East Broadway

Campaign Underway to Landmark Historic LES Settlement House Buildings

Posted March 10, 2021 at 5:00 am

A grassroots campaign is now underway to landmark three historic Lower East Side settlement house buildings. University Settlement (1898) at 184 Eldridge Street, Educational Alliance (1891) at 197 East Broadway, and the former headquarters of Grand Street Settlement (1905) at 311 East Broadway are part of the pitch. All three are exemplary for their architecture […]

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Asian Man Pummeled Outside East Broadway Station in Latest Biased Attack

Last modified March 4, 2021 at 8:03 am

An Asian man was assaulted in an unprovoked attack outside the East Broadway subway station Tuesday night, adding to a recent spate of biased assaults against Asians across the city. Cops said the 56-year-old victim was entering the F train station – the Rutgers Street entrance by Woo’s Wonton King – at about 8:50pm when […]

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Seward Park Co-op General Manager Stepping Down After 13 Years

Last modified March 3, 2021 at 2:14 pm

Yesterday afternoon, Seward Park Co-op members were informed that the general manager is stepping down next month. Frank Durant, who has managed the complex since 2008, cited personal reasons for the departure, effective April 1. His replacement is Brendan Keany, formerly the General Manager at Penn South. Below is the memo from the Board of […]

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Seward Park Now Bookended by Fast Food Crab Restaurants

Posted March 1, 2021 at 5:12 am

Crab cuisine is now du jour in the Seward Park environs, which is bookended by such fast food joints. Two seemingly identical establishments. Seafood chain Crab Du Jour planted a flag at the former La Flaca on Grand Street earlier this year, and should open in the coming days. At the same time, just a […]

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East Broadway Subway Tiles Free of Disgusting Deposits

Posted January 20, 2021 at 5:02 am

Down in the bowels of the East Broadway subway station, those hideous wall monsters are now a thing of the past. For years, the tunnel tiling devolved into a complete mess. Conditions were ripe for the formation of brown, slug-like deposits that grew ever larger by the week. Until this month, coincidentally the 85th anniversary […]

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Heavy Winds Damage Elevator Motor Room at Seward Park Co-op

Last modified December 25, 2020 at 12:13 pm

The heavy storm that blew through Christmas Eve damaged one of the Seward Park Co-op buildings on East Broadway. A resident informed us this morning the elevator motor room atop 208 East Broadway lost some of its roof during the high winds last night. The debris fell into the playground area below. However, we’re told […]

When ‘Forward’ Lit the Way on East Broadway

Last modified December 2, 2020 at 11:08 am

There was a time when the lights burned bright above East Broadway. And we’re not talking about the sign for 169 Bar. Indeed, the iconic Jewish Daily Forward building at 175 East Broadway – designated a city landmark in 1983 – once boasted rooftop lighting that may have rivaled those of the Atlantic City boardwalk. […]

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‘7 Elephants’ Brings Thai to East Broadway

Posted November 18, 2020 at 5:00 am

It’s been two years since Malt & Mold quit the Lower East Side. Now, its former store on East Broadway is no longer vacant, ready for the next step. Storefront awning and branded paper in the windows of 221 East Broadway advertise the newcomer – a Thai spot called 7 Elephants. The restaurant – situated […]

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Hundreds Converge on East Broadway to Mourn Influential Rabbi

Posted November 9, 2020 at 5:00 am

Hundreds converged on the Lower East Side yesterday morning to pay last respects to Rabbi Dovid Feinstein, a religious luminary who passed away Friday at the age of 91. It was a sea of black hats and suits – Orthodox Jews – who assembled along East Broadway near Rutgers Street. The funeral ceremony took place […]

Looking at the Luxury Conversion of the Former Bialystoker Nursing Home

Posted October 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

Conversion of the former Bialystoker Nursing Home is well underway on East Broadway. Work commenced a year ago, but visible progress is now palpable. The landmark building – designated as such in 2013 – is encased in scaffolding, elevator shaft, and cranes, and windows busted out. In the near future, it will yield more luxury […]

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