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The DOT Finally Fixes the Sinking Sidewalk at Orchard and Delancey

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 12:07 am

Looks like our public shaming had something of an effect. The Department of Transportation addressed, and fixed, the caving sidewalk at the northeast corner of Orchard and Delancey. This spot had been sinking for well over six months. Boogie reader @benofonte snapped the above photo, which shows the asphalt band-aid.

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Sinking Sidewalk on Orchard Street a Continual Threat; This is How the City Reacts

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 12:07 am

How deep must this corner pit sink before the city starts paying attention? For months, the sidewalk at Orchard and Delancey has been gradually dipping below street level. Torrential downpours and excessive heat certainly exacerbate the situation. Our last depth measurement came in at five inches, and by all accounts, a liability waiting to collect. […]

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Delancey Sidewalk Collapse Finally Fixed After 3 Years of Waiting

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 […]

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Sinking Sidewalk at Orchard and Delancey Poses Danger to Pedestrians

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 12:09 am

Now here’s a corner just waiting for a sacrificial leg for a feast. The sidewalk outside Rox gallery – Delancey and Orchard – has been sinking for quite some time. At least the last six months. Of course, the terrible winter and recent spat of heavy rain couldn’t have helped matters much. The curb is […]

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City Finally Fixing Delancey Subway Vault Roof 3 Years After Collapse

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 […]

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FABnyc Mural Inspired by Dee Dee Ramone Poem at Extra Place

Posted May 24, 2013 at 10:23 am

The latest sidewalk mural at Extra Place is inspired by a Dee Dee Ramone poem, written about Joey soon after his death.

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The Sidewalk-Hogging Corner Grocers Vestibule [Video]

Posted February 21, 2012 at 6:48 am

As we first reported last month, the new Corner Grocers at Orchard Street is completely hogging the sidewalk with its new vestibule.

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Bowery Diner Three Weeks from Opening

Posted December 7, 2011 at 6:41 am

Even though the plywood shed was dismantled last month, and the neon sign remains lit, grand opening is still just out of grasp.

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Sidewalk Collapse Outside Olympic Restaurant

Posted January 4, 2011 at 6:28 am

Shortly after 3 pm yesterday, a small section of sidewalk collapsed outside the Olympic Restaurant.

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New Sidewalk Outside Mark Miller Gallery on Orchard

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:18 am

You may all breathe a sigh of relief.  The Mark Miller Gallery street obstruction at 92 Orchard is currently on its way out.  After serving nearly a year of jail time behind a complex arrangement of sidewalk sheds and plywood barriers, the entire storefront is finally visible again.  That includes the mom-and-pop Ja-Mil Uniforms.  It’s […]

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