Grand Street

Aggro Panhandler Hurls Brick at Pickle Guys Worker in Brutal Attack

Posted September 22, 2021 at 5:01 am

An aggro panhandler outside Pickle Guys on Grand Street attacked an employee after he was asked to move away from the store entrance, cops said. The suspect had been aggressively begging at around 8:20am last Wednesday when the 63-year-old worker told him to disperse. That didn’t sit well; the pugilist picked up a nearby chair […]

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Yoga Instructor Arrested on Grand Street in Connection with Groping Attacks

Posted September 13, 2021 at 5:05 am

A yoga instructor was busted in connection with a string of groping attacks across the city, but mostly in areas on the Lower East Side. Police arrested 37-year-old Kips Bay resident James White Friday afternoon around 5:00pm near Grand and Forsyth Streets, after spotting him on a Fly-3 moped similar to the one used by […]

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Vintage 1990s Footage of Kossar’s Bialys Surfaces

Posted August 11, 2021 at 5:01 am

Last week, decades-old footage of Kossar’s Bialys surfaced thanks to the Museum at Eldridge Street. The found film is a candid look at the Lower East Side institution during the morning rush. When bakers are seen rolling, baking, and stacking the classic snack. The piece was originally filmed by Bea Moss, who had intended to […]

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Flower Pop Mural on Grand Street for the Benefit of LES Organizations

Posted August 4, 2021 at 5:06 am

A bouquet of life for the southerly corner of Grand and Suffolk. This flowery pop of color on the Seward Park Co-op retail complex is courtesy of artist Morgan Everhart. As it were, the mural is a blooming homage to the community’s perseverance through the struggles and hardships of the pandemic. And it directly supports […]

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Seward Park Co-op Faces Dire Financial Reality

Posted July 27, 2021 at 5:05 am

The financial standing at the Seward Park Co-op is apparently dire. Thursday afternoon, the board distributed a report outlining various updates. It speaks for itself. Of particular note is the so-called “Capital Update,” in which the board details the deterioration of “brick ties” on facades throughout the housing complex. To remediate the issue is a […]

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‘Camilla’ to Bring Small Plates and Cocktails to Grand Street Cellar

Posted July 9, 2021 at 5:05 am

Mixologist Albert Trummer, the man once behind Apotheke on Doyers (and responsible for setting the bar-top alight), is no longer imparting a Grand Street cocktail den. He was to have opened something called La Bas, and even scored a liquor license. The pandemic proved a roadblock, and the establishment didn’t see the light. Now, another […]

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Another Seward Park Co-op General Manager Resigns

Posted June 23, 2021 at 5:05 am

More leadership upheaval at the Seward Park Co-op. Residents were recently informed that Brendan Keany, who began his tenure as general manager as Frank Durant’s replacement on April 1, tendered his resignation. For official reasons unknowns. A replacement is currently being sought, below are the communications distributed to the residents a couple weeks ago. Dear […]

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Report: Chalk Artist Hash Halper Dies After Jumping from Brooklyn Bridge

Posted June 17, 2021 at 5:06 am

A street artist known for drawing chalk hearts on the surfaces of downtown has died. The New York Post reports that pop art creative Hash Halper, aged 41, leaped from the Brooklyn Bridge last Friday. He did not survive the fall. The colorful hearts began in 2014, while the self-proclaimed “New York Romantic” worked at […]

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Kossar’s to Expand with New Chelsea Location

Posted June 11, 2021 at 5:00 am

For the first time in its 95-year existence, Kossar’s is expanding operations. The iconic Grand Street bagel shop – founded as a bialy bakery in 1936 – inked a fifteen-year lease last month at 312 11th Avenue in Chelsea. Its new satellite will occupy 1,200 square-feet on the ground floor of the development, also known […]

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Robbers Steal Beer, Beat Bodega Clerk with Baseball Bat on Grand Street

Posted June 10, 2021 at 5:00 am

Two robbers on Grand Street last week stole a case of beer before beating the clerk with a baseball bat, police said. The suspects entered the Deli and Grill Bodega at 523 Grand Street (near Columbia Street) at 4:55am last Friday, and then left with a five-finger-discounted case of Coors Light. The 65-year-old bodega clerk, […]

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