Grand Street

On Grand Street, Where Weeds Tower Instead of Modular Condos

Posted September 10, 2019 at 5:02 am

The only thing missing from this picture is a tumbleweed rolling down Grand Street. The one-story pastels at 330-332 Grand Street were downed in a hurry, only to sit dormant. Long enough for weeds to grow into small saplings that eventually crossed the plywood threshold. Controversial Lower East Side property owner Daniel Wise – whose […]

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Post-It Solidarity in Chinatown for Hong Kong Protesters

Posted August 19, 2019 at 5:03 am

The splintered plywood on the perimeter of 282-286 Grand Street is now a makeshift statement of solidarity with protesters in Hong Kong. Within the last few days, a display of colorful Post-It notes appeared atop the weather-worn flybills, each with a message in Chinese or English. The stunt includes two small baskets stocked with stickies […]

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Grand Street Bank Robber Fled to Brooklyn in Cab Before Arrest [Updated]

Last modified August 10, 2019 at 8:20 am

A man stole a bag of cash yesterday morning from the TD Bank in the Zarin building on Grand Street before fleeing to Brooklyn, police said. The thief – purportedly a 50-year-old Hispanic man, according to the Citizen app – grabbed approximately $600 in currency before hailing a cab to Brooklyn. He reportedly slipped the […]

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Pho Grand Closes for Renovations

Posted August 7, 2019 at 5:08 am

Venerable Vietnamese restaurant Pho Grand has been closed of late. Starving area locals of a cheap meal. Bilingual signs affixed to the shuttered security gate of 277 Grand Street indicate renovations are afoot. Ordinarily this might be cause for concern, as “renovation” is often a euphemism for a fly-by-night closure. And maybe so, were it […]

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Promised for 2 Years, ‘Diller’ Finally Brings its Fried Pickles to Grand Street

Posted June 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

Killer diller is dressed to the hilt… Indeed, the name has been in Broadway-style lights on Grand Street since last fall. And now, Diller is finally opening. The new fried pickles joint had been waiting what seemed like an eternity for the final Con Edison inspections at 357 Grand Street. But the many months of […]

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New M14 SBS Ticket Kiosks Installed on Essex and Grand

Posted June 17, 2019 at 5:06 am

With the new M14 express bus service rolling out next month, so, too, is the related equipment. Namely, those sidewalk ticket kiosks. The latest to arrive are kiosks at the southbound Essex/Delancey stop (across from the new Essex Market), as well as the southbound Essex/Grand stop (outside Kossar’s). Neither are yet switched on. The new […]

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65-Year-Old Man Jumps to His Death from 6th Floor of Seward Park Co-op

Last modified May 23, 2019 at 8:08 am

A 65-year-old resident of the Seward Park Co-op reportedly leaped to his death early Tuesday morning. According to the police report, the man jumped from the window of his sixth-floor apartment at building 4, west of Clinton. Officers from the 7th Precinct responded at 7:47am, and found him unconscious at the scene. Further investigation into the […]

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Long-Fallow Grand Street Development Reaches 3-Story Height

Posted May 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

You probably forgot about 355 Grand Street. And with good reason. This onetime pit had been vacant for over two years already, ever since the historic 200-year-old Federal-style row house was demolished. The luxury payload is now well underway. Finally, there is actual visible progress toward what will soon become a six-story mixed-use development. Work on the […]

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MTA Capitulates, Restores Critical Bus Stops to M14 SBS Proposal

Posted May 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Winner, winner, chicken dinner… Two months after the MTA surprised the community by axing numerous local stops on the M14 (A/D) bus line as part of its conversion to express SBS, the city has capitulated. The announcement of reversal came Tuesday night at the Transportation subcommittee of Community Board 3, during a presentation by MTA […]

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Shooting in the Vladeck Houses Yesterday Leaves One Man Injured

Posted April 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

A shooting in the Vladeck Houses (NYCHA) last night left one man injured, police said. Shortly before 5:00pm yesterday, multiple shots were fired near the intersection of Grand and Jackson Streets. A group of men was reportedly seen fleeing the gunfire, leaving one injured with a bullet wound to the lower abdomen. We are told that, […]

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