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Here’s a Very Different Look at the 14-Story Commercial Condo Coming to Pike and East Broadway

Posted April 24, 2017 at 5:10 am

Some serious height is coming to a bustling corner of East Broadway in Chinatown. The former home of a Mobil gas station, 2 Pike Street – nay, rebranded as 100 East Broadway – will soon be reincarnated as fourteen stories (180 feet) of glassy commercial condos (“boutique office condominium”). The single level convenience store of […]

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Draft Environmental Review Doesn’t Take into Account Effects of 3 LES Waterfront Super-Talls, CB3 Says

Posted April 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Department of City Planning this month issued its initial review of the overall impact that three mega-developments on the Lower East Side waterfront – composed of 2,700 rentals and condos – will have on the surrounding community. The Land-Use subcommittee of Community Board 3 met this week to discuss the city’s assessment of the […]

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Billboard Operator ‘Lure Outdoor’ Takes Store Beside xCubicle on Essex Street

Posted April 20, 2017 at 5:11 am

xCubicle downsized its videogame repair shop last July, having shuffled over to the adjacent (and adjoining) space on Hester Street. The move was a concerted push to ditch the retail and refocus efforts on servicing equipment, the original vision of the business when it first got its start in 2008. The downsizing left behind a tiny, […]

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3 Years Later, One of the Priciest LES Condo Developments Revealed on Forsyth Street

Posted April 19, 2017 at 5:12 am

It was three years ago – an eternity – when the Nativity Mission School at 204 Forsyth Street was razed in the name of luxury living. The self-proclaimed “edgy refinement” of the replacement structure is now in full view. Down came the scaffolding and netting earlier this week. Gone also is the external boiler system […]

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The 99 Affordable Senior Apartments at Essex Crossing Site 6 Now Up for Grabs

Posted April 18, 2017 at 5:09 am

Another slate of affordable units within Essex Crossing is now up for grabs. This time around it’s for apartments inside the fourteen-story senior building at 175 Delancey Street (aka Site 6). The housing lottery officially went on line yesterday and available to those who meet the eligibility requirements. This is the second such lottery to […]

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‘Public Hotel’ Blinks, Turns out the Lights on its Sky-High Billboard

Posted April 17, 2017 at 5:12 am

Fierce local opposition seems to have extinguished the branded lights at the new Public Hotel on Chrystie Street. Ian Schrager’s eyesore of a lodge boasted Lite-Brite style lettering (spelling “Public”) in the upper windows of its 28-story tower for the last couple months. It was an illuminated announcement – 24/7 – that irked some denizens […]

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Stairway to Nowhere: The Final Days of the Original ABC No Rio on Rivington Street

Posted April 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

Demolition of a half-block of Rivington Street is full speed ahead, and with it, the destruction of the both the old ABC No Rio headquarters and the former Streit’s Matzo factory. For the last several weeks, the buildings comprising 148-156 Rivington have been decimated in dramatic fashion. A combination of Bobcats, backhoes, and handtools. It’s […]

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Long-Stalled Grand Street Project Reborn as ‘Co-Living’ Space

Posted April 12, 2017 at 9:33 am

Nine excruciating years in the making, the seven-story project at 324 Grand Street finally has its coming out party. It’s a different type of rental experience here. The Medici Living Group inked a ten-year lease in the building, and is about to embark on a new “co-living” concept. Under the sub-brand called Quarters, the German firm’s first New York City […]

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NYPL to Upgrade the Hamilton Fish Park Branch Library on East Houston

Posted April 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

The New York Public Library is poised to upgrade one of its Lower East Side facilities. Up next, the Hamilton Fish Park branch on East Houston Street. Built in 1960, the Hamilton Fish branch is a one-story brick masonry building sitting in a shared complex with the gifted academic enterprise, New Explorations into Science Technology […]

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City Delays Environmental Review Process for 3 Proposed Supertall Towers on the LES Waterfront

Posted April 11, 2017 at 5:10 am

The Department of City Planning decided yesterday to delay the environmental scoping hearing for three proposed developments on the Two Bridges waterfront. Said meeting is now postponed one month to May 25, a small victory for the neighborhood, which is being exploited big time. On March 17, Councilwoman Margaret Chin and Borough President Gale Brewer […]

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