Cell Phone War

Boost Mobile Opens Kiosk at Old Sneak Jeans Store on Delancey Street

Posted March 28, 2016 at 10:23 am

Another wireless carrier just debuted down by the Williamsburg Bridge. Boost Mobile joins newcomer Cricket – its competitor – in the one-story strip of commercial retail (which itself sits across the street from T-Mobile) at Delancey and Clinton Streets. Walk by any given day, and you’ll hear prerecorded messages shouting phone deals to passersby. This […]

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Sprint is Returning to Delancey Street with New Outpost in the Old Popeyes Space

Posted December 3, 2014 at 5:32 am

The recent failure of fried chicken at 108 Delancey netted a new vacancy for the taking. Popeye’s ended its six-year run last January, and morphed a month later into a knockoff version of same. Yet, like its predecessor, the attempt to spawn new life in the commercial unit ultimately went south five months later. Massey Knakal […]

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Subway Cell Phone Etiquette Pondered

Posted October 5, 2011 at 10:14 am

The annoyance quotient on city subways is entering uncharted territory.

Payphone Repair Job on Orchard Street

Posted October 8, 2010 at 6:19 am

Wow! A payphone that was actually repaired instead of removed from existence.  Guess it’s that valuable billboard space on a sidewalk ripe with foot traffic. Advertising dollars talk. Spotted outside Casa Mezcal and Orchard Street.

38 Delancey Advertising Verizon Droid

Posted June 2, 2010 at 6:28 am

Some high-tech interactive advertising is now afoot inside the ground level of 38 Delancey, which explains the new touch-screen. The windows are skinned with posters showing app logos and the lame-o slogan of submission (“droid does apps”). No sign of tenants just yet.

Jutta Neumann Going Out of Business

Last modified October 9, 2009 at 2:10 pm

There is some turnover to report on the east side of Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington. Last week, we walked past 158 Allen Street and noticed that neighborhood leatherwork stalwart Jutta Neumann is going out of business.  A handful of store liquidation signs pasted in the windows announce a sale of 25% off inventory.  […]

AT&T Wireless to Open at 162 Allen

Posted August 12, 2009 at 6:27 am

Another cell outpost is about to open at 162 Allen Street, the former home of quirky antique shop Funtiques (the old signage is still in place).  Folks, behold the presence of AT&T Wireless and its seemingly bare-bones outpost.  Indeed, a peek inside reveals naught but two basic chairs and a folding desk in a room […]

Another T-Mobile on Delancey

Last modified August 11, 2009 at 7:39 pm

Earlier this week, a T-Mobile outpost opened at 166 Delancey, the former home of grease pit Clinton Papaya. We stopped by last night and noticed that the glass doors were open, broadcasting the company’s second presence in the neighborhood. Window ads are pasted firmly in place, but store signage is still lacking. With the advent […]