283 Grand Street Fire

Nine Years Later, Fire-Displaced Tenants from Grand Street $900K Settlement

Posted February 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s been nearly a decade since a seven-alarm fire decimated a row of Grand Street tenements. Now, nine years later, the families who lost everything finally received a settlement. Approximately one hundred residents of 283-285 Grand Street were awarded $900,000 in property damages after years of negotiations with the owner of the two properties, Fair […]

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Fire Survivor at 281 Grand Street Sells for $12.3M

Posted November 19, 2015 at 5:13 am

A lucky survivor of the devastating 2010 fire that burned two mid-block buildings to the ground, 281 Grand Street soldiers on. It’s better off now than it was. At least according to brokers who helped unload the property. Owner Jonathan Jacobs finally sold the five-story tenement for a cool $12.3 million, a significant price chop from […]

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99 Favor Taste Restaurant Opens with Dragons on Grand Street

Posted March 19, 2014 at 6:07 am

As expected, the new 99 Favor Taste Restaurant opened to the public earlier this month. However, the outpost at 285 Grand Street was made official this past weekend with a traditional inauguration. With ribbon cutting … and dragons. This is the second location for the popular 99 Favor Taste, which has been headquartered in Sunset […]

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Popular Chinese Hotpot Joint ’99 Favor Taste Restaurant’ Expands to 285 Grand Street

Posted January 30, 2014 at 6:06 am

The new glass box at 285 Grand Street touched down from outer-space one year ago. It arrived three years after that terrible fire consumed almost half the block, resulting in the destruction of two tenement buildings, the displacement of 200 residents, and the loss of an elderly Chinese man. But the fire-kissed properties have finally […]


Displaced Residents of Fire-Stricken 289 Grand Street Finally Return

Posted July 18, 2013 at 5:24 am

Ravaged by fire three years ago, 289 Grand Street (aka 91 Eldridge) has risen from the ashes.

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Looking at the Rehabilitated 285-289 Grand Street

Posted February 14, 2013 at 6:09 am

Nearly three years of literally living as a shell of its former self, 289 Grand Street is finally on the last leg of its proverbial road to recovery.

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289 Grand Street Tenants Association Celebrates Court Victory Over Landlords

Posted March 5, 2012 at 6:28 am

After two years of drawn-out legal proceedings against the landlords of 289 Grand Street, there is finally some semblance of closure to the whole fire-scorched issue.

Former Residents of 289 Grand Street Sue Landlord for “Gross Negligence”

Posted February 23, 2012 at 6:43 am

Nearly two years after a devastating seven-alarm fire tore through a bustling block of Lower East Side, killing one and leaving 200 homeless, the complicated saga of 289 Grand Street continues. Details after the jump!

Grand Street History Uncovered in Wake of Fire

Last modified November 28, 2021 at 5:43 am

It’s been more than five weeks since a fire on Grand Street killed one tenant, left scores of families homeless, and gutted the century-old tenement buildings at 283, 287, and 289 Grand.  Many of us who work nearby have been watching the fire’s aftermath play out on a daily basis, constantly reminded of our neighbors’ […]

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Early Edition: May 17

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:05 am

[Photo Credit: Jenny Penny]

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