Delancey Street

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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Starbucks on Delancey Street Robbed at Knifepoint Days Before Knifing outside its Doors

Posted March 24, 2020 at 5:09 am

Coronavirus can’t curb crime on the Lower East Side. There were two knifepoint robberies last week in as many days, in and outside the Starbucks on Delancey Street. The first incident happened inside the coffee shop last Thursday (March 19) at noon. A robber took unspecified loot, and threatened an employee with a knife in […]

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Friday Whopper: SUV Crashes into Delancey Street Burger King

Posted March 23, 2020 at 5:05 am

It was a whopper of an accident on Delancey Street Friday evening. Shortly before 9:45pm, a driver headed westbound off the Williamsburg Bridge slammed into the facade of Burger King. An eyewitness tells us that pedestrians on the sidewalk were nearly flattened as the SUV careened into the store. Airbags purportedly deployed, and the woman […]

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