Real Estate

CB2 Holds Final Hearing Tonight on Haven Green’s Controversial Plans for Elizabeth Street Garden

Last modified January 14, 2019 at 7:31 am

While Community Board 2 won’t produce a final resolution on the redevelopment of Elizabeth Street Garden until a full-board meeting scheduled for January 24, tonight’s “big meeting” before the Elizabeth Street Garden Working Group committee will offer the community its best chance to weigh in on the controversial Haven Green affordable housing project. This time, CB2 […]

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Mayor Announces New Office to Protect Tenants from the City’s ‘Worst Landlords’

Posted January 11, 2019 at 5:08 am

The mayor is going further to hold corrupt landlords accountable in a more permanent fashion. During his annual State of the City address yesterday, Mayor de Blasio announced the formation of the Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants, an oversight agency to help regulate this escalating tenant harassment issue. The nascent agency will ensure that the […]

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Orchard Street Walkup Hits the Market for $6.5M

Posted January 10, 2019 at 5:05 am

Late last year, the beige brick of 58 Orchard Street received a new coating of paint. It’s a sky blue hue likely meant to somehow raise the value of the property. Our gut told us at the time that a property listing couldn’t be too far behind. And that’s precisely what happened. The six-story walkup […]

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At Pier 42 Park, a New Shed Takes Shape

Posted January 10, 2019 at 5:03 am

The first real park progress is now visible on the Pier 42 waterfront. The bones of a new structure. Extracting the rusty riverside shed from its longtime mooring last fall was Phase 1A. The second part of Phase 1 includes new infrastructure designed by Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects – comfort station (aka toilets) and a […]

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Area Advocates Caught Unawares by Mount Sinai’s Proposed Behavioral Health Facility at Rivington House

Last modified January 10, 2019 at 9:28 am

Rivington House is returning, not as condos, but a new health care facility. If all goes to plan, the Mount Sinai hospital network is to sign a 30-year lease for roughly 130,000 square-feet in the former school building. It’ll reportedly be an integrated behavioral health center serving a variety of mental health and addiction service […]

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Essex Crossing Senior Housing Rises Halfway to the Top

Posted January 8, 2019 at 5:00 am

The first Essex Crossing development north of Delancey Street is headlong into its ascent. It’s more than halfway to the top. Demolition of the brick Essex Street Market warehouse and the subsequent debris removal from 140 Essex (aka Site 8) officially completed almost a year ago already. It stood on this spot – at the […]

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The Mayor Can Sell His Jail Plan Elsewhere, Chinatown’s Not Buying [OP-ED]

Last modified January 8, 2019 at 11:21 pm

The following editorial was written by vociferous Chinatown activist Karlin Chan. The charade continues.. You’ll recall Mayor de Blasio visited Chinatown on December 18 in yet another closed door meeting with community “stakeholders” about the “roadmap” to closing Rikers Island. The stunt was likely just a fulfillment of his boast on the Brian Lehrer show […]

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People Keep Throwing Dirty Diapers on the Doorstep of Essex Crossing

Posted January 7, 2019 at 5:02 am

It’s raining shit down on Essex Street. Quite literally. At least one resident of the Seward Park Extension housing complex is tossing dirty diapers out the window. And on a regular basis. Apparently, this trend has been ongoing for at least the last year. However, chances are it won’t last once Essex Crossing debuts its […]

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Couple Displaced by 78 Rivington Fire Seeks Aid for Recovery

Posted January 4, 2019 at 5:00 am

The one-alarm fire at 78 Rivington Street last Saturday morning shuttered Sauce restaurant and devastated a couple of apartments on the second floor. The blaze was apparently electrical, and emanated from the kitchen of the local Italian spot. No one was hurt, but damage in the building is reportedly extensive. Heat, gas, and hot water […]

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Listen to the Audio of Mayor’s Closed Door Meeting on High-Rise Chinatown Jail

Posted December 28, 2018 at 5:02 am

Mayor de Blasio spent last Tuesday morning in Chinatown at the behest of Councilwoman Margaret Chin to discuss revised plans for the post-Rikers community jail program, and how it will affect the neighborhood. The closed-door session was off-limits to the public at large, with only a handful of guests invited from select neighborhood organizations. (There […]

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