Delancey Street

‘Digitally-Enhanced’ McDonald’s Returns to Delancey Street Next Week with 2 Floors and Self-Service Kiosks

Posted January 9, 2018 at 5:00 am

For the 20-year-old Delancey Street McDonald’s, the days of decrepit conditions are in the past. At least in the short run. The multinational fast food chain is a week from reintroducing the corner restaurant to the block. The corner eatery has been under renovations since the end of September, and will soon return with a […]

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Pacific Aquarium on Delancey Street Goes Full Blue

Posted December 27, 2017 at 5:11 am

The much-appreciated Pacific Aquarium on Delancey Street now sports a new look. And an apt one at that. The entire storefront was recently sheathed in a thick coat of aqua-blue paint. Pacific Aquarium is a treasure, and one of our favorite local mom-and-pop shops. In the end, bait-and-tackle is not what you’d expect to see […]

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Take it to the Bridge: Overwhelming Support for Sonny Rollins on the LES

Posted December 21, 2017 at 5:11 am

In retrospect, it was apparently a race to name Lower East Side infrastructure after Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins. While Essex Crossing just anointed one of its luxury rental buildings in the name of Rollins (Site 5), the earlier effort at another area renaming remains underway. You remember – that months-old grassroots campaign to likewise rechristen […]

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Delancey Bridge Tower Zombie Project Site Sells for $29M

Posted December 21, 2017 at 5:08 am

Another Lower East Side zombie reanimates… The forever-stalled Delancey Bridge Tower – a bang-to-bust construction dating back to 2012 – remains a partially-built nightmare. It should’ve already reached its twelve-story height by now. Nope. There hasn’t been activity here since the summer of 2014 (at least), leaving the steel bones of the project exposed. This week, […]

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Live Nation Partners with Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge to Create ‘Mercury East Presents’

Posted December 19, 2017 at 5:04 am

Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge terminated their relationship with Bowery Presents back in August after the latter was acquired by live music juggernaut AEG Live. At the time, rumors swirled that industry competitor Live Nation would swoop in as exclusive booking agency for both classic Lower East Side clubs. Yesterday brought news of the official […]

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When Delancey Street McDonald’s Reopens, it’ll be Supersized on 2 Floors

Last modified December 18, 2017 at 7:13 am

Three months into major gut renovations, you would have no idea that McDonald’s served here for some two decades. Gone is the red-and-yellow branding (except a few “remodeling” signs), stripped from the marquee and replaced with plywood boards. But McDonald’s will indeed return to life in the coming months. Super-sized, at that. Indeed, take a […]

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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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