Real Estate

Forever Stalled Delancey Street Condo Tower is Finally Rising

Posted March 4, 2021 at 5:04 am

Stop the press – there is actual real world progress to report on a long-stalled development at the east end of Delancey Street. The 12-story “boutique condo” at the corner of Delancey and Pitt Streets has seen some serious progress in recent months, after spending most of its life cycle as a stalled steel skeleton. […]

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Lady Gaga’s Former Lower East Side Apartment is Back on the Market

Posted March 3, 2021 at 5:02 am

The Lower East Side apartment formerly inhabited by Lady Gaga before she was famous is again available for rent. The one-bedroom abode at 176 Stanton Street (#4A) is currently listed for $2,000 per month via StreetEasy, and has been on the market for about thirty-five days. And the broker babble was recycled from past listings. […]

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Seward Park Co-op General Manager Stepping Down After 13 Years

Last modified March 3, 2021 at 2:14 pm

Yesterday afternoon, Seward Park Co-op members were informed that the general manager is stepping down next month. Frank Durant, who has managed the complex since 2008, cited personal reasons for the departure, effective April 1. His replacement is Brendan Keany, formerly the General Manager at Penn South. Below is the memo from the Board of […]

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City Finally Releases East River Park Resilience Study, but with Heavy Redactions

Last modified March 3, 2021 at 10:55 am

It took three years and the accompanying community pressure for the city to finally release a critical report on the East River Park reconstruction plan, which it initially claimed did not exist. The Value Engineering Study, as it’s called, was the report Mayor de Blasio cited in 2018 when announcing the sudden change in the […]

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Streets

Bank of America Inside Ludlow Street Dorm Temporarily Closes

Posted February 18, 2021 at 5:02 am

The Bank of America at Ludlow and Delancey Streets – the anchor commercial tenant in the Ludlow Residence dorm – has gone dark. At least for the time being. The bank branch had been open through the pandemic on limited hours, but recently decided to close shop. A sign announcing the temporary closure is pasted […]

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Appeals Court Overturns Verdicts that Blocked Two Bridges Towers

Last modified February 17, 2021 at 9:05 am

The years-long battle to erect enormous skyscrapers along the Two Bridges waterfront is edging closer to victory. In its decision, the Appellate Court yesterday sided with the city/developers in two related community-based lawsuits, reversing the February 2020 decision that halted construction of four new towers along the coastline. (The court hearing was two weeks ago.) […]

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Hotel on Rivington Owners Still Seek a Buyer at $69M

Posted February 16, 2021 at 5:01 am

The Hotel on Rivington, last courted by Kushner Companies two years ago, remains on the market for a princely sum. Longtime hotel owners (and developers)  Paul and Rena Stallings continue the search for a buyer willing to shell out $69 million, which is $1 million less than the last price tag. The difference this time […]

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Judge Tosses Lawsuit Opposing Blue Moon Homeless Shelter on Orchard Street

Posted February 11, 2021 at 5:00 am

The Blue Moon Hotel will become a temporary homeless shelter, as a community-based lawsuit opposing the action was overruled. In January, three nearby landlords, two residents, and a restaurant collectively filed suit to block the transformation of the Orchard Street hotel to help ease pandemic-related overcrowding at city shelters. However, Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Frank […]

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‘Bright Horizons’ for Essex Crossing Child Care Options

Last modified February 10, 2021 at 9:46 am

Lower East Side families, take note. Essex Crossing is poised to welcome a new day care center in its ranks. Bright Horizons recently signed a lease for space inside the Rollins fifteen-story tower at 145 Clinton Street. According to the website, an opening date of “spring 2021” is promised. Upon debut, the community facility will […]

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The Attorney Street Condoplex that Replaced Rock Club Sin-é

Posted February 9, 2021 at 5:01 am

Another brick warehouse on Attorney Street is now condos. This latest one having replaced the former home of the Sin-é rock club. After the better part of a decade on the open market and in development, the luxury newcomer is finally opening at 148-150 Attorney. The six-story condo – on a block formerly dominated by […]

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