I forgot to include these in the thread about the recent fire at 283 Grand Street
283 Grand History
The connection to 283 Grand Street in the second article has to do with Joseph Pate, a resident of 283, who was arrested at the Dreamland Dance Hall on 125th Street.
a link to another post about dance halls
Prior to 283 being a tenement it was evidently the Columbian Meeting Hall. It was there in 1870 (the first article) that a Cooperative of Cabinet Makers met. The group appeared to be mostly German.