Broome Street

Perp Collared for Beating Retired Cop and Stealing His Gun in Broome Street Bodega

Posted November 8, 2017 at 5:18 am

The man who roughed up a retired cop early Saturday morning and ran off with his gun is now in police custody, according to published reports. Forsyth Street resident Rafael Calderon, 37, was arrested Monday and charged with robbery, grand larceny, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon. The 49-year-old retired cop had reportedly been visiting […]

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‘Barrio Chino’ Just Changed its Image on Broome Street

Posted October 30, 2017 at 5:12 am

Longtime neighborhood favorite Barrio Chino (Spanish for Chinatown) has an altogether different appearance now. Gone is the soot-stained orange look of 253 Broome Street. Replaced instead with a shiny white sheen. Barrio Chino opened in July 2003, and is consistently ranked as a top area option for Mexican food.

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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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Grand Street Settlement’s ‘GrandLo Cafe’ Opens at Essex Crossing in January

Posted October 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

Last to start, but first to finish, Site 6 of Essex Crossing is nearing completion. The twelve-story senior building has been on display since springtime, and is expected to launch in the coming months. As previously reported, the Grand Street Settlement will operate both an onsite senior center, and a coffee shop called the GrandLo Cafe on […]

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The Future Home of Essex Street Market Gets Glassed up

Posted October 18, 2017 at 5:09 am

By this time next year, the Essex Street Market will be in its new home. Until then, we watch the progress at Site 2, where the future headquarters is taking shape. In fact, with the topping out last week, the whole development is now starting to resemble all the renderings. The three-story glass exterior lining […]

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Report: International Center of Photography Confirmed for Essex Crossing Facility

Posted October 9, 2017 at 5:00 am

No more posturing. Looks like Essex Crossing finally chose its “cultural facility” for Site 1. The International Center of Photography, headquartered on the Bowery for barely two years, reportedly signed a deal for a pair of commercial condo units in the base of the fourteen-story residential building at 242 Broome Street. According to the Commercial […]

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HPD Files Plans for 15-Story Essex Crossing Building on Broome Street

Posted July 24, 2017 at 5:02 am

There is a torrent of Essex Crossing news of late. Here’s the latest. Last Friday, the Department of Housing and Preservation Development filed plans for a new 15-story construction and obligatory foundation work at 202 Broome Street, currently a functional parking lot. The new mixed-use development includes 83 market-rate condo units across 104,594 square-feet (no […]

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Revamped Essex Street Market Targeted for September 2018 Launch

Last modified July 11, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Let the countdown begin. After nearly eighty years in the same spot, the Essex Street Market is slated to launch down the street in Essex Crossing come September 2018. The Economic Development Corporation – the Market’s landlord – provided a nuts-and-bolts update to Community Board 3 last week. Much of the presentation was a rehash of what’s […]

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Two Years Later, Bike Corral Finally Installed Outside Barrio Chino on Broome Street

Posted July 7, 2017 at 5:09 am

It only took two years, but the city finally installed the long-awaited bike corral outside Barrio Chino on Broome Street. The new parking made its debut just before the holiday, and is already in use. Community Board 3 first approved the Department of Transportation proposal – which was at the behest of the restaurant – […]

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Brinkley’s and Southside are Finished After 12 Years, as Serafina Waits in the Wings

Posted June 27, 2017 at 5:07 am

Brinkley’s and its Southside counterpart are both closing down after a dozen years on the border of Little Italy. The Martignetti brothers decided to cease operations at the latter club this past Saturday; the former will shutter middle of next week. Eater, which reported the news a couple weeks ago, dubbed the two bars “veritable meat […]

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