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Icon Realty Snaps Up 47 Clinton Street for $5M

Posted September 19, 2014 at 9:38 am

Two weeks ago, Icon Realty Management made headlines after selling its massive holding at 50-62 Clinton Street for a record-setting $28 million. The transaction now paves the way for a new seven-story residential development. Yet while the real estate investment firm was busy closing the deal, it quietly made a purchase just across the pavement. […]

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Rumored Kardashian Complex at 63 Spring Street is Cited for LPC Violations

Last modified September 18, 2014 at 12:23 pm

With a new ground floor business in Ricky’s NYC, 63 Spring Street is now paying for it. The building resides in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District, and the landlord apparently implemented several upgrades to the facade without the necessary permission from the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Owner Jack Terzi - who acquired the property for $15 […]

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Historic Germania Bank Building on the Bowery Sells, Condos Coming Soon

Posted September 17, 2014 at 12:48 pm

It finally happened. After years of rumors and suitors, photographer Jay Maisel finally unloaded his prized possession. The treasured Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery. The New York Times has the scoop today in a broader piece about the buyer, Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty, which had been marketing the 37,000 square-foot property last month. RFR […]

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It’ll Be a Minute Before Extell Breaks Ground on Its 68-story Tower

Posted September 17, 2014 at 6:02 am

The Extell Development Company filed additional permits for its new 68-story tower on the ruins of the Cherry Street Pathmark. Most of the new paperwork is for excavation and foundation work, yet not all has been approved by the DOB just yet. So, in the meantime, the only real updates are that perimeter lighting was […]

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Gawker Media is Moving from Its Longtime Little Italy HQ

Posted September 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

Gawker Media is moving uptown after six years in Little Italy, founder Nick Denton announced yesterday in a memo to the company. No more fun times at 210 Elizabeth Street. The online behemoth simply needs more space and just signed a lease at 114 Fifth Avenue near Union Square. Gawker will occupy two floors and […]

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Mobil Gas Station on East Houston and Avenue C is Boxed Up; 9-Story Condo Development Coming Soon

Posted September 16, 2014 at 6:03 am

Thanks to Boogie reader DC, we now see that the Mobil gas station at East Houston and Avenue C is now boxed up for the next phase of its life. In due course, the 6,000 square-foot parcel will yield a nine-story condoplex. You know, exactly what Loisaida needs. We learned ten days ago via EV […]

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In Reversal, DOE Reinstates Permits for ZogSports in Lower East Side Schoolyards

Posted September 12, 2014 at 10:07 am

At the end of August, ZogSports was dealt a blow when the Department of Education revoked their permits for kickball games at two Lower East Side schools (PS 142 on Attorney Street and Marta Valle/LES Preparatory on Stanton Street). The position was taken based on allegations that the co-ed social sports league is a for-profit business […]

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The Need to Address Dangers of South Street Intersection in the Wake of Deadly Traffic Accident

Posted September 11, 2014 at 5:09 am

Now that the ribbon of East River Esplanade in the shadows of the Manhattan Bridge has been beautified and upgraded with new toys, the traffic situation in the immediate vicinity must be addressed. Indeed, it was only two weeks ago that a 34-year-old female driver struck three pedestrians – all older women – in the crosswalk […]

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Essex Crossing Developers File Permits for 15-Story Building on Clinton Street

Posted September 9, 2014 at 6:06 am

The gears of Essex Crossing are gradually creaking into motion, bringing the community one step closer to construction hell. We’ve already noted the appearance of preliminary demolition permits for the southernmost Essex Market building at 115 Delancey (Olympic Restaurant, Jade Fountain) and for the historic firehouse on Broome Street. Now for the new. Beyer Blinder […]

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Factory Building at 85 Attorney Street Converted to Residential; 2-Floor Extension is Happening

Posted September 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

The long-abandoned factory at 85 Attorney Street is finally seeing its own upscale conversion. Its graduation to the big leagues is many years in the making, though. In fact, we first started hearing chatter about changes here back in 2011, right around the time permits were filed with the DOB for a vertical extension. Well, the […]

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