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Grand Street Rite-Aid to Close in 2 Weeks

Last modified May 5, 2022 at 7:37 am

The Rite-Aid store on Grand Street, often frequented by the late Sheldon Silver, is set to close for good in two weeks. We’re told that, after decades at 408 Grand, the final day in business is May 16. Apparently, all prescription records were transferred to the Duane Reade on Delancey Street. Customers are urged to […]

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City Nixes Second Homeless Shelter Planned for Chinatown

Posted May 3, 2022 at 5:01 am

The city nixed two homeless shelters n Chinatown within the last week. The Department of Social Services yesterday announced that its shelter planned for 231 Grand Street (at the Bowery) is now canceled. The announcement follows mere days after the city likewise terminated a proposal to convert 47 Madison into a shelter. “After reviewing planned […]

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Mural Planned for Facade of Apple Bank on Grand Street

Posted April 29, 2022 at 5:13 am

The confluence of Grand Street and East Broadway will soon receive some color with a new nature-themed mural. Fittingly, just one week removed from Earth Day. Indeed, a new artist installation aims to transform the drab walls of the local Apple Bank at 465 Grand Street. A collaboration between Elissa Levy, Vanessa Albury, and Virginia Inés […]

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Pickle Guys Now Grinding Super Spicy Passover Horseradish

Posted April 5, 2022 at 5:03 am

It’s time to stock up. As is the tradition in the weeks leading up to Passover, the Pickle Guys are now grinding (and bottling) spicy fresh horseradish for the holiday. First day of the annual sale period was this past Sunday, and will continue for two weeks. Expect the gas-masked grinder – admittedly not so […]

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Fire Destroys Grand Street Studio of ‘Jewish Moments’ Radio Host Nachum Segal

Last modified March 29, 2022 at 6:59 am

The Lower East Side studio of Jewish radio personality Nachum Segal went up in flames Sunday. The workspace, located on the second floor of 551 Grand Street, was destroyed in the fire. Published reports indicate that the cause may have been electrical. For the last twenty years until its destruction on Sunday, the space had […]

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On Orchard Street, Jodamo Downsizing Footprint as Longtime HQ Hits Market

Last modified March 4, 2022 at 1:05 pm

Big changes coming to the ground floor of the iconic “Pink Building” of the Lower East Side. One need only scope the leasing sign affixed to the facade of 321 Grand Street. Jodamo, the longtime haberdasher in the marquee retail space at the southwest corner of Orchard and Grand, is about to move. But it’s […]

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The 7-Story Rebirth of Historic 282 Grand Street Finally Underway

Last modified March 3, 2022 at 9:32 am

In the four years since an historic row of Federal Houses was summarily demolished, the parcels comprising 282-286 Grand Street remained fallow. Over-tagged and left for dead. Now, there is finally some noticeable activity to report. Namely the addition of plastic jersey barriers topped with fencework. The project site is ready for its luxury payload. […]

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Kossar’s is Expanding to the Upper East Side

Posted February 21, 2022 at 5:10 am

Kossar’s is on another expansion tear, announcing a new outpost way outside its downtown environs. It’s headed to the Upper East Side with a third eatery. The iconic Grand Street bagel shop – founded as a bialy bakery in 1936 – recently planted a flag at the southwest corner of East 75th Street and York […]

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Housing Works Proposes Bowery Homeless Shelter in Chinatown

Last modified February 23, 2022 at 8:50 pm

Chinatown is girding for another homeless shelter. Esteemed nonprofit Housing Works, under the aegis of the city’s Department of Social Services, now proposes a “drop-in” facility at 231 Grand Street that will “provide medical and behavioral health care, case management, housing placement, and other social services” to area homeless. The proposal will go before the […]

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CB3 Thwarts DOT Plan to Route Williamsburg Bridge Traffic onto Norfolk Street

Posted February 15, 2022 at 5:09 am

The Department of Transportation was rebuffed by the community last week for its proposal to solve traffic bottleneck issues at Grand and Clinton Streets, at the mouth of the Williamsburg Bridge. The city agency presented its latest plans – an ongoing process for the better part of a decade – to the Community Board 3 […]

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