St. James Place

The Lower East Side Gains Another Chain with new ‘Checkers’ Location

Posted February 27, 2019 at 5:06 am

Checkers, the national fast food chain is cozying up with the Lower East Side. A new franchise location, its first in the area, is underway at the base of the Smith Houses. Boogie reader Marsha Jackson snapped a photo of 23 St. James Place, the former home of the Multi Tastes Diner. That establishment shuttered […]

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Smith Houses Basketball Court Renamed for Coach and Mentor Michael Williams

Posted August 28, 2017 at 5:09 am

The Smith Houses basketball court was reborn Saturday afternoon as Coach Michael C. Williams Court. Parks Department, elected officials and their representatives, community leaders, and residents alike celebrated the renaming in honor of a local hero and inspiration to many. Williams was a resident of the Smith Houses who rose above the poverty and rough-and-tumble […]

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James Fuentes Gallery Moving to 55 Delancey

Posted September 2, 2010 at 6:12 am

In due course, the mostly-dormant 55-D Delancey will carry the distinction of being the only gallery on Delancey.  A pioneer.  Since Creative Sign, Inc. relocated down the block last October, the storefront space has remained largely dormant.  Well, aside from the brief designer pop-up C’est Beau back in July. Now artist James Fuentes is on […]