Imminent Demolition of 68 Spring Street Leads to 8-Story Mixed-Use Rental Building

Posted on: June 14th, 2017 at 5:09 am by

The scruffy one-story building at 68-70 Spring Street has a date with demolition. Marching orders were given to the collection of sneaker shops and assorted retail (and FedEx Office before its move across the street) within the last couple months. In other words, the City Marshal paid a visit.

The other sign of demolition, quite literally, were the asbestos abatement printouts that appeared in the windows. Now, it’s the assembly and placement of new scaffolding and sidewalk shed out front.

Once razed, property owner John Zaccaro will impart an eight-story, mixed-use rental building on the site. Per his website:

Ground-up construction of a 8-story mixed use building between Crosby and Lafayette Streets in SoHo. Zaccaro Associates will develop state-of-the-art rental residences. The project is fully entitled and is expected to break ground in January 2017.  Due to its prime location, the residences will have views of all of lower Manhattan. With its 14’ high ceilings, the building will be visible from the crossroads of Houston and Broadway.

As of today, however, the luxury project still carries a “disapproved” status by the Department of Buildings.

Recent Stories

Remember When You Could Actually Get a Pickle on Pickle Day?

Seems like a no-brainer question – remember when you could actually buy a pickle at the annual Lower East Side Pickle Festival? Back when the party spanned the single block of Orchard Street between Broome and Grand, in front of Guss’ Pickles. Ever since the business improvement district turned the yearly event into a trendy […]

Two Bridges ‘Final Stand’ Against Wall of Glass on the Waterfront

While Pickle Day seduced the mainstream on Orchard Street yesterday afternoon (i.e. tourists), the mood was much less happy-go-lucky down in Two Bridges. Full sour, indeed. Dozens gathered in a show of solidarity for a so-called “final stand” against the addition of four more supertall towers along the Lower East Side waterfront. Timing of the […]

Mile End Deli Pulls the Plug on Bond Street

Mile End Deli on Bond Street is no more. The Brooklyn-based establishment ended service yesterday, concluding more than six years on the Lower East Side. The Jewish-Canadian deli is now down to one location – the Brooklyn original on Hoyt Street. A printout in the window explains how “it was a hard decision to close” […]

Man Slashed Across the Face in Sara D. Roosevelt Park in ‘Random’ Attack

The crime emanating from Sara D. Roosevelt Park these days appears to be worsening. Saturday afternoon at around 1:15pm, a 34-year-old man was slashed across the face near the Parks Department storehouse on Stanton Street. The victim allegedly did not know his attacker, who fled southbound on Chrystie thereafter. The authorities are reportedly calling it […]

Revisiting the Rise of Brooks Brothers on the Lower East Side

Brooks Brothers shuttered its Financial District store yesterday (October 11), a location the company held for the last 45 years. The landlord, Brookfield Properties, hopes to “overhaul the property.” “The store is closing due to the landlord’s plans for extensive renovations and changes to the building,” Brooks Brothers VP global public relations told Patch. “We […]