101 Delancey Street

Popeyes Chicken Returns to Delancey Street After 6-Year Hiatus

Posted July 13, 2020 at 5:04 am

It was more than six years ago that the long-running Popeyes franchise on Delancey Street went out of business. Now, a return is underway for the fast-food chicken restaurant. And directly across the street, at that. Evidence of its arrival, and opening, is mounting at 101 Delancey. Branded red awning is in place, and “Louisiana […]

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HSBC Makes it Official on Delancey Street

Last modified March 11, 2020 at 10:11 am

Another day, another bank branch. HSBC is headed to the southeast corner of Ludlow and Delancey Streets. We broke the news back in January when the teaser posters first appeared in the windows. Now, its presence is official with the installation of permanent marquee signage. Opening seems imminent. The arrival of an HSBC branch at […]

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HSBC Bank is Headed to the Corner Delancey and Ludlow Streets

Last modified March 10, 2020 at 12:23 pm

Here is the real reason why the Claw Money boutique is no longer at Delancey and Ludlow Streets. Blame the bank. Teaser signage in the window of 101 Delancey indicates that HSBC is opening a new branch here at the southeast corner. Further homogenizing this stretch of the Lower East Side. Indeed, by last count […]

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Claw Money Closes Delancey Street Boutique

Posted December 11, 2019 at 5:07 am

Street artist Claw Money recently closed down her Delancey Street store. Now encased in plywood shed, the space is undergoing renovation. And joins the litter of other commercial vacancies at 101 Delancey. Indeed, the handful of divided storefronts comprising 101 Delancey went under the knife nearly a decade ago, and largely remained dormant. Except for […]

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OTB Ghost Signage Above Delancey is Whitewashed

Posted June 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

For the first time in decades, the two-toned OTB signage is gone from the Delancey Street landscape. The former advertisement was whitewashed earlier this week. Or, rather, beige-ified. Off Track Betting previously operated one of its storefront parlors at 101 Delancey Street. Since its demise in December 2010 – along with the entire gambling operation […]

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LES-Based ‘Off Track Betty’ Premieres at Brooklyn Film Festival Next Month

Posted May 25, 2016 at 5:16 am

Off Track Betty, the low-budget short shot exclusively on 16mm film, will see its world debut next month. It’s slated to appear twice during the Brooklyn Film Festival, on June 5 and June 10. Shot exclusively on 16mm film, Off Track Betty is a twenty-minute narrative short about a longtime resident who realizes she no […]

Claw Money Boutique Back in Business After Completion of Storefront Renovations on Delancey

Posted March 30, 2016 at 5:11 am

After consecutive months of ground-level renovations, the retail composition of 101 Delancey Street is no longer recognizable. Where a collection of rough-around-the-edges stores heretofore operated (OTB, Jackson Hewitt, Happiness Deli), three distinct commercial spaces now await tenants. Store entrances were all leveled to sidewalk grade, with any evidence of the former OTB now in the […]

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Claw Money Boutique on Delancey Street Temporarily Closed for Storefront Renovation

Posted February 3, 2016 at 9:24 am

​The storefront renovation of 101 Delancey has been ongoing for months. Since at least last summer, when the first plywood encasements first made a cameo. Now that same job just sidelined the Claw Money graffiti style boutique at the corner of Ludlow Street. Temporarily, we’re told. “[The landlord] is just changing the front facade,” Ms. […]

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‘Off Track Betty’ Short Film Captures Delancey Street in Flux, and One Woman’s Faded Sense of Belonging

Posted July 1, 2015 at 5:09 am

One local filmmaker just completed a film shot completely around the Lower East Side. Specifically, the intersection of Delancey and Essex Streets. Its subject matter is also of the neighborhood. Shot exclusively on 16mm film, Off Track Betty is a narrative short about a longtime resident who realizes she no longer recognizes, nor belongs in […]

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Dear Delancey: That Swastika Tag is Not Welcome Here

Posted January 6, 2015 at 10:00 am

An open letter from a reader… Dear Lower East Side: With Anti-Semitism on the rise internationally, and a staggering 39% rise in anti-Semitic crimes in New York City this past year, the swastika and accompanying graffiti on 101 Delancey Street is a shocking, though not entirely surprising revelation. At present, the vacant commercial space (formerly […]