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Longtime Chinese Grocer on Rutgers Street is Closing Down

Posted January 9, 2020 at 5:05 am

The New Fuzhou Supermarket spent more than a decade holding down the southeast corner of Henry and Rutgers Streets. Not for much longer, though. The familiar leasing signs are now in place along the store frontage at 146 Henry. New Fuzhou was always a great place to observe and document street theater. From the hustlers […]

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‘Lazy Susan’ Gallery Hangs it up After 4 Years on Henry Street

Posted December 30, 2019 at 5:03 am

The Lazy Susan Gallery is calling it quits. No more art at 191 Henry Street after showcasing unique exhibits for the last four years. Turkish illustrator Gizum Vural closed down the joint with the final installation, “Talking Lines,” which included her colored pencil pieces. Today, the gallery is hosting a fire sale of artist supplies, […]

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Henry Street Settlement Unveils New Community Center in Historic Firehouse

Posted October 31, 2019 at 5:08 am

The historic Henry Street Settlement just repurposed an equally historic Lower East Side property. The 1884 firehouse at 269 Henry Street, which is now rebranded as Dale Jones Burch Neighborhood Center. The organization cut the proverbial ribbon on the new space – its eighteenth facility – last week with a press event. “Today we open […]

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This 135-Year-Old LES Firehouse is Now a Resource Center for the Henry Street Settlement

Posted October 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

After about two years of remodeling work, the Henry Street Settlement this week cuts the literal ribbon on its newest facility. The Dale Jones Burch Neighborhood Center sits adjacent to the mothership and occupies the historic firehouse at 269 Henry Street. Friday afternoon saw the arrival of the branding above red-painted doorway. All in preparation […]

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Lower East Side Children’s Halloween Parade Marches this Weekend

Posted October 18, 2019 at 5:09 am

Time to test run those kiddie costumes! The Henry Street Settlement’s second annual children’s Halloween costume parade and party is happening this weekend, and promises plenty of spooktacular fun for all ages. The parade route starts at Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street) and follows the beats of the NYPD marching band through the streets […]

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DOB Steps up Campaign Against Illegal Half-Floor Subdivisons in LES Tenements

Posted October 9, 2019 at 5:08 am

The city is stepping it up with its campaign to warn Lower East Side residents about illegal conversions of living spaces. The sudden push follows the high-profile Department of Buildings inspection of 165 Henry Street in August, which uncovered units split into illegal “half-floors.” Tenants were found residing in SRO spaces with four-and-a-half foot ceilings. […]

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Lower East Sider Beaten to Death by Man Claiming to be CIA Agent in Bizarre Houseguest Gone Awry

Posted August 27, 2019 at 5:08 am

File this one under “you can’t make this shit up.” A Lower East Side resident was beaten senselessly last Tuesday by a Mississippi man claiming he was a CIA agent, four months after offering him a home, police said. The victim, Doru Vaduvescu, 64, told police he and his wife, Mimi, met the 46-year-old “spy” […]

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Gang Severely Beats, Robs Teenager of His Bike on Clinton Street

Posted November 5, 2018 at 5:03 am

Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a group of perpetrators wanted in connection with an assault and robbery near the intersection of Clinton and Henry Streets. On October 28, a group of eight to ten young thugs approached a fifteen-year-old boy and pummeled him. One of the attackers – all of whom were […]

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Selling the First Modular Condo Development on the Lower East Side

Posted October 23, 2018 at 5:02 am

The not-so-idyllic Idylls is ready for occupancy on Henry Street. The seven-story modular development – stacked together over the course of six days last spring – houses five full-floor, two-bedroom apartments (with terraces) and commercial retail on the ground. Pre-fab condo units are all priced at a spending ask of $2.1 million. Brooklyn-based Think! Architecture […]

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Celebrating 125 Years of the ‘House on Henry Street’

Last modified September 17, 2018 at 9:42 pm

The Henry Street Settlement is making waves as it continues with its year long quasquicentennial celebration of providing social services, arts, and healthcare to the Lower East Side and throughout the city. Of note, “The House on Henry Street,” a new permanent exhibit funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Sun Hill […]

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