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Work Resumes in Basement of Embattled 210 Bowery

Posted September 3, 2015 at 5:11 am

Work has resumed at 210 Bowery, where a collapsed cellar wall last month destabilized the entire building, prompting emergency action by the city. Well, at least a slight resumption. It appears the Department of Buildings partially rescinded the full stop-work order that was in place since August 4. According to the paperwork, contractors are only […]

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145 Ludlow Street Shows Itself After 2 Years Under Wraps

Posted September 2, 2015 at 5:18 am

With cranes, utility vehicles, pockmarked roads, and heavy clanking noise, Hell Square truly is living up to its name. Luckily, however, each of the foot-dragging developments in the vicinity are finally starting to wrap construction. Notably the Orchard Hell Building (i.e. Hotel Indigo) and, as of this week, the long-forgotten 145 Ludlow Street. You’ll recall that […]

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‘LESpace’ Pop-Up Incubator at Los Perros Locos is Donezo

Posted September 2, 2015 at 5:10 am

It was exactly a year ago that Alex Mitow pulled the plug on the short-lived Los Perros Locos at 201 Allen Street. In the wake of this Colombian hot dog joint, the former proprietor instead transformed the store into “LESpace” – a food-based incubator space for pop-ups, chefs, etc. LESpace made the biggest splash with Polpo […]

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Preservationists Blast City Council for ‘Anti-Landmarking’ Bill

Last modified September 1, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Preservationists, mount up. The City Council is currently mulling over a bill that could have profound negative effects on the character of the city’s great architecture. “Intro 775,” as the legislation is called, essentially establishes “do or die” deadlines for landmark designations. Basically saying that, if certain timing parameters are not met, then historic sites […]

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Joie de Vivre Hotel at 50 Bowery Tops Out at 22 Stories

Posted September 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

They’ve reached the top. That controversial new hotel at 50 Bowery – the first New York branch of the Joie de Vivre brand – was just capped at the end of last week. The final few floors were tacked onto the building in the month since our last progress report. Requisite American flag is planted […]

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‘VapeYa’ Brings Vaping Craze to Hell Square

Posted August 31, 2015 at 5:16 am

Call it a proliferation of puffing. It finally happened. Hell Square now has its first fully-fledged vape shop. Yep, the store at 166 Orchard Street swapped the pics for puffs. A month after Anastasia Photo moved around the corner, VapeYa has already taken control. Build-out has been underway for the last few weeks behind the […]

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NYU Langone Medical Center Inks 40K Square-Feet in Essex Crossing

Posted August 31, 2015 at 5:12 am

The NYU Langone Medical Center is the latest big name to ink a real estate deal with the Essex Crossing mega-project. 40,000 square-feet of space, in fact. Its construction will reportedly occupy SPURA Site 6 on Clinton Street, located adjacent to the Seward Park Extension (aka 154 Broome). This new medical facility will be called […]

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Silver Monuments Departing the LES After More than 60 Years in Business

Last modified August 31, 2015 at 8:48 am

And so it goes, the last gravestone business on the Lower East Side is leaving. We knew eventually the day would come when Silver Monument Works would depart, but are in mourning nonetheless. Oh, that awesome antique store signage. Neighborhood documentarian Clayton Patterson informs us that owner Murray Silver is gearing up for a move […]

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Pile On: Essex Crossing Hammers First Foundation Elements in Place at Site 2

Posted August 28, 2015 at 5:17 am

It’s the moment we’ve not been waiting for. The Gateway to Essex Crossing, as it were, just started to take shape. Its bones, at least. Here and now, the first few building blocks of what will ultimately comprise ten years of construction headaches along Delancey Street. Those twin, five-story pile drivers (and four backhoes) sitting within […]

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DHA Capital Files Permits to Demolish the Last Parking Garage on Kenmare Street

Posted August 27, 2015 at 5:14 am

The last parking garage on Kenmare Street will fall much sooner than previously thought. DHA Capital – known on the Lower East Side for acquiring 50 Clinton Street for $28.95 million last year – dropped another $50 million on 75 Kenmare this past spring. Sentry Operation Corp. was the seller. Not sitting idle, the developer […]

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