Real Estate

New Film Explores Jay Maisel’s Move from Graffiti Icon 190 Bowery

Posted August 1, 2019 at 5:10 am

The Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery remains one of the most iconic on the Lower East Side. Largely due to its former life as personal mansion to photographer Jay Maisel, who had purchased the 72-room landmark in 1966 for $106,000. Now, a new film called Jay Myself details Maisel’s lifelong residency at 190 Bowery, […]

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‘Moxy’ Destroys More Historic Buildings for its New Bowery Hotel

Posted August 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

Moxy Hotels, the Marriott sub-label, prides itself on being hip. Here on the Lower East Side, though, that equates to destroying centuries worth of local history. Up north in the East Village, five “landmark-eligible” buildings comprising 112-120 East 11th Street (across from Webster Hall) met the wrecking ball. The assemblage was described in a letter […]

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Paulaner’s Former Bowery Brewery Can be Yours for $50K per Month

Posted July 31, 2019 at 5:07 am

The only brewery on the Bowery remains dry and desperate for investors. But only if you have deep pockets. Over a year since its high-profile failure, the former Paulaner Brauhaus at 265 Bowery is again on the market. Requisite real estate listings want you to know that the German beer company dropped $2 million on […]

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Housing Complex Alongside Public Hotel Finally Gets its Playground

Posted July 31, 2019 at 5:00 am

Two years after the 28-story Public Hotel debuted on Chrystie Street, there is finally a new playground for residents of the adjacent 10 Stanton Street. While not yet operational, the jungle gym equipment is visible in the rear yard at the corner of Chrystie. Installation began a couple months ago, but it’s unclear when it’ll […]

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Essex Crossing Site 3 Begins its 15-Story Ascent to Luxury

Posted July 30, 2019 at 5:02 am

Essex Crossing reaches another mini milestone as its new building atop Site 3 visibly begins the ascent. The superstructure just passed a height of two stories and is continuing upward to fifteen. Construction of 202 Broome Street (the official name) is part of Phase II of the billion-dollar mega-project, which kicked off last year and […]

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This 1840s East Broadway Tenement is Undermined by Excavation for Modular Condos

Posted July 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

Safety is apparently not part of the overall plan at the 201 East Broadway construction site. This job – modular condos – has been riddled with dangers since work began more than two years ago. It was again shut down by the city three weeks ago for not protecting the adjoining property. According to public […]

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HSBC Branch and Upgraded Subway Entrance for New East Houston Development

Posted July 29, 2019 at 5:02 am

What’s a new office development without its token anchor bank? The six-story commercial development at 606 Broadway (aka 19 East Houston) is finally ready for the big-time. HSBC recently planted a flag there, and the branch is already operational. As is the new Broadway-Lafayette subway entrance, which had been obscured these last few years by […]

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10-Story ODA-Designed Condo Tops Out at 173 Chrystie Street

Posted July 26, 2019 at 5:04 am

Four years later, the second of two ODA-designed condo buildings on Chrystie Street is finally at the top. The ten-story luxury compound recently hit its targeted height, capped with the token Stars-and-Stripes. It was certainly a slog to the finish line, as demolition of the former Neuman’s Catering building concluded in the summer of 2017. […]

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Demolition Commences Ahead of 18-Story Moxy Hotel on the Bowery

Posted July 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

Those blue bars and black netting are going up, signaling more demolition on the Bowery. This time, to make way for a glitzy new hotel. The entire corner is set to fall. In one fell swoop. Department of Buildings approved the new lodge, filed under the 145 Bowery address, back in April. Several months after […]

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Mount Sinai Details $140M Rivington House Transformation as ‘Largest’ Private Investment in Behavioral Health

Posted July 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

Mount Sinai this week released more details about its billion-dollar downtown plans, including the future of Rivington House. The media advisory released on Monday boasts that the $140 million transformation is the “largest private investment in behavioral health in New York history.” More below… Included in the $1 billion Downtown plan is a $140 million […]

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