HSBC Makes it Official on Delancey Street

Last modified March 11, 2020 at 10:11 am

Another day, another bank branch. HSBC is headed to the southeast corner of Ludlow and Delancey Streets. We broke the news back in January when the teaser posters first appeared in the windows. Now, its presence is official with the installation of permanent marquee signage. Opening seems imminent. The arrival of an HSBC branch at […]

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Wells Fargo Goes Full Monty on the Bowery

Posted February 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

Wells Fargo just fully revealed itself on the Bowery. Gone is the plywood shed and construction materials from the exterior of 276 Bowery. Here now is the unobstructed view of the latest bank on the Bowery. Not Chase, but a Wells Fargo, the first of its kind for the Lower East Side environs. Looks like […]

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Wells Fargo Plants a Bank Branch the Bowery

Posted February 4, 2019 at 5:00 am

If you woke up this morning thinking that what the Bowery really needs is another bank, then it’s your day. Wells Fargo just planted a flag a few steps south of Houston Street. Spot chosen for this bank branch is 276 Bowery, the store vacated by the trendy FitHouse gym last summer (they’re now in […]

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Bank of America Ditches Zarin Building on Grand Street After More than a Decade

Posted October 28, 2016 at 5:15 am

Now here’s a sight not often seen in the city. A bank branch closure. The Zarin Fabrics building at 314-320 Grand Street just lost its Bank of America. Illuminated signage was pried from the facade earlier this week. The bank floor is now gutted – gone are the teller counters and ATM lobby. Guess this […]

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Weekend Edition: April 4

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:12 am

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Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union Doubles Accounts

Posted February 23, 2010 at 10:39 am

[Photo via Greenmap] Arianna Huffington recently launched a program dubbed Move Your Money, which is an effort to assist those who wish to move their funds from banks receiving bailouts.  As a result of this movement, the Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union on Avenue B reportedly doubled its new accounts. Sherley Soto, member […]

Maps: Lower East Side by ATM

Posted October 15, 2009 at 6:30 am

The proliferation of ATMs in the Lower East Side is simply astounding.  Common knowledge.  Yet despite the alleged crackdown on new third party cash boxes, it seems machines are still popping up daily.  Our compatriot EV Grieve also noticed an upward trend further north in the East Village.  So we started kicking around the idea […]

Delancey Washigton Mutual Now Chase

Posted August 5, 2009 at 6:17 am

Washington Mutual has completely vanished from the neighborhood.  That’s right, the onetime Delancey branch is now officially a member of the Chase bank empire. Resistance is futile!

Chase Transition Nearly Complete

Posted August 3, 2009 at 6:26 am

Here on the Lower East Side, the Chase transition is nearly complete.  Last week, Jeremiah reported on the Washington Mutual bank swap at Second Avenue and Eighth Street; the corner branch at Avenue A and Second Street has also fallen.  However, the slowest to switch sides is certainly the Delancey outpost between Ludlow and Essex […]

Bank of America on Ludlow

Posted July 23, 2009 at 8:12 am

Work is moving forward at the Ludlow Residence branch of Bank of America, and it’s all happening in plain sight.  Peering through the musty  windows, a row of ATM machines is now visible amidst the haphazard placement of machinery, tools, and ladders.  It appears as though a grand opening is imminent.