86 Delancey Street

Construction Commences on 12-Story Luxury Rentals at Former Moscot HQ on Delancey Street

Posted October 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

The northeast corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets is getting boxed in as we speak. Indeed, after many months of neglect – the fence itself was constantly falling down – construction is set to commence on a shiny 12-story luxury phallus. Plywood supports were installed yesterday afternoon around the sidewalk perimeter of the 86 Delancey […]

Filed Under

Scope out the 12-Story Luxury Rentals that will Replace Moscot’s Former HQ

Posted July 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

With the site of Moscot’s former location currently a sandlot – 86 Delancey (aka 118 Orchard) – the time is apparently ripe to show off the imminent multimillion-dollar makeover. Indeed, fresh visuals surfaced yesterday via SWA Architecture revealing the true nature of the twelve-story luxury rental building. This is a stark departure from the spartan […]

Filed Under

Documenting the Fall of Moscot’s Former HQ on Delancey Street [PHOTOS]

Posted May 9, 2017 at 8:53 am

Neighborhood photographer Nick McManus sent us the following epithet (and instant photos) about the now-demolished Sol Moscot building at 118 Orchard Street (aka 86 Delancey). During my lifelong tenure in New York City, the small, three story building at 118 Orchard Street has always had me looking up as if it were a skyscraper. Up […]

Filed Under

Moscot’s Former Delancey Street HQ is Now in Ruins Ahead of 12-Story Redevelopment

Posted March 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

The eighty-three-year-old building that housed Moscot for nearly as long (i.e. 75 years) is now obliterated. A wrecking crew tasked with erasing this history has been busy onsite the last month or so. As of yesterday afternoon, most of the structure is gone, including the frame. What remains are the bones and debris; a ghost […]

Filed Under

Demolition Finally Underway at Moscot’s Former Delancey Street Home (for Real this Time)

Posted February 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

The southeast corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets – the second home of Moscot for more than 75 years, and much later, a monument to graffiti – finally has its hot date with the wrecking ball. The ground floor fire in late December pretty much sealed the deal. Sidewalk bridge and plywood sheds were installed […]

Filed Under

City OKs Demolition of Former MOSCOT Building at 86 Delancey; 12-Story Luxury High Rise up Next

Posted September 13, 2016 at 5:05 am

Demolition and reconstruction has been looming at the northeast corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets for the last few years. Basically, ever since MOSCOT moved across the street to its new digs by the Tenement Museum. Now it’s finally happening. The Department of Buildings approved fresh demolition plans for the two-story box a couple weeks […]

Filed Under

Taking Stock of Wallplay’s Graffiti Goodbye on Delancey Ahead of 12-Story Condo Conversion [PHOTOS]

Posted July 7, 2016 at 5:18 am

Graffiti is now inextricably linked to the gentrification life cycle. Art is the soft cool factor now used by the upper crust to sell the grit and grandeur of a so-called up-and-coming neighborhood. And it’s now en vogue, apparently, to decorate buildings on the docket for demolition. Case in point, what’s happening at 118 Orchard […]

Filed Under

Art

First Look at the 12-Story Tower that Chased MOSCOT from its Old HQ on Delancey

Posted April 27, 2016 at 9:26 am

For four years, a twelve-story tower has been promised for the northeast corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets. The project is no closer to reality, but there are rudimentary renderings available that showcase the newcomer. Helm Equities (aka David Escava) purchased 118 Orchard Street (aka 86 Delancey) in 2012 for $4.8 million. This transaction was […]

Filed Under

‘GE Galeria’ is the Latest Gallery to Take Space at 86 Delancey Street

Posted February 25, 2016 at 9:26 am

​From October through December last year, Monterey, Mexico-based GE Galeria held a brief pop-up showroom in the base of the Orchard Hell Building (aka Hotel Indigo). Time served. Now the establishment is headed three blocks south to a location quite familiar with art of late. GE Galeria is the third gallery in as many years […]

Filed Under

Art

WALLPLAY ‘Artist Billboards’ Coming to Former Moscot Building on Delancey

Posted August 6, 2013 at 6:17 am

Three months after crossing Delancey, the old Moscot ground level gallery space at 118 Orchard (aka 86 Delancey) is gearing up for a new occupant.

Filed Under