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Essex Crossing Opens Sales Office for Condos at 242 Broome Street

Posted September 20, 2016 at 5:15 am

Carpetbagging developers want you to embrace “The legacy of new beginnings” here on the Lower East Side. That’s the lame-ass operating slogan (i.e. justification) for one parcel of the Essex Crossing megadevelopment. The fourteen-story condo building rising at Site 1, 242 Broome Street. (The real legacy of new beginnings is essentially top-down displacement.) Nevertheless, the dedicated storefront […]

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Rebranded ‘Loft 88’ is the Latest Luxury ‘Rental Enclave’ to Hit Clinton Street

Posted September 12, 2016 at 5:05 am

It took more than three years, but the ongoing remodeling activities at 86-88 Clinton Street have finally drawn to a close. Scaffolding and sidewalk bridge were removed from the latter back in the spring. Peering skyward, the glassy four-floor vertical enlargement is now visible in all its upper crust glory. Meet your newest luxury rental […]

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Capturing the ‘Inutilious Retailer’ Before the Ludlow Store Shutters and the Building is Upscaled

Posted July 29, 2016 at 5:18 am

It’s last call for the Ludlow Street store that sold nothing. The Inutilious Retailer at 151 Ludlow Street – where people can take anything from the store but must create replacement art to swap – is closing on Sunday. Photographer Nick McManus captured a few images from the final days and sent them along. Here’s one. […]

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Reader Report: 151-153 Ludlow Changes Hands, Fate of Stores Hangs in the Balance

Posted July 25, 2016 at 5:11 am

We spoke too soon. Local fans of free art might be sad to learn that the Inutlious Retailer won’t survive the summer. The fundraiser kickstarted earlier this month to help will rent was for naught. British photographer Adrian Wilson, the shop’s owner, explained in an email that his lease on 151 Ludlow Street terminates on […]

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The 2-Story Building that Replaced Billy’s Antiques is Finally Revealed

Posted July 25, 2016 at 5:00 am

Billy’s Antiques is now trumped by this new two-story brick building. Under construction for more than two years – plus the legal proceedings regarding six inches of real estate – the new 76 East Houston Street is finally ready for the public eye. The commercial-only building, composed completely of brick and with arched windows, was […]

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xCubicle Game Repair Shop is Downsizing After 9 Years on Essex Street [Updated]

Last modified July 6, 2016 at 3:48 pm

To be honest, we had just begun jotting notes about the zig-zag of gaming-related businesses below Delancey Street. Anchored by longtime repair shop xCubicle at 25 Essex Street, the area spawned two like-minded operations in recent years. Gamer’s Paradise at 21 Ludlow and Xeno Zero at 24 Orchard. Alas, it’s now A period of transition […]

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Bari Restaurant Equipment on the Bowery Purchases 2 Adjacent Buildings for $12.3M

Posted July 1, 2016 at 5:00 am

Bari Restaurant Equipment just enlarged its Bowery footprint. In a huge way. The long-running business purchased two adjacent buildings this month in one fell swoop. The three-story commercial property at 234 Bowery and the mixed-use 5 Prince Street. The deal was worth $12.3 million. F&R Realty was listed as buyer, but this is actually the […]

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After Years of Harassment, SMA Equities Pimps ‘Penthouse’ Offering at 113 Stanton for $8K

Posted June 29, 2016 at 5:11 am

This is the epilogue of a well-tread story about how rent regulated tenants are exploited for the future value of gentry. Same old shit for the one and only Mr. Samy Mahfar. SMA Equities purchased 113 Stanton Street back in 2014, and spent the ensuing two years renovating the upstairs units and roof. All at […]

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Retail Space at Annabelle Selldorf’s Bowery Condo Hits the Market

Posted June 28, 2016 at 5:13 am

It took five days after sales went live this month for a buyer to snap up the 4,000 square-foot penthouse atop Annabelle Selldorf’s 13-story Bowery condo. The literal crown jewel is currently under contract for a whopping $17 million, which annihilates records for the area. Two weeks later, the 8,439 square-foot retail space in the base […]

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East Broadway Mall Beneath the Bridge Hopes to ‘Revitalize’ Space with New Direction

Last modified June 14, 2016 at 10:17 am

A bastion of Chinese commerce will soon undergo a seismic shift. The southerly East Broadway Mall beneath the Manhattan Bridge is getting a “character” makeover. In a move to help “recreate” its identity, an entire floor of the northside facility is now up for grabs. In particular, we are now seeing listings that pitch the whole […]

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