283 Grand Street
Last modified May 20, 2010 at 5:09 pm
It’s been more than five weeks since a fire on Grand Street killed one tenant, left scores of families homeless, and gutted the century-old tenement buildings at 283, 287, and 289 Grand. Many of us who work nearby have been watching the fire’s aftermath play out on a daily basis, constantly reminded of our neighbors’ […]
Last modified May 11, 2010 at 4:04 pm
It’s really great to see the community come together amidst tragedy. We just received information that there is a fundraiser week currently planned to benefit the victims of the Grand Street fire. From May 17 – 21, a handful of Lower East Side restaurants will be graciously donating partial profits from sales.
Posted April 30, 2010 at 6:33 am
And that’s all she wrote. 283-287 Grand Street is no more. Its suffering has finally come to an end. Yesterday evening, the heavy-duty backhoes had their claws full of brick, wood, and twisted metal. All that remains now is a gaping void and the musty smell of lost memories.
Posted April 30, 2010 at 6:13 am
Nearly three weeks removed from the devastating Grand Street fire, business in the immediate vicinity is trickling back. A reader reported yesterday that Vietnamese restaurant Pho Grand at number 277 reopened the other night. This is indeed great news for the neighborhood!
Posted April 29, 2010 at 6:11 am
In response to our last update on the demolition of 283 Grand Street, one former resident of the building left a comment worth sharing. The fire victim lived there for more than two decades, as did many others.
Posted April 26, 2010 at 6:17 am
Last night marked two weeks since the debilitating seven-alarm fire tore through 283 Grand Street. The whole area remains under lockdown, seriously affecting business for the adjacent stores and markets. Indeed, metal police barricades still block the flow of pedestrian (and automotive) traffic between Allen and Forsyth Streets. The demolition continues, but the smell is […]
Posted April 19, 2010 at 6:24 am
And the demolition continues on Grand Street. As of yesterday evening, a sizable chunk of number 283 is gone. The facade is now just a skeleton. In the meantime, families displaced by the fire are upset by the recent relocation from Skyline Hotel on 49th Street.
Posted April 16, 2010 at 6:13 am
In recent days, a number of “lost cat” flyers have been posted to street furniture around ground zero of the Grand Street fire. Lucy’s owner is frantically searching for the feline, last seen during the debilitating fire this past Sunday.
Posted April 14, 2010 at 7:59 am
Early yesterday morning, the mother of all cranes showed up to the fire scene outside of 283-285 Grand Street. By nightfall, the crowd control barriers were repositioned along the perimeter to allow for limited sidewalk access from Eldridge. As of today, scaffolding is in place and Grand Street proper, between Allen and Forsyth, remains sealed […]