Posted June 11, 2014 at 6:00 am
The end of Olympic Restaurant and “old as hills” Jade Fountain liquor store (and its bulletproof divider) will come a lot sooner than previously thought. Both businesses have pretty much been on deathwatch ever since SPURA plans for the Essex Crossing gamechanger were finally approved. But now the consortium of developers has just begun the […]
Last modified February 13, 2015 at 12:08 am
We had to wipe the allergy-induced crust from our eyes to make sure we were seeing properly. As would you, if passing the southeast corner of Delancey and Essex Streets. Yes, the plywood perimeter first constructed in January 2011 is finally a thing of the past. Fresh sidewalk was poured last week outside the Olympic […]
Posted December 19, 2013 at 6:00 am
Until a couple weeks ago, not much had changed in the three years since the southeast corner of Delancey and Essex collapsed. It was believed at the time that the excessive weight of a delivery truck caused the hollow sidewalk to open wide, reaching deep into the subway station. The menacing hole outside the Olympic […]
Posted October 29, 2013 at 6:00 am
Invader unveiled another 8-bit mosaic on the Lower East Side yesterday. The popular street artist spared the video game genre for a classic Disney character – Snow White. His latest appears on the masonry of the Olympic Restaurant at Essex and Delancey. As previously reported, Invader is in town to help promote a screening of […]
Posted November 30, 2011 at 8:59 am
Early Tuesday morning (1:30 am), a Daily News newspaper delivery truck heading eastbound on Delancey veered off course and crashed into the Essex Street facade of Olympic Restaurant.
Posted September 30, 2011 at 6:09 am
The wonderful greasy spoon (and Boogie standby) at 115 Delancey, Olympic Restaurant, is probably the last place one would expect to discover a duplicate of a famous banker’s bathroom.