339 Grand Street
Last modified August 3, 2018 at 11:45 am
To look at the southwest corner of Ludlow and Grand Streets is to witness the slow obsolescence of a longtime Lower East Side business. There stands the 1832-era Federal-style row house with that fading sign and old-school appearance; the home of Ideal Hosiery is the photographer’s dream shot. Personally, with each exposure shot, we wonder […]
Posted August 11, 2014 at 6:03 am
Longtime owners of Ideal Hosiery – the Auerbach family – are apparently still looking to divest their landmark property on the Lower East Side. Precisely around this time last year, we caught wind that 339 Grand Street was placed on the open market. Red flags were raised across the community, as this structure is one […]
Posted October 30, 2013 at 6:00 am
Two years of back-and-forth with the LPC regarding 339 Grand Street culminated in a victory yesterday for local preservationists. The Federal-style row house – a structure that dates back to 1832 (completed 1833) – was easily designated a city landmark by Commission Chairman Tierney. “This understated row house, by far the most intact of the […]
Posted October 29, 2013 at 5:40 am
There is hope for the home of Ideal Hosiery…at least for local preservationists. Thanks to grassroots pressure from the likes of Friends of the Lower East Side, the Landmarks Preservation Commission is set [PDF] to hear the case for 339 Grand Street today. Again; it’s the second time the body is hearing the case in as […]
Last modified September 19, 2013 at 1:56 pm
Ideal Hosiery. Look at you. Your perseverance through the centuries is inspirational. We’ve chronicled this classic structure at 339 Grand Street over the years. Today, this 1832 (yes, you read that right) Federal row-house still has its dormer and lintels intact, the pitched roof and original brick. The interior has undergone many alterations, but seriously? 1832. […]
Posted June 25, 2013 at 6:00 am
Neighborhood preservationists are springing into action to try and save 339 Grand Street.
Posted June 19, 2013 at 5:22 am
News of 339 Grand Street breaks on the ever-changing shoreline of the Lower East Side this morning.
Last modified March 18, 2010 at 7:38 am
Sunday afternoon, we stopped into Ideal Hosiery at 339 Grand Street to pick up a few items, and haggle with the shopkeep. Stepping off the rain-soaked sidewalk, the interior was equally musty, yet welcoming nonetheless.
Posted September 8, 2009 at 6:29 am
Back in early June, street writer Soup tagged two parallel building facades on Ludlow just south of Grand Street (#339 and #341). It stayed a few days, but was quickly erased with black paint. It remained relatively flawless until sometime last week, when the same walls were completely bombed. This time around, though, the graffiti […]