Madison Street

The Ground Set to Expand Indoor Soccer Footprint in Chinatown

Posted December 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Ground is somewhat of a best-kept-secret in Chinatown for soccer lovers. The onetime glass warehouse offers an indoor field for all ages and a bar up front. It’s popular for kids parties and local leagues. And now it’s getting bigger. Six months since opening, business is booming. So much so, that even Chelsea Piers, […]

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Chen Wong Restaurant on Madison Street is Closing [Updated]

Last modified December 18, 2019 at 9:54 am

Longtime Chinese takeout spot on Madison Street, Chen Wong, is on its proverbial last legs. Due to the health of its owner, the restaurant is closing down next week with one year left on the lease. Our earlier reporting blamed a rent hike on the closure. However, building management refutes that as incorrect, stating in […]

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Man Stabbed Outside LaGuardia Houses on Madison Street

Last modified December 16, 2019 at 8:32 pm

Early yesterday morning, a man was assaulted and stabbed outside the LaGuardia Houses at Clinton and Madison Streets. Police responded to the call shortly before 2:00am, and found the victim with a stab wound to the upper torso, and rushed in an ambulance to Bellevue Hospital. His condition upon arrival was unknown. There is no info […]

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Four Arrested After Knifing Attack in East Broadway Station

Posted November 22, 2019 at 5:09 am

Four men were arrested Wednesday in connection with a stabbing inside the East Broadway F subway station, police said. The alleged attack transpired shortly before 8:30am when the suspects approached the 20-year-old victim and demanded money. When he refused, the perps stabbed him in the forearm. The foursome scattered, but police caught and arrested them […]

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Man Stabbed with Switchblade Outside Madison Street Bodega

Posted October 2, 2019 at 5:02 am

A man was punched and then stabbed several times with a switchblade knife outside a Madison Street bodega Sunday evening, police said. The knifing transpired at the AM & PM bodega at 197 Madison just before 7:00pm. Authorities say the attacker got into an argument with the 44-year-old victim before punching him in the face, […]

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The Pile of Rubble that was the LaGuardia Bathhouse

Posted September 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

It had been dormant since the 1970s. Now it’s a pile of rubble. The LaGuardia Bathhouse – built in 1909 – met its unceremonious end last week after months of demolition work. A backhoe currently sits atop the heap of century-old masonry, clearing the site for an empty field. As previously reported, the city quietly […]

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Century-Old LaGuardia Bathhouse is Almost Gone [PHOTOS]

Posted August 20, 2019 at 5:05 am

It sat vacant for four decades. Now, the long-abandoned LaGuardia Bathhouse is finished. A nub of its former self. Since our last checkup one month ago, the 1909 structure has lost most of its body. Removed brick by brick by men in cherry pickers. The mural on its western exposure – a depiction of Puerto […]

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Demolition of 1909 LaGuardia Bathhouse is Underway

Posted July 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s been standing on the Lower East Side for 110 years. And now it’s coming down. Brick by antique brick. The long-dormant LaGuardia Bathhouse, situated just off Madison Street near the Little Flower Playground, is currently undergoing demolition. All because the city decided to change up its coastal resiliency plan that results in the closure […]

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More Market-Rate Housing for 35-Story ‘NextGen’ Tower in LaGuardia Houses

Posted April 26, 2019 at 5:04 am

More market rate housing than previously believed is coming to the proposed tower inside the LaGuardia Houses complex. In the year since the city released its Request for Proposals (RFP) for the project, there has been little progress to note. As previously stated, the cash-strapped NYCHA pitched the mixed-income rental tower as part of their […]

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Is this the Future of Vanella’s Prohibition-Era Funeral Home on Madison Street?

Last modified April 10, 2019 at 7:42 am

Out with the old, in with the glass. Look no further than the (shuttered) hundred-year-old Vanella’s Funeral Home on Madison Street. The relic assemblage – in business as a mortuary here since the Prohibition era – sold for $7.8 million back in January. The buyer was Eric Pang of Metro City Acquisition LLC, according to […]

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