East Broadway

169 Bar Patron Pulls Gun on Bouncer at Closing Time, Cops Say

Posted May 9, 2022 at 5:04 am

A patron at 169 Bar pulled a gun on the bouncer after closing time early Saturday morning, police said. Shortly after 4:00am, the perp headed for the exit and allegedly became involved in a dispute with the front-door security, and brandished a firearm. Cops were called at 4:25am, and the gunman then fled the scene; […]

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New 30-Story Bialystoker Condo Tower Gets its Skin

Posted March 22, 2022 at 5:08 am

The tallest tower to take shape below Grand Street in recent years now boasts some skin in the game. Topped out last fall, the new development beside the former Bialystoker Nursing Home on East Broadway, is starting to match its initial renderings. The exterior paneling is making its way up the super-structure. This jagged mess […]

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NYC Half Marathon will Again Run Through the Lower East Side this Month

Last modified March 10, 2022 at 12:08 am

Brace for impact The NYC Half Marathon returns later this month, promising, as in years past, thousands of runners to traverse the streets of the Lower East Side. This year, on March 20, the 13.1-mile race starts near the Grand Army Plaza entrance of Prospect Park and heads over the Manhattan Bridge to Canal Street; […]

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Free Covid Home Test Kits Distributed at Seward Park Library

Posted February 14, 2022 at 5:20 am

Cultural institutions throughout the Five Boroughs are distributing home test kits for Covid-19 this week. Here on the Lower East Side, residents can visit the Seward Park Library on East Broadway to pick up a box. The program was announced over the weekend. Hours are Monday through Friday, noon to 4:00pm. We are told that […]

Another Lower East Side Crab Shack Shutters

Posted January 27, 2022 at 5:06 am

It’s a crisis of crab cakes on the Lower East Side. In an apparent coincidence, two dedicated crab shacks – both located within a few blocks of one another – closed just days apart this month. As previously reported, Crab Du Jour closed down its franchise at Grand and Suffolk Streets within the last couple […]

Gunman Fires 4 Shots Inside East Broadway Subway Station

Posted December 28, 2021 at 5:01 am

Shots were fired inside the East Broadway subway station following a verbal dispute, police said. At approximately 9:15pm, an unidentified male gunman fired four rounds toward a group of people with whom he was involved in a verbal dispute in inside the station. He then fled the scene in an unknown direction. There were no […]

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Chinatown Neighbors Unite Against Proposed Homeless Shelter on East Broadway

Last modified December 15, 2021 at 9:55 pm

Concerned Chinatown neighbors are rallying in opposition against plans to convert a former hotel on East Broadway into a homeless shelter for the elderly. As reported this month, the new “safe haven” is a joint effort between nonprofits Asian Americans for Equality and Care for the Homeless that offers long-term residency – one year on […]

Homeless Shelter for Chinatown Elderly Planned for East Broadway

Posted December 3, 2021 at 5:00 am

Following a trend set during the pandemic, a former Chinatown hotel will soon be reborn as a homeless shelter. Nonprofits Asian Americans for Equality and Care for the Homeless have partnered to create the new “Safe Haven” facility, located in the former Hotel 91 on East Broadway. According to its FAQ mailer, the new safe […]

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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