Grand Street

MTA Capitulates, Restores Critical Bus Stops to M14 SBS Proposal

Posted May 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Winner, winner, chicken dinner… Two months after the MTA surprised the community by axing numerous local stops on the M14 (A/D) bus line as part of its conversion to express SBS, the city has capitulated. The announcement of reversal came Tuesday night at the Transportation subcommittee of Community Board 3, during a presentation by MTA […]

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Shooting in the Vladeck Houses Yesterday Leaves One Man Injured

Posted April 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

A shooting in the Vladeck Houses (NYCHA) last night left one man injured, police said. Shortly before 5:00pm yesterday, multiple shots were fired near the intersection of Grand and Jackson Streets. A group of men was reportedly seen fleeing the gunfire, leaving one injured with a bullet wound to the lower abdomen. We are told that, […]

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M14 Bus Route Change Meets Resistance on the Lower East Side

Posted April 11, 2019 at 5:03 am

Come June, the bus landscape on the Lower East Side will totally change. This is when Department of Transportation and the MTA implement a drastic change to the M14 bus route, which could have significant repercussions. The proposal is christening a Select Bus Service plan for the M14A and M14D to speed up service along […]

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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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