Essex Street

Sidelined by Health Department, Two-Bit’s Retro Arcade Promises to Return

Posted December 6, 2017 at 5:02 am

For Two-Bit’s Retro Arcade, the truth surrounding its closure last month is available for the public to see. Ownership pasted a more detailed explanation about the Department of Health inspection and the ultimate decision to drop the hammer. Inspectors dropped by the Essex Street arcade in late-November and wasted little time in closing on the […]

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‘Zagrat’ Rated ‘Squeakeasies’ Are All the Rage for Area Vermin

Last modified November 21, 2017 at 1:28 pm

New Yorkers aren’t the only unfortunate ones facing gentrification. It’s the dawn of a new era, one in which venerable rodents no longer set fires to cars or shack up in rotting constructions sites because they have to. Nay, because they want to.  And, naturally, a gentrified pest is in need of the finer things. […]

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Essex Street Market Warehouse Gets Demolition Death Shroud Ahead of Phase II Development

Posted November 20, 2017 at 9:50 am

More than seventy-seven years after its construction at the behest of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, another Essex Street Market building is on death’s door. The shroud of netting and scaffolding was affixed to the facade of 140 Essex Street (aka Site 8) last week. Another piece of Lower East Side history razed; yet the end is […]

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Two Bit’s Arcade on Essex Street Shuttered by Health Department Last Week

Posted November 20, 2017 at 5:02 am

Is it game over for Two Bit’s Retro Arcade? The Essex Street arcade has been noticeably silent all weekend in the aftermath of a city inspection. Department of Health inspectors paid a visit last Thursday and shut the place down, apparently for “operating without a permit.” (It’s the second such closure in Hell Square in […]

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Essex Street Market Now Offers Home Delivery

Posted November 14, 2017 at 5:05 am

In the twilight of its days at 120 Essex Street, the Essex Street Market continues to reinvent itself. This time, with delivery. Indeed, the 77-year-old market last week teamed up with Mercato to offer a delivery program for customers. Products offered in-store by food merchants are now available to those still sitting on the couch. […]

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NYPD Rolls Out Flood Lights in Seward Park in Response to Homeless Hangout

Posted November 8, 2017 at 5:06 am

Is Seward Park returning to its scruffy past? It’s not uncommon to see junkies shooting up in Schiff Fountain these days. Not to mention, the area homeless population has also taken up residence at the southwest corner of the park in recent months. So it comes as no surprise that two NYPD flood-light trailers rolled […]

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Essex Crossing Releases Rendering of Second Affordable Senior Building

Posted November 6, 2017 at 5:09 am

For all intents and purposes, Phase I of Essex Crossing is pretty much complete. Now it’s on to the next step. The latest renedering to hit the boards is for 140 Essex Street (aka Site 8), which previously housed the Lowline Lab and Hanksy exhibit (“Market Surplus”). Developer Beyer Blinder Belle released the image on […]

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Cactus Store’s Essex Street Pop-Up Stand Closes Down on Sunday

Posted October 23, 2017 at 5:10 am

With autumn in full swing, seasonal shops are transitioning. Down on Essex Street, the Cactus Store is less than a week shy of departing westward. The Los Angeles-based cactus purveyor is slated to end its pop-up at 5 Essex Street next Sunday (October 29). They apparently received the last shipment of the season before it […]

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The 26-Story ‘Gateway’ to Essex Crossing Tops Out

Last modified October 14, 2017 at 1:08 pm

Essex Crossing this week celebrates another milestone. The fourth and final building in Phase I of the billion-dollar mixed-use project has reached the top. The 26-story tower (revised from 24 stories) at 115 Delancey Street (aka Site 2) – referred to as the “Gateway” development – officially topped out yesterday afternoon. Token American flag currently […]

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Hokie Hibachi ‘Ninja Grill’ Arrives on Essex Street

Posted October 12, 2017 at 5:03 am

If hokie hibachi is in your wheelhouse, then this will serve as welcome news. Something called Ninja Grill is ready to do battle on Essex Street. Video game-style signage in the storefront window of number 103 announces the forthcoming arrival of this so-called “Japanese and hibachi express.” The Ninja Grill is assuming control of a […]

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