Real Estate

‘Happy Wok’ on Endangered List as its Delancey Street Space Hits the Market for $13K

Posted August 22, 2017 at 5:12 am

For a stretch of retail on borrowed time, 156-164 Delancey Street sure stays fresh with commercial turnover. Indeed, within the last eighteen months, a dollar pizza joint and Coco bubble tea dispensary signed leases. Not to mention, Boost Mobile and Cricket Wireless. However, one of the stalwarts on this low-rise block might soon fade into […]

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Two-Story Shops at 330-332 Grand Street Sell for $6M, Demolition and Redevelopment Imminent

Posted August 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

Back in April, we noticed some unusual activity happening at 330-332 Grand Street. The roll-down gates for all five commercial units were hoisted, and the sidewalk flaps to the cellar opened. This could only mean one thing – imminent changing of the guard. And that’s exactly what happened. According to public records, the holdout two-story […]

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Developer Seeks Variance Extension to Construct 8-Story Luxury Rentals on Spring Street

Posted August 15, 2017 at 5:15 am

A new luxury residential building is on the way to the eastern fringe of SoHo. Located at 68-70 Spring Street, the forthcoming eight-story rental development will boast approximately twelve apartments across 19,527 square-feet (including penthouse) and 3,918 square-feet of commercial retail. As demolition progresses, though, red tape behind the scenes at the NYC Board of […]

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State Senator Daniel Squadron Tenders Resignation Effective Tomorrow

Posted August 10, 2017 at 5:09 am

After a nine-year tenure in the New York State Senate, Daniel Squadron is hanging it up. The senator just tendered his resignation, which is effective as of tomorrow. He took to his website pulpit to announce the news. Squadron was elected to represent the 25th District of the State Senate back in 2008. Below is […]

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Residents of 83 Bowery Protest Margaret Chin for Selling out Chinatown

Posted August 10, 2017 at 5:05 am

With Margaret Chin up for re-election next month, these Chinatown Bowery denizens are making plenty of noise in opposition. The embattled tenants of 83-85 Bowery, deadlocked in battle with landlord Joseph Betesh, are protesting the councilwoman at her headquarters later today. The protest rally is the second such action in a month for this Tenants […]

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Coming Attractions: Soil Sampling as Sunshine Cinema Redevelopment Looms

Posted August 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

Outside the Sunshine Cinema on East Houston Street, a preview of the future. Namely, the forthcoming redevelopment of the neighborhood movie house into upscale retail and commercial offices. This Davey Drill was spotted taking soil samples yesterday from beneath the sidewalk. Such testing usually signifies the preliminary step before larger construction action begins. East End […]

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LPC to Hear Anthology Film Archives’ Completion Project and Rooftop Addition

Posted August 8, 2017 at 5:08 am

The Anthology Film Archives is making moves to finally “complete” the restoration and renovation endeavor on which it embarked decades ago. The so-called “Completion Project” is moving its way through the city bureaucracy. (There had been rumors of a five-story addition that never materialized.) Back in January, the Anthology, which owns the landmarked building at […]

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Ludlow Street Development Site Next to ‘The DL’ Hits the Market for $18M

Posted August 7, 2017 at 5:03 am

It’s one of the last scruffy edges of Ludlow Street that often rivals the corner of Broome and Allen Streets as being the smelliest on the Lower East Side. And now the property in question is being positioned for sale as a “development opportunity.” 89-91 Ludlow Street just hit the market last week for a […]

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210 Bowery Condos Hit the Market Starting at $2.7M

Posted August 4, 2017 at 5:08 am

Two years and a construction fiasco later, the tall dark horse at 210 Bowery is finally ready for residents. The resurrected 210 Bowery boasts seven full-floor units comprising 12,824 square-feet of floor area; the single commercial space is slated for 1,989 square-feet. Amenities include roof deck, basement storage, and seven bicycle spaces. For the moment, […]

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Chin and Marte Duke it out for Two Bridges Votes in City Council Race

Posted August 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

The race for City Council District 1 is heating up big time. This week, the two main contenders hit the Lower East Side waterfront to stump for ever-precious votes. Councilwoman Margaret Chin looks to be in desperation mode to keep her job, as grassroots pressure from upstart Chris Marte mounts. But in Two Bridges, the […]

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