The 9-Story Development Forcing Out Decades-Old Businesses at Bleecker and Lafayette

Posted on: July 25th, 2014 at 6:05 am by

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Last week, we broke news that the longstanding businesses at the northwest corner of Bleecker and Lafayette would depart for something big. Like the building in the above rendering, unearthed by Curbed yesterday.

Nothing is on file yet with the DOB, but rumor has it that this new nine-story building is forthcoming. It’s believed the newcomer will include ground level retail with eight stories of residential living up above. And looks like the developer is opting for the sexier 59 Bleecker Street address. The saving grace with any potential development here is that the parcel in question resides in the NoHo Historic District. So, the Landmarks Preservation Commission would need to weigh in.

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Take another look at this creme-colored crap.

Kaufman Shoe Repair and Downtown Floor Supplies will both be gone by early August. They’re still in business but moving elsewhere in the city. Shapiro Hardware is still holding on, but probably not for long. Especially in light of these images.

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