Week in Review: January 9

Posted on: January 9th, 2010 at 9:40 am by

The Lower East Side will be getting the reality show treatment.  A casting call surfaces on Craigslist [Lower East Side Subject of New Reality Show]

The high-traffic northeast corner of Bowery and Delancey is about to meet the wrath of the wrecking ball. 185-191 Bowery will soon be razed in favor of yet another neighborhood hotel [185-191 Bowery Primed for Demolition]

Ninety-four years ago on the old Bowery, the Third Avenue El structure was moved from the sidewalk to the middle of the street [On the Old Bowery: Relocating the El]

Jimmy Jazz will be moving out of its current location at 86 Delancey [Days Numbered for Jimmy Jazz at 86 Delancey]

Earlier this week, a cyclist was killed in a bus accident at the corner of Delancey and Ludlow.  After hitting a pothole in the street, the cyclist fell behind the bus, which then backed over her [Cyclist Killed by Bus on Delancey; Potholes to Blame for Delancey Accident]

Recent Stories

‘Caribea’ Grill Readies Space Left Vacant by Domino’s on Allen Street

Ever since Domino’s ditched its decades-old Allen Street location three years ago, the commercial space has been a vacancy consistently peddled on the market. Now, a new concept is a-knockin. Caribea is as it sounds – a fast casual pan-Caribbean grill. The restaurant at 203 Allen will seat fourteen tables and a stand-up bar, for […]

The Projects Jockeying for the $20M Chinatown Revitalization Funds

Several months ago, Governor Hochul announced a $20 million grant in the form of the Downtown Revitalization initiative (DRI).  Some forty sites around Chinatown were identified during the DRI process, which is led by a Local Planning Committee of community representatives and supported by State agency staff and a consultant team. That list was ultimately […]

Displaced Chinatown Business Returns Months After Devastating Fire

Four months after a deadly fire knocked out 78 Mulberry Street, one of its businesses returned to the scene. Ewa Trading Company reopened in its former Chinatown home earlier this week. The store had spent some of the interim displacement period selling from a shuttered Vietnamese restaurant a few paces north. The two-alarm fire broke […]

EDC Sues Essex Restaurant for Back Rent over Former Essex Market Lease

Three years removed from its relocation across Rivington Street, the city filed suit against the Essex restaurant for alleged unpaid rent. The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) sued Essex for nearly $60,000 in unpaid back rent on the former Essex Market building it previously occupied, according to the lawsuit filed Monday. The city entity claims that […]

Exile on Orchard Street: Tenement Museum Recreates Exhibits During Renovations

The Tenement Museum is amidst a preservation project at 97 Orchard Street, but will continue its programming with replicas not too far away. The 1863-era tenement this past Sunday embarked on “vital” restoration work to preserve its walls, floors, roof, as well as the installation of a new HVAC system that will provide improved climate […]