Eldridge Street

Man Falls to his Death from Eldridge Street Building During Smoke Break

Posted December 10, 2019 at 5:06 am

A 54-year-old man on a purported smoke break fell to his death Saturday from a six-story tenement on Eldridge Street, near Hester. Cops were called to the backyard of 54 Eldridge at about 9:15am, where officers found the man’s body sprawled on the ground. Witnesses told police that the victim had been smoking a cigarette […]

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Watch the Surveillance Video of Thanksgiving Day Robbery of Eldridge Street Gambling Den

Posted December 3, 2019 at 5:08 am

More info has come to light regarding the robbery at the Lucky Star bodega on Eldridge Street. The stick-up actually transpired in the basement during a purported gambling session. Three suspects entered the premises on Thanksgiving Day at 4:55pm, and ordered the eleven participants to the floor at gunpoint, demanding they unload cash and jewelry. […]

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Eleven Held at Gunpoint During Thanksgiving Day Robbery at Eldridge Street Bodega

Last modified December 2, 2019 at 1:02 pm

In a Thanksgiving Day heist last week, nearly a dozen customers were forced to the ground during a bodega robbery. Three thieves entered the Chinese bodega at 67 Eldridge Street, according to published reports, yet weren’t after the till. Eleven victims – most middle-aged or seniors between the ages of 38 and 65 – were […]

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Eldridge Street Development Listed for $21M

Posted November 26, 2019 at 5:09 am

With Essex Crossing almost completely operational, the trend is to cash out. Specifically those building owners orbiting the billion-dollar development, who can now command top price. The eight-story development at 165 Eldridge Street, north of Delancey, is next up. The seventeen-year-old housing complex hit the market last week (via Compass) for a whopping $21 million. […]

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Eldridge Street’s Formosa Cafe Folds

Posted August 21, 2019 at 5:02 am

Casual Taiwanese establishment, Formosa Cafe, is finished. The Eldridge Street hangout hung it up earlier this month. Token tombstone signage now hangs from the cartoony marquee. The Lower East Side location is survived by an outpost in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Formosa debuted at 34 Eldridge back in May 2015. It was a large, accommodating space […]

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Celebrating 19 Years of Egg Rolls and Egg Creams on Eldridge Street

Last modified June 14, 2019 at 7:42 pm

Mah jongg tiles at the ready! The annual Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival is hitting the Lower East Side this weekend. The block party, now in its 19th year, is ready to dish out frothy beverages that are neither egg nor cream, alongside a bunch of activities and food celebrating the unique diversity of […]

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Arrested Development: New 14-Story Hotel on Eldridge Street Stalls

Posted March 27, 2019 at 5:03 am

Reactivated, then deactivated. One year later, there isn’t much to show for the incoming hotel at 79 Eldridge Street. It was February 2018 that construction commenced on the new 14-story lodge. And here we are; the superstructure is barely out of the ground at a height of about two stories. It’ll eventually hit fourteen floors […]

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LinkNYC Highlights Lower East Side with New Graphic

Posted February 6, 2019 at 5:03 am

Coming soon to LinkNYC advertising obelisks is a series of five neighborhood-specific illustrations by artist Dana Rodriguez. The Lower East Side counts as one, alongside Greenwich Village, midtown, Harlem, and Brooklyn. (Apparently each image will run on machines in those targeted areas.) Local icons illustrated in the graphic include Katz’s Deli, Grand Street subway stop, […]

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Eldridge Street Synagogue Offers Free Admission to Furloughed Federal Employees

Posted January 25, 2019 at 5:03 am

With the government shutdown now clocking in at a month, many establishments are trying to ease the financial burden on those who have yet to receive a paycheck in 2019. This includes businesses and organizations on the Lower East Side. The Museum at Eldridge Street is offering free admission for all federal employees currently on […]

‘Sensei’ Art Bar Erased from Eldridge Street After a Year

Posted August 22, 2018 at 5:03 am

It’s not a stretch to say that art gallery bars these days are not a sound business model. Invariably, such concepts morph into nightclubs or close outright (or both). In the case of Sensei on Eldridge Street, it was the latter. The pseudo-skater-slash-gallery bar exited 135 Eldridge Street not too long ago. A window-hogging leasing […]

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