Delancey Street

‘Inokim’ Rolls into LES with Delancey Street Scooter Store

Posted July 15, 2019 at 5:05 am

The recently upscaled retail strip at the base of the Williamsburg Bridge just welcomed its newest tenant. Electric scooter company Inokim planted two wheels in the space formerly occupied by Cricket Wireless. Under the moniker of “urban freedom,” the store at 164 Delancey Street is essentially a showroom pimping the various scooter models. It’s the […]

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‘Sour Mouse’ Bar and Game Room Coming to Delancey Street

Posted July 15, 2019 at 5:04 am

At the bottom of this Rainbow, not a pot of gold but a new rec room. Beneath the Delancey Street discount retailer, Rainbow, the proprietor of Black Cat LES is angling to open a hangout with plenty of bar sports. Keeping with the animal theme, Aaron Ho and Edward Wong will impart Sour Mouse, a […]

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Remembering the Olympic Restaurant on the Fifth Anniversary of its Closure

Posted July 3, 2019 at 5:00 am

Remember the Olympic? It’s like it was never even there. Now, the 26-story shit-brown skyscraper known as The Essex rules the spot with luxury rentals, the new Essex Market, and a Regal Cinema. However, this past Sunday was the anniversary of its closure. The Olympic Restaurant closed down exactly five years ago. Their departure in […]

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DOT Pitches New Delancey Street Safety Upgrades (Again)

Posted June 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s back to the drawing board. The city will present yet another plan to improve safety along Delancey Street, one of the more dangerous thoroughfares in the Five Boroughs. Goal of this $22.7 million project is to “transform Delancey Street primarily through safety and streetscape improvements.” The project (HWM2025) follows seven months after the city […]

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PS 110 Hosts 5th Annual ‘Lower Eats Side Food Festival’ Tomorrow

Posted June 14, 2019 at 5:09 am

Tomorrow afternoon, you can eat your way around the globe at the fifth annual “Lower Eats Side Festival.” As in years prior, the PTA at Public School 110 (aka the Florence Nightingale School) on Delancey Street is once again hosting this international food and music festival. First held in 2015 on the 110th anniversary of […]

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Paint ‘N Pour Scouts Delancey Street for New Studio

Posted May 31, 2019 at 5:00 am

The paint-and-drink concept initially planned for the Fat Baby space is now gunning for a different spot on Delancey Street. Paint ‘N Pour, one of many companies that lure customers by pairing paint classes with drinking, is currently headquartered in Harlem. Its owner, Tinesha Sharpe, previously met defeat at the hand of Community Board 3 […]

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With LES Gentrification at Critical Mass, the Time is Now to Pass Universal Rent Control [OP-ED]

Posted May 17, 2019 at 5:05 am

Bob Angles, a resident living in one of the affordable units of Essex Crossing, penned the following editorial. Secondary displacement, better known as gentrification, has been creeping up and down our streets for the past decade. Yet, with the arrival of thousands of new, unregulated apartments between the Extell tower (i.e. One Manhattan Square) and […]

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On 10th Anniversary of its Conception, $83M Lowline Still Years Away

Posted April 9, 2019 at 5:04 am

The Lowline subterranean park concept this year celebrates a decade on the boards. A decade of proposals, blueprints, and bureaucratic red tape. Any news of its progress since the 2016 Lowline Lab concept on Essex Street has been silent, to say the least. Lost in a sea of completing local headlines about Essex Crossing. The […]

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14-Screen Regal Cinemas Now Open at Essex Crossing

Posted April 8, 2019 at 5:08 am

For the first time in a long time – at least two decades – there is again a multiplex on the Lower East Side. Regal Cinemas at Essex Crossing just opened to the public over the weekend. The announcement was rather casual. Just a brief press release at 5:30pm last Friday evening. The fourteen-screen theater […]

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Luther Gulick Playground Rehabilitation Officially Breaks Ground

Posted March 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

For Luther Gulick Playground, the unimaginable is now happening. Rehabilitation is nigh. What was to begin last fall, officially kickstarted yesterday with the obligatory groundbreaking ceremony. The usual train of Parks Department officials and politicians were in attendance – Margaret Chin, Rosie Mendez, and representatives from the offices of Nydia Velazquez, Scott Stringer, and Brian […]

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