Happiness Deli

Carbon Monoxide Leak at Broome Street Bodega Sickens 5 People

Posted December 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

Carbon monoxide levels spiked at a Broome Street bodega early yesterday morning, sickening five people. The purported gas leak happened at the Optimum Gourmet Deli on the ground floor of 243 Broome. Firefighters rushed to the store at 7:40am. Five were sickened by the elevated gas in the air, including one who was seriously hurt. […]

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LES Ice Cream Bandit Hits 3 Stores in 2 Weeks

Posted October 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

There’s apparently an ice cream bandit on the loose. The 7th Precinct confirms that the perp struck twice on the same day earlier this month (October 13), stealing frozen flavors from both Rite Aid on Grand Street and the Big Apple Grocery at 219 East Broadway. The suspected thief is a 25-year-old African American male, police […]

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Dear Delancey: That Swastika Tag is Not Welcome Here

Posted January 6, 2015 at 10:00 am

An open letter from a reader… Dear Lower East Side: With Anti-Semitism on the rise internationally, and a staggering 39% rise in anti-Semitic crimes in New York City this past year, the swastika and accompanying graffiti on 101 Delancey Street is a shocking, though not entirely surprising revelation. At present, the vacant commercial space (formerly […]

Happiness Deli Moves and Merges with ‘Optimum Gourmet Deli’ on Broome Street

Posted October 16, 2013 at 6:05 am

Happiness no longer. The Happiness Deli as we’ve come to know it is no longer at 101 Delancey Street. Its resources have instead been relocated around the corner. Indeed, contrary to initial intel we received last spring, the beloved neighborhood bodega moved to the new space at 243 Broome; it’s not a second location. The […]

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Happiness Deli Unveils Optimum Gourmet Deli at 243 Broome

Posted July 15, 2013 at 6:09 am

As we’ve been reporting, owners of the beloved bodega on Delancey are taking over 243 Broome Street.

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Report: Happiness Deli Opening Second Bodega Around the Corner

Posted April 30, 2013 at 6:11 am

Happiness Deli is arguably one of the best bodegas south of Delancey. It’s open 24/7 (even during natural disasters), offers relatively inexpensive food options, and boasts a friendly staff.

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Happiness Deli to Remain Open During Hurricane Irene

Posted August 27, 2011 at 11:29 am

Lower East Side standby Happiness Deli is riding out the whole storm.

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Four Loko Selling Again in Neighborhood Bodegas

Posted March 3, 2011 at 6:18 am

Four Loko is back with its updated formula, sans caffeine.

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A Scene Outside OTB on Delancey [Video]

Posted March 5, 2010 at 6:18 am

Regardless of the season, gamblers generally tend to congregate outside the OTB outpost on Delancey.  They are usually civil, pacing back and forth, talking shop, and discussing their wagers.  Nothing crazy.  But every now and again, there is a scene.  On this particular occasion, the NYPD responded to a drowsy drunkard sleeping at the foot […]

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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.