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‘Dubai Smoke Shop’ Takes Over for Honey in the Rough on Rivington Street

Posted September 2, 2014 at 10:07 am

Once a boutique, 161 Rivington Street is now something completely different. Back in the winter, proprietor Ashley Hanosh decided to shutter the Honey in the Rough boutique after seven years on Rivington Street. She told us at the time that a change was in order, and promptly moved to California. The old digs is currently undergoing conversion […]

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Evolution Enrichment Center Offers Array of Classes at 38 Delancey Street

Posted September 2, 2014 at 9:19 am

It’s back to school, including for 38 Delancey. The condoplex at the northeast corner of Forsyth and Delancey Streets just welcomed its second learning facility on premises. Innovate Manhattan charter school opened on the third floor in September 2012 and has educated a steady stream of students since. Now the Evolution Enrichment Center is taking up […]

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Ben Shaoul’s Magnum Realty is Confirmed as Buyer of Orchard-Houston Block of Real Estate

Posted September 2, 2014 at 5:33 am

While the city prepared the mass departure for Labor Day, some big news came to light regarding the imminent development of Orchard and East Houston. Rumors of its fate have been circulating since last year, but chatter is now at fever pitch. First, we learned that Katz’s Deli sold off their valuable air rights. Proprietor […]

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Orchard Street Taqueria Eyes New Location as Development Looms

Last modified August 29, 2014 at 11:32 am

Get ready, folks. The northeast corner of Orchard and East Houston is about to become a construction zone for the forseeable future. Seriously, how much more fuckin’ decimation can this spot see? The writing was on the wall well before Bereket and Philly’s Cheese Steak ceased operations at the end of June. Rumblings of impending […]

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Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel Slapped with Stop-Work Order

Posted August 28, 2014 at 10:01 am

The project site of Ian Schrager’s first New York City location of the Public Hotel is off to quite the start. Lots of news tidbits flying around these days. Excavation and foundation work is underway; in the northeast corner of the lot is a concrete mockup to provide an example of the look and feel […]

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Ace Hotel Faux Hostel on the Bowery Now Has a Davey Drill to Its Name

Posted August 28, 2014 at 6:05 am

It was nigh on a year ago when we exclusively broke word that Ace Hotel was planning to convert 225 Bowery. At the time, the hip hotel brand categorically denied the report, but the truth came out a few months later. The Salvation Army, which owned the twelve-story building since 1972, sold the property for […]

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Sunshine Hotel on the Bowery is Downsizing for Commercial Loft Conversion

Last modified August 27, 2014 at 9:15 am

The Sunshine Hotel, one of the last operational flophouses on the Bowery, is downsizing. The SRO, which straddles three contiguous buildings near Stanton Street, will lose a third of its footprint to office space. Looks like Sunshine owner Roseann Carone finally got her wish to liquidate 241 Bowery. Six years ago the Department of Housing […]

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135 Bowery Replacement Shows Off Its Shiny New Brickwork

Posted August 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

Herewith, an update on that new construction that replaced the Federal-style rowhouse at 135 Bowery. The property is three years in the making, with construction having kickstarted roughly eight months ago after a lengthy holding pattern. Whatever might have remained of the original structure is no longer recognizable, if even there at all. Instead, we now […]

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Lucky Star Bus Moving to New Location on Canal Street

Posted August 25, 2014 at 6:04 am

The DOT ruled two months ago to reject the Diaspora bus company’s application to operate inside the old Fung Wah depot at 139 Canal Street. Much of the issue centered on how a bus stop here would adversely affect the Mahayana Buddhist temple next door. Well, it seems there wasn’t much opposition from on high about the Boston-based […]

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Owner of 242 Elizabeth Drops $5.9M on Six-Story Addition; Work Begins this Fall

Posted August 22, 2014 at 6:02 am

It goes like this. Owner buys one-story property in Nolita; owner sits on property for seven years; owner finally realizes the value of his property. Brief story, but the truth of the matter over at 242 Elizabeth Street. Architect Ron Ervolino, artist and el jefe of the Ervolino Group, bought the one-story building in 2007 […]

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