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Cocoron Soba Soft Opens its Newest Delancey Street Outpost Today

Posted February 21, 2017 at 5:02 am

The Cocoron-Goemon local empire increases by one today. Its newest noodle nook debuts this afternoon at 16 Delancey Street, a former restaurant supply shop. Ownership reached out to confirm that the so-called “Cocoron 16” is currently in soft launch mode. “It’s kind of soft open that means we offer 20 seats for the start,” ownership told […]

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Laces Out: Payless is Closing Delancey Street Store After 6 Years

Posted February 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

Payless ShoeSource is a goner. The six-year-old store at 130 Delancey Street – inside the big-box base of the Blue condo – is closing in short order. Discount signs in the windows announce the closure and requisite sale, employing the tagline, “closing here but open near.” (The nearest location is 34th Street.) Payless has apparently […]

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Cocoron-Goemon Team Ready to Open 4th Location on Delancey/Kenmare Corridor

Posted February 16, 2017 at 5:06 am

It’s been more than six years since Cocoron introduced its first soba shop on Delancey Street. The cramped restaurant gained instant popularity and now counts three locations to its name including Goemon Curry. Now the mini-chain is ready for its newest outpost, adding “Noodle with Nutrition” to the block. As previously reported, a third Cocoron […]

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The ‘Gateway’ of Essex Crossing is Now Above Street Level in a Big Way [PHOTOS]

Posted February 15, 2017 at 5:11 am

SPURA Site 2 is home to the marquee property in the Essex Crossing stable, and is now above street level. Those halcyon days in the pit are done. The steel superstructure of the 24-story “Gateway” is being assembled Erector Set style, sitting roughly four stories, and gaining height and mass each day. Concrete core – […]

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Demolition Finally Underway at Moscot’s Former Delancey Street Home (for Real this Time)

Posted February 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

The southeast corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets – the second home of Moscot for more than 75 years, and much later, a monument to graffiti – finally has its hot date with the wrecking ball. The ground floor fire in late December pretty much sealed the deal. Sidewalk bridge and plywood sheds were installed […]

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Report: Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge Excluded from Blockbuster Bowery Presents-AEG Deal

Posted January 31, 2017 at 5:12 am

It’s official – AEG Live has reportedly acquired a fifty-percent stake in hometown heroes Bowery Presents for an estimated $40 million. News of negotiations first broke last year, and was the worst-kept secret in the business. However, AEG and Bowery Presents broke their collective silence on the transaction in a New York Times article yesterday. The […]

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The Market Line Throws ‘Shade’ on Delancey Street with New Mural

Posted January 30, 2017 at 9:35 am

The nascent Market Line billboard on Delancey Street is now pitching something different altogether. It’s now an art space, apparently. Some artist named “Adam” wheat-pasted a blocky image of a bespectacled woman with only the word “Shade” attached. As in throwing shade? Perhaps it’s an open-ended commentary on the anti-immigrant Trump era of politics. Or maybe we’re […]

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‘Goa Taco’ Introduces Semi-Permanent Backroom Taco Bar

Posted January 25, 2017 at 5:03 am

Goa Taco, food stall veteran from Smorgasburg, now sports a backroom taco bar for its patrons. Owner Duvaldi Marneweck announced the new dining area within the last couple weeks. Via sandwich board. Within, you can see the painted letters above the entrance. This rear room actually belongs to Grey Lady as more of an events […]

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James Fuentes Gallery Goes ‘Bust’ with New John Ahearn Sculptures on Delancey Street

Posted January 9, 2017 at 5:12 am

James Fuentes is busted. The dark faux-brick exterior of his eponymous gallery on Delancey Street now sports some interesting 3D definition. Sculptures by the hand of artist John Ahearn. In anticipation of Ahearn’s appearance in the upcoming group show at 55 Delancey, a unique series of seven different busts (aka “life casts”) presently protrudes from […]

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Neighborhood Backlash Forces Controversial Hotelier to Abort Holiday Inn Rooftop Bar on Delancey

Posted January 6, 2017 at 5:06 am

Suffolk Street is victorious, and hotelier Hank Freid is licking his proverbial wounds. The controversial hotel operator had been gunning to install an enormous rooftop bar atop the Holiday Inn on Delancey Street. Their plans met instant opposition, spearheaded by the Suffolk Street Block Association and the LES Dwellers. It worked. In the five months […]

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