Grand Street Fire: Demolition Update

Posted April 26, 2010 at 6:17 am

Last night marked two weeks since the debilitating seven-alarm fire tore through 283 Grand Street.  The whole area remains under lockdown, seriously affecting business for the adjacent stores and markets.  Indeed, metal police barricades still block the flow of pedestrian (and automotive) traffic between Allen and Forsyth Streets. The demolition continues, but the smell is […]

A Bizarre Sell

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 11:21 pm

Whether it’s material possessions or services for hire, people will use neighborhood street furniture as a marketplace to sell anything. The tear-away-tab fliers taped to lightposts, magazine boxes, and the like seem to get more bizarre over time.  Take, for instance, one such posting on Essex Street which is trying to hawk stick shift lessons to a population […]

John’s Deli & Grocery on Clinton

Posted September 14, 2009 at 6:28 am

John’s Deli & Grocery just opened at 37-39 Clinton Street.  Yesterday, three laborers were busy installing a bright orange awning for the new market.  Seems beer was a last minute scratch from their shelves.