Full Demolition Permits Issued for 185-191 Bowery

Posted on: April 2nd, 2012 at 6:44 am by

As one Boogie reader succinctly quipped, “the international scourge” continues at the northeast junction of Bowery and Delancey. It’s been a painfully slow death here for the better part of three years, where start-stop activity is truly the norm. That all changed within the last two months.

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Indeed, since early January, piecemeal preparations have been underway to finally unfurl the red carpet for the wrecking ball, so to speak. Scaffolding ironwork was affixed to the facade, windows removed, ground floors emptied into dumpsters, and as of Friday, towering plywood.

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Contractors were on scene early Friday morning installing the new sidewwalk shed, which presently spans all four properties. Freshly issued DOB paperwork is affixed front-and-center, indicating a “full demolition using mechanical means.” We’ve been saying our goodbyes for so long, but this time it’s the final farewell. CitizenM, here we come

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