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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 It appears the Department of Buildings partially rescinded the full stop-work order that was in place since August 4.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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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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Ace Hotel on the Bowery Slapped with 2 More Stop-Work Orders for its Shady Underpinning Work

Posted August 26, 2015 at 5:00 am

With 210 Bowery stopped firmly in its tracks due to structural instability, the Ace Hotel conversion across the street is similarly under close scrutiny by the city. A day after the partial collapse during excavation for an elevator shaft at 210 Bowery, the Department of Buildings paid a visit to the future Ace Hotel. Allegedly working […]

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Still Under Renovation, Retail at 190 Bowery is Going for $2.2M

Last modified August 21, 2015 at 10:43 am

Developer Aby Rosen (aka RFR Realty) is polishing his new Bowery gem. As we speak, both interior and exterior modifications are afoot at 190 Bowery. Hence, the corner-hogging sidewalk bridge and plywood fencing ringing the perimeter. Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the job back in May. As previously reported, architecture firm Higgins Quasebarth & Partners joined […]

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210 Bowery Decapitated and Given Metal Braces for Stabilization

Posted August 19, 2015 at 5:00 am

It’s been two weeks since excavation work for a new elevator housing at 210 Bowery destabilized the building and subsequently injured two construction workers. A full stop-work order was quickly served and remains in place. Even during the emergency demolition activity. An emergency detachment of contractors and inspectors from the Department of Buildings spent the past couple […]

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Paulaner Brauhaus on the Bowery Seeks 12-Table Sidewalk Cafe

Posted August 17, 2015 at 5:15 am

The barely two-year-old Paulaner Brauhaus continues to struggle for business. The place is rarely at capacity, and is usually a ghost town during prime hours. A mural by Beau at the end of last year helped on the visibility front, but probably wasn’t enough. So, ownership now seeks sidewalk seating for greater visibility. According to […]

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210 Bowery Stored Gas Tanks Without FDNY Permit; Destabilization Forces Closure of modelFIT Gym and Andrew Edlin Gallery

Posted August 7, 2015 at 5:12 am

Lots of dangerous activity at 210 Bowery this week. First it’s a collapsed wall and two injured construction workers, then discovery of un-permitted gas tanks. Acadia Realty Trust had been digging deep for months to prepare a new elevator system for its condo conversion. Stability was compromised after the wall collapse, and the 1930s-era brick […]

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With Stability in Question, 210 Bowery Now an Emergency Site

Posted August 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

Tuesday morning, a construction accident inside 210 Bowery left two workers injured. The victims were digging deep in the basement for an elevator housing when a brick wall collapsed, trapping one. Both reportedly sustained light injuries. In the aftermath of the accident, the property – located at the western terminus of Rivington Street – has […]

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Partial Collapse at 210 Bowery Injures 2; DOB Issues Stop-Work Order

Last modified August 5, 2015 at 8:03 am

Two contractors were injured yesterday morning while working at the 210 Bowery project site. We are told that a “partial wall collapse” inside the eighty-plus-year-old building (likely in one of the stairwells) trapped one of the victims. First responders showed almost immediately and carted off the patients. As a result of the dangerous incident, the Office […]

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