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Demolition Finally Underway at Moscot’s Former Delancey Street Home (for Real this Time)

Posted February 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

The southeast corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets – the second home of Moscot for more than 75 years, and much later, a monument to graffiti – finally has its hot date with the wrecking ball. The ground floor fire in late December pretty much sealed the deal. Sidewalk bridge and plywood sheds were installed […]

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After 180 Years on the Block, 201 East Broadway is Eradicated for Modular Housing

Posted February 1, 2017 at 5:18 am

Bye Bye, 201 East Broadway. There it sat, for nearly two centuries (b. 1837), eventually acting as headquarters for the United Hebrew Community. Now, the recent property sale has prompted demolition of the Greek Revival buildings, and subsequent plans for modular housing, the first of its kind on the Lower East Side. Just like that, 180 years […]

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Lenny Kravitz’s Garage-Replacing Condos Hit with Stop-Work Order for ‘Foundation Removal’

Posted January 26, 2017 at 5:18 am

The new 7-story condo building at 75 Kenmare Street faces its first major hiccup. Two months after demolition of the longstanding auto garage concluded, the luxury development was hit with a full stop-work order by the Department of Buildings. The edict came down in mid-December – a week before the holidays – and the project […]

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Say Goodbye to the Streit’s Matzo Factory Buildings on Rivington Street [PHOTOS]

Posted January 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

The former Streit’s Matzo Factory complex on Rivington Street spent the autumn season in a state of dormancy. Despite the commencement of demolition activity several months prior. Now, it’s full speed ahead; the takedown has resumed after this extended period of silence. It’s really happening. So far, much of the old tenement factory is hollowed […]

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Developer Tears Down 260 Bowery for 8-Story Condo Building

Posted December 22, 2016 at 5:10 am

Over at 260 Bowery, nearly two years of posturing culminated this week with the arrival of a wrecking crew. Demolition permits were issued for the Bowery relic back in July 2015, even before its sale and replacement was announced. Nevertheless, the takedown is full speed ahead. At least two floors are gone from the three-story […]

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With Demolition Underway, First Modular Housing Project on East Broadway is on Deck

Posted December 21, 2016 at 5:08 am

East Broadway will soon welcome some modular housing. Meaning, time has come for 201-203 East Broadway, former headquarters of the United Hebrew Community. Bars and netting are now fixed to the facade, signaling the commencement of demolition activity. The wrecking crew arrives almost a year after the city first okayed the action; permits were issued two […]

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200-Year-Old Federal Row House on Grand Street is Decapitated, Ready for Luxury Upgrade

Posted November 17, 2016 at 5:17 am

Broken, exposed, and put to pasture, the 200 year-old Federal row house at 355 Grand Street is slowly being dismantled. Despite demolition permits issued last February and a full vacate order served this past September, the structure remained relatively whole, even while the roof was open to the elements. Until last month. That’s when the […]

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260 Bowery is Coming Down, 8-Story Condo Building on the Way

Posted September 9, 2016 at 5:00 am

Its last act as a target for street artists and graffiti writers alike is officially done. More than a year after the death warrant was approved by the Department of Buildings, 260 Bowery is ready to fall. The requisite demolition permit was issued back in June; preparations commenced yesterday morning with the assembly of the […]

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Noho’s ‘Peace Pentagon’ Boxed up, Ready for Demolition

Posted July 22, 2016 at 5:00 am

Noho’s activist spirit is dead. Gone by way of luxury. The Peace Pentagon is about to follow. Demolition is nigh. Its longtime sidewalk bridge, a mainstay for several years, was deposed this week, yet quickly replaced. The borderline-unstable property is being boxed up in plywood as we speak. As previously reported, the A.J. Muste Institute […]

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After 90 Years on the Block, the Streit’s Matzo Factory Buildings Getting Demolished

Posted July 12, 2016 at 5:12 am

Unleavened past, unaffordable future. That should be the tagline at 150 Rivington Street. After months of speculation and released renderings, the Streit’s Matzo Factory, on the block for decades, is now officially coming down. Sidewalk bridge, rat-baiting stations, and other pre-demolition appendages have been threatening as much since Passover. The above image was submitted by a […]

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