Real Estate


DelShah Repositions 130 Orchard Street as ‘The Beckenstein’ After $28M Purchase

Posted October 7, 2015 at 5:14 am

The address 130 Orchard Street doesn’t exist anymore. At least not in the eyes of brokers hell-bent on selling all corners of the Lower East Side to the highest bidder. It’s now forever known as the predictable, The Beckenstein, an obvious homage to its roots as a textile factory. (Unclear if permission was obtained from […]

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Purported Boiler Meddling in 106 Rivington Basement Worries Neighbors

Posted October 7, 2015 at 5:00 am

The deadly explosion in Brooklyn over the weekend has some Lower East Side residents back home a bit worried, reinforcing fears of a repeat. And with good reason. 106 Rivington Street gave Hell Square a scare of its own last spring. The tenement building is owned by landlord Sam Wu, whose purported negligence is now […]

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Defective Benches in Allen Street Mall Receive Replacement Slats

Posted October 5, 2015 at 9:34 am

Yes, the Parks Department came through on broken promises over busted benches. The curve-shaped seating dotting the lower medians of the Allen Street Mall – basically left for dead – was finally remedied last week after more than a year of prodding. Prodding from both vocal community members and local politicians. The newer wood slats were installed, […]

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NYPD Patrol Tower Rolled Into Sara D. Roosevelt Park Again Yesterday

Posted October 2, 2015 at 5:17 am

The surveillance state continues in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. NYPD rolled out its “tower of power” in the median greenspace yesterday for the second time in as many months. Though, this go-round, it’s south of Delancey Street, right beside the sunken court. There is still no official comment on the patrol towers of late. We […]

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Essex Crossing Attracts the Children’s Museum of Manhattan to the LES

Posted October 2, 2015 at 5:13 am

Essex Crossing nabs a new cultural institution to stock its ranks. With the Warhol Museum having suddenly defected from Essex Crossing last March (Site 1), Delancey Street Associates had been on the lookout for a replacement ever since. Bound by the ULURP, the consortium was required to include a “cultural facility” of some sort in […]

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Wynd is a New Shipping Service App with a Home Base at 176 Delancey 

Posted October 1, 2015 at 5:17 am

Delancey Market debuted at 176 Delancey in 2013, a then-promising business that had some in the neighborhood hopeful. But its tenure was short-lived, lasting under two years. The shop mart went dark last fall. Now, however, a tech startup recently planted a flag here for its base of operations. A convenient shipping service for those […]

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International Center of Photography Revises Bowery Debut to ‘Spring 2016’

Posted October 1, 2015 at 5:16 am

​For the International Center of Photography, delays have plagued the southward move to the Bowery. But change is afoot. That vintage-looking window dressing at 250 Bowery was swapped yesterday afternoon, revealing a new timeline and marketing plan. Don’t expect progress any time soon. These new treatments illustrate how the institution is now relying on the […]

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The Lowline Lab rooftop on Essex St., Photo: Lowline

The ‘Lowline Lab’ Opens in Dormant Essex Market Building on October 17

Posted October 1, 2015 at 5:10 am

​Hot on the success of raising $223,506, the Lowline is only a few weeks from unleashing its new “Lowline Lab” into the wild. Looks like it only took the creators a month and change to outfit the dormant Essex Market building between Rivington and Stanton Streets (aka 140 Essex). Permits were filed with the Department […]

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The Metrograph Cinema (and Bookstore) on Ludlow Street Seeks Full Liquor License

Posted October 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

Across the street from the once mighty Loews Canal Theatre, the Metrograph cinema house hopes to inject the arts back into the neighborhood. Converting the old warehouse at 7-11 Ludlow Street is certainly an ambitious endeavor, born from the collective mind of tie peddler Alexander Olch, Lincoln Center programmer Jake Perlin, musician Joachim Kearns, and […]

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Demolition Permits Filed for 173 Chrystie; 10-Story Development Coming Soon

Posted September 29, 2015 at 5:17 am

​It’s been about a year since 173 Chrystie Street changed hands for $15 million. One Yaniv Cohen of “Acmos on Chrystie LLC” purchased the property with the intention of developing a new ten-story luxury condo tower. Well, the first real step toward that goal was reached last week. The owners submitted demolition permits to the […]

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