Real Estate

Public Hotel-Adjacent Condo Ascends 4 Stories

Posted January 23, 2020 at 5:03 am

The north end of Chrystie Street continues its gilded march toward luxury. Despite the scruffy park at its doorstep. Owner-developer KD Sagamore, which scooped up 199 and 201 Chrystie over the last several years for a combined $20 million, filed for re-development back in December 2017. The plans included merging both parcels into one tax lot, […]

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Fat Baby Replacement Evicted Before Ever Opening

Posted January 23, 2020 at 5:00 am

The Fat Baby space is again up for grabs. Eviction papers were taped to the door last week, indicating that the latest proposal for the Suave Bar and Restaurant is dead in the water. Suave was the third suitor in the last year for 112 Rivington Street. Principal Erinson Salce (of Sahara East on First […]

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The Delancey Street ‘Rainbow’ is No More

Posted January 22, 2020 at 5:05 am

Discount retailer, Rainbow, is no longer part of the Lower East Side landscape. The longtime store at 110 Delancey Street is now closed up for good. Employees told us back in October that the lease expired, and wasn’t renewed. This particular store had been at 110 Delancey for well over a decade. At one point […]

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First Look at the Latest Luxury Development Planned for Clinton Street

Posted January 22, 2020 at 5:00 am

The transformation of the east side of Clinton Street to luxury continues apace with the next big reveal. In due course, the former home of New Life will sprout an eight-story development. The gleaming newcomer fits in with the what’s happening between Rivington and Stanton Streets. Indeed, it sits adjacent to 50 Clinton Street. This […]

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Stanton Parkhouse Bathrooms will Open by End of Month

Posted January 21, 2020 at 5:01 am

And so begins the long road back for the Stanton Storehouse. Decades displaced from community hands, the facility partially reverts to neighborhood use this month with the debut of public bathrooms. With such a grand entrance, the proverbial throne inside the building teases. Behind those fresh cut archways are bathrooms for men and women, each […]

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International Center of Photography Launches at Essex Crossing Next Week

Posted January 17, 2020 at 5:05 am

For the International Center of Photography, four years of transition come to an end next week, as the institution plans its inauguration at Essex Crossing. The 40,000 square-foot museum and school, reunited for the first time since the midtown move, will debut on January 25 with a free “Opening Community Day.” Visitors on day one […]

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SoHo Suffers Identity Crisis as City Planners Push for Rebranding over Rezoning

Last modified January 20, 2020 at 11:19 am

The Scholastic Building’s auditorium in SoHo was packed to capacity with local residents, stakeholders, press, and members of city agencies last week for another public forum on the long-awaited Envision SoHo/NoHo Report Summary. The report, released to the public online just before the Thanksgiving holiday, outlines three guiding principles for any potential rezoning in the […]

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‘Fancy Pharmacy’ is Moving from Essex Street After Decades on the Block

Posted January 15, 2020 at 5:00 am

A Lower East Side retail anchor is unmoored from its longtime location at the northwest corner of Essex and Rivington Streets. Fancy Pharmacy (and its unique store signage) is not long for this spot. A sandwich board outside the store indicates that the drugstore is relocating, though not too far away. Its new location is […]

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Destruction of the LES Ecology Center’s Compost Yard is Folly [OP-ED]

Posted January 14, 2020 at 5:04 am

This editorial is drawn from a letter to the Mayor’s Office of Resiliency, as written by East River Park Action, a local group composed of longtime Lower East Side residents and sustainability professionals. We are really shocked to learn that Mayor de Blasio is planning to destroy the Lower East Side Ecology Center’s (LESC) compost […]

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HSBC Bank is Headed to the Corner Delancey and Ludlow Streets

Posted January 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

Here is the real reason why the Claw Money boutique is no longer at Delancey and Ludlow Streets. Blame the bank. Traser signage in the window of 101 Delancey indicates that HSBC is opening a new branch here at the southeast corner. Further homogenizing this stretch of the Lower East Side. Indeed, by last count […]

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