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Investor in Defunct Grand Street ‘Comfort Diner’ Says Former Owner Cheated Her out of $75K

Posted April 28, 2017 at 9:46 am

While Saluggi’s East pizzeria struggles to make its own mark on Grand Street, its predecessor is again in the mud. An investor in the bygone Comfort Diner claims in a lawsuit filed last week that the former owner cheated her out of $75,000 when he neglected to mention his massive $700,000 debt of back taxes. […]

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It’s Time to End the ‘Cauldron of Honking Horns’ at Clinton and Grand Streets [Guest Post]

Posted April 27, 2017 at 9:34 am

The following guest post was written by Matt Marello, a resident of the Seward Park Co-op, who is fed up with the ongoing traffic bottleneck at Grand and Clinton Streets. There once was a quiet, peaceful neighborhood on the Lower East Side, where birds sang, children played, and the elderly could cross the street without being […]

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Long-Stalled Grand Street Project Reborn as ‘Co-Living’ Space

Posted April 12, 2017 at 9:33 am

Nine excruciating years in the making, the seven-story project at 324 Grand Street finally has its coming out party. It’s a different type of rental experience here. The Medici Living Group inked a ten-year lease in the building, and is about to embark on a new “co-living” concept. Under the sub-brand called Quarters, the German firm’s first New York City […]

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With Passover Coming, Pickle Guys Start Grinding the ‘Super-Hot’ Horseradish

Posted March 31, 2017 at 5:11 am

The Pickle Guys are ready for Passover. Time has come for the handmade horseradish, which began selling from the newfangled takeout window earlier this week. However, the true annual sales launch kicks off Sunday. As in years past, a spectacle will likely ensue. Expect the usual sidewalk crowds, with gas-masked grinder and hordes of customers […]

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Owner of Seward Park Liquors Retracts Prior Statements About Landlord and Fate of Store

Posted March 14, 2017 at 5:12 am

The fate of Seward Park Liquors will be determined this week. The owner of Seward Park Liquors – headquartered at 393 Grand Street since 1973 – retracted prior comments suggesting that landlord Seward Park Co-op was “forcing him out” of business. The lease on the space is up. “After forty-three years of service without missing […]

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200-Year-Old Row of Federal Houses on Grand Street to be Razed for this 8-Story Gallery-Condo Building

Last modified April 25, 2017 at 7:49 pm

Gentrification, visualized, as the eastern fringe of Chinatown Grand Street is willed to become the new art destination. To fulfill the dream, one local stakeholder is about to take a huge chunk out of the area. The historic row of federal houses comprising 282-286 Grand – on this block since roughly 1820 – is on […]

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Seward Park Liquors on the Verge of Losing Lease After 43 Years in Business

Posted February 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Seward Park Liquors, a mom-and-pop mainstay on Grand Street since 1973, might not last the week. Its owner shared an “urgent message” with Seward Park Co-op stakeholders Friday afternoon, informing residents that the lease at 393 Grand Street is threatened. Potentially on the way out. “After forty-three years of service without missing a rent check, the […]

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After Departing Alphabet City, Ost Cafe Doubles Down on Grand Street

Posted February 24, 2017 at 5:06 am

Come Sunday, Ost Cafe will be down one. High rents forced the cafe to shutter its Alphabet City shop after more than eight years in business. In a snarky letter to its faithful, ownership accused the city of “forgetting” about small businesses, and “cheering from the sidelines for more, bigger, taller, and pocketing the tax […]

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Brick Facade of 286 Grand Street Collapses Onto Sidewalk

Posted February 13, 2017 at 5:06 am

A little incident to report at 286 Grand Street. Friday afternoon, a section of “brick veneer” on the second floor of the building apparently dislodged and collapsed onto the sidewalk below. The area was quickly cordoned off, and Department of Buildings inspectors dispatched. The next day, a crew assembled the necessary sidewalk bridge for safety. […]

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The Year of the Cock Kicks off this Weekend with Firecracker Ceremony

Posted January 27, 2017 at 5:13 am

The year of the cock is here, and for the 18th time, the Lunar New Year parade and festival will rule the roost of Lower Manhattan over the span of two weekends. As in years past, the party will kick off with the Firecracker Ceremony, tomorrow at 11am at Sara D. Roosevelt Park (Grand Street between […]

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