Broome Street

Grand Street Guild Files Plans for 15-Story Affordable Housing Tower

Posted August 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

New towers are coming to Broome Street on the Lower East Side. Now we have sight of the first newcomer. Back in January of 2018, the Grand Street Guild nonprofit officially announced the imminent construction of two, as-of-right 15-story apartments on its property, plus a parking garage. All 400 of the proposed units are earmarked […]

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Dudley’s will Reopen at the End of August

Posted August 14, 2019 at 5:07 am

Dudley’s is still down while work continues on its expansion next door. But the reopening is close. The project, which annexed the adjacent space on Broome Street, began one month ago, and was slated to last three weeks. While not yet open, there is a return date. Ownership tells us that the restaurant will resume […]

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The New ICP Center at Essex Crossing Loses Eleven Madison Park

Posted August 9, 2019 at 5:04 am

What was once touted as the “cultural anchor of Essex Crossing” is now dead in the water. Catching up on some Essex Crossing miscellany… Hospitality group Make it Nice (of Eleven Madison Park fame) joined forces with the International Center of Photography well over a year ago, with the ambition to provide premium private event […]

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Report: Spring Studio to Close After Nearly 3 Decades of Art Lessons

Posted July 30, 2019 at 5:04 am

For nearly three decades, artist Minerva Durham has been offering art lessons to the community through her Spring Studio. Now it’s about to end. At the end of this week, Durham will give up her shoebox-sized (550 square-foot) home at 293 Broome Street. The Wall Street Journal confirmed last Thursday that the 80-year-old artist can […]

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Essex Crossing Site 3 Begins its 15-Story Ascent to Luxury

Posted July 30, 2019 at 5:02 am

Essex Crossing reaches another mini milestone as its new building atop Site 3 visibly begins the ascent. The superstructure just passed a height of two stories and is continuing upward to fifteen. Construction of 202 Broome Street (the official name) is part of Phase II of the billion-dollar mega-project, which kicked off last year and […]

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Kottu House Folds After 4 Years on Broome Street

Posted July 12, 2019 at 5:04 am

Kottu House recently departed Broome Street. Gone after more than four years in business. The minuscule Sri Lankan eatery – which stood near the corner of Orchard Street – had been peddled for rent over the last couple months. Even while the eatery was still in business. No more. A restaurant receipt taped to the […]

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Parks Converts ‘The Pit’ to Soccer Field with New Sports Coating

Posted July 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

The bike polo contingent can now play in style. Indeed, the favored Lower East Side sunken court, dubbed “The Pit,” last month received a fresh coat of paint courtesy of the Parks Department. The unique concrete pitch boasts soccer markings in the familiar green hue, sprucing up one of the more drab areas of Sara […]

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Dudley’s Closes Temporarily for Expansion onto Broome Street

Posted July 10, 2019 at 5:07 am

Dudley’s closed for business yesterday as it prepares for a major overhaul. The eight-year-old restaurant acquired the adjacent corner space on Broome Street and is expanding its overall footprint. Plans for this ambitious annex at 261 Broome first surfaced six months ago during Community Board 3 proceedings, and is only now progressing. The wall between […]

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This Essex Crossing Farm Stand Sells Rooftop Produce

Posted July 3, 2019 at 5:09 am

Essex Crossing has a farm stand to call its own. The new Essex Crossing Park (really just a privately owned public plaza) hosts the green market twice a week. Neighbors can purchase produce grown on the rooftop “urban farm” at The Essex flagship building just down the block. This green endeavor is helmed by Project […]

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

Last modified July 2, 2019 at 10:03 pm

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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