M Schames and Son

Vacant Essex Street Lot Reborn as ‘Temporary’ Garden Space

Posted May 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

In a rather uncharacteristic turn of events, the property owner of 5 Essex Street is converting the long-dormant lot into green space. Over the last several days, workers were spotted marking off a rectangular parcel of land and adding a bed of gravel. A new plywood fence was also installed. Site intel reveals that a […]

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How about this New Essex Street Funhouse?

Posted February 17, 2017 at 5:15 am

In the years since its sale, 3 Essex Street has remained remarkably intact. No demolition. No changing hands. No real activity. Until this week, when the tenement became a funhouse of sorts. In a display more befitting Halloween than Valentine’s Day, each of the upper windows dons a ghoulish mask. Topping it off is a […]

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A Brief History of M. Schames & Son at 3 Essex

Posted December 13, 2010 at 6:07 am

Since posting about the relocation of neighborhood paint purveyor M. Schames & Son to 90 Delancey, we’ve been in contact with ownership regarding the origins of their former headquarters at 3 Essex Street.  And it’s quite extensive!  Although the City of New York dates the building to around 1909, the tenement is allegedly much older. […]

Vicmarr Electronics to Benjamin Moore Paints on Delancey

Posted June 16, 2010 at 6:12 am

Ever since a weekend of strong winds brought the Vicmarr Electronics sign to its knees, the deteriorating storefront marquee of 88-90 Delancey had been a fleeting manifestation of the old neighborhood. A reminder of a specific time and place that has since passed on.  Yet now, a month later, all that is history, as a […]

Coming Soon: Schames Paint Supply at 90 Delancey

Last modified May 11, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Roughly forty-eight hours after strong winds violently revealed the ghost of Vicmarr Electronics’ past on Delancey, there is now a fresh canopy in place.  Yesterday afternoon, a pair of workers on ladders installed the new store signage for Schames Paint Supply, which is relocating north from its perennial Essex Street HQ.