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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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For Safe Keeping: Removing a Century-Old Bank Safe from Little Italy

Last modified November 8, 2018 at 10:05 am

In anticipation of imminent demolition, the Italian American Museum on Grand Street in Little Italy is relocating some of its treasures. For safe keeping. Namely, the multi-ton safe that dates back over a century. This past Monday, workers from the Acme Safe Co. removed the unique artifact from the vault of 185-189 Grand Street, which […]

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This Guy was the First Customer at Trader Joe’s on the Lower East Side

Posted October 22, 2018 at 5:09 am

People queue for anything. Here on the Lower East Side, it was for the Friday morning debut of Trader Joe’s on Grand Street. After years of hype, anticipation, and plenty of delays, the specialty grocer is finally a reality. It occupies 30,000 square-feet in the basement of The Rollins building at Essex Crossing (aka Site […]

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Trader Joe’s Debuts on the Lower East Side Tomorrow Morning

Posted October 18, 2018 at 5:02 am

Get ready to queue, Lower East Side. Trader Joe’s is coming. The newest grocery location opens tomorrow morning after two years in the making. The new Essex Crossing outpost – situated in the basement of 400 Grand Street – is lucky number seven for the ubiquitous grocery store in Manhattan. It’s being lauded as the […]

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Date Set for Trader Joe’s Debut on the Lower East Side

Posted October 5, 2018 at 5:03 am

After a lengthy dramatic bout of “will they won’t they,” the Lower East Side’s first Trader Joe’s will decidedly open for business in two weeks’ time. The new Essex Crossing outpost – located in the basement of 400 Grand Street – is lucky number seven for the ubiquitous branded grocery store in Manhattan. It’s being […]

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