Eldridge Street

Woodward Gallery Honors 9/11 Anniversary with Monthlong Exhibition

Posted September 13, 2021 at 5:09 am

Amidst the many twentieth anniversary observations of 9/11, the Woodward Gallery is presenting a different type of tribute. It’s current exhibition, which is designed to be easily seen from the street even when the gallery is closed, consists of prescient works of art. “Observing 9/11: Breen, Bridges & Corn September 2021” showcases three poignant artworks, […]

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Woman Caught in Crossfire Grazed by Bullet on Eldridge Street

Posted September 8, 2021 at 5:08 am

A stray bullet grazed a woman standing outside a public housing development on Stanton Street Monday evening. The 41-year-old victim was reportedly struck in the hip by the errant round. Literally caught in the crossfire; she was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. Motive is unclear, as is whether the victim knew the shooter, […]

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Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Festival Goes Virtual for 20th Year

Posted June 4, 2021 at 5:03 am

Though pandemic restrictions are lifting, it’s a bit too early for the annual Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival to return to the streets. The popular Lower East Side block party, hosted by the Museum at Eldridge Street for the last twenty years, is going virtual for the month of June. They didn’t want to […]

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Museum at Eldridge Street Reopens Next Month

Posted May 13, 2021 at 5:02 am

The Museum at Eldridge Street is awakening from the pandemic slumber. After a year-and-change, the historic synagogue is planning to reopen on June 1. The biggest change is that all tours are now conducted in a digital, self-guided format, rather than with an in-person guide. The tours will be available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. […]

14-Story Eldridge Street Hotel Hit with Stop Work Order

Posted January 21, 2021 at 5:03 am

The hotel newcomer underway on lower Eldridge Street – recently topped out at fourteen stories – met the might of the city. Inspectors from Department of Buildings issued a stop-work order on 79 Eldridge about a week ago. It’s a full order which only allows work “to provide shoring for all staircases and provide design […]

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Remembering the Forgotten Rooftop Sign of Monk Eastman’s Eldridge Street Tailor

Last modified December 10, 2020 at 9:16 am

Sitting atop an Eldridge Street tenement, weathered by time and atmosphere, is a rusty remnant of the past. It dates back nearly a century, yet remains part of the Lower East Side skyline. The advertecture once boasted sky-high lettering for Witty Brothers, the famous turn-of-the-century clothier who dressed Monk Eastman. The warehouse-looking building at 50-52 […]

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How the Museum at Eldridge Street is Faring in the Time of COVID-19

Last modified May 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Amid nationwide closures, the Museum at Eldridge Street (aka the Eldridge Street Synagogue) is swinging its focus, by expanding its offerings to a global audience through virtual programming. The historic museum representing Jewish New York has, like so many others, been closed to foot traffic since stay-at-home orders were first mandated. One of the main […]

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Signs of Life Emerge in Chinatown as Mom-and-Pop Spots Reopen for Takeout [GUEST]

Posted May 15, 2020 at 5:04 am

The following guest post was penned by Sara Graham. In March, many of Chinatown’s affordable family-owned eateries shuttered temporarily. Not all New York City gems can be found on Seamless or Caviar, so it’s been hard to know how to support these businesses in the interim. With the advent of warmer weather and no definitive […]

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14-Story Eldridge Street Hotel Nears the Top

Posted February 5, 2020 at 5:14 am

Jammed between pre-war tenements on Eldridge Street – on a block that hasn’t seen much destruction – is the latest hotel to join the overcrowded party. Under construction for more than two years, this narrow finger building is nearing its apex. This week it reached an approximate eleven-story height. Designed by Michael Kang, the development […]

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Man Wanted in Connection with Friday Night Burglary of the Eldridge Street Synagogue

Posted January 29, 2020 at 5:03 am

Police are searching for a man they say robbed the Eldridge Street Synagogue last Friday night. During Jewish Sabbath. At approximately 8:45pm, the perp was caught on surveillance footage entering the historic house of worship through a secured side window. Once inside, he stole a laptop and a nearly-empty cash box. It wasn’t until the […]

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