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Caspi Development Looks to Flip 135 Bowery for $25M

Posted July 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s quite sad that 135 Bowery has gone from historic Federal-style row house to little more than another Lower East Side speculative property. Its current owner of roughly two years – Caspi Development – is now looking to unload the property for $25 million. If the price is right, that’s a $9 million profit. Cushman & […]

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New Condo-Hotel on the Bowery Ascends Halfway to 8 Stories

Posted March 23, 2017 at 5:16 am

Now that the centuries-old Federal-style houses are a footnote in the pages of local history, the next chapter is foisted upon us. It’s been a few months since our last progress report on the status of the historically significant 138-142 Bowery development site. In that time, activity has been swift. The forthcoming condo-hotel has already […]

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With Historic Federal Row Houses Destroyed, 8-Story Condo-Hotel Begins Ascent

Posted December 5, 2016 at 5:00 am

Hallowed Bowery grounds are now prepped for more unneeded luxury. Several months after the historically significant 138-142 Bowery were reduced to dust, the Department of Buildings finally issued permits for the expected eight-story condo-hotel. Site activity commenced about three months ago; it’s game on. The ground is already excavated and foundation work is well underway. As previously […]

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Demolition Commences at 200-Year-Old Federal Row House on Grand Street

Posted August 17, 2016 at 5:00 am

Out comes the scaffolding. The centuries-old Federal row house at 355 Grand Street now has both feet in the grave, so to speak. Contractors arrived yesterday to begin assembling the iron bars ahead of imminent demolition activity. The absolute destruction of 355 Grand Street – located on this corner since the 1820s – has been more […]

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200 Years of NYC History Demolished on the Bowery for an 8-Story Condo-Hotel

Posted March 15, 2016 at 5:18 am

Consecutive weeks of brick-by-brick demolition resulted in the loss of three of the oldest buildings on the Bowery. There is now a huge gap of open air on the block, soon to be plugged with an unneeded condo-hotel development. The takedown of 138-142 Bowery was implemented at all costs, and ultimately resulted in a stop-work […]

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LPC ‘Backlog Initiative’ Fails to Landmark 2 Federal-Style Houses on the LES

Posted February 24, 2016 at 5:00 am

Yesterday was a big day for the Landmarks Preservation Commission. A day of hearings watched closely by both preservationists and big real estate. It was all part of the so-called “Backlog Initiative,” the ambitious plan devised to address the buildup of 95 properties previously awaiting judgement by the city (85% were calendared more than twenty […]

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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 a Threatened Federal Row House on the Bowery, 2 New Businesses Take Hold

Posted December 29, 2015 at 9:38 am

As the figurative wrecking ball smashes into three of the oldest buildings on the Bowery, two of its adjoining brethren remain stoic. Still standing tall are 134 And 136 Bowery, spared demolition for at least the time being. Two new commercial tenants recently signed loft leases in the property, signaling said reprieve. First up is […]

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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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LMAKprojects is Moving to a Larger Space on Grand Street with a New Name

Posted September 9, 2015 at 9:22 am

After seven years of operations on Eldridge Street – and ten years in business overall – LMAKprojects is in for a change of scenery. This anniversary will be celebrated by relocating to more expansive space at 298 Grand Street, which was formerly a Chinese electronics shop. The new gallery will occupy three floors in various capacities […]

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