Broome Street

Shuttered GrandLo Cafe Becomes Community Resource Center at Essex Crossing

Posted April 5, 2021 at 5:06 am

GrandLo Cafe might be done, but its service to the community is not. Under the same moniker, the short-lived coffee shop at 178 Broome, which permanently closed last year at the outset of the pandemic, has since been reincarnated as a community neighborhood center. And its latest endeavor is free COVID-19 testing, happening twice per […]

Essex Crossing has a COVID-19 Vaccine Site

Last modified March 25, 2021 at 9:49 pm

An enormous, vacant commercial storefront at Essex Crossing is now COVID-19 vaccination site. The ground floor of 244 Broome Street, the fourteen-story condo building that also houses the International Center of Photography and the Gutter bowling alley, was recently transformed to administer doses of the coronavirus vaccine. Lines that snake around the block are a […]

Next Phase of Market Line at Essex Crossing Now Visible

Last modified January 21, 2021 at 12:05 pm

With scaffolding and other construction elements removed from The Artisan building at Essex Crossing, another part of the Market Line is coming into focus. Unlike the westernmost third of the Market Line, this section beneath 180 Broome Street feels less like a dungeon. Design elements, including massive grand staircase and full facade glass open the […]

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‘Sami & Susu’ Pairs up with Ten Bells on Broome Street

Posted November 20, 2020 at 5:03 am

In which Mediterranean cuisine joins forces with natural wine on Broome Street. As of today, Sami & Susu – the Williamsburg Mediterranean restaurant that launched earlier this year – is setting up shop inside popular twelve-year-old wine bar, Ten Bells (247 Broome Street). The focus is a spin on traditional and family-inspired fare, with the […]

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Iconic ‘Sohotel’ on the Bowery Hits the Market as $55M Development Opportunity

Last modified November 11, 2020 at 5:40 pm

One of the longest running hotel properties in the city is now on the market for an astronomical ask. Sohotel, the 94-key hotel at the corner Broome Street and the Bowery, is currently making the rounds as a “prime corner development site.” Asking price for the 42,000 square-foot property is $54.99 million. Despite the positioning […]

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Two Affordable Towers by Grand Street Guild Gain CB3 Endorsement

Last modified November 4, 2020 at 8:15 pm

The proposal for two large towers of affordable housing near the Williamsburg Bridge received the support of Community Board 3 last week. As previously reported, the Grand Street Guild plans 15- and 16-story buildings composed of 480 permanently affordable apartments. The large-scale development comes at the expense of the former Little Star early childhood center […]

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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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