Businesses Still Closed at 95 Delancey St. After Partial Facade Collapse (Updated)

Photo: Alex Gerald

Photo: Alex Gerald

Businesses at 95 Delancey Street remain closed today as a sidewalk shed – scaffolding designed to protect pedestrians from falling debris – is constructed around the building.

Chunks of cement fell from the building facade onto the sidewalk at around 1 a.m. yesterday. Nobody was injured, but the awnings and signage of two businesses were damaged.

The DOB issued a violation to the building owner for “failure to maintain exterior building walls,” posted a temporary vacate order for the first floor and ordered the owner to build the sidewalk shed.

At 11 a.m., the scaffolding was in the process of being constructed. Until it’s finished and the DOB declares the site safe, the building’s three businesses – The DL, Lumber Liquidators and Green Star Foods – will stay closed and pedestrians will have to pass by walking into the street.

UPDATE 7/7/2016 The businesses were allowed to reopen Thursday. Both The DL and Green Star Foods were back in business last night.

Photo: Alex Gerald

Photo: Alex Gerald

Report: State Pulls Ludlow Manor’s Liquor License

Ludlow Manor, 95 Delancey Street. Photo credit: Grub Street.

Last Wednesday, the team behind troubled nightlife multiplex Ludlow Manor faced a hearing before the State Liquor Authority (SLA). In December, you may recall, Community Board 3 refused to support an expanded liquor license for the huge club in light of what CB3 members called “multiple misrepresentations” by the owners. But the community board’s decisions are only advisory; it was the SLA’s decision to make.