Delancey Street

Back to 1980s Lower East Side, Including the Olympic on Delancey

Posted April 29, 2022 at 5:04 am

The departure of the Olympic Restaurant in July 2014 is a loss that still cuts deep. There is no such thing anymore as a no-frills luncheonette on the Lower East Side. So, it’s nice to come across images from yesteryear of the onetime staple. Back to the time when Essex Crossing was just vacant SPURA […]

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LES Store Owner Chases, Stabs Teenage Shoplifter on Delancey Street

Posted April 15, 2022 at 5:04 am

In which the perpetrator becomes the victim. A sixteen-year-old shoplifter was stabbed in the chest yesterday on Delancey Street by the owner of the targeted store, police said. The stabbing transpired at 3:00pm outside the Duane Reade at 100 Delancey Street, mere moments after the teenager lifted goods from a store around the corner (New […]

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Man Shot in Leg in Drug Deal Gone Bad on Delancey Street

Posted April 11, 2022 at 5:02 am

A man was shot early Sunday morning in a drug deal gone bad inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park, police said. The 30-year-old victim was shot in the leg near the sunken court, where the purported drug transaction happened. Sources disclose that two suspects in their twenties allegedly took drugs, possibly K2, from the victim before […]

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The Death of the Delancey Street Bridge to East River Park

Last modified March 28, 2022 at 12:36 pm

The old Delancey Street footbridge is dead. Officially excised from the Lower East Side landscape. Long live the Delancey Street Footbridge. To be sure, it’s been a slow death for the street apparatus over the last couple months. The ramps on either side of the FDR Drive had been removed in early February as part […]

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Arcade Fire Surprised Bowery Ballroom for Ukraine Benefit, then Headed to the Subway

Posted March 22, 2022 at 5:03 am

It was a weekend bookended by Arcade Fire. The band performed three surprise benefit shows Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights at the Bowery Ballroom. Both were for the benefit of the Ukraine Relief Fund, but also notable as the first time Arcade Fire played the seminal Lower East Side venue since the 2004 release of […]

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CM Marte Announces ACE Street Cleaning for ‘New Dawn on Delancey’

Last modified March 11, 2022 at 7:50 am

It’s a new dawn on Delancey Street for sanitation. Councilman Chris Marte today announces a new initiative – “A New Dawn on Delancey” – to help scrub the north side of this major artery. The spine of the Lower East Side. The city is contracting with ACE (Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless) […]

Asian Straphanger Slashed Across the Face in Unprovoked Attack at Delancey Station

Posted March 8, 2022 at 5:03 am

An Asian straphanger was slashed across the face in an unprovoked attack on the subway on the Lower East Side Sunday morning. Cops said that the 41-year-old victim was traveling on a northbound J train as it entered the Delancey Street/Essex Street station at about 8:30am, when a stranger slashed his face with a razor […]

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Talk Smack: Straphanger at Delancey Station Bludgeoned After Asking Junkie Not to Shoot Up

Posted February 28, 2022 at 5:03 am

A straphanger riding the J train last week was bludgeoned with an iron pipe after telling a junkie not to shoot up in the car, several media outlets reported. The 31-year-old victim had been traveling on a northbound J train at around 5:20pm last Wednesday, cops said, when he spotted a man pulling out a […]

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The Removal of the Delancey Foot Bridge to East River Park

Posted February 2, 2022 at 5:01 am

The city is now head-long into its demolition of the Delancey Street foot bridge into East River Park. The big-rigs are mobilized and hungry for steel. Per recent flyers to the community, the “construction operations necessitate extended work hours to dismantle the park-side ramp of the Delancey Street Pedestrian Bridge. Noise and air monitors will […]

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City Readies Demolition of Delancey Foot Bridge to East River Park

Last modified January 24, 2022 at 9:57 pm

With each new day, the destruction of East River Park intensifies. Little is now recognizable as dozens of trees were excised and the historic amphitheater demolished. All as part of the billion-dollar coastal resiliency project. Now, time has come for the pedestrian bridge linking Delancey Street to the park, above the FDR Drive. The city […]