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Extell Begins Pouring Foundation at 250 South Street Site; West 8 Rumored Involvement

Posted May 19, 2015 at 9:21 am

For months, Extell Development Corp. has been pounding pylons for the new two-tower project at 250 South Street. A patchwork of iron beams dots the site; the beginning of the end. And now comes the first concrete of the project thus far. The foundation pouring began yesterday. Meanwhile, the rhythmic staccatto of hammering is impossible […]

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Ben Shaoul Paid $75M for the Bereket Development Site at Orchard and East Houston [UPDATED]

Last modified April 21, 2015 at 2:44 pm

A year and a half later, Ben Shaoul finally closed on the deal to acquire the southeast corner of Orchard and East Houston. We’ve known all along that the notorious Sledgehammer was developing the corner plot, but now it’s official. The Real Deal picks up our story scraps and reports that Shaoul, along with Real […]

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This Ugly Copper Condo Tower is Proposed for 57 Orchard Street

Posted April 16, 2015 at 9:47 am

The re-imagining of the Ridley Department Store building (aka Pink Building) on Orchard Street has taken a sudden turn to development. Developer Continental Worsteds, working in tandem with property owner Orchard Street Equities LLC, is in the planning stages to eliminate the stout 57 Orchard and replace it with a monstrous beast of gentrification. YIMBY […]

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50 Clinton Luxury Development Debuts ‘Sales Gallery’ and Teaser Signage

Posted March 31, 2015 at 5:00 am

News regarding 50 Clinton Street is now a torrent. The one-story row of retail will imminently fall brick by brick to allow seven stories of luxury to muscle onto the scene. The insult added to that injury is the new teaser banner that advertises residences starting at a slender $975K. What a steal! And now that we […]

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#SaveNYC Movement Gains Considerable Momentum; Local ‘Rally’ Concert Planned in May

Posted March 18, 2015 at 5:14 am

Could this be the proverbial tipping point in the struggle to save the city from itself? When the Cafe Edison closed at the end of last year, cries of woe reverberated around the city. Many mourned, and some acted. Like the anonymous Jeremiah of Vanishing New York fame. He created a new website (nay, movement) […]

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Apparently There is ‘Little Worth Preserving’ on the Lower East Side

Posted March 16, 2015 at 10:25 am

This is the story of a big shot carpetbagger coming to the Lower East Side to build out of context cantilevered condos at 100 Norfolk Street. A report filed last week in the pages of Luxury Listings NYC features a tour of the Lower East Side with ODA Architecture founder and executive director Eran Chen. […]

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Taqueria Ends Its Tenure on Orchard Street; St. Mark’s Location Opens Thursday

Posted March 2, 2015 at 5:10 am

Hated landlord Ben Shaoul again wielded his metaphorical sledgehammer this weekend, knocking out another neighborhood establishment at the corner of East Houston and Orchard Streets. The latest victim of the massive purge is four-year-old Taqueria, having served its last burritos at 198 Orchard last night. Not surprising, though, as their departure was expected for months. […]

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With Demolition Underway, First Interior Renderings of 50 Clinton Street Are Released

Posted February 20, 2015 at 5:11 am

The low-rise row of retail along Clinton Street died so that luxury living could rise (nay, ruin) the block. No sooner did the scaffolding arrive at 50 Clinton than new interior renderings surfaced about the replacement development. This, of course, is the future location of a seven-story luxury condo project by the hand of DHA […]

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Demolition Begins at 50 Clinton Street Ahead of New 7-Story Development

Posted February 17, 2015 at 5:10 am

It’s coming down. More than a year of nervous anticipation now culminates in destruction for the mid-section of Clinton Street. Indeed, the once proud one-story row of retail comprising 50-62 Clinton Street is a few jackhammer chisels from demolition. Yeah, the permits were filed back in December, so no huge surprise. However, the reality just […]

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Sneak Jeans on Delancey Closes Ahead of Possible Sale and Redevelopment

Posted February 9, 2015 at 5:11 am

That FDNY tire explosion outside Sneak Jeans on Delancey Street was an omen of sorts. A few pedestrians were injured and the front windows shattered from the shockwave. Now, five months after the incident, the nearly-thirty-year-old threads shop is finished for good. Curtains. Handwritten signs plastered to the storefront indicate that yesterday was the final day […]

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