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Join Hester Street at the Fourth Workshop for a Coastal Resiliency Update! [Sponsor]

Posted July 17, 2018 at 9:45 am

JOIN US AT THE FOURTH PUBLIC WORKSHOP FOR THE LOWER MANHATTAN COASTAL RESILIENCY PROJECT! Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:30pm – 8:00pm Two Bridges Neighborhood Council 82 Rutgers Slip, 2nd Floor Community Room This meeting will focus on the waterfront from Montgomery Street to the Brooklyn Bridge. ALL ARE WELCOME! Childcare, translation (Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish), and […]

First Look at Two-Towered Bialystoker Development on East Broadway

Posted July 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

One month after Seward Park Co-op members failed to approve a $54 million air rights sale, developer Ascend Group reveals renderings for its two-towered endeavor on East Broadway. As expected, the Bialystoker Nursing Home is completely overwhelmed by glass. Two towers of 20 and 36 stories apiece (larger than previously believed) will soon flank the […]

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Magic Moment: Appeals Court Favors Children’s Magical Garden in Adverse Possession Claim

Posted July 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

After four years of litigation, a major score for the Children’s Magical Garden at Stanton and Norfolk Streets! The Appellate Court in the ongoing case – which pit the garden corporation against former landlord Serge Hoyda and current owner Horizon Group – has sided with the former regarding defendants’ motion to dismiss the “Adverse Possession” […]

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DeSalvio Playground Rehab Delayed Another 6 Months (at Least)

Posted July 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Once a scene of tumult, DeSalvio Playground in Little Italy is currently in ruins as its rehabilitation coincides with the construction of a luxury condo building next door. Construction started in July 2017, yet interim progress has been slow, if at all. Take a look. While the onsite signage promises a fall 2018 delivery – […]

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Bicycle Habitat Leaving Lafayette Street 40 Years After its Founding

Posted July 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

On the occasion of its fortieth year, Bicycle Habitat is amidst transition. A downsizing. Its foothold on Lafayette Street is coming loose, and the flagship location at 250 Lafayette will shutter later this year. It’s been a tumultuous few years in SoHo for the mom-and-pop retailer. Bicycle Habitat once occupied three storefronts along Lafayette Street, […]

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Walking Through the Catacombs of St. Patrick’s in Little Italy [PHOTOS]

Posted July 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

When walking around New York City, you can take in a whole different world if you just stop texting, get off Instagram, remove your Beats headphones and, instead, look up and down to notice the smaller details of the city: gargoyles carved into buildings, plaques set into sidewalks, mosaics wedged into odd places. But what […]

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Move-ins Begin at Extell’s 13-Story Affordable Tower Next Month

Posted July 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

One of Extell’s two waterfront properties on the Lower East Side is just about ready for occupancy. Move-ins are slated to begin next month for residents of the Dattner Architects-designed, thirteen-story affordable building. It’s been a long time coming. Seen by many as a so-called “poor-door” development given the comparative scope and amenities to One […]

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Revisiting Captain Kidd and the Pirate Port of New Amsterdam [HISTORY]

Posted July 9, 2018 at 9:38 am

Ahoy, 17th century Manhattan. In the mid to late 1600s, fledgling New York was crawling with buccaneers, but none quite as enduring as Captain William Kidd, a by-the-book privateer whose story and missing treasure put the city on the proverbial pirate map along with the tropical islands of the Caribbean. Today we revisit Captain Kidd’s […]

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85 Bowery Tenants and Landlord Officially Reach Agreement on Renovations and Return Date

Posted July 9, 2018 at 5:02 am

Six months after the well-publicized eviction, the saga of 85 Bowery is slowly drawing to a close. Both sides last week announced the settlement of litigation and agreement on a return date for displaced tenants. Timetable is sometime “by August 31,” when renovation work is anticipated to conclude. “This agreement represents a positive outcome for […]

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The Ridge Hotel Seeks Rooftop Bar on East Houston

Posted July 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

In a near repeat of last summer, the operators behind the rechristened Ridge Hotel again wish to add nightlife to its onsite offerings. The Ridge Hotel changed hands in July 2017 for $16.75 million (renamed from Hotel East Houston), and joined the roster of the CS Hospitality Group. Known in part for its properties in […]

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