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‘Crab Du Jour’ Chain Claws onto the Lower East Side

Posted January 26, 2021 at 5:03 am

Crab Du Jour is headed to the southern perimeter of Essex Crossing. The fast food joint, which slings Cajun-style seafood, planted a flag at 384 Grand Street last week. Literally. Signage announces the newcomer. It takes the spot left vacant by La Flaca last summer after its ten-year tenure on the block. Crab Du Jour […]

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Friedmans Readies New Grand Street Restaurant

Posted December 11, 2020 at 5:03 am

Friedmans, the local comfort food chain, is already underway on its newest outpost. It’s headed to Grand Street, at the foot of the Seward Park Co-op. There is no longer any evidence of the preceding restaurant, Randall’s BBQ. Signage was stripped from the facade of 357 Grand Street weeks ago, and there is paper hanging […]

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Elderly LES Woman Lived with Husband’s Corpse for Weeks

Last modified October 21, 2020 at 7:40 am

An elderly woman in the Seward Park Co-op on the Lower East Side had been living with her husband’s rotting corpse for the last two weeks, cops said. Alarmed neighbors yesterday noticed the foul stench wafting through their apartment building at 383 Grand Street and notified the authorities. Police responded at 11:30am and found the […]

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Seward Park Co-op Imposes Steep Fines for Residents Violating Face Mask Guidelines

Posted October 13, 2020 at 5:07 am

Members living in the Seward Park Co-op must now abide by in-house COVID-19 protocols or face fines. Per the latest update to shareholders, residents “must wear a mask, respect social distancing guidelines, and limit the number of people getting into the elevator at the same time by not exceeding one family per ride.” Those caught […]

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Doughnut Plant Hopes to Reopen on the LES this Weekend

Posted October 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

For Doughnut Plant, the “temporary closure” of the Lower East Side original might soon reach conclusion. You’ll recall that the area favorite shuttered back in July due to challenges of operating during the pandemic. Now, three months later, they’re slowly getting back to normal. Doughnut Plant reopened the downtown Brooklyn and Long Island City outposts […]

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Manousheh Readies New Grand Street Restaurant

Posted October 1, 2020 at 5:02 am

Manousheh, the popular Lebanese eatery of Greenwich Village, is nearing the finish line for its first expansion. The new restaurant at 403 Grand Street, in the shadow of Seward Park Co-op. The former 7-Eleven space, owned by the co-op and managed by Charles H. Greenthal, is transformed into a large, open layout eatery. Four tables […]

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‘Friedmans’ Eyes Seward Park for Latest Outpost

Posted September 29, 2020 at 5:00 am

Friedmans, the local comfort food chain, has eyes for Seward Park. Specifically, the commercial space formerly occupied by Randall’s Barbecue. Indeed, it appears that 357 Grand Street – vacant since May – could be restaurant number eight for the Friedmans crew. Owner Alan Phillips is listed on the October docket of Community Board 3 to […]

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3-Alarm Fire Tears Through Grand Street Building in Midnight Blaze

Last modified September 17, 2020 at 7:03 am

Shortly after midnight, a raging fire tore through 303 Grand Street, just west of Allen. A thick plume of smoke billowed into the sky. According to various scanner sources, the blaze started in the back of the store, and quickly escalated into a three-alarm fire. Firefighters battled for more than thirty minutes before the flames […]

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SLA Suspends ‘Noree Thai Bazaar’ on Grand Street for Coronavirus Violations

Posted August 26, 2020 at 5:01 am

Lower East Side establishments continue to act in defiance of state coronavirus mandates. And ultimately pay the price. Newcomer Noree Thai Bazaar on Grand Street is the latest to fall victim to State Liquor Authority enforcement. The agency suspended the bar’s liquor license after investigators paid a visit last Friday. According to an update from […]

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Doughnut Plant Suspends Operations Until ‘At Least August’ Due to Pandemic Pressures

Posted July 23, 2020 at 5:00 am

It’s not looking good for Doughnut Plant. The Lower East Side original is amidst a “temporary closure,” which doesn’t typically bode well in the food industry, especially during a pandemic. The writing may be on the wall based on the doughnut empire’s latest Instagram post: “We are making the difficult but necessary decision today: Our […]

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