Delancey Street

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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Grey Lady is Handing out Free Quarts of Soup Today

Last modified March 19, 2020 at 8:59 am

Lower East Side seafood stalwart, Grey Lady, is handing out free soup to the community today. Their chef, Tadd Johnson, spent all week cooking a whopping 30 gallons of various soups. Apparently there are two walk-in refrigerators brimming with “proteins and produce” from both Grey Lady and sister establishment Canary Club. Options include broccoli-cheddar, potato […]

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Game on: Sour Mouse Social Club Ready for Delancey Street

Posted March 13, 2020 at 5:03 am

A new basement bar and game room is one month from opening on the Lower East Side. Dubbed Sour Mouse, the basement venue occupies space beneath the former Rainbow retailer at 110 Delancey Street. (The discount store closed in January.)  It’s been in the works for nearly a year, and is run by the proprietor […]

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HSBC Makes it Official on Delancey Street

Last modified March 11, 2020 at 10:11 am

Another day, another bank branch. HSBC is headed to the southeast corner of Ludlow and Delancey Streets. We broke the news back in January when the teaser posters first appeared in the windows. Now, its presence is official with the installation of permanent marquee signage. Opening seems imminent. The arrival of an HSBC branch at […]

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Fistfight Caught on Camera at Delancey Street McDonald’s

Posted March 2, 2020 at 5:00 am

The Delancey Street McDonald‘s is always a hotbed of violence. Has been for years, and not even an extreme makeover in early 2018 could change that. Case in point is the following video clip, in which two men are seen fighting without interruption. Apparently the fisticuffs happened last Thursday night. Probably the most impressive thing […]

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The Children’s Place on Delancey Street Might Not Survive 2020

Posted February 25, 2020 at 5:03 am

The Lower East Side outpost of The Children’s Place is operating on borrowed time. The tombstone leasing banner beside its store signage at 126 Delancey says it all. Diving deeper into the real estate listing – repped by Sinvin [PDF] – it appears the 7,600 square-foot space is available starting November 2020. And Essex Crossing […]

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Delancey Street Bodega Robbed at Gunpoint, Suspects at Large

Posted February 19, 2020 at 5:04 am

Police are after two men suspected of holding up a Delancey Street bodega at gunpoint. The robbery – caught on camera – happened shortly before 4:30pm at the N&N Delancey Smoke Shop near the southwest corner of Allen Street. One suspect asked the clerk for cigarettes, while the other reportedly demanded money with an assault […]

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A Decade Later, the Lowline is Stopped in its Tracks

Posted February 19, 2020 at 5:00 am

More than a decade after its conception, the ambitious Lowline project is kaput. Stopped in its tracks due to financial constraints, Crain’s reports. The founders of the $83 million subterranean park – Dan Barasch and James Ramsey – announced this week that the project is no longer viable. That despite years of neighborhood outreach, appearances […]

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