Entrance to Broadway Lafayette Goes Under the Knife (Again)
One of four main entrances to the Broadway-Lafayette subway station just (partially) closed for an extended period. The shutter, albeit temporary, is the second time for this particular stairwell in the two years since development began at the southwest corner of Lafayette and East Houston.
A large sign on the sub-level landing announces the closure on or about November 26, and lasting until roughly December 21 (always round up!). Only the west stair is closed off this time.
The COOKFOX-designed building up above, which bills itself as “cutting edge office & retail in historic SoHo,” sits atop the old BP gas station and boasts 80,000 square-feet of office space across seven stories.
Crazy that it’s already been more than three years since the BP gas station at the corner of Lafayette and East Houston shuttered. The Porcelli family, which acquired the “Gasoline Alley” parcel in 1976 and founded Gaseteria, decided to instead redevelop the land into the new structure you see. Both the Puck Fair bar and the gas station were quickly disposed of.