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Netflix Comedy ‘Otherhood’ Filming Through End of Week

Posted July 11, 2018 at 5:07 am

Netflix will post up on the Lower East Side for the remainder of this week to shoot scenes for its upcoming feature, Otherhood. We spotted these “no parking” signs along Grand Street, west of Allen. Deadline describes Otherhood as a comedy “about three Moms who leave their suburban life to reconnect with their estranged sons in […]

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Randall’s Barbecue Adds Signage on Grand Street Ahead of July Opening

Posted June 21, 2018 at 5:07 am

Randall’s Barbecue is nearing the finish line on Grand Street, bringing traif to the onetime Kosher pizzeria. Contractors last week installed the new brown awning, signaling the end of another commercial vacancy in this low-rise stretch. As previously reported, proprietor Jared Male, a pit-master veteran of both Hill Country and Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem, plans to […]

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Grand Street Settlement is Giving Away 16K Books Today and Saturday

Last modified June 14, 2018 at 11:39 am

Summer reading lists at the ready! The Grand Street Settlement, in partnership with the National Book Foundation, the New York City Housing Authority, and the New York Public Library, will be giving away 16,000 brand new books to Lower East Side youth this week. They’ll be distributing titles for ages 0-18 as part of the Book Rich […]

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Lower East Side Ferry Line Won’t Embark Until ‘Late Summer’

Posted June 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Three years in the making, the new Lower East Side ferry route is still on ice. As it were. Even though summer schedules for all but two routes were released last month, the Lower East Side launch remains well on the horizon. A spokesperson from the city’s Economic Development Corp., which oversees the ferry operation, […]

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Target will Open its Small Format Store at Essex Crossing on August 19

Posted June 7, 2018 at 5:02 am

The date is finally set. We’ve known for months that Target’s new small-format store at Essex Crossing would open this summer. Now, it’s official. According to published reports, expect the big-box company to open its doors on August 19. In preparation for the grand opening, Target announced yesterday that there will be hiring events next […]

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Doughnut Plant is Headed to Grand Central Station

Posted June 1, 2018 at 5:05 am

Fresh off news of an expansion play at the forthcoming Market Line, Doughnut Plant has more plans in the hopper. Specifically, a brand new location at Grand Central Station. Doughnut Plant announced, via Facebook, that the midtown outpost is situated on the dining concourse, and opens later this month. Also revealed in the teaser post […]

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Check out the New Corlears Hook Ferry Landing, Due to Launch Imminently

Posted May 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

You’re looking at an aerial view of the new Corlears Hook ferry landing, which is making some serious progress. Two months after Mayor de Blasio visited the NYC Ferry project site, the new dock is close to completion. The canopied shelter is in place and construction material nowhere in sight. As previously reported, this new […]

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DOT to Install ‘Directional Signage’ to Combat Congestion at Grand and Clinton Streets

Posted May 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Pressure from the community and elected officials is starting to pay off, it seems. Department of Transportation announced in a letter that it is addressing concerns about the traffic bottleneck at Grand and Clinton Streets. As previously reported, several Democratic district leaders last month penned a letter to Commissioner Polly Trottenberg urging immediate action. Elected […]

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Lower East Sider Led ‘Five Boro Bike Tour’ Team for Holocaust Survivors

Posted May 8, 2018 at 5:03 am

A Lower East Sider and his family rode the TD Five Boro Bike Tour on Sunday to raise money for Holocaust survivors around the country. Under the banner of The Blue Card, a decades-old nonprofit that collects and distributes funds to survivors in need. “Team Blue Card” was lead by Noah Wildman of the Lower […]

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At Grand Street Settlement’s Annual Taste of the Lower East Side [RECAP]

Posted May 7, 2018 at 9:26 am

The Lower East Side has long been long been known for its food. So it wasn’t a leap when the Grand Street Settlement’s volunteer mentors, who were determined to raise money for its youth trips, started the fundraiser “Taste of the Lower East Side” 18 years ago. In the beginning, they went door to door, […]

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