345 Grand Street

For $3.85M, You Can Live in the Cast-Iron ‘Grand Street Museum’ Building

Posted October 14, 2014 at 6:04 am

When 345 Grand Street was erected in 1887, its function was strictly entertainment. “The Grand,” as it became known, hosted five floors of circus-like attractions, from theater to museums of curiosities, and even a menagerie. (A dancehall and rumored brothel also occupied the premises decades later) 127 years on, this cast-iron landmark is the “Grand […]

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The Museum and Dancehall that Once Occupied 345-347 Grand Street

Posted October 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm

My first attempt at researching the cast iron beauty at 345 Grand Street brought me to an interesting blog called Coretalks.com. With the aide of the blog owner and my research, Ladies and Gents, let’s polka to 1887, the year, according to the Department of Buildings, 345 Grand was erected. I’ll lead. The author of […]

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NMASS Offices Move to 345 Grand Street

Posted August 11, 2010 at 6:12 am

The longtime Lower East Side workers advocacy group called National Mobilization Against Sweatshops (NMASS) recently succumbed to some of the very forces they aim to combat. NMASS was forced from its 59 Hester Street location thanks in large part to the nearby 55 Hester condo development, which itself came at the expense of Gertel’s Bakery.  We […]