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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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City Approves Demolition of 180-Year-Old United Hebrew Community Buildings at 201-203 East Broadway

Posted February 24, 2016 at 9:28 am

A pair of pre-law tenements on East Broadway that date back to 1837 are set to kiss the wrecking ball. Indeed, the city issued partial demolition permits this week to raze 201-203 East Broadway, formerly the longtime headquarters of the United Hebrew Community. (Both will be taken down simultaneously “to maintain stability.”) Owner-developer Daniel Wise […]

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What it Looks Like to Destroy 200 Years of Bowery History for an 8-Story Condo-Hotel

Last modified February 10, 2016 at 12:48 pm

This here is what it looks like to destroy two hundred years of local history at 138-142 Bowery. Two months after the arrival of demolition scaffolding, the row of historic structures, part of which dates back to the 1790s, is being dismantled as we speak. Despite the pair of partial stop-work orders issued last week […]

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In Demolishing Historic Structures, Developer Just Wants to ‘Preserve the Look and Feel of the Bowery’

Last modified December 18, 2015 at 8:29 am

​The developer planning a condo-hotel atop three historically significant structures on the Bowery wants you to know that they’re sensitive to the nature of the project site. Demolition of 138-142 Bowery is already underway, with construction scheduled to begin shortly thereafter. The timeline to completion of 2017 is definitely a rosy prediction. An official press […]

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Demolition Prepped for Historic Bowery Buildings, Including One from 1790

Posted December 15, 2015 at 5:00 am

Today, the bell tolls for three of the oldest buildings on the Bowery, including a butchered Federal-style row house dating back to the 1790s. The wrecking ball has admittedly been expected for many months – demolition permits were filed last May, in fact – but the welcome mat was finally rolled out yesterday. A mess […]

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KLM Equities Acquires 50 Spring for $13.7M, New Commercial Buiding Planned

Posted October 23, 2015 at 5:07 am

It’s been a little while since a pre-war tenement was torn asunder in Little Italy. Old habits die hard for developers, though. Next in line to fall is the four-story building at 50 Spring Street, which changed hands two months ago for an ungodly $13.7 million. Kinda high, no? KLM Equities is the buyer of […]

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Demolition Permits Filed for 173 Chrystie; 10-Story Development Coming Soon

Posted September 29, 2015 at 5:17 am

​It’s been about a year since 173 Chrystie Street changed hands for $15 million. One Yaniv Cohen of “Acmos on Chrystie LLC” purchased the property with the intention of developing a new ten-story luxury condo tower. Well, the first real step toward that goal was reached last week. The owners submitted demolition permits to the […]

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