285 Grand Street

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 […]


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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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.

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.

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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