Can We Say So Long to That Pesky Grand/Clinton Street Lake? Hopefully

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Friday, April 17, 2015 | Today’s photo was taken on Grand Street at Clinton Street | Weather: Scattered showers and cloudy skies today with a high of 72. Mostly sunny tomorrow with a high of 77. A mix of sun and clouds on Sunday and 60 | Happening this weekend: The Love Saves the East Village benefit happens tomorrow from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at LaPalapa, 77 St. Mark’s Place | Send us your photos and tips | Subscribe to our daily newsletter.

Ferry Service is Coming to Grand Street on the Lower East Side

Grand Street Bank Robber Filmed Heist For Art Project

Car Jumps Curb at Essex and Grand Streets (Updated 1:59 p.m.)

Bicyclist Seriously Injured on Allen Street This Afternoon

Grand Street Water Main Project Shifts to Bowery-Essex Streets

Armed Robbery at Clinton and Grand Streets Early Sunday Morning

City Takes Steps to Relieve Clinton/Grand Street Gridlock

Back in June, Community Board 3 asked the Department of Transportation to fix the auto bottleneck at Clinton and Grand streets. This week, city officials came back to CB3 with a plan.

What Do You Think of the Changes at Grand & Clinton?

Clinton and Grand streets.

Clinton and Grand streets.

It’s been almost a year since the Department of Transportation began implementing safety improvements in the vicinity of Delancey Street.  At next month’s meeting of Community Board 3’s transportation committee, you’ll have the chance to tell city officials whether you think the changes are working. Specifically, the panel will be focusing on the situation at the intersection of Grand and Clinton streets.  As part of the safety plan, the DOT changed the traffic flow on this stretch of Clinton, allowing westbound traffic on Grand to turn right on Clinton in order to access the Williamsburg Bridge. Some residents are concerned that the change has created frequent traffic backups and pedestrian hazards at this crossing.  The meeting takes place Tuesday, June 11, 6:30 p.m. at University Settlement, 273 Bowery.


LES Resident Severely Injured in Bike-Van Accident Last Fall; Info Needed

A bicyclist was severely hurt in an accident at Grand & Allen streets, September 25, 2012. NYPD photos.

A bicyclist was severely hurt in an accident at Grand & Allen streets, September 25, 2012. NYPD photos.

On the evening of September 25 of last year, Lower East Side resident Jonathan Lopez was involved in an accident at the intersection of Grand and Allen streets.  Eight months later, his family is still trying to piece together the horrible events that unfolded around 10:30 p.m., and they could use your help.  Lopez, 26 at the time, was apparently riding his bike westbound on Grand when he was struck by a van operated by Premier Paratransit that was traveling northbound on Allen. He suffered a severe brain injury, is unable to walk and cannot communicate.

Truck vs. Traffic Light Pole on Grand Street

Near Grand Street and East Broadway. Photos by Dyske Suematsu.

Near Grand Street and East Broadway. Photos by Dyske Suematsu.

These photos are from TLD reader Dyske Suematsu.  At the intersection of Grand Street and East Broadway, a CVS Pharmacy truck apparently pulled down a traffic signal pole.  Dyske said CVS employees said a “cable fell.”

Suspects Wanted; Woman Attacked at Grand & Chrystie

NYPD sketch.

NYPD sketch.

Police are asking for help finding two suspects wanted in connection with the alleged sexual assault and robbery of a 38-year old woman last week alongside Sara D. Roosevelt Park.  The incident happened Monday, April 15 at around 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of Grand and Chrystie streets. According to cops, the woman had stopped to ask the men for directions.  They reportedly began walking with her; one suspect grabbed the victim from behind and pinned her against a wall. Police say the other man then punched the woman in the ribs and thigh, sexually abused her and then ran off with her purse.  The sketch posted above depicts the suspect accused of assault.  If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.


The Difference a Decade Makes: Grand & Essex Streets

Kossar's, 367 Grand Street. Photo used with the permission of James & Karla Murray, "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York.

Kossar’s, 367 Grand Street. Photo used with the permission of James & Karla Murray, “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York.

The Lower East Side is, obviously, constantly changing, and it seems as though the changes are coming faster than ever. But sometimes those of us who walk the streets of the LES every day don’t notice the stark transformation taking place in the old neighborhood. So this blog post from James and Karla Murray, authors of the indispensable book, “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York,” caught our eye.

The book came out four years ago, but they began documenting the city’s changing store fronts back in 2001.  Recently, James and Karla took a stroll down Grand and Essex streets, checking out what businesses had closed or moved in the past decade, and they compared the new and old photos.  Have a look at what they found.


Police Search For Suspects Following Cab Driver Assault on Grand Street

NYPD photos.

Police are asking for help in tracking down three suspects accused of beating up a cab driver after refusing to pay their fare.  The incident happened Saturday, December 1, at about 4:10 a.m. near Grand and Lewis streets.

The driver picked up the suspects a few minutes earlier at Allen and East Houston streets.  Police say the suspects punched the 42-year old cab driver repeatedly, seriously injuring him. They also stole his cell phone.  The driver said they took off on Grand Street, heading west.

If you have information about this crime, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).