Mulberry House Sheds Plywood, Fixing Peeling Facade

Posted on: February 20th, 2013 at 9:18 am by

mulberry-house-storefront

The recently rechristened Mulberry House, once referred to as New York’s saddest starchitecture, is back on track after yet another months-long derailment. And it appears as though the neglected exterior is finally receiving some long-overdue attention after better than two years of peeling. Pulley carriage and other rooftop construction components were installed atop 290 Mulberry within the last few weeks.

On street level, meanwhile, the plywood was finally carted away, leaving behind a shiny glass cornershop. Any guesses as to what will probably move in here? Our money is on another effin boutique.

mulberry-house-fixing-facade

The official website for Mulberry House is in dire need of a refresh, though, as it still touts a “summer 2012″ lease date. Karass Development purchased the ailing development last year, and converted the condo residences to high-end rentals.

We are now five years into this project. And the meter is still running…

Recent Stories

43essex-tenement
Relocator Michel Pimienta Allegedly Harassing Tenants at 43 Essex Street; Stop-Work Order Issued for Illegal Gas Hookup

After a generation of Zerling family ownership, it would appear 43 Essex Street is now in the wrong hands. The building that previously housed G&S Sporting Goods sold at the end of December for $6.9 million, and the new landlord is already in trouble with the Department of Buildings. Tenants are also allegedly being harassed. Story […]

Sutra's Ariel Palitz, Photo: Blackbook
Petition Surfaces to Oppose CB3 Reinstatement of Ariel Palitz

The official Community Board appointments for the class of 2015 are here, and as we first reported last week, nightlife advocate Ariel Palitz is no longer a sitting member. And it seems there are those in the neighborhood who would like to keep it that way. Going to extremes, someone out there created a simple […]

8spring-yours-truly
‘Yours Truly’ Coffee Shop Opening This Week at 8 Spring Street

When the brown butcher paper arrived in the windows of 8 Spring Street back in January, it teased a simple handwritten message. “Something wonderful is coming.” That something is actually a miniscule coffee spot called Yours Truly. Yours Truly, in its own words, is “dedicated to coffee excellence and inspirational menu items.” The shoebox shop […]

orchard-houston-darkness
Ben Shaoul Paid $108M for the Bereket Development Site at Orchard and East Houston

A year and a half later, Ben Shaoul finally closed on the deal to acquire the southeast corner of Orchard and East Houston. We’ve known all along that the notorious Sledgehammer was developing the corner plot, but now it’s official. The Real Deal picks up our story scraps and reports that Shaoul, along with Real […]

mahfar-rally-1
Tenants and Advocates Publicly Lambast Samy Mahfar for Constant Harassment and Unsafe Living Conditions

In a high-profile move, embattled residents of Samy Mahfar (SMA Equities) properties queued yesterday in the rain to announce a new round of legal action. Indeed, now a total of four buildings are suing the notorious slumlord – 102 Norfolk, 113 Stanton, 22 Spring, and 210 Rivington. Here is a quick recap of what went […]