88 Delancey Street

With Demolition on Deck, Fire Sparks at Former Moscot Building on Delancey Street

Posted December 30, 2016 at 5:13 am

Early Wednesday evening, there was a fire in the commercial space of 86-88 Delancey Street (aka 118 Orchard). The blaze was quickly extinguished, and plywood shed inserted to protect passersby from the damage. To be honest, the incident is just the latest contribution to the demise of this corner, formerly home to MOSCOT. If the […]

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Krazy Ed’s Jewelry Replaces Elco at 88 Delancey

Posted September 20, 2011 at 6:09 am

In a swift act of tenant transfer, Krazy Ed has already taken over pawnshop duties at 88 Delancey.

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Elco Jewelry on Delancey Folds

Posted September 15, 2011 at 6:28 am

The commercial footprint of 88 Delancey is poised to lose one of its more long-running tenants this week.

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Vicmarr Electronics to Benjamin Moore Paints on Delancey

Posted June 16, 2010 at 6:12 am

Ever since a weekend of strong winds brought the Vicmarr Electronics sign to its knees, the deteriorating storefront marquee of 88-90 Delancey had been a fleeting manifestation of the old neighborhood. A reminder of a specific time and place that has since passed on.  Yet now, a month later, all that is history, as a […]

Full View of the Vicmarr Electronics Sign

Posted May 12, 2010 at 6:32 am

We now have a full view of the red Vicmarr Electronics antique signage.  The remaining pieces of the newer canopy, which had some problems with the recent winds, were removed yesterday. Although most of the lettering is either cracked or completely gone, it’s still a sight to behold.  That expansive red signage is simply overpowering.  Unless […]

Coming Soon: Schames Paint Supply at 90 Delancey

Last modified May 11, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Roughly forty-eight hours after strong winds violently revealed the ghost of Vicmarr Electronics’ past on Delancey, there is now a fresh canopy in place.  Yesterday afternoon, a pair of workers on ladders installed the new store signage for Schames Paint Supply, which is relocating north from its perennial Essex Street HQ.

Powerful Wind Reveals Ghost Signage at 88 Delancey

Posted May 10, 2010 at 6:35 am

Saturday’s powerful wind gusts revealed some choice ghost signage at 88 Delancey, between Orchard and Ludlow.  Half of the metal fixture was ripped completely clear from its housing, landing on the sidewalk.  Police units and a sanitation team were swiftly mobilized for the cleanup effort.  The other half is safe and sound for now, but […]

Elco Jewelry Sign Trashed

Posted December 10, 2009 at 6:20 am

So that’s where the recently-deceased Elco Jewelry sign went.  Dumped at the northeast corner of Delancey and Orchard Streets, ready for the morning trash pickup.  The busted metal frame lost a bunch of letters on its short death march to the curb.  Farewell.

Delancey Store Signage Upgrades

Posted December 7, 2009 at 6:19 am

There are two store signage upgrades on Delancey to report this fine Monday morning.  First is Happiness Deli at 101 Delancey.  While its tired old beige-and-blue awning was a wee bit more subtle, the boxy replacement is simply hard to miss.  Indeed, it’s bright red with the word DELI printed in gigantic white lettering.

Ask No More

Last modified May 8, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Yesterday, after years hanging above Delancey, the tongue-in-cheek “Just Ask” banner was finally retired. It was sitting on the sidewalk crumpled in a ball. Another fallen comrade. End of an era, indeed. What will grace this space next? Related Reading: Just Ask [BoweryBoogie]