This is the 9-Story Glass Office Tower Replacing the Sunshine Cinema

Posted on: January 22nd, 2018 at 4:21 am by

With the Sunshine Cinema now dark – the theater closed for good last night – we have the first look at the monstrosity to replace it. A nine-story glass tower that boasts 65,000 square-feet of commercial office space and ground-floor retail.

The New York Times has the scoop on the first rendering of the project, known by its address as 141 East Houston.

Photo: New York Times

As previously reported, East End Capital and K Property Group purchased the property from Landmark Theaters in May 2017 for a reported $31.5 million.

“We’re big fans of the Lower East Side,” Mr. Yormak told the publication. “It really needs more 9-to-5 activity and it tends to be very active, obviously, on a night life basis. We believe there is a real demand for office space and for people to work there during the day.”

The new “boutique” office building is designed by Roger Ferris and marketed toward “small to midsize companies.” Demolition should commence in March, with an estimated completion date of “late 2019.”

Recent Stories

‘Adam Lucas x Nom Wah Tea Parlor’ on the Bowery [PHOTOS]

Local artist Adam Lucas (formerly known as Hanksy) yesterday joined forces with Nom Wah Tea Parlor for a collaboration of art and apparel. The two-night gallery stint, dubbed “Neighbors,” kicked off last night at 168 Bowery with plenty of fanfare. Inside the four walls of the Old Bowery Station space (at Kenmare), Lucas’ new creative […]

Emergency Demolition for Former New Beer Distributors on Chrystie Street

Construction of luxury condos on Chrystie Street destabilized a neighboring building, and the developer has scrambled to file emergency demolition permits. Nexus Development – the firm behind a 10-story tower at 173 Chrystie Street – filed the permits after a purported “concrete blowout” at the project site a couple weeks ago. The incident damaged 171 […]

Murray Hill’s ‘Best Wingers’ Opens on Delancey Street

A taste of Murray Hill is now available in the shadows of the Williamsburg Bridge. Best Wingers, the twenty-three-year-old Murray Hill institution, just opened a Lower East Side outpost on Delancey Street. Launch follows after some six months of store build-out. Best Wingers had signed a ten-year lease on 174 Delancey last October, having taken […]

Report: Michael Shah Acquires 149 Rivington Street as Part of $100M Portfolio Deal

Delshah Capital, the real estate firm of controversial landlord Michael Shah, is close to closing on a “Brooklyn-centric” $100 million portfolio. According to The Real Deal, the blockbuster deal includes 28 buildings spread across Williamsburg, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Carroll Gardens, and Bushwick, as well as two buildings on the Lower East Side. While the addresses aren’t clear, […]

Bowery Gallery to Visit ‘Mad Day Out’ with The Beatles

Beatlemaniacs are in for a treat … in the form of rare photographs. As the story goes, one fine summer day back in July 1968, British photographer Tom Murray photographed Paul, John, George, and Ringo throughout the streets of London. The shoot took place quite literally on the run, so as to avoid screaming Beatles […]