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The Annual Greek Jewish Festival Returns for 3rd Season this Sunday

Posted May 19, 2017 at 5:14 am

On the occasion of the building’s ninetieth birthday, Kehila Kedosha Janina will again park a party on Broome Street to celebrate Greek Jewish heritage on the Lower East Side. The third annual Greek Jewish Festival, hosted by the tenement synagogue, is slated for this Sunday, May 21 (noon to 6pm). It’s just another event to help celebrate […]

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Essex Crossing Condos at Site 1 Show off New Skin [PHOTOS]

Posted April 5, 2017 at 5:18 am

The third of four Essex Crossing buildings in Phase I is but a few feet from the top, and already beginning to resemble the renderings. “Curtain wall” deliveries to Site 1 over the last few weeks have really started filling out the skeleton of this new Essex Crossing condo development, the only one of its kind […]

Under New Ownership, Rebranded 249 Broome Street Now Has Some ‘Sparkle’

Posted February 13, 2017 at 9:56 am

Hell Square retailer Yaf Sparkle has a new home south of the Delancey divide, one that’s seen quite a bit of activity, both physical and legal, in the last year. Under new ownership, 249 Broome Street emerged from its extended renovation period a couple months ago. The result is a rebranded property – upscaled, you […]

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