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Ben Shaoul’s Condo Development at 196 Orchard Street Reaches 8-Story Height

Posted August 1, 2017 at 5:03 am

Since this past spring, the new condo development by hated landlord Ben Shaoul has made steady progress. Nothing is stopping this ascent. The superstructure of 196 Orchard Street is already at approximately eight stories, and still has about three to go. The so-called “Sledgehammer,” Ben Shaoul, scooped up this block of East Houston for $75 […]

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Former LES American Apparel Becomes Equinox Showroom for Ben Shaoul Condos

Posted July 5, 2017 at 5:04 am

The former American Apparel on Orchard Street (at East Houston) has been sitting vacant, and well lit, for almost two years. It closed down in October 2015 after more than a decade in business; a watershed moment for Lower East Side gentrification trends. Several brokerage houses tried to secure a commercial tenant for the warehoused locale […]

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Ben Shaoul’s Orchard Street Condo Complex Begins 10-Story Ascent

Posted June 6, 2016 at 5:13 am

With sledgehammer shelved, so to speak, the erector set is on its way to assembly. No more pit status for the 196 Orchard project site. The first few major building blocks are firmly in place at the forthcoming ten-story condo compound from controversial landlord Ben Shaoul. For the last several days, upper Orchard Street has […]

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More About that 3-Level Equinox Gym Coming to Ben Shaoul’s Orchard Street Development

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 5:03 pm

It’s old news that developer-landlord Ben Shaoul attracted Equinox gym to his new ten-story condo project beside Katz’s Deli. But it’s not yet a done deal. More red tape. The city, vis-a-vis the Board of Standards and Appeals, must first approve a special permit to operate a “physical culture establishment” under current zoning restrictions [PDF]. […]

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Equinox Gym is Opening at Ben Shaoul’s New 10-Story Condo Building on Orchard Street

Last modified May 13, 2015 at 3:29 pm

As if Hell Square couldn’t die any further, word surfaced today that Equinox is opening a gym on Orchard Street. Specifically within the new Ben Shaoul condo development currently underway at the corner of East Houston. The New York Post has the story. Apparently the fitness chain will take 30,000 square feet on both the […]

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Bike Thieves Love Equinox on Prince Street

Posted August 5, 2010 at 6:17 am

Victims of stolen bikes are getting more creative with their poster pleas.  Some elect the standard reward-if-found route.  Others, like Boogie reader KTMcK, choose more comical passive-aggressive techniques.  This sign was plastered all around the Equinox gym at 69 Prince Street, and is littered with pop culture references.