54 Canal Street

LPC Makes it Easy to Get to Know Your Neighborhood Landmarks [MAPS]

Last modified December 22, 2017 at 7:04 am

The Landmarks Preservation Commission just leveled up its “Discover NYC Landmarks” interactive map. What was once a cumbersome and limited database is now a user-friendly treasure trove of information on nearly 34,000 historic buildings within the City’s 141 historic districts. This upgrade complements its existing accessible information on the more than 1,400 individual landmarks, and […]

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‘L’Amico’ Backers Propose New Venue for Mysterious Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel

Last modified July 26, 2017 at 7:36 am

Guess those alleged plans for “creative” commercial offices at the Jarmulowsky Bank Building – first disclosed last summer – are no longer in the cards. The Community Board 3 agenda for next month’s SLA applicants is revealing enough. It lists 9 Orchard Street (aka 54 Canal) on the docket for hotel license consideration. But that’s […]

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Elements of 50-Foot Jarmulowsky Bank Cupola Make an Appearance

Last modified July 17, 2017 at 9:12 am

The Jarmulowsky Bank Building, previously wrapped in a blanket for winter, just received its crown. The bones of the cupola are here… It was In February 2014 when word first leaked that the Jarmulowsky Bank Building at Canal and Orchard Streets would see the return of its defining feature. The fifty-foot rooftop cupola that had […]

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Jarmulowsky Bank Owner Aborts Hotel, Decides on ‘Creative Office Space’ Instead

Posted June 8, 2016 at 5:00 am

Let’s revisit the southwest corner of Orchard and Canal Streets… It seems those long-running plans to convert the Jarmulowsky Bank Building into a trendy hotel (i.e. Ace Hotel) are apparently dead in the water. Building owner DLJ Real Estate Partners sent around an email blast yesterday to industry folk confirming that the certified Lower East Side […]

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Jarmulowsky Hotel Annex Ascends to 4 Stories on Canal Street

Last modified March 17, 2016 at 1:26 pm

Progress at the future Ace-bankrolled Jarmulowsky hotel is at snail speed. And most of it behind Fort Knox strong security. But what about the six-story annex planned for its western flank? Remember that 60 Canal Street (aka 8 Allen) was demolished nearly two years ago to make way for the 9,876 square-foot add-on, and remained an […]

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Emergency Response to Loose Scaffolding at Jarmulowsky Bank Building

Posted October 27, 2014 at 11:01 am

Emergency first responders are on scene right now at the Jarmulowsky Bank Building on Canal Street. The Lower East Side landmark – currently undergoing hotel conversion – is apparently experiencing issues with its scaffolding. A tipster relays intel that a section of the scaffolding on the Canal facade is loose. We also hear word of […]

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CB3 Committee Approves Jarmulowsky Cupola Restoration and Landmark Designation for 75 Essex

Last modified February 7, 2014 at 10:26 am

The landmarks subcommittee of Community Board 3 last night voted on two significant measures affecting the architectural character of the neighborhood. Both the Jarmulowsky Bank Building rooftop restoration and the bid to landmark 75 Essex Street resulted in unanimous approval from the pared-down panel. Let’s start with the certificate of appropriateness for the Jarmulowsky rooftop at […]

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When Jarmulowsky’s Bank Helped with Immigrant Boat Passage; Plus the Legend of the Cupola

Posted February 6, 2014 at 10:36 am

The current hotel conversion of the iconic, Beaux Arts-style Jarmulowsky Bank Building at 54 Canal Street prompted a closer look at the roots of this 1912 landmark. It briefly housed a financial institution which became a proverbial backbone to the immigrant community of the Lower East Side. Owner Sender Jarmulowsky had been banking in the […]

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More on the Proposal to Restore the Iconic Cupola to the Jarmulowsky Bank Building

Posted February 3, 2014 at 9:33 am

The Jarmulowsky Bank Building will return to its former glory. That is, if Community Board 3 and the Landmarks Preservation Commission ultimately approve architect Ron Castellano’s designs to reinstate the signature cupola atop this Lower East Side icon. As part of the hotel underway at this address (54 Canal aka 9 Orchard), the hope is […]

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DOB Approves Plans for 6-Story Jarmulowsky Hotel Annex at 60 Canal Street

Last modified November 6, 2013 at 11:06 am

And just like that, the jewel of 54 Canal Street goes from icon to eyesore … albeit temporarily. The Jarmulowsky Bank Building, presently amidst a hotel upgrade, is completely caged behind bars and netting. We won’t see an unobstructed facade for at least another two years. Meanwhile, we now have an update with regard to […]

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