Demolition

It’s Curtains for Sunshine Cinema, as City Approves Full Demolition

Posted November 10, 2017 at 5:09 am

The Landmark Sunshine Cinema on East Houston – both the theater and its classic architecture – won’t last the winter. Plans to demolish the theater were filed with the city on Wednesday. That Davey Drill we spotted back in August was the first sign of demise… The full demolition proposed lay in stark contrast to the […]

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The Flight of the Conchords ‘Consulate’ Building on East Broadway is Demolished

Posted November 3, 2017 at 9:48 am

There is nothing left of 232 East Broadway, the 1960s-era building famously captured on the small screen as the New Zealand consulate in Flight of the Conchords. Demolition is now in the final stage, with bulldozers and backhoes removing the dust and bones. The destruction and cleanup are together the first step in a protracted […]

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40 Bleecker Street Decimated Ahead of its 12-Story Luxury Conversion

Posted September 26, 2017 at 5:14 am

There isn’t much left of 40 Bleecker Street. Three months since the demolition permits were issued, the structure is completely obliterated. In its place, another monument for luxury. As previously reported, the second coming of 40 Bleecker Street is a 12-story condo project by Broad Street Development. The developer purchased the property for a whopping […]

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Another Look at the 7-Story Rental to Destroy 200-Year-Old Federal Row Houses on Grand Street

Posted September 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

A row of historically significant Grand Street buildings is one step closer to demolition. Applications were filed with the city last week to erect the seven-story residential structure at 282-286 Grand Street. We first broke news of this development back in April. The property owner – former oncologist-cum-art dealer Marc Straus – has major plans […]

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‘Flight of the Conchords’ Consulate Building on East Broadway is Now Getting Demolished

Last modified September 18, 2017 at 9:04 am

And we edge closer to an out of scale two-tower development at the Bialystoker nursing home site… The building at 232 East Broadway, also known as the fictional New Zealand consulate in Flight of the Conchords, is a goner. The death shroud is now draped across its carcass, awaiting the wrecking ball. Indeed, the Department […]

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6-Story Residential Development to Rise from the Ashes of 330-332 Grand Street

Posted September 5, 2017 at 5:03 am

Last Friday, just as the city geared up for the holiday weekend, a local developer filed plans to construct a new residential development on Grand Street. One that will replace the last of the two-story shops between Ludlow and Orchard Streets. As previously disclosed, property owner Daniel Wise acquired 330-332 Grand Street at the end […]

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Imminent Demolition of 68 Spring Street Leads to 8-Story Mixed-Use Rental Building

Posted June 14, 2017 at 5:09 am

The scruffy one-story building at 68-70 Spring Street has a date with demolition. Marching orders were given to the collection of sneaker shops and assorted retail (and FedEx Office before its move across the street) within the last couple months. In other words, the City Marshal paid a visit. The other sign of demolition, quite literally, […]

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Stairway to Nowhere: The Final Days of the Original ABC No Rio on Rivington Street

Posted April 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

Demolition of a half-block of Rivington Street is full speed ahead, and with it, the destruction of the both the old ABC No Rio headquarters and the former Streit’s Matzo factory. For the last several weeks, the buildings comprising 148-156 Rivington have been decimated in dramatic fashion. A combination of Bobcats, backhoes, and handtools. It’s […]

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A Lower East Side Passover with the (Destroyed) Streit’s Matzo Factory [PHOTOS]

Last modified April 10, 2017 at 3:36 pm

Why is this Passover different from all other Passovers? This year, the old Streit’s Matzo Factory buildings are no longer in existence. A pile of rubble picked over by backhoes and Bobcats. They don’t call it the “bread of affliction” for nothing. As previously reported, The family-owned Streit’s Matzo sold 148-154 Rivington Street to Cogswell Realty […]

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Fallow for a Decade, Activity Anew at 49 East Houston Lot

Posted March 31, 2017 at 5:17 am

Holy shitballs! There is actually activity to report at 49 East Houston Street, forever the vacant lot and dumping ground. Yesterday evening, two crowbar-wielding workers were spotted dismantling the splintered plywood, revealing the void created here a decade ago. Word on the street is that the property is up for sale, though we haven’t spotted any listings […]

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