Last modified September 9, 2015 at 8:07 am
Firefighters are currently battling a blaze at 32 Rutgers Street, a one-story commercial building just north of Madison. Emily’s Laundromat is in the ground level of the building. The corner is crowded as all hell while dozens are headed to work. Ladders are out, saws in action, and water flowing. The fire has been smoldering for […]
Posted August 28, 2015 at 9:46 am
As roadwork eases in Straus Square, a morning institution returns to Rutgers Street. The uber-popular Chinese “Rice Noodle Cart” – long a mainstay at the corner of East Broadway – resumed service on Wednesday morning. Its designated sidewalk square had been gobbled up as part of the staging area for the reconstruction of Straus Square, […]
Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:56 pm
Extell Development Corp. and project management firm LendLease visited the community last night to discuss the two sky-scraping towers it’s constructing along the Lower East Side waterfront. The developer has committed to holding quarterly meetings to update the neighborhood on the latest info, and potentially allay the rampant fears in the aftermath. Local politicians and […]
Posted January 16, 2014 at 5:44 am
The music is no longer playing at 67 East Fourth Street. Within the last few weeks, Keshav Music Imports shuttered and relocated way south to 24 Rutgers. A handwritten note directs customers to the new, much larger (900 square-feet) Lower East Side outpost. There’s a much deeper story here on Fourth Street, though. One that […]
Posted July 19, 2013 at 10:25 am
Sometime earlier this week, there was a fairly large neighborhood brawl near the intersection of Rutgers and Madison Streets.
Last modified March 29, 2017 at 11:07 pm
A couple hours ago, shortly after 3pm, a man was shot in the back near the intersection of Rutgers and Madison Streets. The incident transpired just outside the entrance to the F subway station. According to ABC News, the MTA received a report that an armed man was on a train at that station, but […]
Posted July 19, 2012 at 12:07 pm
There comes a time in every historian’s life where etymologies are no longer for our own edification and for this gal – specifically a time when I get to reveal little and well known etymologies behind the streets of New York.