Diamond Corner

8-Story Commercial Development Planned for Chinatown ‘Diamond Center’ on the Bowery

Posted December 8, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Chinatown diamond district is getting cut once again. It wasn’t enough that the Diamond Corner at Hester Street and the Bowery was sacked and replaced with a Bank of America branch. 76 Bowery is coming down, too. And like its neighbor one door to the north, it’ll be redeveloped into an eight-story commercial building. […]

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Bank of America Signage is up at Former ‘Diamond Corner’ on the Bowery

Posted August 3, 2016 at 5:11 am

This here is the brief epithet about the corporate invasion of the Bowery, visualized. Or, how Bank of America installed another branch in Chinatown. News of its arrival at 88 Bowery preceded that of the wraparound, red-white-and-blue signage installed earlier this week. Gone is the plywood shed, too, deposed a few weeks ago to reveal […]

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Bank of America Officially Announces Itself at Former ‘Diamond Corner’ on the Bowery

Posted April 4, 2016 at 5:18 am

The banner affixed to the plywood shed is confirmation enough – Bank of America is indeed opening a branch at 88 Bowery. They “look forward to seeing you” (and taking your money). We saw this coming for more than a year. Ever since Dr. Jay’s owner Joseph Betesh acquired the property in 2013 – it […]

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The Bowery’s Former ‘Diamond Corner’ Will Become a Bank of America Branch, After All

Posted March 7, 2016 at 5:00 am

​Down at 88 Bowery, homogeneity is welcomed with open arms. Gone are the jewelers and in comes the bank. The Diamond Corner is officially kaput with the removal of its old-timey signage last week. Contractors have been busy at 88 Bowery for months, combining the adjacent stores into a larger space. You’ll recall that the […]

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With the Bowery’s ‘Diamond Corner’ Vacant, Betesh Combines Storefronts for Potential Bank Branch

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 5:37 pm

Even the teensy Chinatown diamond district is feeling the squeeze from controversial landlord Joseph Betesh. Word first circulated around this time last year that jewelry vendors operating in the ground level of 88 Bowery (corner of Hester) were scrambling to find new homes in the nearby emporiums. That chatter ultimately proved true, and eight months ago, […]

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The Diamond Corner at 88 Bowery Next to Fall; Space Now for Rent

Last modified October 24, 2013 at 8:38 am

The Bowery micro jewelry district is losing an anchor tenant at the southwest corner of Hester. Carpetbaggers to follow. The Diamond Corner, which occupies a sizable 9,714 square-foot space at 88 Bowery, will soon close. That means three different jewelry stores – Jewelry Design By Sara, May-Bo Jewelry, Natalie Jewelry – are more than likely […]

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