Peace Pentagon

Behold, the Peace Pentagon’s Transformation for Rumored Nike-KITH Sneaker Emporium

Posted May 10, 2017 at 5:02 am

The so-called Peace Pentagon, no longer a bastion of activist enterprise, was spared the wrecking ball and reborn as a capitalist endeavor. Gone is the four-story plywood encasement that protected the structure since July of last year. Workers peeled away the hulking appendage earlier this week to reveal what’s been going on here during the […]

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Nike-KITH Sneaker Emporium Rumored for Rehabbed Peace Pentagon on Lafayette Street

Last modified April 25, 2017 at 8:32 am

Contrary to rumors that circulated the neighborhood last year, the former Peace Pentagon will not become luxury living. Nor will you recognize it once that five-story box is removed. The narrative here is a pivot from activism to consumerism. Specifically, sneakers. Permits issued by the Department of Buildings in late-December indicate that 337-339 Lafayette is […]

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Aby Rosen Installs Anti-Trump Message on Peace Pentagon Development Site

Posted August 9, 2016 at 5:08 am

Aby Rosen was making news even before last night’s rooftop fire at the Germania Bank Building. The Peace Pentagon is almost completely boxed, vanished behind a four-story plywood shell. But with a message from the nascent owner. Taped to the green facade is, “Vote your conscience,” a dig at Donald Trump’s bid for the presidency. Those […]

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Noho’s ‘Peace Pentagon’ Boxed up, Ready for Demolition

Posted July 22, 2016 at 5:00 am

Noho’s activist spirit is dead. Gone by way of luxury. The Peace Pentagon is about to follow. Demolition is nigh. Its longtime sidewalk bridge, a mainstay for several years, was deposed this week, yet quickly replaced. The borderline-unstable property is being boxed up in plywood as we speak. As previously reported, the A.J. Muste Institute […]

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Peace Pentagon Activist Offices Relocate to Chinatown Following $20.75M Sale

Posted May 9, 2016 at 9:23 am

The storied Peace Pentagon of 339 Lafayette Street is finally liquidated. The spirit of the resistance is leaving the neighborhood, with luxury to take its place (naturally). As previously reported, the A.J. Muste Institute sold the borderline-unstable building to real estate baron Aby Rosen for $20.75 million in October. It owned the icon since 1974. […]

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‘Peace Pentagon’ Stores on Lafayette Street Vacated Ahead of Demolition and Redevelopment 

Posted February 11, 2016 at 5:12 am

Earlier this month, the historic Peace Pentagon on Lafayette Street was given its final marching orders. Namely, that all ground-level stores must vacate by the end of the month. Just like that, a handful of small businesses are forced out. Blame multi-millionaire real estate baron Aby Rosen (aka RFR Realty), who purchased the long-troubled property […]

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Aby Rosen Snags the Historic Peace Pentagon on Lafayette Street for $20.75M

Posted October 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

Real estate magnate Aby Rosen continues his buying spree downtown, scooping up an historic corner of Noho real estate. Say goodbye to a decades-old symbol of radical activism in the area. Employing the corporate shell of “337 Lafayette LP,” Rosen’s RFR Realty company purchased the Peace Pentagon earlier this month for $20.75 million. The property – owned […]

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The Peace Pentagon on Lafayette Street Hits the Market Again as Development Opportunity

Last modified March 2, 2015 at 1:34 pm

For the second time in exactly five years, the storied Peace Pentagon on Lafayette Street, the decades-long haven of progressive activism owned by the AJ Muste Memorial Institute, is again on the chopping block. Price of the pitched development site is not listed (i.e. soliciting offers), but the last ask was pegged at $5.95 million. […]

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Peace Pentagon Update on Lafayette

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

The iconic Peace Pentagon at 339 Lafayette Street is presently enjoying a freer, uninhibited life. But only temporarily. More after the jump!

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Peace Pentagon at 339 Lafayette for Sale

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

339 Lafayette, located at the northeast corner of Bleecker Street, just hit the open market courtesy of Massey Knakal.  Aptly nicknamed the Peace Pentagon, the three-story Muste Building is currently home to Socialist Party USA (SPUSA), War Resisters League, and Paper Tiger Television, among others. The building itself is owned by the A.J. Muste Institute, […]

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