Delancey Street

Affordable Housing Lottery Launches for Essex Crossing’s 26-Story ‘Gateway’

Last modified December 14, 2017 at 8:09 am

This is the week of Essex Crossing updates. A torrent of news is coming out of the Lower East Side mega-project, with the latest being the launch of the affordable housing lottery inside the “Gateway” tower at Essex and Delancey Streets. There are a total of 98 affordable apartments up for grabs at 115 Delancey […]

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All Leather Resumes its Perpetual ‘Store Closing Sale’ at Bank Building on Delancey

Posted December 5, 2017 at 5:08 am

There hasn’t been an anchor tenant at 104 Delancey Street since the Chase Bank closed and consolidated with the branch across the street in 2012. Instead, a steady stream of pop-up players, from Gagosian (2012) and Hanksy (2014) to Spirit Halloween (2015), All Leather, and Chabad LES. And now back again. All Leather returned to Delancey […]

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About those Ubiquitous Williamsburg Bridge Stickers You See Around the LES

Posted December 5, 2017 at 5:07 am

Support local businesses, local artists, and local friends. LESNYC has been around a long time. Well, in the new dog years of the Lower East Side, anyway. Once upon a time, businesses pushed six decades; now if they last six months, it’s a gosh-darn miracle. Despite that, the revolving door hasn’t pushed out Steve Hernandez because […]

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Jacob Banks Seduces Bowery Ballroom with his Brit-Soul [PHOTOS]

Last modified November 30, 2017 at 11:02 am

Who is Jacob Banks, you might be asking yourself. Pay attention to this Nigerian-born-UK-raised artist because his Brit-Soul trajectory is skyward. Banks showcased his powerhouse vocals at the Bowery Ballroom last night in the first of two area shows (plus an appearance tonight on Late Night with Seth Meyers). The four-piece band was tight, knocking […]

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‘Tribes of Morocco’ Vanishes After 6 Years on Delancey Street

Posted November 30, 2017 at 5:06 am

When Tribes of Morocco debuted on Delancey Street back in 2011, it seemed an unlikely contender in a homogenizing retail landscape. Nevertheless, the two-room store persisted, remaining in play for six years. Until now. A tipster writes in to say that owner Khalil Hafdy is calling it quits this week. Instead, we’re told that the […]

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Police Investigate Fatal Hit-and-Run on Delancey Street this Morning

Last modified November 10, 2017 at 3:58 pm

A wheelchair-bound homeless man was killed early this morning in a hit-and-run at Delancey and Clinton Streets. The 49-year-old victim – apparently “well known in the neighborhood” – was reportedly found at 3:30am with severe head trauma. Information about the driver or footage of the incident has yet to surface. Police are investigating the incident.

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Cocoron Unveils its Shabushabu Macoron Outpost on Delancey Street

Posted November 10, 2017 at 5:13 am

More than six months in the offing, Shabushabu Macoron is now operational on Delancey Street. It opened last week, right back where it all started seven years ago. The brainchild of soba champions Cocoron, the tiny space at 61 Delancey Street offers reservation-only tasting menus with room for ten. As the name suggests, patrons can […]

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DHS Maintains it Has No Plans to Convert Delancey Holiday Inn into Homeless Shelter

Posted November 7, 2017 at 9:49 am

The Holiday Inn at 150 Delancey Street is currently housing a small number of homeless individuals, the city confirmed in response to our exclusive yesterday. More specifically, some rooms are earmarked as a temporary “emergency shelter.” “We are currently using rooms in this commercial hotel to shelter homeless New Yorkers who would otherwise be turned […]

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Holiday Inn on Delancey Partially Housing Homeless without Neighborhood Notice, Residents Say [Updated]

Last modified November 6, 2017 at 5:06 pm

[Updated below] The Holiday Inn on Delancey Street is now pulling double duty as a homeless shelter. Word came down the pike over the weekend that a small percentage of vacant rooms inside the four-year-old lodge has been housing the homeless since late last month. We further heard from upset neighbors who questioned why the area […]

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Report: Essex Crossing to Overload LES with Office Space

Posted October 23, 2017 at 5:08 am

Now that the last of the Phase I towers has finally topped out, the spotlight turns to the second chapter of Essex Crossing. Last month, renderings surfaced of the first two developments in Phase II, which will rise at SPURA Sites 3 and 4. The former is a 15-story building with 83 market-rate units and […]

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