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Demolition of Broome Street Firehouse Begins as Essex Crossing Steams Ahead

Posted May 12, 2015 at 5:11 am

That 12-foot-high perimeter fence surrounding Essex Crossing Site 5 now has company. Three short weeks after its installation, the usual skeletal mess of ironwork is now permanently affixed to the exterior of 185 Broome Street. Demolition is happening. Within the month, this historic 1930s-era firehouse will be little more than bricks in a curbside dumpster. […]

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Three of the Oldest Buildings on the Bowery Will Soon Fall

Posted May 8, 2015 at 5:00 am

Three of the oldest surviving buildings on the Bowery – including a Federal style row-house dating back to the 1790s – will soon meet the wrecking ball. Demolition permits were filed with the Department of Buildings earlier this week for 136-140 Bowery, part of a portfolio that sold for $45 million last fall. 140 Bowery, […]

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The Southernmost Essex Street Market Building is Completely Demolished [PHOTOS]

Last modified April 27, 2015 at 8:30 am

The Essex Street Market celebrates its 75th birthday next month, but it will do so without one of its own. Three-quarters of a century later, the southernmost warehouse between Broome and Delancey is now completely gone, thanks to Essex Crossing. An open space to the sky. Here we are, week seven of demolition, and the […]

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Not Much Remains of the Southerly Essex Market Warehouse in Week 5 Demolition [PHOTOS]

Posted April 13, 2015 at 5:18 am

The northwest corner of the warehouse is all that remains of the Essex Street Market building on Site 2, south of Delancey. Its 75 years of history now resides in several piles of rubble scattered across the large development parcel, with a foundation visible. Once cleaned up, the lot will sprout the flagship building in the Essex […]

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Essex Crossing Lays Waste to Essex Street Market in Week 3 of Demolition [PHOTOS]

Posted March 31, 2015 at 10:00 am

As demolition activities enter a third week, the Essex Street Market warehouse south of Delancey is pretty much a pile of rubble and twisted metal. Little from the original structure remains, except for the 75-year-old iron skeleton. This temporary junkyard is SPURA site 2, the Essex Crossing parcel heralded by developers as “The Gateway” to […]

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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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