Broome Street

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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Grey Lady Owner Plans Creole Spot at Former Louie & Chan

Last modified January 30, 2019 at 9:17 am

The Louie & Chan story on Broome Street concluded last month after five years in business. Despite the messaging on its social media – how the closure is temporary for maintenance – the club-steraunt will not be reopening. Instead, a familiar face is swooping in for the take with a new 34-table creole concept. Having […]

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People Keep Throwing Dirty Diapers on the Doorstep of Essex Crossing

Posted January 7, 2019 at 5:02 am

It’s raining shit down on Essex Street. Quite literally. At least one resident of the Seward Park Extension housing complex is tossing dirty diapers out the window. And on a regular basis. Apparently, this trend has been ongoing for at least the last year. However, chances are it won’t last once Essex Crossing debuts its […]

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‘Louie & Chan’ on Broome Street Sidelined by Flood

Posted December 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

On the occasion of its near-fifth anniversary, Louie & Chan down on Broome Street is currently down for the count. The business announced the closure last week, and noted that “much needed maintenance work” is required during this “unforeseen” time off. What we hear, however, is that the ground floor restaurant and basement club were […]

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More on the Lower East Side’s First Bowling Alley, ‘The Gutter’ at Essex Crossing

Posted November 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

The first bowling alley on the Lower East Side is getting its bar ready. As previously reported, Brooklyn bowling import, The Gutter, is headed for the basement of the new Essex Crossing condoplex at 242 Broome Street (aka Site 1). The Lower East Side iteration of The Gutter (aka The Gutter L.E.S.) will be a […]

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Staring into the Pit of Essex Crossing Site 3

Posted November 14, 2018 at 5:02 am

Another major hole in the ground, soon to sprout luxury. Along Delancey Street. Work is at a feverish pace as excavation and foundation activity at Site 3 of Essex Crossing proceeds. Here’s an update from Delancey Street Associates’ weekly e-blast: Drilling is complete for the foundation work [at 202 Broome Street], except at tunnel locations. […]

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Lower East Side Portfolio of 7 Buildings Hits Market for $72M

Posted November 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

An enormous chunk of Chinatown and Lower East Side real estate is now up for grabs. If you can afford it. Investment firm Avison Young began marketing the seven-property portfolio yesterday, seeking a sale price of $72 million. The housing package is a major divestment by controversial city landlord R.A. Cohen & Associates. It boasts seven tenement […]

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