287 Grand Street

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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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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Grand Street Fire: Scaffolding and Demolition

Posted April 14, 2010 at 7:59 am

Early yesterday morning, the mother of all cranes showed up to the fire scene  outside of 283-285 Grand Street.  By nightfall, the crowd control barriers were repositioned along the perimeter to allow for limited sidewalk access from Eldridge.  As of today, scaffolding is in place and Grand Street proper, between Allen and Forsyth, remains sealed […]