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 […]


Ben Shaoul KO’s that 6-Story Condo Project Planned for 194 Orchard Street

Posted April 28, 2015 at 5:00 am

For the last two years, 194 Orchard Street was to have a met a similar fate as its corner neighbors. Owner Hesky Haim (Sky High Group) was planning to demolish the single-level commercial building to insert his own six-story phallus into this battered nether region of the Lower East Side. The necessary plans and permits […]

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Someone Hurled a Brick Through the Front Window of the 224 Mulberry Condo

Posted March 16, 2015 at 9:18 am

Little Italy still has some fight, it seems… The new monument to luxury living at 224 Mulberry Street was apparently the victim of vandalism over the weekend. A reader tells us that late Saturday night, someone reportedly hurled a brick through the window leaving a rather “dramatic” hole. The shattered glass has not been covered […]

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Here’s What the New 210 Bowery Will Look Like After Its ‘Vertical Extension’

Posted February 11, 2015 at 5:10 am

The old-timer at 210 Bowery – once a 1930s-era flophouse called the Monroe Hotel – will see its glitzy makeover in the coming years. As previously reported, Acadia Realty Trust purchased the property two years ago for $7.5 million, and will sink an additional $3.8 million into four additional floors of residential living. Yep, the […]

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210 Bowery has a date with death

New 8-Story Residential Building Planned for 210 Bowery

Posted January 14, 2015 at 5:00 am

It’s been a minute before someone knocked down a Bowery building. Time has come for 210 Bowery. Ready the wrecking ball… Acadia Realty Trust snapped up 210 Bowery two years ago for $7.5 million, but only now are we seeing their intentions. This is Bowery 2.0, after all, and its architectural stock is apparently not […]

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Own a Public Hotel Penthouse on Chrystie Street for $18.75M

Posted October 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

While earth is moved and ground excavated for foundation work at 215 Chrystie Street, Ian Schrager is employing the hard sell with his first NYC location of Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel. As previously reported, there is both a hotel and condo component to this sun-eclipsing development. The 28-story tower includes eleven ultra-pricey condos atop the 370-room […]

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Rat Castle Condo on Ludlow Street Shows Off New Facade

Posted September 30, 2014 at 9:14 am

It’s still hard to believe that the Rat Castle (aka 179 Ludlow Street) is finally debuting on the Lower East Side. The infamous seven-story development had been rotting away before our very eyes since 2006, but was resurrected around this time last year. Now the full slate of ironwork is coming down for the first time in nearly a […]

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