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The Pickle Guys are Opening a Fried Pickles (and Burger) Joint Next Door

Posted January 4, 2017 at 5:10 am

No sooner did the Pickle Guys get up and running at the new headquarters than more news about its “eatery” announced. Indeed, as we were the first publication to report last week, the Pickle Guys are planning a fast-food-ish joint next to its new location at 357 Grand Street. Details were rather scant at the […]

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Looking Inside the New Pickle Guys Store on Grand Street [PHOTOS]

Posted January 3, 2017 at 5:11 am

New year, new location, new brine. The Pickle Guys are now officially situated at 357 Grand Street (i.e. right across the way), the first change of scenery in fourteen years. And the reopening came earlier than initially expected. Owner Alan Kaufman and crew migrated barrels and business last Thursday, just in time to ring in […]

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Pickle Guys New Grand Street Store Debuts this Weekend, Adjacent ‘Eatery’ in the Works

Posted December 28, 2016 at 5:00 am

On this fourth day of Chanukah, big news for the Pickle Guys. The new and improved location just across the street is days from a “soft” opening. We hear that the lease is up on the old sub-grade dispensary, and that the move should take place by New Year’s Eve. The official inauguration is scheduled […]

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The Pickle Guys Make it Official at New Grand Street Digs

Posted December 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

The worst kept secret on the Lower East Side is now official. Earlier this week, the Pickle Guys hoisted updated signage at its new location just across the street. The announcement now straddles the marquee of 357 Grand Street. Behind the plywood shed, meanwhile, work is seemingly nearing completion on the forthcoming headquarters. Walls are tiled […]

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Actor Willem Dafoe Unloads Grand Street Pad

Posted December 13, 2016 at 5:15 am

Willem Dafoe is no stranger to the Lower East Side. After all, he spent a good amount of time on it during the filming of Abel Ferrrara’s 4:44 back in 2012. But he’s about to become a little less familiar, as his property is up for grabs. Or was. As noted by the Observer, Dafoe […]

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‘Zoned Out! Race, Displacement and City Planning in New York City’ Book Launch

Posted December 12, 2016 at 5:17 am

Here’s a timely book launch and panel discussion addressing the recent real estate concerns of the neighborhood vis-a-vis rezoning. “Zoned Out! Race, Displacement and City Planning in New York City” was written as a response to the City’s zoning policies, stating that they have encouraged racial segregation, gentrification and displacement in neighborhoods such as the LES and Chinatown. […]

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Longtime Grand Street Hardware Store ‘Good Locksmith’ is Moving [Updated]

Last modified December 2, 2016 at 12:47 pm

Good Locksmith, the reliable mom-and-pop hardware shop located at 317 Grand Street, is reportedly moving next door. They’ve been on the Lower East Side for more than a decade. A sign inside the store alerts customers, as do the bare shelves. Update: a reader tells us, “I spoke to stephen who the grown son and […]

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Accomplice Who Stuffed Sickly Pit Bull into Suitcase Caught at ‘Saluggi’s East’ on Grand Street this Weekend

Posted November 28, 2016 at 5:14 am

The suspected accomplice to an animal cruelty crime in which an emaciated pit bull was stuffed into a suitcase and left for dead on the Lower East Side has been caught. Cops reportedly collared Bryan Lepe on Friday after he was spotted entering Saluggi’s East on Grand Street. Apparently the 7th Precinct gave the newcomer Seward […]

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Abrons Art Center Showcasing Artwork by LGBTQ Prisoners ‘On the Inside’

Posted November 21, 2016 at 5:12 am

The Abrons Arts Center is hosting a unique exhibit this month. “ON THE INSIDE” showcases work created by LGBTQ artists who are currently incarcerated. Created by singer and filmmaker Tatiana von Furstenberg, in collaboration with Black and Pink, the art expounds on humanity, identity, and spirituality, and share the stories of those who have been made […]

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The Balconies at this New Grand Street Development Resemble a Swastika

Last modified November 18, 2016 at 10:53 am

The bustling southeast corner of Grand and Elizabeth Streets in Chinatown is sprouting some luxury. A new seven-story mixed-use building, to be precise, is nearly complete at 223-227 Grand Street. The three tax lots were purchased by developer 223 Grand Street Property Inc. several years ago for $8.5 million, and subsequently merged into one buildable parcel. […]

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