Demolition

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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Moscot’s Former Delancey Street HQ is Now in Ruins Ahead of 12-Story Redevelopment

Posted March 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

The eighty-three-year-old building that housed Moscot for nearly as long (i.e. 75 years) is now obliterated. A wrecking crew tasked with erasing this history has been busy onsite the last month or so. As of yesterday afternoon, most of the structure is gone, including the frame. What remains are the bones and debris; a ghost […]

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Demolition of ABC No Rio’s Former HQ Commences on Rivington Street

Posted March 8, 2017 at 5:00 am

The proverbial wrecking ball is busy around the Lower East Side these days. It’s tough to keep up. Over on Rivington Street, half the block is currently amidst demolition. First, the Streit’s Matzo Factory. Now, on the occasion of its centennial, the tenement that formerly housed ABC No Rio is receiving the same treatment. The city finally […]

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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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