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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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Netflix Comedy ‘Otherhood’ Filming Through End of Week

Posted July 11, 2018 at 5:07 am

Netflix will post up on the Lower East Side for the remainder of this week to shoot scenes for its upcoming feature, Otherhood. We spotted these “no parking” signs along Grand Street, west of Allen. Deadline describes Otherhood as a comedy “about three Moms who leave their suburban life to reconnect with their estranged sons in […]

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Randall’s Barbecue Adds Signage on Grand Street Ahead of July Opening

Posted June 21, 2018 at 5:07 am

Randall’s Barbecue is nearing the finish line on Grand Street, bringing traif to the onetime Kosher pizzeria. Contractors last week installed the new brown awning, signaling the end of another commercial vacancy in this low-rise stretch. As previously reported, proprietor Jared Male, a pit-master veteran of both Hill Country and Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem, plans to […]

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Grand Street Settlement is Giving Away 16K Books Today and Saturday

Last modified June 14, 2018 at 11:39 am

Summer reading lists at the ready! The Grand Street Settlement, in partnership with the National Book Foundation, the New York City Housing Authority, and the New York Public Library, will be giving away 16,000 brand new books to Lower East Side youth this week. They’ll be distributing titles for ages 0-18 as part of the Book Rich […]

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Lower East Side Ferry Line Won’t Embark Until ‘Late Summer’

Posted June 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Three years in the making, the new Lower East Side ferry route is still on ice. As it were. Even though summer schedules for all but two routes were released last month, the Lower East Side launch remains well on the horizon. A spokesperson from the city’s Economic Development Corp., which oversees the ferry operation, […]

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