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8-Story Commercial Development Planned for Chinatown ‘Diamond Center’ on the Bowery

Posted December 8, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Chinatown diamond district is getting cut once again. It wasn’t enough that the Diamond Corner at Hester Street and the Bowery was sacked and replaced with a Bank of America branch. 76 Bowery is coming down, too. And like its neighbor one door to the north, it’ll be redeveloped into an eight-story commercial building. […]

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Xeno Zero Game Center on Orchard Street is Closing Down

Posted December 7, 2017 at 5:09 am

The gigantic “for lease” poster board currently sits in the front window of 24 Orchard Street, signaling that it’s game over for two-year-old Xeno Zero. The Xeno Zero game center has been a popular draw during its brief lifespan, attracting collectors and hardcore gamers for various competitions. The venue itself sells cards, game-related collectibles, and […]

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After 167 Years on the LES, Beth Hamedrash Hagadol is Getting Demolished [PHOTOS]

Last modified December 10, 2017 at 6:06 pm

The day we all knew was coming is finally here. Beth Hamedrash Hagadol – ravaged and gutted by fire seven months ago – is ready for razing. It had been sitting with exposed guts for the better part of a year. The proper permits have been filed with Department of Buildings, and a wrecking crew […]

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Essex Crossing’s Affordable Condo Lottery is Now Live

Posted December 4, 2017 at 5:17 am

Another Lower East Side affordable housing lottery is in full swing – this time, units at Essex Crossing’s Site 1 are up for grabs. The 14-story building positioned at 242 Broome Street will have a total of 55 residential units; 11 of these units are available to households earning no more than 125% AMI (Area […]

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Rare 200-Year-Old LES Federal Houses Are Endangered in Face of LPC Decalendaring

Posted December 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

Local preservationists are scrambling. Word dropped last week that the Landmarks Preservation Commission may likely decalendar a pair of rare two-hundred-year-old Federal-style row houses from its agenda by the end of the year. 206 Bowery and 22 East Broadway are back on the endangered list, despite the city’s initial position as significant structures warranting consideration. […]

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Late-Night Loading at Knickerbocker Post Office ‘Violates’ Locals’ Quality of Life

Posted December 1, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Knickerbocker Station postal branch on East Broadway is apparently making enemies of its neighbors. And has been since last spring. Of concern to some nearby residents is the rear loading dock backing up to Division Street, and the extension of operations hours roughly six months ago to begin at 2am. Basically, the neighborhood is […]

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Rivington House Vigil Tomorrow Marks 2 Years Since its Controversial Closure

Posted November 30, 2017 at 5:16 am

The second annual vigil to commemorate both World AIDS Day and the closing and loss of Rivington House is happening tomorrow. Organized by the grassroots Neighbors to Save Rivington House, the event is a gathering by candlelight to pay tribute to the former residents of Rivington House, who ultimately lost their homes and community when […]

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Returning to the Bowery ‘Bunker,’ Where Yet Another Brokerage Tries to Rent the Retail

Posted November 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

Another year, another attempt to pitch the retail unit at 222 Bowery. More than two-and-a-half years after Green Depot departed the storied “Bunker” building, the former environmentally-concious hardware store remains a vacant shell of itself. At least two different brokerages tried to make a deal here, most recently RKF. However, it was under the tutelage […]

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With ‘Sin-é’ Building on Attorney Street Gone, New Condos Ready to Rise

Posted November 28, 2017 at 5:12 am

Cherish the memories of all those shows you saw at Sin-é ten years ago because its former abode is completely gone. Vanished in the name of luxury living. Instead, the tiny mid-block parcel is crammed tight with both backhoe and other construction sundries. The redevelopment has begun. The property at 148-150 Attorney has been a target of […]

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‘iMakr’ 3D Printer Ends its Allen Street Tenancy After 3 Years

Posted November 27, 2017 at 5:05 am

Stop the presses. The iMakr 3D printing company just shuttered its Allen Street flagship storefront. It had been a three-year jaunt for the London-based company. The iMakr showroom-slash-studio is now headquartered in Brooklyn’s Industry City, and still maintains its e-commerce solution online. Until its departure this month, the shop sold a selection of 3D Printers, […]

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