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Taking a Quick Yo-Yo Break on the Bowery [VIDEO]

Posted August 22, 2017 at 5:18 am

A contractor on the Bowery yesterday morning sure brought his Yo-Yo game… We watched this man, presumably on break from one of the myriad construction projects nearby, effortlessly swing around his Yo-Yo. (Get your mind outta the gutter.) Tangling and dangling the toy without messing up, either. Meanwhile, most pedestrians ambled past the sidewalk performer […]

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Someone Trashed the Blueprints for the Ace Hotel Bowery on the Sidewalk

Last modified June 23, 2017 at 8:08 am

Trash is sometimes treasure. Everyone knows that 225 Bowery is to become the newest Ace Hotel in the stable. However, the company never officially confirmed their intentions here. Even as the transformative construction work atop the building proceeds. Well, official blueprints trashed on Chrystie Street late Tuesday night all but confirm this. We had received […]

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‘Rumored’ Ace Hotel on the Bowery Begins its Rooftop Ascent

Last modified June 14, 2017 at 11:16 am

The Ace Hotel on the Bowery is now recipient of some new vertical appendages. After years of gut renovation, the heavy duty work is now visible on the exterior. A truck-bound crane began daily deliveries of steel beams to the project site last Friday, kickstarting the process of constructing the rooftop addition. Eventually, this new construction […]

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Rendering of Ace Hotel Surfaces at 225 Bowery with Promise of 2018 Completion

Last modified May 12, 2017 at 1:51 pm

You’re looking at the sight outside 225 Bowery, where Ace Hotel is gradually converting the 107-year-old relic into its newest lodge. Purportedly. This rendering appears on the Department of Buildings info board presently attached to the 225 Bowery plywood, and arrives courtesy of the HAKS architecture firm on the project. Upon completion – the aforementioned DOB signage promises a […]

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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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Fat Radish Retail Condo on Orchard Street Sells for $2.5M, but the Restaurant will Stay

Posted May 17, 2016 at 5:10 am

It took almost three years, but the commercial condo that Fat Radish calls home finally changed hands. The ground floor of 17 Orchard Street just traded for $2.5 million, a few hundred-thousand higher than the initial asking price. Eastern Consolidated arranged the sale of the 2,500 square-foot space to Elijah Equities (aka the Haddad family). […]

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Buddhist Temple Upgrading its Facility (or How Loho Pizza Never Panned Out)

Posted December 4, 2015 at 5:00 am

​Failure to launch would be the perfect description for one Chinatown restaurant that never was. Decade-old signage for Loho Pizzeria & Deli at 14 Allen Street (aka 61 Canal) still serves as a constant reminder of the sudden halt. In fact, until recently, garbage bags were forever in the windows. It’ll never open, though. What […]

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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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Ace Hotel Building on the Bowery Sells for More than $30M

Last modified March 22, 2016 at 5:11 pm

That Ace Hotel coming to the Bowery, revealed here exclusively last fall (and denied by Ace), just cleared a major hurdle. The property, situated at 223-225 Bowery, finally sold to the pair of developers bringing the hotel brand to the neighborhood. Omnia Group and the North Wind Group completed the transaction on the 10-story building, […]

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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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