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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 […]

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Lower East Side Ferry Route Launches Today

Last modified August 30, 2018 at 10:38 am

The last of the NYC Ferry routes is now operational. Today is the first day of boat service for the Lower East Side line. If you recall, Corlear’s Hook landing had been under construction since late-winter. As previously reported, this new Lower East Side route – part of a $55 million expansion three years in […]

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Target Cuts Ribbon at Essex Crossing Ahead of Sunday Grand Opening

Last modified August 15, 2018 at 4:20 pm

Target is poised to open another small format location on the Lower East Side this week. To mark the occasion, corporate held a special ribbon-cutting event yesterday evening for store employees and community VIPs. New signage was installed just before the celebration, which also included the Target mascot. Take a look inside… Perhaps fanfare will be […]

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Sneak Peek Inside ‘Randall’s Barbecue,’ Opening August 26 on Grand Street

Last modified August 16, 2018 at 12:51 pm

Time has come for Randall’s Barbecue on Grand Street. Months of delays in the rearview, the newcomer restaurant is set to start serving in two weeks. Here’s a sneak peek inside the establishment at 359 Grand. There is picnic seating plus bar stools facing the open kitchen. The Randall’s menu consists of barbecue classics like […]

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7-Eleven is Closing Down After 5 Years on Grand Street

Last modified August 14, 2018 at 8:47 am

On the Lower East Side, one chain breaks as two more are forged. Word on the street is that the Seward Park franchise of 7-Eleven is folding. A tipster sent along this image showing the fire sale of 75% off goods in-store at 403 Grand Street. Charles H. Greenthal (management) confirmed that it’ll close on […]

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The Hairy History of the Now-Demolished 282 Grand Street

Posted August 13, 2018 at 5:09 am

Back in March, Grand Street Chinatown lost three historic structures that date back some 200 years. What’s now a vacant lot will soon sprout a monument to luxury living. Here’s some history… Built sometime between the 1820s and the 1830s, the Federal-style row house at 282 Grand Street and its adjoining sisters were knee-buckling and […]

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‘Option A’ Angers Neighbors with ‘Savage’ Shirt Display on Grand Street

Posted August 6, 2018 at 5:09 am

If Option A on Grand Street was seeking some sort of controversy, it may have one. Neighbors we spoke to are upset about the “inappropriate” display of foul-mouthed merch in its windows. Specifically, the mannequin dressed in profanity-laden gear; “Savage as Fuck” is printed on the one-piece bathing suit. One tipster seemed concerned that the […]

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Landmarked ‘Ideal Hosiery’ Building Hits the Market

Last modified August 3, 2018 at 11:45 am

To look at the southwest corner of Ludlow and Grand Streets is to witness the slow obsolescence of a longtime Lower East Side business. There stands the 1832-era Federal-style row house with that fading sign and old-school appearance; the home of Ideal Hosiery is the photographer’s dream shot. Personally, with each exposure shot, we wonder […]

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Lower East Side Ferry Line Embarks August 29

Posted August 1, 2018 at 5:03 am

The date is set. The new Lower East Side ferry route officially begins service on August 29. It’ll embark from the Corlears Hook landing that has been under construction since late-winter, before the Mayor officially kicked it off. (Soundview date is August 15.) Lower East Side and Soundview (Bronx) are the final routes of the […]

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Can We Expect Target to Further Appropriate LES Culture with its Essex Crossing Opening?

Posted July 23, 2018 at 5:02 am

Target opened its small format Alphabet City store Saturday afternoon with a gaudy, insensitive display of consumerist authentrification. The new location at Extell’s luxury compound on 14th Street received vinyl skin to mimic the tenement feel it destroyed, red newspaper boxes that evoked the old Village Voice ones, fake fire hydrants, cookie-cutter “art,” and worst […]

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