Grand Street

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 […]

Filed Under

Streets

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 […]

Filed Under

Streets

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 […]

Filed Under

Streets

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 […]

Filed Under

Streets

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 […]

Filed Under

Streets

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 […]

Streets

Chalkboard Wisdom: Randall’s Gets Controversial on Grand Street [Updated]

Last modified October 1, 2018 at 10:10 am

Randall’s Barbecue opened on Grand Street in August to mediocre reviews. They’re now joking (and irking) with a double entendre of a sandwich board outside the entrance. The two-toned message – “Let us get you drunk and fill you with our meat.” One reader quipped, “Really obnoxious, particularly given recent headlines (i.e. Brett Kavanaugh). What […]

Filed Under

Streets

New Target at Essex Crossing is Plagued by Thefts

Posted September 18, 2018 at 5:04 am

For shoplifters, the bullseye on the facade of 400 Grand Street is an invitation. Indeed, the small-format iteration of Target at Essex Crossing has become just that in the short month since it opened. According to police sources at the 7th Precinct, there have been 42 reported thefts inside the second-floor retailer since the August […]

Filed Under

Streets

New Signage for Trader Joe’s at Essex Crossing, Opening Next Month

Posted September 10, 2018 at 5:03 am

While Target’s much-ballyhooed opening date on Grand Street already came to pass, its big-box neighbor is still on the horizon. Timetable to completion for the Trader Joe’s at Essex Crossing (i.e. The Rollins building on Site 5) reverted back to fall 2018. Wait longer. Back in March, the official word was that Trader Joe’s would debut […]

Filed Under

Streets

Grand Street 7-Eleven Closes Tomorrow

Posted August 30, 2018 at 5:07 am

The 7-Eleven outside the Seward Park Co-op on Grand Street is at the end of its life. Five years later, the franchisees have terminated their lease, and will close down for good tomorrow (August 31). Co-op management, which owns the one-story commercial strip, confirmed the closure to us earlier this month. Apparently, 7-Eleven corporate guaranteed […]

Filed Under

Streets