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Lafayette Street in the Running to Receive Protected Bike Lane

Posted April 18, 2014 at 10:00 am

Primed and paved in the last couple weeks, that fresh layer of asphalt on Lafayette Street will soon gain some green. Yup. A new, safer bike lane is most likely on the way. The DOT threw together a deck describing in detail the plan to install a protected bike lane along the west side of […]

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Permits Approved for Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie Street

Posted April 18, 2014 at 5:14 am

Three days ago, Ian Schrager received blessings from the Department of Bulidings to construct his sun-eclipsing hotel at 215 Chrystie Street. Various permits for excavation and superstructure work, as well as for zoning changes, were all approved. This newest (nay, unneeded) Lower East Side hotel, the first city location for the “Public” brand, will rise […]

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Report: 50 Bowery Hotel Site Turns Up Artifacts and Possible Water Cistern

Posted April 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

So it looks like preservationists do have a moment in the sun to fawn over 50 Bowery and its possible ties to the famed Bull’s Head Tavern of yore. But the exercise will most likely be short-lived. After all, the Bowery needs its hotel, and fast. Consultants from the Brooklyn-based Chrysalis Archaeology firm have been down at the project […]

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Sean MacPherson’s Ludlow Hotel to Offer ‘Rockstar’ Suite and ‘Skybox Loft’

Last modified April 16, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Now in its final lap, the BD Hotels crew is starting to drip even more details about its latest Ludlow Hotel project. The Ludlow. Most of what we knew about this place until now focused on the incoming restaurant – the latest from the Torrisi team called Dirty French, which opens this summer and will […]

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Rothstein’s Hardware Finally Moves Out of 56 Clinton Street Ahead of 7-Story Development

Last modified April 15, 2014 at 9:21 am

Rothstein’s Hardware is officially gone from its longtime home at 56 Clinton Street. The mom-and-pop had been at this unique address for three decades, but forced to relocate thanks to a new seven-story development in the works. The OG store closed this weekend; henceforth, the business will sell goods from the larger footprint at 106 […]

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Peter Poon’s 22-Story Hotel at 50 Bowery Will Look Like This

Posted April 14, 2014 at 5:01 am

Nothing like ruining a Monday morning with an image of how the Bowery skyline will soon change for the worse. Quick, grab a chair. And some antacid. In short, 50-52 Bowery was razed last year for this. A force-feeding of twenty-two stories of glass. The rendering recently stapled to perimeter plywood perfectly encapsulates the collective […]

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Permits Filed for 7-Story Building at 50-52 Clinton Street; Will WD-50 Hang On?

Last modified April 10, 2014 at 7:49 am

Signs keep pointing to demise for WD-50, despite chef Wylie Dufresne’s numerous assurances to the contrary. It’s not just the appearance of a Davey Drill, though. Owner-developer Icon Realty Management filed permits with the DOB yesterday for its new seven-story building at 50-62 Clinton Street. The structure spells the end for the low-rise strip between […]

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Angel Orensanz Center Could Reopen Next Week Following Structural Repairs

Posted April 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

The Angel Orensanz Center could potentially reopen as early as next week. That’s according to the eponymous owner and foundation director who said that plans are already underway to remedy the cracked supports which made international headlines on March 31. No one was hurt in the incident, which occurred during the spring gala for the […]

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Questioning the Rent History at 143 Ludlow; 2 More Longtime Tenants Evicted

Posted April 8, 2014 at 9:30 am

That slap on the wrist naturally didn’t do much to deter the illegal luxury conversion at 143 Ludlow Street. You’ll recall that building owner (and Lower East Side BID board member) Samy Mahfar, amongst other alleged transgressions, constructed a rooftop addition against city code. His actions were widely reported in the hyperlocal media. The now-seven-story […]

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Third LPC Hearing for 9-Story Noho Hotel is Tomorrow; Merchant’s House Advocates Continue Fight

Posted April 7, 2014 at 5:30 am

It’s a battle fought on the Lower East Side for two straight years. The third, and possibly final Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing for that 9-story Noho Hotel at 27 East Fourth Street is set for tomorrow. Once again, neighbors and preservationists are gearing up for a fight, as the Merchant’s House Museum is directly threatened […]

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