Forsyth Street

Suspect Wanted in Connection with Sexual Assault on Forsyth Street

Last modified April 5, 2019 at 10:09 am

Cops are in pursuit of a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman in her Lower East Side apartment last week. According to the police report, at about 3am on March 30, the perp approached the 23-year-old woman while she was sitting on her stoop near Forsyth and Grand Streets. He struck up a […]

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There Were 2 Deadly Car Accidents in Chinatown within the Last Couple Weeks

Posted November 30, 2018 at 5:03 am

Within the short span of ten days, and a few blocks, there were two deadly auto collisions in Chinatown that killed unsuspecting pedestrians. The first occurred on November 15, when 90-year-old Ngan Leung was hit while crossing the Bowery at Bayard Street. The 66-year-old driver had been making a left turn, and Leung had the […]

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1 Dead, 6 Injured After Minivan Jumps Curb Last Night on Forsyth Street

Last modified November 29, 2018 at 9:56 pm

A botched parallel parking job in Chinatown last night left one pedestrian dead, and six seriously injured. The unidentified driver of the minivan, 70, was seen backing into a spot on Forsyth Street (south of Canal) shortly before 7:00pm when he lost control (hit the wrong pedal?), jumped the curb, and mowed down a half-dozen […]

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More Drilling on Forsyth Street Ahead of Proposed Subway ‘Ventilation Plant’

Posted September 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Another Davey Drill was spotted on Forsyth Street last week (above Delancey), but as before, it’s not related to the controversial Rivington House condo conversion. But rather, an infrastructure project by the MTA. Indeed, the transit agency remains committed, despite prior community opposition, to constructing a new subway ventilation plant beneath Forsyth Street. Installing this […]

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‘Little Wayla’ Thai Spot Finds its Way on Forsyth Street

Posted July 12, 2018 at 5:02 am

The series of retail vacancies caused by the upscaling of 100 Forsyth Street is slowly returning to life. As reported, Kodawari coffee shop took space previously occupied by C.W. Pencil Enterprise; Signs and Symbols Gallery moved into the old Deadly Dragon Sound record shop; and now Little Wayla is operating in the adjoining units of the […]

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‘The Deuce’ Films Season 2 on the Lower East Side Today

Posted June 15, 2018 at 5:04 am

Looks like production just resumed on the second season of HBO’s Times Square porn drama, The Deuce. The standard fluorescent “no parking” signs now dot the area north of Delancey and east of the Bowery. The above was spotted on Forsyth Street by Sara D. Roosevelt Park. While not immediately evident, “Penny Lane Productions” is […]

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Years Delayed, Forsyth Street Plaza Finally Debuts with Minimal Fanfare

Posted May 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

The long-delayed wasteland of Forsyth Street Plaza is finally available for public use. It officially opened yesterday, just in time for Memorial Day weekend, though seemingly an afterthought for the city. Indeed, there was no major press release or fanfare surrounding this announcement. Nor a ribbon cutting or ceremony with local politicians. Perhaps there’s an […]

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‘Signs and Symbols’ Gallery Takes Former Record Store Space on Forsyth Street

Posted May 4, 2018 at 5:03 am

Over at 100-102 Forsyth Street, the gentrification playbook is put to use. Almost to a tee. As the double-wide tenements are upscaled, its retail mirrors in kind. First, a trendy coffee shop (i.e. Kodawari); next up, a new gallery. Dubbed Signs and Symbols, the new showroom is a self-described “curator’s studio” and “non-gallery gallery” that […]

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‘Kodawari’ Coffee Shop Starts Grinding at 100 Forsyth Street

Posted April 23, 2018 at 5:03 am

Gentrification 101: When upscaling a building on the Lower East Side, install a trendy coffee shop on the ground floor. Maybe even add a little gallery art as flare. That seems to be the narrative at 100 Forsyth Street, too, an address plagued with retail problems in recent years, likely due to ongoing renovations. Something […]

Forsyth Street Plaza Wins American Council of Engineering Award Despite Persistent Project Delays

Posted April 19, 2018 at 5:02 am

The Forsyth Street Plaza, still sealed and at least four years behind schedule, was recognized last week by the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York with an award for engineering excellence. The organization presented the city with a “Platinum Award” in the Transportation category. Despite the engineering achievement and press, though, the pocket park […]

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