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For Safe Keeping: Removing a Century-Old Bank Safe from Little Italy

Last modified November 8, 2018 at 10:05 am

In anticipation of imminent demolition, the Italian American Museum on Grand Street in Little Italy is relocating some of its treasures. For safe keeping. Namely, the multi-ton safe that dates back over a century. This past Monday, workers from the Acme Safe Co. removed the unique artifact from the vault of 185-189 Grand Street, which […]

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This Guy was the First Customer at Trader Joe’s on the Lower East Side

Posted October 22, 2018 at 5:09 am

People queue for anything. Here on the Lower East Side, it was for the Friday morning debut of Trader Joe’s on Grand Street. After years of hype, anticipation, and plenty of delays, the specialty grocer is finally a reality. It occupies 30,000 square-feet in the basement of The Rollins building at Essex Crossing (aka Site […]

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Trader Joe’s Debuts on the Lower East Side Tomorrow Morning

Posted October 18, 2018 at 5:02 am

Get ready to queue, Lower East Side. Trader Joe’s is coming. The newest grocery location opens tomorrow morning after two years in the making. The new Essex Crossing outpost – situated in the basement of 400 Grand Street – is lucky number seven for the ubiquitous grocery store in Manhattan. It’s being lauded as the […]

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Date Set for Trader Joe’s Debut on the Lower East Side

Posted October 5, 2018 at 5:03 am

After a lengthy dramatic bout of “will they won’t they,” the Lower East Side’s first Trader Joe’s will decidedly open for business in two weeks’ time. The new Essex Crossing outpost – located in the basement of 400 Grand Street – is lucky number seven for the ubiquitous branded grocery store in Manhattan. It’s being […]

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Chalkboard Wisdom: Randall’s Gets Controversial on Grand Street [Updated]

Last modified October 1, 2018 at 10:10 am

Randall’s Barbecue opened on Grand Street in August to mediocre reviews. They’re now joking (and irking) with a double entendre of a sandwich board outside the entrance. The two-toned message – “Let us get you drunk and fill you with our meat.” One reader quipped, “Really obnoxious, particularly given recent headlines (i.e. Brett Kavanaugh). What […]

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New Target at Essex Crossing is Plagued by Thefts

Posted September 18, 2018 at 5:04 am

For shoplifters, the bullseye on the facade of 400 Grand Street is an invitation. Indeed, the small-format iteration of Target at Essex Crossing has become just that in the short month since it opened. According to police sources at the 7th Precinct, there have been 42 reported thefts inside the second-floor retailer since the August […]

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New Signage for Trader Joe’s at Essex Crossing, Opening Next Month

Posted September 10, 2018 at 5:03 am

While Target’s much-ballyhooed opening date on Grand Street already came to pass, its big-box neighbor is still on the horizon. Timetable to completion for the Trader Joe’s at Essex Crossing (i.e. The Rollins building on Site 5) reverted back to fall 2018. Wait longer. Back in March, the official word was that Trader Joe’s would debut […]

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Grand Street 7-Eleven Closes Tomorrow

Posted August 30, 2018 at 5:07 am

The 7-Eleven outside the Seward Park Co-op on Grand Street is at the end of its life. Five years later, the franchisees have terminated their lease, and will close down for good tomorrow (August 31). Co-op management, which owns the one-story commercial strip, confirmed the closure to us earlier this month. Apparently, 7-Eleven corporate guaranteed […]

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Lower East Side Ferry Route Launches Today

Last modified August 30, 2018 at 10:38 am

The last of the NYC Ferry routes is now operational. Today is the first day of boat service for the Lower East Side line. If you recall, Corlear’s Hook landing had been under construction since late-winter. As previously reported, this new Lower East Side route – part of a $55 million expansion three years in […]

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Target Cuts Ribbon at Essex Crossing Ahead of Sunday Grand Opening

Last modified August 15, 2018 at 4:20 pm

Target is poised to open another small format location on the Lower East Side this week. To mark the occasion, corporate held a special ribbon-cutting event yesterday evening for store employees and community VIPs. New signage was installed just before the celebration, which also included the Target mascot. Take a look inside… Perhaps fanfare will be […]

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