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Own a Public Hotel Penthouse on Chrystie Street for $18.75M

Posted October 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

While earth is moved and ground excavated for foundation work at 215 Chrystie Street, Ian Schrager is employing the hard sell with his first NYC location of Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel. As previously reported, there is both a hotel and condo component to this sun-eclipsing development. The 28-story tower includes eleven ultra-pricey condos atop the 370-room […]

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12-Story Tower Planned for the Old Moscot Site on Delancey

Posted October 2, 2014 at 5:23 am

Exactly two years ago to the day, we broke news of Moscot’s move across Delancey Street. We noted at the time that a tower would likely rise on the site. You see, the two parcels comprising 118 and 120 Orchard Street were combined into one zoning lot shortly before our report. The two-story box remained […]

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New Essex Crossing Permits Filed for 14-Screen Movie Theater and Essex Market Site

Last modified October 1, 2014 at 1:50 pm

A flurry of activity over in SPURA these days. Plans for another skyscraper are now with the city (i.e. Department of Buildings). Handel Architects filed preliminary permits yesterday to construct a 26-story tower at 115 Delancey Street as part of the Essex Crossing mega-development. This parcel, of course, was the southern extension of the Essex […]

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Parking Lot at 170 Suffolk is Being Converted to Gallery and Residential Duplex

Posted October 1, 2014 at 6:03 am

The mysterious garage-slash-scrapyard beside 170 Suffolk Street is presently undergoing massive change. For years, green brick and security gate warned of its nature as an “active driveway.” No longer. Property owner Michele Cohen filed permits with the Department of Buildings back in June to construct a two-story mixed-use building. The new structure will house “two […]

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Mayor de Blasio Signing Landlord Harassment Bill Into Law Today

Posted September 30, 2014 at 10:00 am

City Council unanimously approved a bill last week that strengthens penalties for landlords guilty of harassing tenants. Momentum is with the little guy, it seems, as Mayor de Blasio will sign the bill into law later this afternoon with a public ceremony. As previously reported, maximum penalty for offenders is increased from $5,000 per residential […]

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Rat Castle Condo on Ludlow Street Shows Off New Facade

Posted September 30, 2014 at 9:14 am

It’s still hard to believe that the Rat Castle (aka 179 Ludlow Street) is finally debuting on the Lower East Side. The infamous seven-story development had been rotting away before our very eyes since 2006, but was resurrected around this time last year. Now the full slate of ironwork is coming down for the first time in nearly a […]

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It’ll Cost Upwards of $800k to Live Inside the Cantilevered Condo at 100 Norfolk Street

Posted September 30, 2014 at 6:03 am

100 Norfolk Street has yet to rise above its tattered plywood perimeter, yet its housing stock is already on the open market. The cantilevered mess of condos destined for this site are solely for the upper crust. Sales of the thirty homes went live yesterday, as did the official website. The eyesore proposed for 100 […]

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Sign the Petition to Help Save Siempre Verde Garden from a Bulldozing Luxury Development

Posted September 29, 2014 at 6:08 am

Friday morning, we reported the sad but unsurprising news that the recently-forged Siempre Verde Garden is threatened by a proposed five-story luxury residential development. Garden faithful probably expected this in the back of their minds, but more than likely hoped would not come to pass. An urgent plea to help save the “youngest” GreenThumb garden from extinction […]

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Help the Bowery Mission Replenish its Pantry

Posted September 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Bowery Mission is struggling to keep up with demand, a representative from the organization tells us. Clarion calls rang across social media this week to help the 135-year-old mission replenish its pantry stock. Apparently September has been a record month of aiding the homeless, with a feeding regimen of more than 200 souls a […]

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Siempre Verde Garden Threatened as New Residential Development Proposed

Posted September 26, 2014 at 5:35 am

Siempre Verde Garden - “the youngest garden on the LES” – just attained its GreenThumb status from the city over a year ago. Volunteers hoped through consistent and positive use, it would become a permanent neighborhood addition. The park had further attained support from Parks and Recreation and a grant from the Citizens Committee of NYC. All […]

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