G&S Sporting Goods

‘iLoveKickboxing’ Revives Pugilism at Former G&S Sporting Goods on Essex Street

Posted October 6, 2017 at 5:08 am

Where boxing gear once ruled for decades, a new kickboxing concept will soon open shop. iLoveKickboxing, the gym which operates 100 training sites in all 50 states, just signed a 15-year lease at 43 Essex Street. The eight-year-old company will occupy 4,000 square-feet of commercial space at the tenement building, located just south of Grand […]

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Landlord Indicted for Mortgage Fraud Scheme at 43 Essex Street, Faces 25 Years

Last modified August 29, 2017 at 12:23 pm

The dominoes continue to fall… Local landlord Dean Galasso was indicted yesterday for six felony charges in a scheme to fraudulently obtain a multi-million dollar mortgage to buy 43 Essex Street (formerly home to G&S Sporting Goods), Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced. He’s being charged with submitting bogus documents to a bank, including a phony […]

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‘Protocinema’ Installation Takes Over Embattled G&S Sporting Goods Space on Essex Street

Posted March 30, 2017 at 5:04 am

For the first time since G&S Sporting Goods departed the Lower East Side three years ago, 43 Essex Street boasts a new retail occupant, albeit temporary. It’s a pop-up gallery, naturally. Protocinema is not as it sounds, rather a roving arts program with dual headquarters in New York City and Istanbul. It now occupies a space […]

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Residents of 43 Essex Street Still Without Cooking Gas; DOB Issues Separate Stop-work Orders

Last modified May 26, 2016 at 1:14 pm

More drama over at 43 Essex Street, where the stripped store remains barren. Activity revived last week with more shuffling about the premises; it appeared that build-out was back on track. Not so fast, though. The city quickly stepped in and shut it all down. The Department of Buildings sent an inspector last week, which […]

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Snowstorm Approaching, 43 Essex Reportedly without Heat and Hot Water

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 7:13 pm

This is not really the week to be without heat or hot water. Not with a huge snowstorm barreling up the coast. Yet, if your landlord is Paul and Dean Galasso at 43 Essex Street, that’s the situation. Despite the mobile boiler system deployed curbside since Christmas. One reader, a resident of the tenement, got in […]

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Landlord of 43 Essex Street Notches Stop-work and Partial Vacate Orders

Last modified August 29, 2017 at 11:36 pm

Earlier this month – about a week after tenants filed a harassment lawsuit against Paul Galasso – the controversial new landlord of 43 Essex was slapped with a full stop-work order. According to department of Buildings records, the compulsory halt in activity is due to illegal construction, namely un-permitted plumbing and electrical work. And on […]

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Tenants of 43 Essex Street File Lawsuit Against Landlord for Harassment and Hazardous Conditions

Last modified April 29, 2015 at 7:33 am

The only pugilists representing 43 Essex Street now are the new building owner and his alleged henchman Michel Pimienta. G&S Sporting Goods completely divested from the Lower East Side last December after decades on the block. It’s amazing (and quite sad, frankly) how quickly the quality of life deteriorated since the sale. Just a few […]

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Relocator Michel Pimienta Allegedly Harassing Tenants at 43 Essex Street; Stop-Work Order Issued for Illegal Gas Hookup

Posted April 21, 2015 at 10:01 am

After a generation of Zerling family ownership, it would appear 43 Essex Street is now in the wrong hands. The building that previously housed G&S Sporting Goods sold at the end of December for $6.9 million, and the new landlord is already in trouble with the Department of Buildings. Tenants are also allegedly being harassed. Story […]

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Former Home of G&S Sporting Goods on Essex Street Sells for $6.9M

Posted February 25, 2015 at 5:00 am

G&S Sporting Goods concluded its 77-year run on Essex Street at the end of 2014. News of its demise first arrived a year ago, but the store limped on until November. Its departure was another sad loss of mom-and-pop culture in an area swiftly becoming another extension of luxury. By the end of December, 43 […]

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Gutted: There is Nothing Left of G&S Sporting Goods on Essex Street

Posted December 30, 2014 at 5:30 am

G&S Sporting Goods ended its operations on the Lower East Side at the end of November. Its departure after 77 years on Essex Street is another sad chapter for the neighborhood which is losing longtime mom-and-pop shops like crazy. A farewell sign hangs from the shuttered security gates thanking patrons for the decades of business. […]

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