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Renovations at the Washington Mutual on Delancey

Posted July 13, 2009 at 7:59 am

In light of the recent merger with Chase, it seems the Washington Mutual on Delancey will nevertheless remain in place. Said branch is currently undergoing serious renovations – the interior was completely gutted and a sleek new row of ATM machines installed in the foyer. By yesterday afternoon, much of the old bank furniture was […]

Visual Confirmations on Bleecker

Posted July 2, 2009 at 8:02 am

As of yesterday afternoon, we now have visual confirmation that 184 Bleecker Street will become a bank. In fact, a Bank of America. The sidewalk plywood was recently painted red, with a matching banner nailed to its exterior. Meanwhile, a few doors down, the dismantling of 178 Bleecker is progressing at a breakneck pace. The […]

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184 Bleecker Becoming a Bank?

Posted June 23, 2009 at 8:02 am

After Qdoba seized half of the former Cafe Le Figaro at 184 Bleecker Street, the other half remained dormant behind snowy glass. As of last week, though, a new sidewalk shed was installed at the site. Our initial thought was a possible expansion, so we called up the fast food joint for some details. A […]

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Feeling Was Mutual

Posted June 3, 2009 at 8:26 am

WaMu semantics continue to entertain. It seems that every couple weeks, the bank marquee at the Delancey branch reads something different, thanks to numerous bulb outages. The message of late says, “Was Mutual.” For example:Chase – “We always hated you and your lame-ass catch phrases.”WaMu – “Feeling was mutual, dickbag.” Related Reading:Washington Mutual Malfunctioning [Bowery […]

AT(en)M(ity)

Posted February 11, 2009 at 11:17 am

As if the neighborhood didn’t already have a plethora* of bank branches, the streets are now lined with third party cash machines. Wherever you go, there’s an enticing sign asking facetiously whether you need money. And you know you do. It’s unavoidable; another sad truth. That’s why new neon-blinking cash boxes keep arriving, multiplying like […]

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Street Wisdom – Excuses & Chaos

Posted January 27, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Proclamations found on Bank of America deposit envelopes at the Orchard and Grand branch. “It’s easy to become trapped if you have an excuse!”“You want to see chaos, I’ll show you chaos!!” Based on the handwriting, it looks like the same vandal was behind both.

A New Bank on Delancey

Posted November 17, 2008 at 10:19 am

Last week, a T-Mobile. This week, a Bank of America branch. It’s clear that the Ludlow Residence is finally beefing up its retail space. Must be rough for a new bank to open in this financial climate. Related Reading:Ludlow Residence Coverage [BoweryBoogie]