Karl Fischer’s 255 Bowery Shows Its Skin for the First Time in 3 Years

Posted July 24, 2014 at 6:03 am

Well, what have we here? Three years on, we finally have a view of Hot Karl’s steaming seven-story pile on the Bowery. The finger building at 255 Bowery was cloaked in a shroud of bars and netting for what seemed an eternity. That all changed on Monday. Yet while the facade is now fully visible, […]

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Elizabeth Street Parking Garage Boarded Up; Luxury Development Coming Soon

Last modified June 16, 2014 at 4:39 pm

The parking garage at 152 Elizabeth Street (aka 14 Kenmare) is no longer in operation. Its years as a carpark will soon be supplanted by luxury housing. Earlier this week, plywood boards were placed at the entrance with asbestos abatement notices in tow. No parking signs, too (oh, the irony). As previously reported, this brick […]

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Urban Muse Prepares Demolition of 347 Bowery with New Sidewalk Bridge

Posted May 29, 2014 at 6:05 am

The end is nigh for another historic piece of the Bowery. The former Salvation Army building at 347 Bowery will soon meet its maker. While demolition permits were filed way back in early January, the takedown is only now underway. Passing the stout corner building yesterday, we spotted the arrival of twin sidewalk bridges. Prepare for […]

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Nativity Mission School on Forsyth Street is Completely Demolished

Posted February 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

The former headquarters of the Jesuit-run Nativity Mission School is gone from the Lower East Side landscape. Its eighty-six years standing at 204 Forsyth Street came to an end this week. Demolition crews diligently dismantled the brickwork these last couple months, and now nothing is left. This lot and its adjacent parking parcel will be […]

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Demolition Imminent for 194 Orchard; 6-Story Condo Building Coming Soon

Posted January 24, 2014 at 5:51 am

As if construction hell couldn’t get much worse for upper Orchard Street, demolition is imminent for the one-story building at 194 Orchard. We already have the Hotel Indigo (aka Hell Building) bottlenecking the block, and also the recent infrastructure work to rehab the water works. We first reported on the demise of 194 Orchard last […]

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Will 347 Bowery Boast Same-Floor Parking Spaces for Condo Owners?

Posted January 17, 2014 at 6:12 am

When Paris-based Louzon Hotel Group purchased the Salvation Army building at 347 Bowery, the neighborhood collectively shit its pants after gaining a glimpse of the possible future.

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Former ‘Collective Hardware’ Building on the Bowery Amidst Residential Conversion and 2-Story Addition

Posted December 20, 2013 at 5:26 am

While its neighbors continue to upscale and attract nightlife tenants, 169 Bowery remained boarded up and sealed. Basically, zero activity here since Collective Hardware was evicted by landlord Gordon Lau in February 2010. That whole mess resulted in a lawsuit which remains unresolved nearly three years after filing; Lau had appealed the judgment after Collective […]

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199 Mott Condo Reaches Eight Stories, Unveils New Website

Posted November 21, 2013 at 6:00 am

In July 2011, the one-story box-o’-bricks at 199 Mott Street met its maker. Curbed reported at the time that a new hotel by Michael Namer and the Alfa Development team was planned for the former home of T-Bone Supermarket. Plans have since changed. Hotel no more. The new kid on the block is to sport […]

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7-Story Luxury Residential Building to Replace Warehouse at 155 Attorney Street

Posted August 2, 2013 at 6:00 am

Attorney Street north of Straus Park is one of the last enclaves of genuine Lower East Side, and one of our favorite photo subjects.

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Demolition Permits Filed for 100 Norfolk; Cantilevered Condos Coming Soon

Posted June 10, 2013 at 6:00 am

It wasn’t just another bad dream. Hell naw. Those cantilevered condos are most certainly happening over at 100 Norfolk Street, steps from that other (Blue) monstrosity. Peas in a pod they’ll be.

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