Real Estate

Mount Sinai Begins Work at New Rivington House Facility

Posted March 5, 2020 at 5:00 am

There is activity anew at Rivington House, where Mount Sinai is busy converting the former nursing home into its Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center. The hospital network filed for a slew of permits with Department of Buildings for various jobs on-premise. Included in the filings are plans for interior demolition, excavation, and foundation work. At street level, […]

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Move-ins Begin at Second Affordable Senior Building at Essex Crossing

Posted March 3, 2020 at 5:08 am

Another Essex Crossing development just came on line. The affordable senior building at 140 Essex Street is open. Tenant move-ins began and are ongoing, according to the latest news blast from the consortium of developers behind the billion-dollar project. There are a total of 92 affordable studio units in the eight-story residence (aka Site 8). […]

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City will Demolish, Redevelop Historic Chinatown School Building Ravaged by Fire

Posted March 2, 2020 at 5:06 am

The Chinatown building destroyed by a five-alarm fire in January will be demolished and redeveloped. The historic Public School 23, erected in 1892 and owned by the city, fell victim to the fire on its top three floors. Damage was severe, and it took firefighters more than a day to extinguish the inferno. Nine firefighters […]

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City Postpones Hearing Zoning Amendment for New Cleveland Place Development

Last modified March 4, 2020 at 10:28 am

The city postponed its review of a controversial proposal to amend zoning in Little Italy to accommodate construction on Cleveland Place. The application was initially scheduled as part of the City Planning Commission review session today, but no longer appears on the agenda. Nevertheless, the planned Community Board 2 meeting on the subject is still […]

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City Keeps Chinatown Park in the Dark over Light Outages [OP-ED]

Posted February 28, 2020 at 5:04 am

Is the Department of Transportation stuck in neutral? Back in early 2017, the lights dotting Columbus Park in Chinatown began to fade, eventually shrouding the whole park in darkness. Being an early riser and accustomed to walking my Furbabies at 5:00am daily, I was forced to carry a flashlight in order to see. My inquiries to […]

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Bonkers 8-Story ‘Monarch Sanctuary’ Proposed for Cleveland Place

Last modified March 4, 2020 at 10:28 am

When the popular restaurant, The Cleveland, closed its doors back in November 2014, the owners blamed the landlord. And also cited potential plans in the making for luxury hotel on the spot. Now, over five years and several retail businesses later, the battle continues for the development of this unique commercial stretch. One that might […]

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11 Essex Street is Half its Former Self

Posted February 26, 2020 at 5:03 am

Nearly two decades of dormancy culminated with the destruction of 11 Essex Street. The writing was on the wall for the 112-year-old tenement, which had been wrapped in a death shroud late last year. As of this week, the demolition is nearing complete; the building has been cut down to half-size. As previously reported, real […]

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Two Bridges Developers Vow to Appeal Judgement Halting New Towers

Posted February 26, 2020 at 5:00 am

Hours after the State Supreme Court ruled in favor of halting three towers in Two Bridges, the developers collectively announced their plans to appeal. Timeline given is “the near future.” The ruling came down from Judge Arthur Engoron Monday evening, favoring the plaintiffs, the Lower East Side Organized Neighbors, in their lawsuit. He found that […]

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The Children’s Place on Delancey Street Might Not Survive 2020

Posted February 25, 2020 at 5:03 am

The Lower East Side outpost of The Children’s Place is operating on borrowed time. The tombstone leasing banner beside its store signage at 126 Delancey says it all. Diving deeper into the real estate listing – repped by Sinvin [PDF] – it appears the 7,600 square-foot space is available starting November 2020. And Essex Crossing […]

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Judge Rules in Favor of Community Lawsuit to Halt Two Bridges Towers

Last modified February 25, 2020 at 9:47 am

A state Supreme Court judge yesterday ruled in favor of a year-old community lawsuit to halt the planned development of three luxury towers in Two Bridges. State Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron, who presided over the case brought by the Lower East Side Organized Neighbors coalition, found that the slate of skyscrapers is in direct […]

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