Real Estate

102 Norfolk Street Hits the Market for $16.25M

Posted June 12, 2019 at 5:07 am

The controversial saga of 102 Norfolk Street turns a page to its next chapter. That of being for sale on the open market. (For real this time.) A Boogie reader sent along the listing, via Avison Young, which advertises the mixed-use building as a steal for $16.25 million. No doubt benefiting from the inflated values […]

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260 Bowery Takes its Place on Luxury Row

Posted June 12, 2019 at 5:05 am

The newest abode for the one-percent takes its place on the Bowery. That of 260 Bowery. The condo project topped out last fall, but is now really taking shape. Notably, the six-by-six window grid that seems to complement the luxury condoplex next door at 250 Bowery. This latest entrant is more than four years in […]

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City Council’s Land Use Committee Votes in Favor of Haven Green

Posted June 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Haven Green development in Little Italy is one step closer to reality. And by extension, so is the destruction of the 20,000 square-foot Elizabeth Street Garden atop which it will sit. The four-member City Council Land Use committee yesterday unanimously approved the mixed-use project, which, if approved, is to offer 123 studio apartments of […]

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Demolition Nigh Ahead of 10-Story Office Building at 171 Bowery

Posted June 7, 2019 at 5:02 am

Time has come for more destruction and development on the Bowery. Next up is 171 Bowery. Demolition permits were filed with the Department of Buildings last week. The first step in a new, gilded future for this property. You’ll recall that the four-floor tenement walkup hit the market for $12.5 million three years ago, yet […]

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Streit’s-Replacing Luxury Condo Boasts Matzo Factory Photo Exhibit in the Lobby

Last modified June 6, 2019 at 7:31 am

It’s the equivalent of hoisting a hunting trophy atop the mantle. Destroy, then honor. Same ol’ same ol’ (authentrification). Where the Streit’s Matzo Factory formerly stood for ninety years (until 2015), a luxury condo. And what for its lobby? A new photo installation displaying “what the factory looked like just before it was demolished in […]

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Judge Halts Two Bridges Megatowers After Hearing 3 Lawsuits

Posted June 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

A state Supreme Court judge yesterday extended a temporary halt on a slate of controversial Two Bridges waterfront towers, following a day of testimony on three separate lawsuits accusing the city of illegally approving the $4.5 billion developments. Judge Arthur Engoron, who presided over the cases, issued an injunction against the developers behind three super-tall […]

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Longtime Zipper Store Leaves Lower East Side After Nearly 80 Years

Posted June 4, 2019 at 5:00 am

For the first time in nearly eighty years, the A. Feibusch zipper wholesaler (aka Zipperstop) is no longer operating on the Lower East Side. The local business recently relocated from its longtime Allen Street shop. Leasing banner is now draped across the entrance to the store, which is itself emptied. The tea leaves foresaw this […]

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With $6.4M Remodeling of Seward Park Underway, Pols Celebrate Official Groundbreaking

Posted June 3, 2019 at 5:07 am

The multimillion-dollar renovation of Seward Park is already six months deep. But the official groundbreaking transpired Friday morning with token media display and shovel poses. Councilwoman Margaret Chin joined Parks Department Commissioner Mitchell Silver, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and members of Community Board 3 to celebrate the $6.4 million construction project. As previously reported, […]

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AG Announces Second Round of Restitution for Croman Tenants

Posted May 31, 2019 at 5:02 am

For tenants who endured harassment from ex-con landlord Steve Croman, the second of four rounds of restitution is on the way. Those who lived, or currently live, in one of the buildings owned by the controversial landlord (aka 9300 Realty) can apply to receive another chunk of the $8 million in settlement money. The first round […]

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Cactus Store Returns Saturday for Third Season on Essex Street

Posted May 22, 2019 at 5:06 am

Unless (or until) development takes hold at 5 Essex Street, the annual cactus retail setup will continue. For the third year running, the Los Angeles-based Cactus Store is set to return this season. Ownership confirmed the plans, and relayed an opening date of this Saturday (May 25). All the infrastructure is still in place, including […]

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