Broome Street

For 7th Year Running, Greek Jewish Festival Returns to Broome Street this Weekend

Last modified May 13, 2022 at 12:06 pm

After a more subdued outing last year, the Greek Jewish Festival this spring is on the rebound, pulling out the stops. It returns on Sunday for another go-round. Founded by Kehila Kedosha Janina on Broome Street seven years ago, the event celebrates the culture and traditions of the Greek Jewish community. Years past saw crowds […]

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‘Oonee’ Modular Bike Parking Pod Comes to Essex Street Market

Posted April 8, 2022 at 5:09 am

There’s some interesting new street furniture on the backside of the Essex Market. The futuristic pod is part of a pilot program that Department of Transportation is touring around the city this spring. Putting current bike corrals to shame, the so-called Oonee Pod is a modular parking solution marketed as “safe, secure, and simple.” This […]

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Stoned Pizza Rolls up to Broome Street on 4/20

Posted April 6, 2022 at 5:08 am

Weed pizza is a thing, and it’s happening soon on the Lower East Side. Stoned Pizza is to take the dormant storefront at 302 Broome Street, last occupied by Omar’s La Boite. Ownership signed a ten-year lease on the 4,000 square-foot space, where patrons can order cannabis-infused pizza, appetizers and desserts, according to the Observer. […]

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Garage Cleared for Two Affordable Towers by Grand Street Guild

Posted March 4, 2022 at 5:14 am

More heft is on the way to the Delancey Street corridor, where Essex Crossing dominates the skyline. Over the last two months, demolition crews razed the two-story parking garage and Little Star early childhood center in the shadow of the Grand Street Guild. The spot is now a vacant sandlot awaiting a major residential payload […]

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Covid Vaccination Hub at Essex Crossing Closes on Sunday

Posted February 18, 2022 at 5:07 am

The mass community vaccination site at Essex Crossing is winding down operations this weekend. Sunday is the last day of operation for the Covid-19 vaccine center at 244 Broome Street. Those folks needing the jab can do so between 10:00am and 6:00pm. The Lower East Side hub began inoculating the community exactly a year ago, […]

The ‘Basic Necessities’ of Broome Street

Last modified October 22, 2021 at 6:45 pm

Six months ago, Basic Necessities became part of Broome Street. Conceived by artist Michelle Repiso, the multimedia project tackles “three individuals and the mechanisms they used to sustain their humanity while incarcerated.” Now, with an Artist Corps Grant, Repiso is taking it one step further with community engagement. Tomorrow, the artist will be crowdsourcing participants’ […]

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Borough President Implores Parks Commissioner to Address Community Concerns in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted October 21, 2021 at 4:59 am

Two stabbings within a twelve-hour period last weekend highlighted the decrepit, yet dangerous state of Sara D. Roosevelt Park. The violence apparently pushed Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer to exert pressure on the Parks Department to address certain core issues. In a letter to Commissioner Gabrielle Fialkoff this week, Brewer identified two key concerns – […]

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The Ten Bells Rings in New Bushwick Bar

Posted September 16, 2021 at 5:08 am

The Ten Bells is ringing in a new outpost – this time, not on the Lower East Side, but in Brooklyn. Bushwick, specifically. The natural wine bar has taken over a space that previously housed a Breaking Bad-themed coffee shop, Walter’s Coffee Roastery. The OG at 247 Broome Street is still alive and kicking, though […]

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30-Story Tower at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Site Begins Ascent

Posted September 7, 2021 at 5:00 am

The canyon of development along the backside of Essex Crossing on Broome Street is growing. Indeed, the foundation is down and ascent of a towering new building underway at the former Beth Hamedrash Hagadol site. After months of excavation, the first elements of the superstructure are now visible above the plywood. One-story height. As previously […]

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Cops Close Down Section of Sara D. Roosevelt Park to Curb Drugs and Homeless

Posted August 30, 2021 at 5:00 am

The city is apparently turning up the heat to combat the dangerous situation in Sara D. Roosevelt Park just south of Delancey Street. The area surrounding the so-called “Pit” is now completely sealed off. The action is many months in the making. As reported, this area has long been a favored spot for local homeless, […]

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