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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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Meet ‘Diller,’ the New Fried Pickles Spot from the Pickle Guys

Posted March 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Get ready for Diller. It’s been just over one year since the Pickle Guys rolled the barrels up the ramp and across the way to 357 Grand Street. The move was a big deal, transpiring fourteen years after proprietor Alan Kaufman split from Guss’ Pickles to create his own standalone business. Now comfortable in their […]

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Pickle Guys will Start Grinding Super Hot Passover Horseradish this Weekend

Posted March 16, 2018 at 5:03 am

Passover falls quite early this year – at the end of March – so the Pickle Guys are getting a head start on serving up their special sauce. Homemade super-hot horseradish ground onsite. Horseradish sales begin on Sunday (March 18) and will likely draw crowds. Expect the gas-masked grinder, as always, and a horde of […]

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Target Puts up Signage for its New Essex Crossing Store, Opening this Summer

Posted March 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

It was around this time last year that Target announced its new small-format store at Essex Crossing. Now that The Rollins (aka Site 5) is operational on Grand Street, the first sign of its arrival is here. The window dressing appeared yesterday afternoon with an employment advert seeking help. The new Target, which occupies 22,500 […]

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‘Granddaddy’ of Coffee Shops Just Opened on Grand Street

Last modified April 3, 2018 at 7:23 am

The Grand Daddy of coffee shops is now up and running. That being a new establishment at the northeast corner of Grand and Eldridge Streets. Granddaddy, as it’s called, signed a lease for lion’s share of retail real estate at the newly constructed 290 Grand Street, and is now serving coffee and pastries. The interior […]

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