Delancey Street

HSBC Bank is Headed to the Corner Delancey and Ludlow Streets

Posted January 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

Here is the real reason why the Claw Money boutique is no longer at Delancey and Ludlow Streets. Blame the bank. Traser signage in the window of 101 Delancey indicates that HSBC is opening a new branch here at the southeast corner. Further homogenizing this stretch of the Lower East Side. Indeed, by last count […]

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This Blight is Possible for the Corner of Attorney and Delancey Streets

Posted January 7, 2020 at 5:00 am

The low-rise, northwest corner of Attorney and Delancey Streets is ready for the big time. Years of pop-ups and short-lived businesses finally culminates this year with its listing on the open market. Indeed, with Essex Crossing now operational and exerting upward real estate pressure, the two vacant buildings at 176-178 Delancey are the next dominoes […]

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Delancey/Essex Subway Station will Get Elevator Access

Posted December 20, 2019 at 5:03 am

Sometime in the next four years, the MTA will finally introduce ADA accessibility to the Lower East Side. Well, to the most trafficked station – the Delancey/Essex stop. The IND station, where the FMJZ lines all intersect, will become ADA-compliant and receive an elevator as part of the $5.5 billion 2020-2024 capital plan. It’s one […]

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Report: Apple Hunts for Office Space at Essex Crossing

Posted December 19, 2019 at 5:01 am

Apple might land on the Lower East Side. Based in Cupertino, California, Apple only maintains a small real estate presence in the city, primarily limited to its popular retail stores. However, the press is buzzing about if/when the corporate giant will plant larger roots here. Rather notable is a piece in Bloomberg yesterday noting that […]

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Claw Money Closes Delancey Street Boutique

Posted December 11, 2019 at 5:07 am

Street artist Claw Money recently closed down her Delancey Street store. Now encased in plywood shed, the space is undergoing renovation. And joins the litter of other commercial vacancies at 101 Delancey. Indeed, the handful of divided storefronts comprising 101 Delancey went under the knife nearly a decade ago, and largely remained dormant. Except for […]

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Last Low-Rise Retail Strip on Delancey Street Nets $14M

Posted November 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

The last low-rise strip of retail on the Delancey Street corridor just changed hands for the handsome sum of $14 million. For more than four years, the single-story row of retail at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge on had been pitched as a prime development opportunity. Until this past September when we caught wind […]

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Staring into the Pit of Delancey Street Tower

Posted November 26, 2019 at 5:05 am

It’s back to a gaping pit for the embattled (former) Delancey Bridge Tower. The development at 208-210 Delancey Street is stalled out yet again. The half-built steel skeleton – described as “substandard” in Department of Buildings filings, was dismantled earlier this year. Months later, though, there’s still not much to show in the way of […]

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The Market Line Brings a Food Court to the Lower East Side

Posted November 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Market Line is finally here, the next-most ambitious component of the Essex Crossing mega-development. Opening day was Friday. When we stopped by, vendors were still rushing with the finishing touches. Walking around the basement bazaar, the vibe felt like a more “elevated” version of a mall food court. However, rather than the usual greasy, […]

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Lower East Side Partnership is Leaving Orchard Street for Essex Crossing

Posted November 21, 2019 at 5:06 am

The Lower East Side Partnership is packing up and on the move. Headed toward the greener pastures of Essex Crossing. And now, the space it called home for the last decade-plus is again available. A leasing sign is currently pasted in the window of 54 Orchard Street. The local business improvement district signed a ten-year […]

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Burned-out Bulbs on the Williamsburg Bridge for Months

Posted November 20, 2019 at 5:09 am

Lights are burning a bit dimmer over on the Williamsburg Bridge. Readers point out that numerous bulbs lining the Manhattan side of the span are dark. And have been for months. Presumably the necessary approvals must snake through the bureaucracy before the necklace lighting is fully restored. So, it might be awhile yet. Department of […]

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