75 Years Later, the Essex Market Building at Broome Street is Coming Down

Posted March 20, 2015 at 5:15 am

In less than two months, the Essex Street Market is to celebrate its 75th anniversary on the Lower East Side. So it’s worth noting that its long-vacant warehouse south of Delancey is currently being reduced to a pile of rubble. Essex Crossing and its 24-story Gateway tower are coming… Demolition permits were actually filed almost […]

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‘Partial Demolition’ of Elizabeth Street Parking Garage Begins Ahead of Luxury Conversion; Hype Banners Arrive Onsite

Posted December 4, 2014 at 5:37 am

Nine months ago, developer duo Sumaida + Khurana acquired the commercial building at 152 Elizabeth Street for $21 million with the intention of developing the property. The brick box at the corner of Kenmare Street was subsequently boarded up in anticipation of the wrecking ball. Its replacement is more upper crust glass – a seven-story, […]

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La Vie is Now a Pile of Rubble on East 1st Street

Posted November 6, 2014 at 6:03 am

There goes the last of La Vie, the controversial club that became a thorn in the side of East First Street. From the outset, it operated under the guise of a restaurant, and became supremely disruptive to quality of life on the block. Now those memories are dust in the wind. Workers began dismantling La […]

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6 Shots Showing the Demolition of the Cherry Street Pathmark Ahead of Extell’s 68-Story Tower [PHOTOS]

Posted May 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

Three weeks into demolition activities, the former Pathmark building at 227 Cherry Street is more photogenic than ever. In its demise; how unfortunate. Not one to avoid snapping photos of destructoporn, we stopped by the enormous corner lot yesterday, and were welcomed by a mountain range of rubble and accompanying twisted metal. One sole security […]

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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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Demolition Nearly Complete at Future Cantilevered Condo on Norfolk Street

Posted October 30, 2013 at 6:10 am

Get ready for more glass. Cantilevered glass. It’s coming. Permits were filed back in June of this year, but now demolition of 100 Norfolk Street is well underway, advancing at quite a clip. Indeed, most of the two-story building is now simply dust in a curbside dumpster. It shouldn’t be long before all remaining evidence […]

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Nativity Mission School on Forsyth to be Razed for New 7-Story Building

Posted July 24, 2013 at 5:25 am

Tipped off by the telling rat poison signs in the windows, we knew the time had finally arrived for 204-206 Forsyth Street.

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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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Ye Olde Orchard Hell Building Being Demolished for Hotel Indigo

Posted January 31, 2013 at 6:09 am

At the moment, a good third of the rumored “faulty concrete” from years past has been reduced to an assorted mid-block mess.

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Next Steps for Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogue on Norfolk

Last modified January 6, 2015 at 8:59 pm

You’ve walked by it; you’ve stopped and marveled at its architecture and been dismayed at its disrepair. Or maybe you scooted past without even noticing Beth Hamedrash Hagadol.

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