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First Glimpse of Corlears Hook Ferry Landing, Launching Summer 2018

Posted February 14, 2018 at 5:07 am

The Lower East Side is joining the ferry fete this summer, further linking the city with the outer boroughs. Construction on the Corlears Hook landing is steadily progressing, some six months after Economic Development Corp. filed its application with the Army Corps of Engineers for the new riverside facility. The City launched the NYC Ferry program […]

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Is Trader Joe’s Still Opening at Essex Crossing? [Updated]

Last modified February 16, 2018 at 4:20 pm

[Updated below] As widely reported, Trader Joe’s is coming to Grand Street at Essex Crossing sometime later this year. Or is it? Messaging about its fate has grown somewhat ambiguous since plans were first announced in October 2016. Rumors and speculation are now circulating that the popular supermarket reportedly backed out of the project altogether. […]

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Bonchon Chicken Owner to Open ‘Noree Thai Bazaar’ on Grand Street

Posted February 6, 2018 at 5:09 am

The owner of several popular Korean-style restaurants downtown is now eyeing Chinatown Grand Street for a new project. Andy Lau, co-owner of both Karaoke grill Gunbae (“cheers” in Korean) and Bonchon Chicken, is on the Community Board 3 docket this month for a full liquor license at 274 Grand Street. The proposal is a bit […]

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Check Out Vintage Political Memorabilia on the LES this Weekend

Posted February 2, 2018 at 9:33 am

Like IKE? This Sunday, the Seward Park High School Alumni Association is joining forces with the Big Apple Chapter of the American Political Items Collectors for a special political memorabilia show. Buttons, posters, and other vintage campaign swag will be on display and available for purchase. According to Big Apple Chapter president Tony Lee, “ […]

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Mixologist Albert Trummer Eyes Grand Street Basement for ‘The Atelier’ Cocktail Lounge

Last modified January 31, 2018 at 10:01 pm

Notable Austrian mixologist Albert Trummer – notorious for Apotheke’s bar-top pyro stunts before his arrest in 2010 – is heading south of Delancey Street for his latest venture. Down to the basement. One year after teaming up with the Hotel on Rivington for the S’zen Cocktail Lounge, the trendy bar man is looking to impart The […]

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Grand Street Guild Plans Two 15-Story Towers with 100% Affordable Housing

Posted January 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

Everyone is getting in on the Lower East Side construction game. It’s a veritable tower boom… Next up is the Grand Street Guild nonprofit. In a late-day press release Friday evening, management of the three-tower complex officially announced the imminent construction of two, as-of-right 15-story apartments on its property. According to the advisory, Handel Architects is […]

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Zarin Fabrics’ Bobby Zarin Dies of Cancer at 71

Posted January 15, 2018 at 5:04 am

Bobby Zarin, former owner of Zarin Fabrics and husband to Real Housewives of New York star Jill Zarin, passed away on Saturday after a years-long battle with thyroid cancer. He was 71. “With the heaviest of hearts, we are devastated to share the news that our beloved Bobby Zarin passed away peacefully [Saturday] surrounded by […]

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Scenes from the Snowy ‘Bomb Cyclone’ on the Lower East Side [PHOTOS]

Posted January 5, 2018 at 5:00 am

It certainly feels like a scene directly from Planet Hoth out there, doesn’t it. Our own version of it, anyway. (The Manhattan Bridge even resembled an AT-AT Walker.) So, let’s take a look at some photos of the Lower East Side blanketed in snow from yesterday’s so-called “Bomb Cyclone” (aka Nor’Easter). And how was your […]

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A First Look at Essex Crossing’s Trader Joe’s Grocery [PHOTOS]

Posted January 3, 2018 at 5:04 am

Recently christened The Rollins for Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins (145 Clinton Street), the chi-chi Essex Crossing development at Clinton Street has more to show. For instance, the Trader Joe’s grocery location headed there later this year. The Grand Street entrance is taking shape. Automatic sliding doors bring you into a foyer area with twin escalators […]

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D Train Countdown Clocks Finally Operational at Grand Street Station

Posted November 15, 2017 at 5:06 am

It’s safe to say that few people ever thought this day would come… The IND subway line is slowly getting connected. New countdown clocks installed on the platforms of the Grand Street station were switched on last week with timers. Other IND subway stations like Delancey Street and East Broadway sport the technology, but the […]

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