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No Masks, Bro: Terrace Party at Essex Crossing Draws Ire

Posted April 26, 2021 at 5:05 am

The mild Saturday weather brought out some pre-pandemic social activities at Essex Crossing. Including a terrace gathering at the Rollins building, with nary a face mask in sight. Community leader Daisy Paez, who herself publicly struggled with the novel coronavirus last year, shared video of the gathering on Twitter. Partygoers are seen drinking, embracing, and […]

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Former Delancey Street Sneaker Store Becomes PPE Dispensary

Posted December 15, 2020 at 5:07 am

The narrative at 162 Delancey Street just shifted from foot to face coverings. Eleven-year-old sneaker store, Get Set, permanently closed shop earlier this year, leaving a void only now filled. The appearance of a banner straddling the marquee announces the latest business – a brick-and-mortar dispensary dedicated solely to selling Personal Protective Equipment. Which is […]

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Popular Face Mask Vending Machines Expand to Columbus Circle in Time for Phase 1 Reopening of the City

Posted June 8, 2020 at 5:01 am

Those popular face mask vending machines are expanding out of the Lower East Side. We’re told that RapidMask2Go placed another kiosk, albeit further uptown. This one is located in the Turnstyle Market at Columbus Circle. As with the others, it features KN95 masks on sale ($3), with the intention of including hand sanitizer and gloves. […]

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There is Now a Wall of Face Mask Vending Machines on Delancey Street

Posted May 26, 2020 at 5:00 am

On Delancey Street, face mask vending machines are multiplying like mogwai in a bathtub. Where there was one, there are now three servicing the neighborhood. As first reported on Bowery Boogie, entrepreneur David Edelman of RapidMask2Go placed a single vending machine outside 156 Delancey in late-April. Its placement went viral, and the story hit the […]

City is Distributing Free Face Masks this Weekend

Last modified May 1, 2020 at 12:06 pm

Here’s your chance to snag a face mask if you haven’t already. On the house. Over the next few days, New York City will pass out free face coverings to the public at large. This is part of an ongoing effort to protect city dwellers from COVID-19, and correlates with the mask wearing mandate issued […]

There is a Face Mask Vending Machine on Delancey Street

Last modified April 29, 2020 at 1:16 pm

There is now an easy way to purchase a face mask during the coronavirus crisis. This handy vending machine on the eastern end of Delancey Street. The dispenser sits on a dolly, and is nestled into a small carve-out of the storefront at 156 Delancey Street. It sells KN95 masks for $4.00 apiece. Yesterday was […]

Lower East Sider Creates Donation Platform to ‘Give a Mask’

Posted April 21, 2020 at 5:05 am

The need for essential workers to obtain personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic has been an ongoing struggle. But one Lower East Sider is helping to ease this burden with a grassroots face mask operation. Two weeks ago, Adam Low was connecting friends who were in possession of medical masks to hospitals in need, […]