The International Center of Photography Unveils New Signage on the Bowery, Opens June 23

Posted June 13, 2016 at 9:19 am

Let’s take a peek inside 250 Bowery. It is here that the International Center of Photography planted a flag last year, moving the museum from its longtime midtown perch. The plywood shed was removed from the facade a couple weeks ago, and new lettering affixed to the marquee. Inaugural exhibit – “Public, Private, Secret” – is […]

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CitizenM Hotel Project Site on the Bowery is Now Fully Active

Last modified March 19, 2015 at 9:25 am

Years of dormancy, and now, just like that, the CitizenM hotel project site on the Bowery is abuzz with activity. Switch flipped. The mobile office unit for the Dutch-based hotel was installed Monday morning, abutting the new walkway created for the duration. Two days later, though, and the area is now dwarfed by ten-foot-high plywood fencing. […]

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Shebeen Chic Commissions Centre-fuge to Decorate Its East Houston Plywood

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. […]

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Shebeen Chic is the Irish Bar Now Taking Over the Former National Underground Space

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 […]

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What was once Soho Billiards is now a CVS

Progress Report: CVS Adds Plywood Shed, Spends $20k on Signage

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 […]

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McNally’s Cherche Midi on the Bowery Gets Plywood Treatment

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 […]

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DOB now mandates this new signage for projects

DOB Mandates New Construction Site Signage

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. […]

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Construction Begins on 6-Story Building at 145 Ludlow Vacant Lot

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.

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23 Orchard to Gain Rear Extension on Allen Street

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 […]

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Chico Paints Pinalito City a Plywood Mural on East Houston

Posted June 3, 2013 at 11:10 am

It must be summer if new Chico artwork is popping up.

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