Division Street

Pike Loop Exhibit is Complete

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:19 am

Not too long ago, the robotic arm of “R-O-B” finished laying brick for the Pike Loop installation down on Pike Street.  The completed exhibit, sponsored by the Storefront for Art and Architecture, will be on display until January 5.  Stop by for a looksy!

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Pike Loop Robotic Arm

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:19 am

An industrial sized robotic arm has recently taken up residency in the pedestrian island on Pike Street between Division and East Broadway.  Code named “R-O-B,” the high-tech human-operated machine is part of the Pike Loop installation sponsored by the Storefront for Art and Architecture.  We stopped by yesterday to scope the progress, and there’s already […]

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Demolition of 2 Allen Street Underway

Posted August 24, 2009 at 6:09 am

Behind a veil of dark netting, demolition of the four-story commercial loft at 2 Allen Street (aka 1-3 Orchard) is now officially underway.  Brick by brick.  Once eliminated from its desirable corner lot, the new developer will have a maximum buildable area (before any possible FAR bonuses) of 33,110 square feet.  That’s nearly double the […]

Allen Street Improvements

Posted August 13, 2009 at 6:09 am

Crosswalk and traffic lane markings along Allen Street are ready for a makeover.  Earlier this week, both sides of the thoroughfare, from the Houston intersection southward, were primed with white paint for its imminent improvement. This sudden outbreak of roadwork activity is part of the DOT’s sweeping plan (PDF) to improve pedestrian safety in the […]

Manhattan Railway Company, Station 5

Last modified August 11, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Amidst the hustle-bustle of food wholesalers along the bowels of Allen Street is a hidden piece of ephemeral New York.  Above the disheveled store signage at 100 Division Street is enough graffiti to distract the casual observer from seeing the century-old bronze lettering affixed to its facade – Manhattan Railway Co., Station 5. The brick […]

Park Bench Nod

Posted July 8, 2009 at 8:13 am

Park bench nod in the Allen Street Mall near Division Street. Related Reading:Allen Street Mall Coverage [Bowery Boogie]

2 Allen Street to be Demolished

Last modified November 19, 2010 at 3:16 pm

The wrecking ball is returning to the eastern reaches of Chinatown. Over the weekend, we noticed that the entire corner plot of 2 Allen Street (aka 118-124 Division Street/1-3 Orchard Street) was surrounded by fresh plywood. DOB permits were nowhere in site, so we did some investigation and discovered that the four-story building will soon […]

Cleanup from Cage Film

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:38 am

Filming on Eldridge Street for Nicholas Cage’s new movie, Sorcerer’s Apprentice (a live-action contemporary take on the Disney classic), is now complete. However, as reported here last week, the brief disruption already took its toll on some unfortunate residents living at #22. Simply put, the block between Division and Canal is a disaster area. Electric […]

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