Forsyth Street

‘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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Local Musician Looking to Sell Eastside Sound Studio After 43 Years on the Lower East Side

Posted August 28, 2014 at 5:55 am

The long-running, and well-regarded, Eastside Sound recording studio is taking a final bow at 150 Forsyth Street. Owner Lou Holtzman – born and raised on the Lower East Side – recently put the business up for sale. Founded in 1972, this facility is considered one of the longest running studios in the city. According to […]

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Gov. Cuomo Subpoenas Marolda Properties for Tenant Harassment in Chinatown

Posted August 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

Public officials are finally recognizing the enemies besieging rent regulated tenants all around the Lower East Side and Chinatown. At least partially. While Steve Croman is investigated (and sued) for harassing rent-regulated tenants, another controversial landlord is in hot water. Marolda Properties is accused of similar tactics at three of its Chinatown properties, including ongoing […]

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The 1970 Car Crash that Nearly Knocked Out Yonah Schimmel’s

Posted August 7, 2014 at 9:12 am

This photo, culled from the FDNY archive, is crazy. Over forty years ago to the day (August 1, 1970), twenty-three-year-old Brooklynite Robert Sackett crashed his 1962 Cadillac directly into the body of 214 Forsyth Street. He had been driving eastbound along Houston at 8am, colliding with “two trees and a hydrant as [the car] hurtled […]

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Here’s What to Expect from Sarah Simmons’ Birds & Bubbles on Forsyth Street

Posted June 13, 2014 at 5:48 am

Earlier this month, we brought word that City Grit’s Sarah Simmons was planning a new concept for the former Grotto space at 200 Forsyth Street. The latter restaurant closed in back in January after fifteen years in business, and Simmons now hopes to reactivate the sub-level vacancy with Birds & Bubbles. The 22-table, southern-style restaurant is named […]

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