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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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‘PanIQ’ Escape Room Shows Itself at 290 Grand Street

Posted May 1, 2018 at 5:07 am

The commercial ranks of 290 Grand Street are slowly filling out. Barely two months after Granddaddy Coffee opened in the cornershop, the remaining ground level interior is being fitted for a new Lower East Side escape room. As previously reported, Hungarian-based PanIQ signed a lease for 3,000 square-feet split between two ground-level stores and the […]

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District Leaders Urge DOT Chair to Better Address Traffic Bottleneck at Grand and Clinton

Last modified May 10, 2018 at 10:04 pm

The bottleneck blues continues at the junction of Grand and Clinton Streets. Being a major access point to the Williamsburg Bridge from the FDR, this spot perennially attracts a line of cars that usually snakes eastward for blocks. The addition of Essex Crossing in the immediate vicinity (residential and commercial) doesn’t help matters, either. Ongoing […]

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This Real-Time Map Shows You the Glut of Sidewalk Sheds Around the City

Posted April 12, 2018 at 5:07 am

In this town, sidewalk sheds seem to go up much quicker than they come down. Construction projects take forever, and residents are left for years with these unsightly eyesores. It’s just a fact of life. Now, the Department of Buildings has a fancy new way to distract track this unwanted, yet necessary street furniture. The […]

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Kossar’s Bialys Cameos in Showtime’s ‘Billions’

Posted April 6, 2018 at 5:02 am

Kossar’s Bialys appeared in the latest episode of Showtime hit, Billions. In the scene, we see main characters Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and Oliver Dake (Christopher Denham) grabbing a quick bite, perched at the window counter looking out onto Grand Street. This is a high-profile cameo for Kossar’s Bialys, which has been in business on […]

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‘My Little Village Preschool’ is Moving to the Seward Park Co-op

Posted April 4, 2018 at 5:09 am

After fifteen years residing in Alphabet City, My Little Village Preschool is moving its operations to a bigger, and presumably better, space on the Lower East Side. The new facility is situated on the ground floor of the Seward Park Co-op (at 383 Grand Street), and includes an indoor play space, an art room, a library […]

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200-Year-Old Federal Houses on Grand Street are Demolished

Posted March 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

Poof, they’re gone. Grand Street Chinatown just lost three historic structures that date back some 200 years. The razing began a few months ago, and wrapped up last week. The city had issued demolition permits exactly one year ago for 282-286 Grand Street, but the site remained largely dormant until this past Thanksgiving. Now, the […]

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