Broome Street

Broome Street at Essex Crossing is a Mess, but at Least There’s a New Public Park

Posted June 25, 2019 at 5:09 am

The three short blocks of Broome Street between Norfolk and Clinton are a total mess. A living, breathing construction zone that will eat you alive if not careful. The two active Essex Crossing developments are rising side-by-side. Site 3, slated to top out at 15 stories, now boasts a sky-scraping tower crane to do just […]

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Modell’s CEO Scoops up 249 Broome Street for $22.5M

Posted June 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

The CEO of Modell’s Sporting Goods now has a $22.5 million stake in the Lower East Side. City records show Mitchell B. Modell as the recent buyer of 249 Broome Street, which last changed hands four years ago. Modell acquired the six-story walk-up from Mark Silver through an entity called “M & M Broome Street […]

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Con Artist Collective Relocates After 9 Years on Ludlow Street

Posted June 10, 2019 at 5:07 am

At nine-years-old, the Con Artist Collective is on the move. And upsizing in a big way. The community-based art workshop is trading Hell Square for 329 Broome Street, by the Bowery, in what was previously the White Box Gallery (the last seven years). This sudden relocation marks the first major undertaking for new owner, and longtime […]

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Eli Zabar and Son to Launch ‘Broome Street Bakery’ on Monday

Posted June 6, 2019 at 5:03 am

There is a new bakery in town that carries the Zabar name. On the Lower East Side. As we first reported back in April, Eli Zabar and his son, Oliver, are launching a new bakery beside their newish restaurant, Devon. Signage is now in the windows of 254 Broome Street, pimping the forthcoming arrival of […]

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On Broome Street, RPM Becomes the ‘Emma Peel Room’

Posted May 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Within the last week or so, six-year-old RPM Bar on Broome Street underwent an identity change. The corner bar is now called the Emma Peel Room. The changes appear cosmetic only, as we’re told that ownership remains intact. That much is also confirmed by public records at the State Liquor Authority showing Matthew Kelly as […]

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Report: International Center of Photography Spent $29M for Essex Crossing HQ

Posted May 8, 2019 at 5:03 am

It’s been two years since word leaked that the International Center of Photography is bound for Essex Crossing. Now it’s made official. No sooner had the arts institution sold its Bowery digs (for $25 million) than the contract closed on Essex Crossing. The deal was a swap of sorts, with the former selling to the […]

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The Annual Greek Jewish Festival Returns to Broome Street May 19

Posted May 7, 2019 at 5:09 am

The date is now set for the fifth annual Greek Jewish Festival celebration, commemorating Greek Jewish culture on the Lower East Side. It’s scheduled for Sunday, May 19. Kehilia Kedosha Janina, the Broome Street institution behind the festivities, expects attendance to exceed last year’s crowd of more than 8,000 people. And, as in years past, […]

Eli and Oliver Zabar Opening New Broome Street Bakery Alongside ‘Devon’

Posted April 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

A new Zabar-backed bakery endeavor is set to open on the Lower East Side. Oliver Zabar, who currently owns and operates Devon on Broome Street, is poised to inaugurate the as-yet-unnamed bakery beside the newcomer restaurant. He and father Eli Zabar have been working together on the concept, and plan to launch at 254 Broome […]

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Another Essex Crossing Skyscraper Tops Out at 26 Stories

Posted April 19, 2019 at 5:03 am

The towers of the Lower East Side continue to redefine the once-predominant low-rise skyline. Indeed, Essex Crossing checks off another milestone this week as the development at 180 Broome Street (Site 4) tops out. It stands at 26 Stories, roughly the same height as the marquee Essex Crossing building a couple blocks to the west. […]

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Dudley’s Plans Expansion into Broome Street Gallery Space

Posted January 31, 2019 at 5:00 am

Dudley’s currently seeks an alteration to its liquor license that would permit an expansion of the premises. The seven-year-old Australian-style cafe, which previously pushed into the old Guss’ Pickles spot, is now eyeing the former gallery at its backside. This annex, if approved, would give Dudley’s control of the entire corner of Orchard and Broome […]

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