The Magic is Gone

Posted on: January 13th, 2009 at 10:17 am by

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After months of clearance sales and a period of dormancy, the plywood and scaffolding is in place at the former location of Magic Shoes on Bleecker Street. Demolition of the century-old building (est. 1861) has officially begun.

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Local preservationists are still irate, considering the property falls within the proposed South Village Historic District. And, according to Curbed, a new eight-story building will rise in its place.

Pizza Box, please don’t go! Oh, how I love your pizza.

Related Reading:
Magic Shoes [Vanishing NY]
178 Bleecker Street coverage [Curbed]
Protecting the South Village [GVSHP]

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