Real Estate

Demolition of 330 Grand Street Begins, Modular Housing up Next

Posted October 3, 2017 at 5:11 am

The last two-story holdouts along Grand Street, between Orchard and Ludlow, are ready to meet the maker. Yesterday morning saw the installation of sidewalk bridge and death netting outside 330-332 Grand Street. The wrecking crew is on its way. It’s worth noting that the new exterior appendages arrive some five months after demolition permits were […]

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Convicted Landlord Steve Croman will be Sent to Rikers Tomorrow

Posted October 2, 2017 at 5:08 am

For Steve Croman, sentencing day is again nigh. The controversial landlord returns to court tomorrow to hear what he already knows. He’s going to Rikers for a year-long stay. Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Jill Konviser had previously postponed Croman’s sentencing another two weeks so that he could observe the Jewish High Holidays. The reprieve […]

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Here’s What the Second Phase of Essex Crossing Looks Like [PHOTOS]

Posted September 29, 2017 at 5:11 am

Two years into the Essex Crossing mega-project, there are now four new buildings piercing the Lower East Side skyline. And as this initial push inches toward completion, we now have a definitive look at phase two. Developer consortium Delancey Street Associates released renderings yesterday (via Curbed) for the two developments set to rise at Sites […]

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Extell’s 80-Story Stain on the LES Skyline Finally Tops Out

Posted September 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s an indelible stain on the skyline, visible from all corners of the Lower East Side. One Manhattan Square, the 850-foot (80 stories) “vertical village” on South Street, finally reached the top yesterday. Meaning, it won’t go any higher. This is likely the most important milestone since ground-break three years ago. Not that you would know it, […]

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’Clinton Supermarket’ Evicted from Longtime Clinton Street Home

Posted September 28, 2017 at 5:08 am

The Chinese-leaning Clinton Supermarket – on the block for more than a decade – is now kaput. City Marshals paid a visit to the commercial anchor earlier this month to seize the space on behalf of the landlord. The storefront of 90 Clinton Street is now wrapped in butcher paper as it awaits the next […]

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Icon Realty Management Settles with Attorney General in Tenant Harassment Probe

Posted September 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

Icon must pay up. Last month, news broke that the joint city-state Tenant Harassment Prevention Task Force was probing Icon Realty Management for alleged tenant harassment at many of its rent regulated buildings. The investigation involved the New York Attorney General’s office, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the city Department […]

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Tenants Rally to Applaud City Council Vote to Stop ‘Construction as Harassment’

Posted September 27, 2017 at 9:35 am

There is a rally this afternoon to applaud the City Council vote on legislation to stop the trend of “construction as harassment.” The event is organized by the Stand for Tenant Safety Coalition, whose mission is the same. They’re a collection of community organizations “fighting to protect the lives and homes of New York City […]

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Dueling Developments: Office Space Along East Houston Rises in a Big Way

Posted September 27, 2017 at 5:14 am

There are two commercial real estate developments advancing neck-and-neck along the northern border of SoHo. Both are progressing at quite a clip, and will no doubt further crowd the area. Let’s take a look… First up is 300 Lafayette, which bills itself as “cutting edge office & retail in historic SoHo.” As of this week, […]

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40 Bleecker Street Decimated Ahead of its 12-Story Luxury Conversion

Posted September 26, 2017 at 5:14 am

There isn’t much left of 40 Bleecker Street. Three months since the demolition permits were issued, the structure is completely obliterated. In its place, another monument for luxury. As previously reported, the second coming of 40 Bleecker Street is a 12-story condo project by Broad Street Development. The developer purchased the property for a whopping […]

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Reconstructed Sol Lain Playground Debuts Today on the Lower East Side

Posted September 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

The $3.1 million reconstruction of Sol Lain Playground finally concluded earlier this month. Its deliverance is slightly ahead of schedule, and comes two months after the neighboring Henry M. Jackson Playground itself debuted. New infrastructure installed in this public space includes updated play equipment, spray shower feature, basketball court, multi-purpose play area, benches, fences, drainage, water […]

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