Delancey Street

Popular Face Mask Vending Machines Expand to Columbus Circle in Time for Phase 1 Reopening of the City

Posted June 8, 2020 at 5:01 am

Those popular face mask vending machines are expanding out of the Lower East Side. We’re told that RapidMask2Go placed another kiosk, albeit further uptown. This one is located in the Turnstyle Market at Columbus Circle. As with the others, it features KN95 masks on sale ($3), with the intention of including hand sanitizer and gloves. […]

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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 […]