Delancey Street

The Original Cocoron will Reopen on Delancey Street as Reservation-Only ‘Shabu Shabu Macoron’

Posted May 23, 2017 at 9:33 am

The new Cocoron at 16 Delancey Street is not so much an addition, but replacement for the original location. It debuted at the end of February, and offers a much larger dining experience for patrons. There are fifty seats, and the menu is apparently a hybrid of the two established locations (the other being Goemon […]

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Lowline Co-founder’s Ex and Children Aboard Missing Plane in Bermuda Triangle

Posted May 18, 2017 at 9:39 am

Tragedy struck the city design community on Monday when local Tribeca event space designer, Jennifer Blumin, her two small kids, and boyfriend-pilot disappeared on a private jet flying through the Bermuda Triangle. Blumin, 40, and her two sons, aged 3 and 4, as well as New Hampshire resident Nathan Ulrich, 52, were identified by the Coast […]

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Someone Junked their Plane on Delancey Street [Updated]

Last modified May 12, 2017 at 5:40 pm

The fuselage of a bombed-out plane is stashed in a Delancey Street parking lot primed for development. It’s not immediately clear why the plane is here, nor who who it belongs to, but there it sits, nonetheless. (And next to a trashed refrigerator, we might add.) Wings are clipped, and wheels removed; the cockpit and […]

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So Much for Mahfar’s ‘Donated’ Art Space on Delancey Street

Posted May 11, 2017 at 5:06 am

It’s the former donated art haven that wasn’t. Aside from early press hype and a few exterior murals, the former Chase bank branch on Delancey Street didn’t quite become the destination initially envisioned. So much for “The New Allen” ruling the roost. You’ll recall that landlord Samy Mahfar “donated” the multilevel space to nascent street […]

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Documenting the Fall of Moscot’s Former HQ on Delancey Street [PHOTOS]

Posted May 9, 2017 at 8:53 am

Neighborhood photographer Nick McManus sent us the following epithet (and instant photos) about the now-demolished Sol Moscot building at 118 Orchard Street (aka 86 Delancey). During my lifelong tenure in New York City, the small, three story building at 118 Orchard Street has always had me looking up as if it were a skyscraper. Up […]

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Driver was Going 111 mph in Crash that Killed the Birthday Girl on the Williamsburg Bridge, DA Says

Posted May 8, 2017 at 5:08 am

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. last week disclosed further details about the deadly drunk driving crash on the Williamsburg Bridge two months ago. In announcing the indictment of 26-year-old driver, off-duty traffic cop Stefan Hoyte, prosecutors detailed that he was going 111 mph while crossing the span, nearly four times the legal speed limit. […]

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The 99 Affordable Senior Apartments at Essex Crossing Site 6 Now Up for Grabs

Posted April 18, 2017 at 5:09 am

Another slate of affordable units within Essex Crossing is now up for grabs. This time around it’s for apartments inside the fourteen-story senior building at 175 Delancey Street (aka Site 6). The housing lottery officially went on line yesterday and available to those who meet the eligibility requirements. This is the second such lottery to […]

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Forever Stalled ‘Delancey Bridge Tower’ Back on the Market for $33.9M

Posted April 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

One of the longest running arrested developments on the Lower East Side is back on the market. There is life yet in this beast. The forever-stalled Delancey Bridge Tower – a bang-to-bust construction dating back to 2012 – remains a partially-built nightmare. It should’ve already reached its twelve-story height by now. Nope. There hasn’t been […]

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This Lower East Sider Wants to Rename the Williamsburg Bridge for Sonny Rollins

Posted April 7, 2017 at 5:11 am

For Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, the Williamsburg Bridge was once-upon-a-time sanctuary to master his instrument. Now, one Lower East Sider is pushing the city to commemorate (and celebrate) the artist with a renaming. Sonny Rollins also lived at 400 Grand Street, now buried beneath a fifteen-story tower for the Essex Crossing development (i.e. Site 5). […]

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The 2-Way Protected Bike Lane on Delancey Street Won’t Happen Until Spring 2018

Posted April 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

The highly-anticipated bike lane along Delancey Street is coming, but you’ll just need to wait another year. The Transportation subcommittee of Community Board 3 last night heard, and resoundingly supported, the city’s proposal for a two-way protected bikeway along Delancey Street. Timing of the discussion was morbidly appropriate; twelve hours earlier, a box-truck driver hit, and […]

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