Restoration of Landmark Ridley’s Building on Grand Street is Underway, Penthouse Addition Coming Soon
Posted August 3, 2017 at 9:39 am
It’s been nearly two years since the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the restoration and penthouse addition for the former Ridley & Sons department store on Grand Street. Now, work has finally commenced on the makeover of this Lower East Side landmark. Out came the scaffold piping and netting this week, kicking off the first step […]
Last modified April 26, 2017 at 9:26 am
‘Tis the season for disrobing … for several neighborhood project sites. The latest is the 12-story cantilevered condo development at 100 Norfolk Street, which began the piecemeal removal of scaffolding yesterday. Underway since early 2013, the multimillion-dollar residential development rivals its neighbor Blue for most assaulting on the eyes. (Guess that’s what happens when there’s “little […]
Posted February 17, 2016 at 5:12 am
Notch another controversy for the CitizenM hotel development site on the Bowery (and contractor Rinaldi Group), currently sitting at roughly five stories. Yesterday afternoon – as workers toiled in the heaviest of the rain – the sidewalk bridge attached to 189 Bowery keeled over and collapsed. Thank the storm and its winds. We’re told that no […]
Posted January 14, 2016 at 9:26 am
Talk about blinded by the light. A solid six years held hostage by scaffolding and netting, the northwest corner of Chrystie and Delancey Streets is finally liberated. The inhibitor was removed from the restored facade earlier this week. The heavy-duty materials were first installed at 157 Chrystie back in the summer of 2010, and later […]
Posted October 27, 2014 at 11:01 am
Emergency first responders are on scene right now at the Jarmulowsky Bank Building on Canal Street. The Lower East Side landmark – currently undergoing hotel conversion – is apparently experiencing issues with its scaffolding. A tipster relays intel that a section of the scaffolding on the Canal facade is loose. We also hear word of […]
Posted March 5, 2013 at 6:29 am
Amidst the dreary dregs of winter, a hint of beachy summer is surfacing on the Bowery. Construction recently kickstarted at 313 Bowery, future home of the Patagonia Surf shop.
Posted February 18, 2013 at 6:28 am
Another Lower East Side hotel is totally unnecessary, but nevertheless here we are.
Posted January 2, 2013 at 6:18 am
Scaffolding is a fact of city life. A constant, like feral pigeons or the subway breakdancer.