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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United Hebrew Community Buildings at 201-203 East Broadway Sold for $8.5M; Demolition Permits Already Filed

Last modified September 14, 2015 at 8:12 am

More Jewish history on East Broadway is being uprooted. Roots that date back to the turn of the twentieth century. The United Hebrew Community nonprofit organization just sold their century-old stake in the Lower East Side. A corporate entity called 201 EB Development III, LLC (owned by Daniel Wise) picked up the the former headquarters […]

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DHA Capital Files Permits to Demolish the Last Parking Garage on Kenmare Street

Posted August 27, 2015 at 5:14 am

The last parking garage on Kenmare Street will fall much sooner than previously thought. DHA Capital – known on the Lower East Side for acquiring 50 Clinton Street for $28.95 million last year – dropped another $50 million on 75 Kenmare this past spring. Sentry Operation Corp. was the seller. Not sitting idle, the developer […]

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Demolition of 400-402 Grand Street Begins, Because Essex Crossing

Posted July 20, 2015 at 5:18 am

Time has come today … For the demolition of two more buildings to make way for the beast of burden that is Essex Crossing. Over a year after the requisite permits were issued by the Department of Buildings, the tenement twins at 400-402 Grand Street are finally meeting their maker, so to speak. Up went […]

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Fredrik Eklund Reportedly Fined for Tasteless Demolition Stunt at 50 Clinton Project Site

Posted June 23, 2015 at 5:14 am

Celebrity broker Fredrik Eklund spent time last Tuesday personally demolishing pieces of 50-62 Clinton Street while “dressed head-to-toe in Armani.” Eklund gained access to the project site, and manned the wheel of a backhoe while delightfully screaming to the camera. That footage was posted to Instagram, and is still live. The stunt was a low […]

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In ‘Head-to-Toe’ Armani, Fredrik Eklund Partakes in Demolition of 50 Clinton Street

Posted June 22, 2015 at 9:23 am

Why, of course 50 Clinton Street would be demolished “in style.” The takedown of the mid-block row of low-rise retail has been underway since early June, but pompous broker Fredrik Eklund needed to take a turn pissing on the ashes wielding the wrecking ball, as it were. Eklund happily boasted on Instagram last week about […]

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WD-50 is Reduced to Rubble for 7-Story Condo Development

Posted June 5, 2015 at 5:18 am

Thar she blows! That there be the end as we know it for the low-rise midsection of Clinton Street. All in the name of uber-luxury and its well-off minions. That’s right. Demolition of 50-62 Clinton officially commenced this week after a substantial holding pattern the last couple months. At least a fraction of that timeout […]

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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

Last modified July 12, 2015 at 11:37 pm

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 138-142 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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