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East Village Tenants of Bill O’Reilly’s Business Manager Exposed to High Levels of Lead Dust

Posted April 30, 2019 at 5:05 am

Evan Bell is perhaps best known for his role as high-profile business manager to celebrities like Bill O’Reilly, Marv Albert, Melissa Joan Hart, and Amanda Seyfried (Bell and Company). But tenants in his East Village apartment building want you to know that they’ve been exposed to dangerous levels of lead dust. Bell acquired 332 East […]

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‘Stillwater Bar’ Falls Prey to Rent Hike After 12 Years on 4th Street

Posted April 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

Stillwater Bar has gone still. Last call was last night. Ownership just shuttered the no-frills neighborhood watering hole at 78 East 4th Street. It was apparently a swift turn of events that led to the downfall. A Stillwater regular tells us that the landlord reportedly doubled the rent, and that negotiations to stay on East […]

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Developer of Merchant’s House Adjacent Hotel Sues City to Reverse ULURP Rejection

Posted January 30, 2019 at 5:03 am

In case you missed it… Last fall, grassroots opposition to an eight-story hotel development beside the Merchant’s House Museum culminated in City Council’s (unanimous) rejection of the ULURP application for the project. Now the developer is suing. Kalodop II Park Corp., the owner-developer which has spent the last eight years on the proposal for 27 […]

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Why Does CB3 Want to be in Bed with the BID?

Posted November 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

It seems rather curious. Why do the top dogs of Community Board 3 want so badly to be in bed with the Lower East Side Partnership? As previously reported, the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 heard a proposal by the Lower East Side Partnership earlier this month that would see the business improvement district […]

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The Tredwells Never Left: All Hallows’ Eve At The Merchant’s House Museum

Posted October 31, 2018 at 5:04 am

Have you been to the quaint brownstone at 29 East 4th street? An architectural dream, which is covered in landmark status plaques at the basement entrance revealing the historical and cultural significance of this home built in 1832.  Transformed into a museum after the last living family member passed in the 1930s, the Merchant’s House […]

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City Council Unanimously Blocks Hotel Adjacent to Merchant’s House Museum

Posted September 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Breathe a sigh of relief. Preservationists this week scored a major victory against a hotel developer whose plans would likely damage the two-century-old Merchants House Museum on East 4th Street. The full New York City Council voted unanimously late Wednesday to reject proposed plans to construct an eight-story hotel immediately adjacent to the landmark. As previously […]

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Merchant’s House Museum Files Lawsuit to Block 8-Story Hotel Development

Posted August 7, 2018 at 5:07 am

In case you missed it… The Merchant’s House Museum is not going down without a fight. The landmark building on East 4th Street – the first to be designated as such in 1965 – two weeks ago filed a lawsuit to block the eight-story hotel proposed on its western flank, according to the Wall Street […]

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City Planning Commission to Consider Merchant’s House Adjacent Hotel Tomorrow

Posted July 10, 2018 at 5:02 am

The City Planning Commission will hold a hearing tomorrow to discuss a potential zoning change that would help yield an eight-story boutique hotel beside the 1832-era Merchant’s House Museum. Community Board 2 outright denied the proposition at the end of May. Now, it’s the real show. (The Landmark Preservation Commission did previously approve the plans.) […]

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CB2 Full Board Upholds Denial of Zoning Change for Merchant’s House Adjacent Hotel

Posted June 5, 2018 at 5:03 am

More good news to report on the Merchant’s House front. Community Board 2 last week fully upheld the denial levied at committee for a zoning change for a proposed hotel beside the historic landmark. (#dontmesswithGertrude) While this is a major victory for the Merchant’s House (aka Tredwell House), the CB2 judgment is solely a recommendation. […]

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CB2 Backs Merchant’s House in Denial of Zoning Change for Adjacent Hotel

Posted May 10, 2018 at 5:10 am

The Merchant’s House Museum scored a victory last night, garnering support from Community Board 2 over the proposed hotel on its western flank. In front of a packed house, the Land Use subcommittee yesterday voted to deny the zoning text amendments required for the hotel developers to proceed. However, this determination is simply a recommendation, […]

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