Annabelle Selldorf’s Zinc-Clad Bowery Condo Undresses

Posted October 14, 2016 at 5:09 am

Annabelle Selldorf’s 13-story Bowery condo building is now showing off its luxe zinc-paneled facade. Much of the remaining mess of scaffolding and netting attached to the 347 Bowery tumor was removed within the last week. Balconies are still under the knife, though. Residential composition consists of four duplexes, and one triplex penthouse. And it didn’t take long […]

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11-Story East Houston Condo Gears up with New Sales Office on Essex

Posted August 24, 2016 at 5:10 am

Pit status notwithstanding, big pimping begins for 287 East Houston. Condos in this new eleven-story development are slated to go live any day now, so the powers that be are gearing up for the pitch. A new sales office is already in the offing upstairs at 123 Essex Street, a space familiar with such uses. […]

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One Last Look Inside the Streit’s Matzo Factory Before it’s Gone Forever [PHOTOS]

Posted August 4, 2016 at 9:22 am

To peer into the Streit’s Matzo factory these days is an eerie sight. The nose is no longer tickled by the sublime scents of baking dough, but rather assaulted by the musty onslaught of crumbled brick and cement. It feels very much like a spooky graveyard. Demolition of the century-old buildings comprising 148-152 Rivington Street […]

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Tadao Ando’s ‘Jewel Box’ Condo at 152 Elizabeth Finally Breaks Threshold, Reaches One Story Height

Posted August 1, 2016 at 5:12 am

It’s been a couple years since we checked in with Tadao Ando’s condo project in Little Italy. That time was spent demolishing the former parking garage and, presumably, on underpinning work around the project site. Concrete construction progress really wasn’t too notable until recently. The new 152 Elizabeth Street (aka 14 Kenmare) is only now […]

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Kenmare Street Parking Garage Closes Today Ahead of 7-Story Luxury Development

Posted June 10, 2016 at 5:17 am

The wrecking ball will soon roll down Kenmare Street to eliminate the last surviving parking garage on the block. A notice to member motorists notes that the last day of operations is today, and that “we will be going under major renovations of our parking facility. As previously disclosed, 75 Kenmare Street is slated for […]

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Report: Streit’s Matzo Factory is Going Condo, After All

Posted December 16, 2015 at 5:00 am

Today, in least shocking news ever, the former Streit’s Matzo factory is going condo. It’s confirmed. Despite recent DOB filings to truncate the height of 150 Rivington Street to a bi-level commercial space, the long game here is to eventually install luxury living. Midtown-based Cogswell Realty, which forked over $30.5 million for the four-parcel assemblage, recently […]

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200 Year-Old Grand Street Row House Will Likely be Demolished for 6-Story Condo Building

Posted July 15, 2015 at 5:10 am

Another local Federal-style row house is on death watch. This time it’s 355 Grand Street, a two-hundred-year-old building which houses both Flowers Cafe and Vic’s Pizza. Jenny Lai of Brooklyn-based Interboro Properties purchased the historic corner row-house back in December for $4 million, which is $500K less than the initial ask. Now the gears are […]

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Glassy Gertel’s Killing Condo Has Risen from the Dead on Hester Street

Posted July 7, 2015 at 5:14 am

Once dubbed a “historic hole,” the former home of Gertel’s Bakery at 53 Hester Street is now filled with an eleven-story tumor. Sitting unpretty. Unencumbered, even. The finger building disrobed a couple weeks ago after many months of construction work. In fact, the project site was fallow until late last year. It’s been a long […]

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10-Story Condo Development Will Rise Atop the Former BP Gas Station on 2nd Avenue

Posted July 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

The vacant BP gas station on Second Avenue will be reborn hard as luxury living. Where a boutique hotel was previously rumored, a ten-story condo is development is instead underway. This valuable corner parcel – 24 Second Avenue – has been under the knife since its sale to AORE Holdings LLC last July for $32 […]

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Boxy 10-Story Condo Tower to Rise at 165 Chrystie Street

Posted June 30, 2015 at 5:19 am

Mum has been the word at 165 Chrystie Street ever since Master Kitchen Supplies relocated across the park to the 38 Delancey condoplex. When scaffolding arrived onsite at the end of last year, it was the first sign of certain change. In fact, a ten-story tumor is on its way to the mid-block parcel. ODA-Architecture […]