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Friedman’s Debuts on Grand Street with Latest Cafe

Posted May 24, 2021 at 5:02 am

Friedman’s is open for business on Grand Street. Ready to roll some six months after its announcement. The new location of the local chain debuted late last week at 357 Grand, and features about eleven tables inside (booths and two-tops), plus a rear yard with four tables that is open from 8:00am to 10:00pm daily […]

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‘Grand Street Pizza’ for Seward Park

Posted May 21, 2021 at 5:00 am

Pizza is in bloom at a former flower shop on Grand Street. The aptly named Grand Street Pizza is headed to 384 Grand Street, which previously housed an iteration of Flowers on Essex (later moved to Clinton Street). Principals Ian Glazer and Robert Persson are behind the new slice spot. The latter is a Lower […]

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Mugger Snatches Cash from 75-Year-Old in Grand Street Subway Station

Posted May 13, 2021 at 5:03 am

A 75-year-old man was mugged last weekend inside the Grand Street subway station on the Lower East Side, police said. According to the police report, the victim was purchasing a fare at the MetroCard machine on the mezzanine at about 1:00pm on Saturday, when he was approached by an unidentified man. The perp allegedly began […]

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When a Truck Turns into Essex Crossing

Posted April 23, 2021 at 5:01 am

The notorious traffic bottleneck at Grand and Clinton Streets is well documented at this point. A constant thorn in the side of local residents who argue that the pattern here – essentially an on-ramp to the Williamsburg Bridge – is outright dangerous. The line of cars during rush hour never disappoints. Like yesterday. This westbound […]

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An Art Show to Benefit the Educational Alliance

Posted April 16, 2021 at 5:17 am

A new art exhibit to support the Educational Alliance and its Manny Cantor Center kicks off this weekend. Drawing inspiration from the recently-deposed Hester Street Fair, “CONTINUE TO BE” is a celebratory show welcoming the warmth and hope of springtime in the city, featuring both new and old work from local photographers who have documented life […]

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Friedman’s to Open Grand Street Eatery Later this Month

Posted April 14, 2021 at 5:01 am

Another dining option is one small step from opening in Seward Park. Word on the street is that Friedman’s, the comfort food, is to open its newest location sometime within the next month. Still no word on an exact launch, though. Meanwhile, the restaurant installed its canopy signage at 357 Grand this week. In addition, […]

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Asian Woman Attacked in Grand Street Bodega After Asking Man to Wear a Mask

Posted April 8, 2021 at 5:01 am

Another anti-Asian attack to report on the Lower East Side. An Asian woman shopping in a Grand Street bodega was attacked after asking a man to wear a mask while inside, cops said yesterday. Tuesday evening, a 39-year-old shopper inside the Heng Yun Grocery at 329 Grand Street (near Orchard) asked one Carlos Mackey, 35, […]

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Penny Arcade Hosts Virtual Benefit for Henry Street Settlement Pantry

Posted March 26, 2021 at 8:26 am

A year into the pandemic, the art world continues to team up with local organizations to lend a helping hand. The ‘Arts for Living Show: Artist Feed The L.E.S.’ is a virtual fundraiser event to benefit the Henry Street Settlement Food Access Initiative, hosted by local artist and activist Penny Arcade. It’ll feature new video […]

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Pickle Guys Now Grinding Super Hot Passover Horseradish

Last modified March 15, 2021 at 2:56 pm

The time is now. The Pickle Guys are currently grinding super-hot horseradish for the Passover holiday later this month. The annual tradition returned yesterday and will continue for the next two weeks. Expect the gas-masked grinder – admittedly not so out of place in a pandemic world – and a horde of customers queueing to […]

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Doughnut Plant Heads to Saudi Arabia with Latest Expansion

Posted February 24, 2021 at 5:11 am

After surviving a three-month, pandemic-induced closure in the latter half of 2020, Doughnut Plant is pushing its business model forward. And once again, expanding overseas. The Riyadh, Saudi Arabia locale marks the eighth iteration for the Lower East Side born empire (if you count the Japan outpost), and the first for the Middle East. And […]

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