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GEM Super Value Store on Delancey Street Hits Market for $25K per Month

Posted March 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

The GEM Super Value Store might not be long for the Lower East Side. Real estate listings are currently circulating online, pitching the 3,000 square-foot space as “brand new” and “perfect for all general retail uses.” Which is to say, the dollar store is henceforth operating on borrowed time. The space won’t come cheap, either, […]

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New ‘Paint ‘N Sip’ Concept Eyes Vacant Fat Baby Spot on Rivington Street

Posted March 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

If the proverbial planets align, Hell Square is on tap to catch a new “paint and sip” establishment. On one of the worst blocks and notorious of spaces. The controversial Fat Baby footprint on Rivington Street has been vacant and on the market since Rob Shamlian shuttered the bar in 2017 and fled. Listings since […]

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Neighborhood Group Sues the City to Stop New Towers in Two Bridges

Posted March 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

Three months after first leveling the threats, the Lower East Side Organized Neighbors (LESON) has filed a lawsuit to stop four new towers (as part of three developments) from sprouting on the Two Bridges waterfront. The community organization partnered with the Asian American Legal Defense Fund to take the fight to the city. LESON has […]

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PS 142 on Attorney Street Awarded New Mini Soccer Pitch

Posted March 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Already with a rehabilitated playground, students at PS 142 are set to receive another school yard amenity. A soccer pitch. The new field is part of the nascent NYC Soccer Initiative, public-private program between the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, New York City Football Club (NYCFC), U.S. Soccer Foundation […]

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Lenny Kravitz Designed Condos at 75 Kenmare Now a Reality

Posted March 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

Nearly three years after the wrecking ball came for the parking garage at 75 Kenmare Street, its replacement is now a permanent fixture for Little Italy. See for yourself… As previously disclosed, DHA Capital, which purchased the corner parking garage for $50 million in June 2015, is the developer behind the 55,000-square-foot mixed-use property. Floor […]

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1840s Townhouse on Rivington Street Gets Rear Yard Expansion

Posted March 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

The last remnant of the Roumanian-American Synagogue on Rivington Street is undergoing an expansion. Department of Buildings finally issued permits last month to the owner of 95 Rivington Street – Lorenzo Giuffredi, per public records – for a rear-yard addition. The official green light arrives over five years after initial filing. Work on the extension […]

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‘Selina’ to Open NYC Flagship Hotel on the Bowery this June

Posted March 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

Selina is coming to the Bowery sooner than you might think. The new eight-story development at 138 Bowery is basically ready to go. Long gone are the construction materials and fencework; and the lobby is already attended, with a receptionist sitting guard behind a desk. Selina seems to be in a preview mode of sorts […]

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First Look at the Horizon Group’s Conversion of Historic Rivington Street Library

Posted March 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

The historic Beaux Arts library building at 61 Rivington Street is amidst a luxury makeover. It’s the latest Lower East Side project by the Horizon Group, which acquired the property last spring for $8.45 million. Their proposal for 61 Rivington Street (aka The Horizon at Rivington) is a twenty-foot extension atop the current four-story structure. […]

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A Decade Later, Allen Street Hotel Finally has Something to Show for Itself

Posted March 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s not the crust in your eyes – the Allen Street Hotel is indeed showing itself. The mechanical system of bars and netting recently came down to reveal the glassy new facade. At first glance, The Allen, as it’s now named, appears to resemble the Pomeranc-designed Sixty (formerly, Thompson LES) just up the block. As […]

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LA-Based Health Chain ‘Tender Greens’ Comes to NoHo

Posted March 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

More west coast vibes are coming soon to NoHo. Tender Greens, the fast-casual health spot with minority backing from Danny Meyer, is angling for the northwest corner of Bleecker and Lafayette Streets.  The business appears on the Community Board 2 docket this month for beer-wine license consideration. And with it, 59 Bleecker is fast becoming […]

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