Forsyth Street

Sales Debut for One of the Priciest Condo Developments on the Lower East Side

Posted May 1, 2015 at 5:10 am

The foundation is barely poured, and construction is at a snail’s pace. Nevertheless, sales for the “edgy/refined” Forsyth Street condo development that replaced the Nativity Mission are now live. As previously reported, the seven-story tumor at 204 Forsyth is to boast eleven two- and three-bedroom apartments. Three are now available for purchase: two half-floor 2BR’s […]

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Contractors Break Through Manhattan Bridge Bulwark for Forsyth Street Plaza 

Last modified April 1, 2015 at 11:07 am

The Forsyth Street Plaza entered its first phase of development around this time last week, Tuesday being the official kickoff. Construction site regulars like traffic barriers, backhoes, and other sundries are now in place for the interim. Step one, the steps… Indeed, the first order of business is punching passage through the massive masonry at […]

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Specialty Pencil Store ‘CW Pencil Enterprise’ Debuts on Forsyth Street

Posted March 31, 2015 at 5:10 am

Your standard-issue #2 pencil ain’t gonna cut it anymore. Not with a trendy pencil purveyor now slinging graphite on the Lower East Side. CW Pencil Enterprise – a small business founded by one Caroline Weaver in November 2014 – debuted earlier this month at 100a Forsyth Street. The CW brick-and-mortar boutique store is stocked with […]

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Construction Begins Next Week on Forsyth Street Plaza Project Beside the Manhattan Bridge

Posted March 19, 2015 at 5:00 am

Soon the Hill will become the knoll. Years of planning sessions, community updates, and negotiating the miles of red tape culminates next week with the ground-break of another capital works project on the Lower East Side. The $3.5 million Forsyth Street Plaza, in the works since 2009, will finally begin construction next week. The Department […]

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‘Edgy/Refined’ Nativity Mission Condo Development on Forsyth Street Will Look Like This

Last modified February 6, 2015 at 9:41 am

The Forsyth Street lot formerly known as the Nativity Mission remains a hole in the ground one year after its demolition. Z Architecture is designing the well-heeled luxury replacement, a new condo development which will reach eighty feet into the sky. And the firm just released this updated rendering. Snow be damned, the construction workers […]

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Yoga High Shuttering Its Lower East Side Studio at the End of January

Last modified January 13, 2015 at 10:24 am

Yoga High is running low. The last two winters weren’t so kind to the Lower East Side studio, with the first outward signs of trouble having materialized back in July; Yoga High cut back on its schedule and teachers. Owner Mel Russo told us at the time that last winter in particular “killed us financially […]

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Birds & Bubbles Mounts Comeback After Costly Damage from Burst Water Pipe

Posted January 12, 2015 at 5:19 am

Birds & Bubbles on Forsyth Street had a tough weekend, suffering terrible flooding in its basement space early Friday morning. Damage is pretty excessive, despite some initial chatter to the contrary. Apparently several water pipes burst throughout the building, including the restaurant itself. The HVAC system and ceiling were destroyed, and an “electrical panel” subsequently fried. […]

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The 7-Story Condo Atop the Nativity Mission on Forsyth Street is Proclaimed ‘Edgy Refinement East of SoHo’

Posted December 17, 2014 at 5:35 am

The full foundation is not even poured, and already the buzzards are circling the carcass of the former Nativity Mission School on Forsyth Street. Interior renderings for the eleven-story replacement tower are presently making the rounds, uploaded this week to social media by celebrity broker Fredrik Eklund. There is also a new splash page for […]

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$3.5M Forsyth Street Plaza Project to Bring a ‘High Line’ Feel to the Manhattan Bridge Off-Ramp

Posted November 5, 2014 at 5:14 am

Once dubbed “The Hill,” a veritable tent city haven for homeless in the early nineties, this small triangular section of land beside the Manhattan Bridge remains earmarked for park space. The Forsyth Street Plaza is a capital works project that’s been underway since 2009 to reimagine the off-ramp of the Manhattan Bridge. Though you wouldn’t know […]

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Daniel Root’s Then-and-Now Photo Project Expands to the Lower East Side

Posted October 13, 2014 at 6:05 am

Photographer Daniel Root chronicled the East Village of New York City in 1984. Today, he takes his archival work to the streets for a comparison to their current state. As part of the history project (and website), Root frames 30-year-old photos and posts at current sites, then “rephotographs the whole thing.” What began as an […]

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