300 Lafayette Street

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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300 Lafayette Bills itself as ‘Cutting Edge’ with New Ad Banners

Last modified March 27, 2017 at 10:56 pm

Alive for many months, the project site at 300 Lafayette Street is finally ready to go big on the hype. Banners pimping the new seven-story commercial building were affixed to the sidewalk bridge earlier this month, promising “cutting edge.” Hard to believe it’s already been a year since the BP gas station at the corner of […]

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Commercial Construction Full Throttle, Another Subway Entrance at Broadway-Lafayette Closes

Posted September 13, 2016 at 5:09 am

Call it a tale of two worksites. The two commercial projects on East Houston Street bordering SoHo are following a near-identical trajectory. Both broke ground at roughly the same time; both thrust a reconfigured traffic and pedestrian flow onto the neighborhood; and both forced subway entrances to close, albeit temporarily. Starting today, a second entrance […]

Adjacent Commercial Developments Break Ground Simultaneously on East Houston Street

Posted August 25, 2016 at 5:07 am

Whatever period of respite the Houston Street corridor above SoHo may have enjoyed these past few years (remember the station connection project?), it’s now over. The thoroughfare has just returned to a massive construction zone thanks to a pair of simultaneous commercial developments now underway. The gas station-to-offices complex at 300 Lafayette Street got its first […]

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Puck Fair and the BP Gas Station Are Now a Pile of Rubble Ahead of 7-Story Luxury Offices [PHOTOS]

Posted July 26, 2016 at 5:10 am

The buildings that previously housed Puck Fair and the BP gas station convenience store were collectively razed yesterday. Much of the initial gutting transpired over the last several weeks. And now both structures now sit as a pile of rubble and twisted metal. The perimeter of the project site pushed out in a big way, […]

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BP Gas Station and Puck Fair Demolition Has Begun

Posted May 12, 2016 at 5:13 am

Both the remnants of the BP gas station and the former Puck Fair are being stripped bare as we speak. Contractors have been busy this week dismantling the canopy and deactivated pumps. The shell remains. Longtime SoHo hang Puck Fair is equally torn asunder. Sixteen years on the block and this is the conclusion, having […]

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Shuttered BP Gas Station in SoHo is Boarded up

Posted April 19, 2016 at 5:19 am

The now-defunct BP gas station on Lafayette Street is completely encased in perimeter plywood. Signs posted to the boards indicate that the business has “moved” to the sole east side location – 23rd Street and the FDR. More like “consolidated.” BP ceased operations last Thursday ahead of a new commercial development poised to rise here […]

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BP Bust: Downtown Manhattan is Now Without a Gas Station

Last modified April 15, 2016 at 2:07 pm

The BP gas station on Lafayette Street – one of the longest continuously operated dispensaries in downtown Manhattan – closed for good yesterday. Each of the three pumping stations were boxed with plywood, and crime scene tape unrolled to prevent cars from entering. Thus concludes the age of Gasoline Alley. End of an era. As previously […]

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Before the Stranglehold of Gas Stations at Lafayette and East Houston, Circa 1933 [PHOTOS]

Last modified April 15, 2016 at 2:08 pm

One of the longest continuously operated gas stations south of 14th Street closes for good on April 14. As previously reported, the BP station on Lafayette Street will soon give way to seven stories of luxury office space. It had been some sort of petrol outpost since the 1930s. And with different operators, from Gulf to […]

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One of the Longest Continuously Operated Gas Stations in NYC Closes April 14 [PHOTOS]

Last modified April 15, 2016 at 2:08 pm

The BP gas station at East Houston and Lafayette Streets is closing next month. April 14. And with it, one of the last links to the “Gasoline Alley” of yore. After all, this was formerly the southern border of the nicknamed neighborhood, which was, at one point, a destination for automotive servicing. Back in 2004, […]

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