Suffolk Street

No Crossing: Suffolk Street Block Closed to Traffic Until 2021

Last modified August 24, 2018 at 1:36 pm

Thanks to side-by-side construction on Essex Crossing residential projects, the intersection of Broome and Suffolk Streets is a total disaster. So much so that the development consortium Delancey Street Associates seeks a “temporary” closure of Suffolk Street until 2021. The sudden traffic change allows the “street segment to be used as staging areas for construction […]

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A Festival for Puppet Shows, Only on the Lower East Side

Posted August 9, 2018 at 5:09 am

Well, this is something Tony Sarg would have loved. The first ever International Puppet Fringe Festival is underway on the Lower East Side. This first outing honors Puerto Rican artist and Teatro SEA’s puppet master José López Alemán, whose contributions to puppetry span over 40 years. The week-long celebration, which began this past Monday, showcases […]

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Upscaled 168 Suffolk Street Sells for $12M

Posted March 23, 2018 at 5:05 am

As East Houston Street continues its trajectory to luxury life – there are multiple towers under construction – the effects are felt in the immediate vicinity. Case in point: the sale of 168 Suffolk Street for more than twice the purchase price three years ago. Eunhasu Corporation acquired the gussied-up 168 Suffolk Street for $12 […]

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Izakaya Owner Opening New Japanese Restaurant in the Old ‘Soy’ Space on Suffolk Street

Posted January 3, 2018 at 5:12 am

Popular Japanese eatery, Soy, departed the Lower East Side last May after fifteen years in business. Their shoebox storefront has since remained a shrine of sorts, bereft of activity. Until now. Another of its ilk seeks to open shop here. Application materials submitted to Community Board 3 indicate that a new Japanese restaurant is on […]

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‘Soy’ is Leaving the Lower East Side After 15 Years

Posted April 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Slurp up while you still can. Popular Japanese eatery, Soy, is leaving the Lower East Side after fifteen years in business. Last day on Suffolk Street is Saturday (April 29). A “Grand Closing” banner is strung above the entrance. Etsuko Kizawa, founding chef and owner of the comfort food spot, is relocating operations upstate to […]

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Con Edison Roped off this Lower East Side Block for Stray Voltage

Posted March 17, 2017 at 5:18 am

Nearly the entire block of Suffolk Street, between Broome and Grand, is currently roped off due to potential stray voltage. Con Edison placed neon cones, and unspooled yards of caution tape beside the perimeter fence of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol. Apparently, there is a huge concern of shock in the wake of this week’s over-hyped snowstorm. The […]

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Antibes Bistro is Donezo, Seized by Marshals After 8 Years on Suffolk Street

Posted January 13, 2017 at 5:11 am

It’s the end of the road for local favorite Antibes Bistro on Suffolk Street. The City Marshal seized the French, two-store restaurant last month. Its notice is pasted to the front door inside the vestibule. This caps a tumultuous end-of-year for the joint. Back in October, Antibes shuttered randomly several times without warning to patrons […]

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Christmas Day Fistfight Erupts in the Middle of Suffolk Street [VIDEO]

Posted December 27, 2016 at 5:08 am

Late in the afternoon on Christmas day, a bloody fistfight erupted between two adult men on Suffolk Street (near Rivington). The fisticuffs went on for a solid two minutes before police officers from the 7th Precinct arrived on scene. From what we can understand, one of the men reportedly bumped into the other guy’s pregnant significant other. […]

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Ongoing Maintenance Sidelines ‘Antibes Bistro’ Without Warning Several Times Recently [Updated]

Last modified October 6, 2016 at 5:36 pm

It appears the reign of Antibes Bistro on Suffolk Street might be on shaky ground. For several nights over the last month, the popular French Mediterranean restaurant at 112 Suffolk Street has been closed for business. Gates shuttered during restaurant hours. Including yesterday evening when a scheduled jazz band found out the hard way by […]

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Second of Four New Essex Crossing Towers Tops Out at 15 Stories

Posted September 26, 2016 at 5:00 am

For the first time in almost fifty years, the vacant lots along Delancey Street are buzzing with new life. Yep. It’s milestones galore for the Essex Crossing mega-project this month, construction of which is progressing rather steadily. Now, another. A month after the senior housing tower was capped at Site 6, its neighbor across the street […]

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