Construction picking up for City Chemist at 43-25 Hunter Street

When we last checked in on City Chemist inside the retail space at 43-25 Hunter Street in July, we saw that permanent signage has been installed.1 When we stopped by last week, we took a look inside and saw that construction is accelerating. Sheetrock is in the process of being installed, as well as sub ceilings, as seen in the photos below. The retail space is a 5,200-square-foot lot, and delivery is expected later this year.

Here’s more information on the space via DNA Info:2

City Chemist, which has existing stores in Williamsburg and Brooklyn Heights, will set up shop in a nearly 5,200-square-foot storefront on the ground floor of The Hayden, a luxury apartment building at 43-25 Hunter St. near 44th Road.

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A view outside of 43-25 Hunter Street

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A view inside 43-25 Hunter Street

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A second look inside 43-25 Hunter Street


A look at construction inside Xi’an Famous Foods at 26-19 Jackson Avenue

The last time we checked in at Xi’an famous foods at 26-19 Jackson Avenue was in June, when we noted that a DOB permit had been filed and construction was about to start.12 When we stopped by last week, we saw that construction has in fact started at the incoming eatery, as seen in the photo below.

According to a recent story in LIC Post, the restaurant is aiming for a fall opening.3

The retail space, owned by Rockrose, is the former home of See.Me art gallery, which closed in late 2015.4 Delivery is expected sometime in late spring.

Here’s more about Xi’an foods from its website:5

Xi’an Famous Foods began as a 200 square foot basement stall in the Golden Shopping Mall in Flushing, N.Y. The original location, established in late 2005, was the first restaurant to bring the little-known cuisine of Xi’an to the United States, with signature hand-ripped noodles, secret spice mixes, and Xi’an “burgers” with housemade flatbread. Since then, we’ve expanded to nine locations in Manhattan, one in Brooklyn and two in Queens in total. As a family-owned business, we hope to reintroduce the world to the unique cuisine of our hometown: liangpi “cold skin” noodles, lamb pao mo soup, and wide hand-pulled “biang biang” noodles, all in its most authentic form.

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Construction is underway inside 26-19 Jackson Avenue

26-19 Jackson Avenue

A view of 26-19 Jackson Avenue


ACE Programs for the Homeless Fall Friendraiser at Fifth Hammer on Oct. 2

ACE Programs for the Homeless is hosting a Friendraiser at Fifth Hammer Brewing Company on Tuesday, October 2nd from 6:30pm-8:30pm. ACE empowers New Yorkers experiencing homelessness with the skills they need to reach their goals of full-time employment. Come out, enjoy some local brews and connect with a community that is dedicated to helping New Yorkers in need. Purchases your tickets today.


Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1

Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair
Thursday, September 20, 6:00 p.m.
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue

Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair is the leading international gathering for the distribution of artists’ books, celebrating the full breadth of the art publishing community. Free and open to the public, the event draws more than 35,000 individuals including book lovers, collectors, artists, and art world professionals each year. In 2018, the NYABF will host 365 exhibitors from around the world featuring a wide variety of works – from zines and artists’ books to antiquarian books and contemporary art editions. The NYABF offers countless opportunities to attend free programs including artist-led discussions, performances, interactive workshops, and curated exhibitions.

Visit to see the full schedule of NY Art Book Fair programs, on-site exhibitions, exhibitor project rooms, and more.


Facade work beings at future home of a medical office at 10-29 47th Road

In July, we reported that scaffolding had been installed at 10-29 47th Road pursuant to a DOB work permit for a new medical office.12 When we stopped by last week, we saw that facade work is now underway on site, as seen in the photo below.

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A view of 10-29 47th Road