Forsyth Street

LES Landlord Shuts Down ‘Forsyth Fire Escape’ Burrito Slingers

Last modified July 21, 2021 at 12:17 pm

Two Chinatown residents last month opened a unique pop up restaurant, slinging burritos from their fire escape on Forsyth Street. They’re not the run-of-the mill burritos, either – they’re Scallion Pancake Burritos, of the Thai, Dominican, Chinese and California variety. Rather than running up and down stairs for delivery, “Forsyth Fire Escape” owners Isabel Lee […]

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With Completion Date Delayed, Subway Ventilation Project Foments Chaos on Forsyth Street

Posted July 16, 2021 at 5:00 am

Already in play for nigh on four years years, the job to replace outdated subway ventilation apparatus fifteen beneath the roadbed at Forsyth and Delancey Streets is now full throttle. The criss-crossing network of fencing around construction creates havens for illicit activity – drug deals, shooting up, public sex, and attempted assaults are now par […]

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Man Stabbed Twice in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted May 20, 2021 at 5:10 am

Cops seek assistance from the public in identifying a suspect who stabbed a man twice in Sara D. Roosevelt Park in broad daylight Sunday. According to the police report, a 32-year-old man de-mounted his bike at 4:20pm near Forsyth and Broome Streets. The perp stood up from a park bench – near the sunken court […]

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Chris Marte Barnstorms Forsyth Street Ahead of City Council Primary

Last modified May 17, 2021 at 12:14 pm

Spring sprung late, but campaign season is early. While the citywide elections are still in November, the primaries are scheduled for June 22, rather than September. And with this calendar shift comes a change to the ballot, too, as ranked-choice voting becomes a reality. If you’re confused about who’s running for Mayor, which City Council […]

When a Rat Skeleton Falls through Your Ceiling

Posted October 28, 2020 at 5:00 am

This is not a Halloween story, but may as well be. As reported yesterday, deaf and hearing-impaired tenants living at 174 Forsyth Street are demanding remedy for deplorable living conditions. Those affected allege years of neglect that led to extreme disrepair and lack of security, and are holding a press conference this morning to train […]

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Deaf Tenants Allege Years of Neglect and Poor Living Conditions on Forsyth Street

Posted October 27, 2020 at 5:00 am

Deaf tenants in HUD housing on the Lower East Side are organizing to demand better living conditions after years of purported neglect. The buildings comprising 174-184 Forsyth Street were constructed in March 1994 specifically for low-income deaf and hearing-impaired tenants. New York Society for the Deaf owns the six-story, half-block complex, which was financed by […]

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Roni-Sue’s Chocolates Focuses on Essex Market Stall as MTA Construction Sidelines Forsyth Street Store

Last modified March 6, 2020 at 10:38 am

Lower East Side chocolatier, Roni-Sue’s Chocolates, no longer has a public-facing brick-and-mortar presence. Its store at 148 Forsyth Street recently shuttered after nearly seven years on the block. Signage affixed to the drawn grate steers customers to the new Essex Street Market, where the business maintains a stall. Owner Rhonda Kave tells us that MTA […]

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How One LES Block is Losing Because of Ongoing MTA Work

Posted November 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

As the MTA continues its infrastructure work outside Sara D. Roosevelt Park, the surrounding community continues to bear the brunt. As we’ve been reporting, the job is to replace the outdated subway ventilation plant fifteen beneath the roadbed at Forsyth and Delancey Streets. Already in the works for three years, installation of this new Emergency […]

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Bird Watching on the Lower East Side this Weekend

Posted October 11, 2019 at 5:06 am

Binoculars at the ready! This weekend, the Urban Park Rangers from the Department of Parks and Recreation are hosting a birding session on the Lower East Side. The Rangers will guide enthusiasts of all levels to the best spots in the neighborhood, and the city at large, to catch fall migratory birds in action. Bring […]

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Subway Ventilation Work Results in Another Tree Massacre Forsyth Street

Posted September 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

Underground work on a subway ventilation plant beneath Forsyth Street is wreaking all sorts of havoc on the surrounding community. Crime on the block just north of Delancey Street is on the rise, nighttime lighting is dim, and the trees are falling. Or, rather, were felled. On the west side of Forsyth, an entire block […]

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