Delancey Street

There is Now a Wall of Face Mask Vending Machines on Delancey Street

Posted May 26, 2020 at 5:00 am

On Delancey Street, face mask vending machines are multiplying like mogwai in a bathtub. Where there was one, there are now three servicing the neighborhood. As first reported on Bowery Boogie, entrepreneur David Edelman of RapidMask2Go placed a single vending machine outside 156 Delancey in late-April. Its placement went viral, and the story hit the […]

Grey Lady Starts a Seafood ‘Shack’ on Delancey Street

Posted May 19, 2020 at 5:07 am

Grey Lady on Delancey Street is a fraction of its former self, now slinging seafood as if on a beach. In the time of COVID-19, it’s a seafood shack. Indeed, ownership affixed weathered wood signage to the entrance advertising the menu of takeaway items. For instance, fish tacos ($13), lobster rolls ($18), chowder ($5), and […]

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Woman Harasses Straphanger in Anti-Asian Attack at Delancey Street Station

Last modified May 18, 2020 at 12:02 pm

A woman is wanted for harassing a fellow straphanger during the Friday morning commute, and threatening her with anti-Asian sentiments, police said. The incident took place on the F train at 7:45am, just outside the Delancey Street/Essex Street subway station. The victim herself filmed the harassment in real time, showing the attacker cursing and slapping. […]

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Delancey Street Tenement to Gain 4-Story Addition

Posted May 5, 2020 at 5:01 am

Undergoing renovations for the last year or so, 108 Delancey Street is now stepping into the proverbial spotlight. Permits previously filed with Department of Buildings reveal a partial demolition and four-story addition slated to top the stout tenement building. Once work is complete, the reimagined property – owned by controversial landlord Samy Mahfar – will […]

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Apple Maps Now Displays COVID-19 Testing Sites, Including CityMD on Delancey Street

Posted April 30, 2020 at 5:12 am

Apple Maps is now displaying COVID-19 testing locations around the country. iPhone users can access the information by opening the search interface in Maps, where “COVID-19 Testing” is the first choice on the list. Available sites on the Lower East Side include the five-year-old CityMD at 138 Delancey and Gouverneur Hospital on Madison Street. Other […]

Laundromats Open on The Lower East Side

Last modified April 29, 2020 at 11:56 am

Laundry is just one of the many little unexpected challenges that city dwellers are facing during pandemic times. But cheer up, Charlie, we found a few laundromats that are still open around the neighborhood, where you can get your threads clean. The following businesses are still operating (as of April 29): Delancey Laundromat (9-11 Delancey) […]

There is a Face Mask Vending Machine on Delancey Street

Last modified April 29, 2020 at 1:16 pm

There is now an easy way to purchase a face mask during the coronavirus crisis. This handy vending machine on the eastern end of Delancey Street. The dispenser sits on a dolly, and is nestled into a small carve-out of the storefront at 156 Delancey Street. It sells KN95 masks for $4.00 apiece. Yesterday was […]

DOB Unveils Real-Time Map Plotting Essential and Emergency Construction Sites

Posted April 6, 2020 at 5:03 am

At the end of March, Governor Cuomo froze almost all construction projects statewide in response to the fast-moving COVID-19 pandemic and its infection of 19 workers around the city. Only essential projects are granted a pass – infrastructure and transportation projects, emergency repairs, hospital building, and work on affordable housing. It is these exception jobs […]

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These Lower East Side Bars and Restaurants are Crowdfunding for their Staff [Updating]

Last modified April 5, 2020 at 8:39 pm

Definitely one of the hardest hit, New York City’s nightlife scene is suffering due to the COVID-19 shutdown. So much so, that businesses are trying everting to stay afloat. Some are successful, like Forgtmenot on Division Street, which morphed into a full-fledged grocery (“The General Store”). Under the banner of staff relief, bars and restaurants […]

Grindr Date at Baruch Houses Gone Awry as Man Robbed with Taser, Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Last modified March 27, 2020 at 7:37 am

A man was threatened with a taser and robbed in the Baruch Houses this week after a Gindr meetup gone awry, police said. The victim had been corresponding with another man on the Grindr dating app, and arranged an early-morning meetup at the Baruch Houses on March 23. (Nevermind, COVID-19.) At 7:30am, the victim arrived […]

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