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Chinatown Goes Whole Hog for Year of the Pig

Posted February 5, 2019 at 5:06 am

Time to ring in the Year of the Pig! Today marks the 20th year of New York’s Lunar New Year festival, and no doubt the organizers are going whole hog with the celebrations. As in years past, the festivities will kick off with the Firecracker Ceremony later this morning at 11am, at Sara D. Roosevelt Park […]

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Nine Years Later, Fire-Displaced Tenants from Grand Street $900K Settlement

Posted February 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s been nearly a decade since a seven-alarm fire decimated a row of Grand Street tenements. Now, nine years later, the families who lost everything finally received a settlement. Approximately one hundred residents of 283-285 Grand Street were awarded $900,000 in property damages after years of negotiations with the owner of the two properties, Fair […]

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Restoration of Landmarked Ridley’s Building on Grand Street is (Partially) Complete

Posted January 29, 2019 at 5:05 am

Earlier this month, the iron cage of scaffolding came down from the city-landmarked Ridley & Sons department store building on Grand Street. The exposure reveals the completed rehab project that had been underway since August 2017. New masonry, new windows, new residents for the city-certified landmark. As reported, the owner of 315 Grand Street (aka […]

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Century and A Half-Old Wood Frame House on Grand Street on the Market for $5.4M

Last modified January 17, 2019 at 12:09 pm

The People would most likely choose a lesser price tag, but so it goes for $5.4 million. Along the gateway to Grand Street stands number 527, a three-story frame house, currently home to beloved People Choice Pharmacy, a Mom-and-Pop shop for the ‘hood. The folks at People, currently on a month-to-month lease, cater to Lower […]

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Albert Trummer Scores Liquor License on Grand Street Against Community Opposition

Posted January 8, 2019 at 5:02 am

It’s been a year since word dropped that notorious mixologist Albert Trummer was headed to a Lower East Side basement for his latest venture. Not much progress until now, though. Despite vehement opposition, Trummer recently netted a full liquor license. You’ll recall that Trummer, whose claims to fame include Apotheke, Sanatorium, and S’zen Cocktail Lounge […]

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When Lord & Taylor Ruled Lower East Side Fashion [HISTORY]

Posted December 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Lord & Taylor will close its landmarked Fifth Avenue building in a few short weeks after more than a century in business. WeWork acquired the historic property in a blockbuster $850 million deal last year. The department store had originally planned to take space in the “bottom floors” while the co-working company reigned above. But […]

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‘Alphonso’s Pizza’ Shack Reopened Yesterday after Flood

Posted December 19, 2018 at 5:06 am

Alphonso’s Pizza Shack on the eastern fringe of Grand Street just reopened after a forced five-day hiatus. The neighborhood slice joint shuttered last week after a flood wrecked the place, and spent the intervening time on the sidelines. Ownership tells us that a broken water heater was to blame. The Pizza Shack, which has been […]

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Doughnut Plant Opening 6th Location at Oculus Mall

Last modified December 10, 2018 at 6:54 am

Make way for doughnuts – more specifically, Doughnut Plant doughnuts. The Grand Street fan favorite is now an empire rising faster than the yeast in their strawberry jam-filled delights. This time they’re setting up an outpost inside the Westfield World Trade Center mall at the Oculus. It’s opening on the top floor, where Italian food […]

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Year-Old Development at 324-326 Grand Street Listed for $33M

Posted December 3, 2018 at 5:00 am

It was nearly a decade in the making, but finally debuted in the spring of 2017. Now, the new mixed-use development at 324-326 Grand Street is officially on the market. The new elevator building – complete with exterior art-washing by Cryptik – was listed last week for a wallet-busting $33 million. There are two commercial units […]

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Star-Crossed Love in the Dairy Aisle of Trader Joe’s at Essex Crossing

Posted November 21, 2018 at 5:08 am

It has finally happened – a Craigslist Missed Connection reared itself in the heart of the new Trader Joe’s at Essex Crossing! Nothing screams romance quite like dairy aisle empathy on Grand Street. You’re the cute guy who checked the stock room to see if there was more Half & Half. There were none, and […]

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