East Broadway

Chinatown Awarded $20M State Grant to Revamp East Broadway Mall and Sites Neaby

Last modified November 15, 2021 at 5:06 am

Last week announced that Chinatown is the recipient of $20 million in state grant money to reconfigure three key areas in the neighborhood. The main targets for a renovations are the city-owned East Broadway Mall beneath the Manhattan Bridge; the East Broadway Triangle – that chaotic intersection of Eldridge, Division, and Forsyth Streets where the […]

Tipsy Shanghai Hits East Broadway

Posted November 11, 2021 at 5:02 am

Out with old, in with the new. Tipsy Shanghai, a fast-casual Chinese restaurant based in Greenwich Village, is now on the Lower East Side. The business just unveiled a new location on East Broadway, in what was formerly Cafe Petisco and its vegan successor. As with the original, the new outpost offers its take on […]

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Rep. Maloney Tours Decaying East Broadway Station

Posted October 8, 2021 at 5:07 am

It’s no secret that East Broadway station is decaying before our eyes, and a chosen spot for crime. Local leaders elevated the plight of the 85-year-old station by highlighting the problems to U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney, who organized a walkthrough earlier this week. Goal of the tour was to provide a first-hand look at a […]

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Bialystoker Tower Tops out at 30 Stories on East Broadway

Last modified October 28, 2021 at 5:38 pm

One month is an eternity when covering the rising real estate in the neighborhood. In that time since our last follow-up, the tower flanking the Bialystoker Nursing Home finally reached the top. The shadow-casting luxury development at 232 East Broadway reached its thirty-story pinnacle late last week. Token stars-and-stripes affixed to the top. Round Square […]

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Educational Alliance Executive Becomes New Head of Manhattan JCC

Posted September 21, 2021 at 5:11 am

From the Lower East Side to the Upper West Side. Rabbi Joanna Samuels, the sitting executive director of the Manny Cantor Center at the Educational Alliance, is set to become the new chief executive director of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan. Her new gig begins early next year, marking a significant transition at one of […]

Teenager Attacked by Panhandler Asking for Dollar in East Broadway Station

Posted September 17, 2021 at 5:07 am

The East Broadway subway station bolsters its reputation as haven of crime this week with reports that a teenager was attacked by an aggressive panhandler. According to police, at 8:15am last Sunday (September 12), an unknown man approached a 16-year-old boy asking for a dollar. When the teenager refused, the suspect followed, and muttered racist […]

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Community Group Sounds Alarm over City’s Alleged ‘Takeover’ of the East Broadway Mall

Posted August 31, 2021 at 5:01 am

The southerly East Broadway Mall beneath the Manhattan Bridge is a pillar of the Chinatown community. Stocked with several small businesses serving the local populace. Perhaps, not for long, though. Local community groups allege that the city is “rashly taking back the mall.” In particular, the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side […]

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Bialystoker Nursing Home Tower Scraping Sky at 20 Stories

Last modified October 28, 2021 at 5:38 pm

The latest tower to dominate the Lower East Side skyline is coming into its own. Indeed, the development flanking the converted Bialystoker Nursing Home on East Broadway now stands at nearly twenty stories. That’s roughly two-thirds of the way to reaching the thirty-story apex. Making it the tallest building in the immediate vicinity. At least […]

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Revered Borscht Belt Comedian (and LES-Educated Rabbi) Jackie Mason Dies at 93

Posted July 26, 2021 at 5:05 am

Jackie Mason, one of the greatest comedic voices whose borscht belt schtick inspired generations, passed away on Saturday in Manhattan. The Catskills kvetcher was 93. According to TMZ, Mason had been hospitalized for more than 3 weeks … admitted with inflammation of the lungs. Obituaries aplenty. Jackie Mason was born Yacov Moshe Maza in Sheboygan, […]

Mr. Fong’s Principal Looking to East Broadway for Newest Hangout

Last modified July 1, 2021 at 10:04 pm

The owner of popular party spot, Mr. Fong’s, is readying a new concept on the Lower East Side. City records show that Aisa Shelley, who also owns Oliver Coffee, plans to open an establishment geared toward “coastal Italian cuisine. He’s teaming up with Roman Grandinetti from Regina’s on Orchard. Space chosen is the former home […]

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