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Under New Ownership, Rebranded 249 Broome Street Now Has Some ‘Sparkle’

Posted February 13, 2017 at 9:56 am

Hell Square retailer Yaf Sparkle has a new home south of the Delancey divide, one that’s seen quite a bit of activity, both physical and legal, in the last year. Under new ownership, 249 Broome Street emerged from its extended renovation period a couple months ago. The result is a rebranded property – upscaled, you […]

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Happy Ending Now Doing Sushi with Underground ‘Sushi Belly Towers’

Posted January 23, 2017 at 5:18 am

Happy Ending is scraping the bottom of the barrel. Now, the club has teamed up with a former olympian and noted sushi chef for a new culinary offering. Michael Stember, an olympic track athlete in the 2000 Sydney games, made a name for himself in the last few years for his “Sushi Belly Tower” happenings. To […]

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Lucky Bee Spreads its Wings with New North Fork Location

Posted January 6, 2017 at 5:17 am

Just about a year into its tenure on Broome Street, the Lucky Bee is spreading its wings of expansion. To the North Fork. As previously mentioned, former Fat Radish chef Matty Bennett and partner Rupert Noffs are at the helm of the LES Southeast Asian (i.e. Thai) “street food” eatery, and are making moves to open their […]

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Happy Ending’s Basement Club Hit with DOB Vacate Order

Posted December 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

The headaches keep racking up for Happy Ending on Broome Street. Last week, the Department of Buildings paid a visit to the rebooted, yet phony, art-bar-slash-nightclub and issued a vacate order. The sticky notice is pasted near the entrance of 302 Broome Street. It’s been a rocky couple years for the always controversial Happy Ending. […]

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In Reverse Trend, LES Gallery Relocates to Chelsea

Posted November 10, 2016 at 5:14 am

In a city where galleries relocate from Chelsea to the Lower East Side by the truck-full, it’s not often these days to see the reverse. After all, that’s been the trend for the better part of the last decade. Yet, for the Castor Gallery, the opposite is true The two-year-old gallery announced its departure from […]

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First Sights of the ‘Market Line’ Destination at Essex Crossing Revealed [PHOTOS]

Posted November 2, 2016 at 5:19 am

For years, we’ve been hearing about the Market Line, and how it’ll both absorb and replace the 76-year-old Essex Street Market. This week brings the first advanced renderings of what this retail hub will look like. Described by the consortium of developers behind Delancey Associates as a “modern bazaar,” the Market Line will be a […]

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LES Celebrates the Greek Jewish History of Broome Street with Co-naming of ‘Hy Genee Way’ [PHOTOS]

Posted October 17, 2016 at 5:05 am

What’s often considered the smelliest block in Manhattan now has a more honorable distinction. Yesterday afternoon, relatives, congregants, Councilwoman Margaret Chin, members of Community Board 3, and others assembled at the corner of Broome and Allen to celebrate the official unveiling of “Hy Genee Way” outside Kehila Kedosha Janina. The co-naming ceremony was a festive occasion […]

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Children’s Museum of Manhattan Backs out of Essex Crossing

Posted October 14, 2016 at 9:23 am

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan just nixed its plans for a larger facility within Site 4 of Essex Crossing. Even though Delancey Street Associates, the consortium of developers behind the $1.1 billion project, never quite confirmed negotiations with the institution, executive director Andy Ackerman told Crain’s yesterday that talks broke down. “We had a wonderful […]

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Broome Street Block to Become Memorialized as ‘Hy Genee Way’ this Weekend

Last modified October 13, 2016 at 8:41 am

Pushing eighty years on the Lower East Side, another significant milestone for Kehila Kedosha Janina. Indeed, the block of Broome Street on which it sits will henceforth be known as “Hy Genee Way.” Named for the former synagogue president and local businessman, the city approved the co-naming on paper back in August. Its implementation, however, […]

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Essex Crossing Condo Development at Site 1 is Officially Above Ground

Posted October 12, 2016 at 5:12 am

The new condo development at Essex Crossing Site 1 officially crossed the threshold a few days ago. Steel skeleton is now visible after an initial ascent of roughly three stories. Condo sales at 242 Broome Street, meanwhile, commenced at the end of September, with prices ranging from $1.275 million to over $7 million for the […]

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