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Newsstand Proposed for Sidewalk Outside Union Market on East Houston

Posted July 22, 2015 at 5:13 am

The heavy foot traffic at the southern entrance to Alphabet City apparently requires a sidewalk newsstand. Specifically, the real estate right outside the Union Market at Avenue A, where the concrete widens. A proprietor from Jackson Heights – Sultana Parvin – will go before the Transportation subcommittee of Community Board 3 tonight to obtain the necessary […]

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Brooklyn-Based Union Market Opens at 240 East Houston

Posted November 15, 2012 at 6:19 am

The Brooklyn-based supermarket opened yesterday afternoon at the corner of East Houston and Avenue A after teasing the neighborhood for the better part of two years.

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Houston Deli & Grocery Gives Closure Notice

Posted March 28, 2011 at 6:09 am

Bodegas are under threat across town. Some are upgrading to “gourmet” installations, like Stop 1 Deli, or just shuttering completely.

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Weekend Edition: July 10

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:12 am


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East Houston Fire: Morning After

Last modified July 9, 2010 at 9:08 am

This morning, we are digesting all the news from last night’s upgraded four-alarm blaze at 240 East Houston (at Avenue A). Luckily, no one was hurt too badly; although, eight firefighters reportedly suffered some minor injuries. This morning, the fire scene is eerily silent, with only one cop car on patrol. The Houston Deli & […]

East Houston Fire Update: Photos from the Roof of Red Square

Last modified July 8, 2010 at 8:13 pm

There is still a scene in the immediate aftermath of the East Houston fire, which broke out at number 240 earlier tonight.  Many thanks to the Red Square tipster for emailing us the following rooftop pictures.