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D Train Countdown Clocks Finally Operational at Grand Street Station

Posted November 15, 2017 at 5:06 am

It’s safe to say that few people ever thought this day would come… The IND subway line is slowly getting connected. New countdown clocks installed on the platforms of the Grand Street station were switched on last week with timers. Other IND subway stations like Delancey Street and East Broadway sport the technology, but the […]

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Info Session for Essex Crossing Retail Job Opportunities

Posted November 14, 2017 at 9:46 am

The big box stores are making their way to the Lower East Side. Tomorrow, Delancey Street Associates and HireNYC are holding an information session for the community about retail employment opportunities that will come alongside a completed Essex Crossing. The overview will include enterprises such as Target, Trader Joe’s, Splitsville Lanes, Regal Cinema, and NYU Langone. While applications won’t […]

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Here’s a Rendering of the Incoming Modular Housing at 330 Grand Street

Posted November 13, 2017 at 5:12 am

It didn’t take long for the two-story pastel properties at 330-332 Grand Street to fall. A matter of weeks, really. And now, there’s nothing left. The lot is primed for redevelopment. Primed for another modular housing project that will rise six stories (65 feet). The properties had been peddled on the market for at least […]

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Living in District 1, It’s Time to Stop Being Indifferent [OP-ED]

Posted November 6, 2017 at 10:27 am

In a democracy, so the saying goes, the people get the government they deserve. Don’t we deserve better in District 1? Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was a cancer that spread throughout Lower Manhattan over the course of 40 years. His malfeasance eroded our vital democracy, carved up our district and turned out gerrymandered zombie […]

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Cryptik Coats Facade of 324 Grand Street with New Mural

Posted November 6, 2017 at 5:12 am

The black coating of 324 Grand Street (east of Orchard) last week was not a final paint job, but rather the start of an art piece. The head-to-toe mural is the handiwork of street artist Cryptik, who has been sky high imparting his freestyle calligraphy to the masonry. In his own words, the Southern California-based […]

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‘PanIQ’ Escape Room Takes 2 Stores at 290 Grand Street

Posted October 30, 2017 at 5:03 am

Completed nearly a year ago, and vacant for as long, the renovated brick box at 290 Grand Street just scored an anchor tenant. It’s an “escape room” concept that will occupy a majority of the commercial real estate. Hungarian-based PanIQ signed a lease for 3,000 square-feet split between two ground-level stores and the full basement. […]

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Vitriolic Sendoff Planned Tomorrow to Mark Conclusion of Controversial Chinatown Gallery Exhibit

Posted October 27, 2017 at 5:11 am

“Decolonize this place,” the adhesive tape reads. Handbills stuck to the gates of 291 Grand Street alert the community to another action in opposition to a gallery exhibit that’s galvanized Chinatown. Capitalizing on momentum from recent press coverage, the Chinatown Art Brigade is again rallying the troops to protest Omer Fast’s exhibit on its final […]

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Controversial Chinatown Gallery Exhibit Forges on Despite Accusations of ‘Poverty Porn’

Posted October 24, 2017 at 5:06 am

The James Cohan Gallery is not deterred by the vociferous opposition to its latest exhibit, which transformed the showroom into a “Chinese storefront.” Artist Omer Fast’s August will run its course through the end of the week (October 29). Last week, a grassroots action by the Chinatown Art Brigade protested the installation – what they called […]

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Chinatown Art Brigade Protests Racially Insensitive ‘Poverty Porn’ at James Cohan Gallery

Posted October 16, 2017 at 9:00 am

A controversial show at the James Cohan Gallery that’s drawn local ire in the Chinatown community was the site of an invasive protest action yesterday. The Chinatown Art Brigade, known for its nighttime projections of “Chinatown is not for sale” onto building facades, organized the rally on Grand Street in response to the racially insensitive […]

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Demolition of 330 Grand Street Begins, Modular Housing up Next

Posted October 3, 2017 at 5:11 am

The last two-story holdouts along Grand Street, between Orchard and Ludlow, are ready to meet the maker. Yesterday morning saw the installation of sidewalk bridge and death netting outside 330-332 Grand Street. The wrecking crew is on its way. It’s worth noting that the new exterior appendages arrive some five months after demolition permits were […]

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