Delancey Street

Single-Story Delancey Street Retail Strip Returns to Market for $14.5M

Posted August 20, 2018 at 5:04 am

For the umpteenth time in recent years, the 2,752 square-foot single-story row of retail along Delancey Street by the Williamsburg Bridge is again up for grabs. There has been a flurry of activity here of late, largely to reface the entire property. What was once a run-down facade now boasts some real definition and machismo. […]

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Tenement Museum Announces New Kiosk at the ‘Market Line’

Posted August 16, 2018 at 5:10 am

Another Lower East Side institution is joining forces with the Essex Crossing behemoth known as the Market Line. Yup, the Tenement Museum is embracing the billion-dollar mega-development with a new kiosk space in what will be the 150,000 square-foot upscale market, set to debut later this year. The booth will give visitors a chance to […]

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With ‘Gold Rush,’ Death Cab for Cutie Laments the Loss of Cities to Rapid Change

Posted August 16, 2018 at 5:04 am

Two months ago, Death Cab for Cutie released a single called “Gold Rush.” The catchy track, which revolves around a Yoko Ono sample, focuses on a subject matter that hits close to home – the effects of rapid change on a neighborhood. Death Cab leadman, Ben Gibbard, confessed upon its release that he penned the […]

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Ruminating on the Summer Blackout of 2003 [PHOTOS]

Posted August 14, 2018 at 5:08 am

We originally ran a version of this story five years ago. Seemed fitting to revisit on the fifteenth anniversary of the Blackout… August 14, 2003 was a seasonably warm Thursday, and coincidentally, the conclusion of a fruitful downtown work experience. To everyone else, though, it was just another day at the office. So, when the […]

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One of the Most Dangerous Areas for Pedestrians is on the LES

Posted August 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

One of the most dangerous areas in Manhattan for pedestrians and cyclists is located in the borderlands of Little Italy and the Lower East Side, according to data mining website Localize. Street safety data was apparently evaluated at every New York City intersection between January 2013 and January 2018. “The analysis created an index that […]

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12-Story Delancey Tower Reanimates After Nearly a Decade of Delays

Posted August 8, 2018 at 5:00 am

One of the more notorious zombie developments on the Lower East Side – in the works for the better part of the last decade – recently reanimated. The half-built, through-block development of 210 Delancey Street (with frontage on Pitt) is now covered in a shroud of black netting. No doubt signaling resumption of construction activity. […]

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Pho Grand and Moon Man Join Market Line Roster

Posted August 2, 2018 at 5:09 am

More vendors have dribbled from the PR babble backing the Market Line. (The media advisories seem to announce the newest vendors in threes.) Yesterday, Essex Crossing developers Delancey Street Associates revealed the latest and greatest that will grace the booths of the new upscale baazar-like setting. Lower East Side Vietnamese staple Pho Grand, Moon Man’s first […]

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This Delancey Street Sidewalk is a Decade-Running Pedestrian Pitfall

Posted August 2, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s one of the top pedestrian pitfalls on the Lower East Side. The pathway and sidewalk running along the northern edge of the Hua Mei Bird Garden in Sara D. Roosevelt Park is a complete disaster. Concrete slabs and pavers on this stretch have been deteriorating for over a decade, creating a trip-worthy obstacle course […]

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‘Doka Square’ Departs Delancey After 3 Years

Posted July 18, 2018 at 5:04 am

Doka Square, the ambitious pan-Asian restaurant at the southwest corner of Eldridge and Delancey Streets, is now kaput. Business concluded earlier this month after just barely three years on the block. The enormous, 5,000 square-foot space is now on the market, repped by Citi Habitats, according to onsite signage. It’s pitched as a whole for […]

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Bradley Theodore Paints Anthony Bourdain Tribute Mural on Delancey Street

Posted July 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

Prolific street artist Bradley Theodore last weekend painted a memorial to fallen celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. It’s on the facade of 104 Delancey Street, seemingly the first such tribute mural to the man on the Lower East Side. Theodore’s trademark is painting skeletal renditions of fashionable pop culture icons. So it’s touching to see a […]

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