The Tumultuous Saga of 100 Delancey Continues

Posted on: January 11th, 2010 at 6:34 am by

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100 Delancey Street has had a tumultuous few years.  For decades, the space was home to a children’s department store called Bunnies.  Then, in early 2007, plans for the blockbuster Ludlow Residence dormitory across the street forced Duane Reade into the ground level of the classic cornershop.  Ludlow Fitness, meanwhile, seized the second floor.  Shortly after this game of commercial musical chairs, the scaffolding and netting shrouded the building in preparation for its two-floor “vertical enlargement.”  Got all that? Good.

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Why bring this up?  Well, the sidewalk shed is now gone from the 106 Ludlow entrance, revealing an in-progress lobby with a tiny elevator.  The LED floor indicator flashes only two levels – 6 and “IN.”  Despite this latest news, however, the completion date for the residential interior (reportedly 21 units of luxury living) is still an uncertainty.  Especially in the wake of last week’s water pipe bust on six.  We were informed over the weekend that the apartments were significantly damaged in the flood. The saga continues.

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And for posterity, here are two reminders of what once was.

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[Photos via LeetSkeet]

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