Posted April 7, 2014 at 6:03 am
The forthcoming Shebeen Chic is tapping into the local street art movement to help create a larger splash for its eventual opening at 159 East Houston. Its plywood shed will host murals for the next six to eight weeks, courtesy of a collaboration with the Centre-fuge public art project. First up is artist Ben Angotti. […]
Last modified April 2, 2014 at 9:39 am
Shebeen Chic is no April Fools joke… The artist formerly known as the National Underground is officially in transition. Purple plywood encasement was constructed over the weekend for the bar transformation. It was decorated last night with the saying, “This is not an April Fools joke.” You’ll recall that the National Underground – the live […]
Posted March 5, 2014 at 6:08 am
It was last May when we first broke news that CVS was moving into 42-56 East Houston, former home of Soho Billiards. Terms of the lease include annual rent at roughly $1.55 million. Since that time, however, there hasn’t really been much in the way of public confirmation of their arrival. Until the last week […]
Posted March 4, 2014 at 6:00 am
Plywood just returned to the southwest corner of Bowery and East Houston, where Keith McNally is busy readying the replacement of Pulino’s Pizzeria. Workers constructed the shed last week, and it’s already covered in the obligatory ad bills, graffiti, and art. Just like the good ole days of 282 Bowery… Pizza wasn’t cutting it for […]
Posted November 7, 2013 at 6:07 am
In case you haven’t noticed, construction site plywood citywide now has some new government-mandated flare. Those short-lived info matrix signs are now replaced with something a tad more sleek. The Departement of Buildings just rolled out the upgraded posters, which feature more information alongside a snazzy architectural rendering of the work and/or building in progress. […]
Posted September 11, 2013 at 5:32 am
The architecture firm of David Howell purchased the mid-block property for $5.7 million earlier this year, and will soon construct a six-story building onsite.
Posted July 23, 2013 at 6:12 am
That small Allen Street alcove just north of Canal Street is not long for the Lower East Side. Until recently, this recessed cut-curb sidewalk space (behind Fat Radish) was used strictly for private parking. But now a plywood fence divides the lot, allowing for eventual development. Yup, every little piece of free real estate in […]
Posted June 3, 2013 at 11:10 am
It must be summer if new Chico artwork is popping up.
Last modified May 29, 2013 at 12:34 pm
Get ready for years of construction at the northeast corner of Bowery and Delancey. It looks like CitizenM is moving its chess pieces in place for the eventual ground-break and construction at 185-191 Bowery. This week, the dormant plywood gates were opened showing the combined lot that will sprout this unneeded eighteen-story hotel. One truck […]
Posted February 20, 2013 at 9:18 am
The recently rechristened Mulberry House, once referred to as New York’s saddest starchitecture, is back on track after yet another months-long derailment.