283 Grand Street Fire

Grand Street Fire Fundraiser

Last modified May 11, 2010 at 4:04 pm

It’s really great to see the community come together amidst tragedy.  We just received information that there is a fundraiser week currently planned to benefit the victims of the Grand Street fire.  From May 17 – 21, a handful of Lower East Side restaurants will be graciously donating partial profits from sales.

Nabe News: May 7

Last modified March 18, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Fairey in trouble, time travel, and the crazy landlord, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

Grand Street Fire: 283 Grand is No More

Posted April 30, 2010 at 6:33 am

And that’s all she wrote.  283-287 Grand Street is no more.  Its suffering has finally come to an end.  Yesterday evening, the heavy-duty backhoes had their claws full of brick, wood, and twisted metal.  All that remains now is a gaping void and the musty smell of lost memories.

Pho Grand Has Reopened

Posted April 30, 2010 at 6:13 am

Nearly three weeks removed from the devastating Grand Street fire, business in the immediate vicinity is trickling back.  A reader reported yesterday that Vietnamese restaurant Pho Grand at number 277 reopened the other night. This is indeed great news for the neighborhood!

Grand Street Fire: Questions from One Building Resident

Posted April 29, 2010 at 6:11 am

In response to our last update on the demolition of 283 Grand Street, one former resident of the building left a comment worth sharing.  The fire victim lived there for more than two decades, as did many others.

Grand Street Fire: Demolition Update

Posted April 26, 2010 at 6:17 am

Last night marked two weeks since the debilitating seven-alarm fire tore through 283 Grand Street.  The whole area remains under lockdown, seriously affecting business for the adjacent stores and markets.  Indeed, metal police barricades still block the flow of pedestrian (and automotive) traffic between Allen and Forsyth Streets. The demolition continues, but the smell is […]

Grand Street Fire: Demolition and Relocation

Posted April 19, 2010 at 6:24 am

And the demolition continues on Grand Street.  As of yesterday evening, a sizable chunk of number 283 is gone.  The facade is now just a skeleton.  In the meantime, families displaced by the fire are upset by the recent relocation from Skyline Hotel on 49th Street.

Son of No One Filming on Grand Street

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

Just a few short blocks from where the Grand Street fire burned, and still in smelling distance of its aftermath, filming commences today for the feature film Son of No One.  The shoot will lay claim to the area along Grand Street between Allen and Ludlow.

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Grand Street Fire: Lucy Lost

Posted April 16, 2010 at 6:13 am

In recent days, a number of “lost cat” flyers have been posted to street furniture around ground zero of the Grand Street fire.  Lucy’s owner is frantically searching for the feline, last seen during the debilitating fire this past Sunday.

Early Edition: April 15

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:05 am


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