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Nine Years Later, Fire-Displaced Tenants from Grand Street $900K Settlement

Posted February 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s been nearly a decade since a seven-alarm fire decimated a row of Grand Street tenements. Now, nine years later, the families who lost everything finally received a settlement. Approximately one hundred residents of 283-285 Grand Street were awarded $900,000 in property damages after years of negotiations with the owner of the two properties, Fair […]

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1 Pike Bar Calls it Quits After a Year

Posted August 14, 2018 at 5:03 am

It appears the namesake 1 Pike Cafe and Bar is a goner; the space has been dark for the last week. This closure follows after some recent neighborhood chatter indicating the end of the road. Phone calls to the establishment also go unanswered. 1 Pike opened at this address (corner of Division Street) back in […]

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‘1 Pike’ Pairs Coffee and Wine on the Border of Chinatown

Posted June 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

The southeast corner of Pike and Division Streets is now booze-friendly. That new watering hole we told you about is ready for business. Dubbed simply 1 Pike, the establishment is essentially a coffee shop by day and wine bar in the after-hours. Soft launch was last week. At present, only coffee (courtesy of Cafe Grumpy) […]

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93,361 People Have Applied for 104 Affordable Housing Units at Essex Crossing

Posted June 9, 2017 at 5:11 am

In case you were curious about the demand for affordable housing on a hyperlocal level, just look to Essex Crossing. According to the latest city tally, a staggering 93,361 people have applied for the 104 available affordable apartments at 145 Clinton Street. The fifteen-story development is one of nine new sites that are being redeveloped […]

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New Wine Bar Takes Shape at Pike and Division

Posted June 1, 2017 at 5:07 am

The Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) advocacy group chose a wine bar tenant to occupy the new storefront carved out of their “Housing and Community Services” building at 1 Pike Street (aka 111 Division). The community organization downsized its footprint in the ground level last year, and instead decided to convert the new space to […]

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AAFE Chooses Wine Bar for Newly Converted Space at Pike and Division

Posted April 3, 2017 at 9:27 am

The Lower East Side headquarters of Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) may soon gain an additional revenue stream by inviting nightlife to a block with plenty of it. Division Street between Pike and Ludlow. That’s the story behind the new storefront carved out of their “Housing and Community Services” building at 1 Pike Street (aka 111 […]

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