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Restoration of Landmark Ridley’s Building on Grand Street is Underway, Penthouse Addition Coming Soon

Posted August 3, 2017 at 9:39 am

It’s been nearly two years since the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the restoration and penthouse addition for the former Ridley & Sons department store on Grand Street. Now, work has finally commenced on the makeover of this Lower East Side landmark. Out came the scaffold piping and netting this week, kicking off the first step […]

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Longtime Grand Street Hardware Store ‘Good Locksmith’ is Moving [Updated]

Last modified December 2, 2016 at 12:47 pm

Good Locksmith, the reliable mom-and-pop hardware shop located at 317 Grand Street, is reportedly moving next door. They’ve been on the Lower East Side for more than a decade. A sign inside the store alerts customers, as do the bare shelves. Update: a reader tells us, “I spoke to stephen who the grown son and […]

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LPC Approves Ridley’s Landmark Restoration and Penthouse Addition on Grand Street

Posted January 14, 2016 at 5:00 am

​Half of the former Ridley & Son’s department store – designated a city landmark – will be restored as part of a new residential conversion project. Less than a month after the positive advisory recommendation from Community Board 3, the Landmarks Preservation Commission followed suit during the hearing on Tuesday. As previously reported, the owner […]

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Ridley’s Landmark Restoration and Penthouse Addition on Grand Street OK’d by CB3

Posted December 18, 2015 at 5:00 am

​That orange speck of two-by-fours atop 315 Grand Street (aka 66 Allen) is a prelude of a potential future for the Ridley & Sons department store landmark. A penthouse placement on the rooftop of the five-story former building. What you see is a mockup for illustrative purposes to help sway the Landmarks Preservation Commission into approval; […]

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Ridley’s Landmark Building on Grand Street Goes for Rooftop Appendage in Residential Conversion

Posted December 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

​Where the historic Ridley & Sons department store once stood on Grand Street, change is afoot. The westernmost structure in the complex – abutting the Pink Building – is on the docket for rooftop addition. Bromley Caldari Architects PC is the architect of record on the project, which includes a 900 square-foot addition atop the […]

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