Elizabeth Street

Elizabeth Street Garden Advocates Outline Alternate Future, Lawyer Up

Last modified January 10, 2018 at 8:32 am

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development awarded the contract last month for an affordable housing project atop the Elizabeth Street Garden. All but a death sentence for the open space. The proposed building – developed by Penrose Development – will rise seven stories and carry 121 permanently affordable apartments for seniors. And as if to […]

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Rag & Bone, Area Gentrifier, Commissions Anti-Gentrification Mural with Clash Imagery

Posted December 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Here’s a mural that’ll no doubt stir the pot. Rag & Bone, a store that replaced Cafe Colonial in 2010 and further contributed to area hyper-gentrification, just commissioned a new anti-gentrification mural for its art wall. Street artist Dan Whedon (aka Omni NYC) borrowed imagery from the seminal Clash album London Calling in which Paul Simonon […]

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Elected Officials Come out Against Redevelopment of Elizabeth Street Garden as Senior Housing

Posted December 11, 2017 at 5:06 am

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development awarded the contract last Friday for an affordable housing project atop the Elizabeth Street Garden. All but a death sentence for the open space. The proposed building – developed by Penrose Development – will rise seven stories and carry 121 permanently affordable apartments for seniors. And as if […]

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Elizabeth Street Garden will be Bulldozed and Redeveloped by Penrose Development

Last modified December 8, 2017 at 12:41 pm

Now that election season is over, there is finally movement toward the controversial destruction and redevelopment of the Elizabeth Street Garden. The city will apparently announce today that it’s chosen the developer to carry out this task. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development awarded the contract for the seven-story project to Penrose Development. The […]

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Big Reveal Begins at Tadao Ando’s 152 Elizabeth Street Condos

Posted July 18, 2017 at 5:09 am

Tadao Ando’s seven-story “jewel box” condo project in Little Italy topped out back in February. It’s now undressing. The network of netting and ironwork is starting to come down at 152 Elizabeth Street, revealing the spartan glass-and-concrete design. A large panel obstructing the new facade was removed over the last several days. With entry on […]

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Chinatown Favorite Jing Fong’s UWS Dim Sum Spot Opens Today 

Posted July 17, 2017 at 5:17 am

Jing Fong, the enormous Cantonese banquet hall in Chinatown, now has a new uptown sibling. Ownership announced over the weekend that the Upper West Side dim sum spot, in the works for several months, is set to (soft) launch today. The slimmed-down version of same is about an eighth the size of the Elizabeth Street […]

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CB2 Chair Condemns Ouster of ‘Friends’ from Elizabeth Street Garden

Last modified April 4, 2017 at 11:16 pm

A shakeup at the Elizabeth Street Garden has given birth to a new entity that essentially forced out its independent nonprofit Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden (FESG) with the hopes of replacing it with a new 501(c)3 known as Elizabeth Street Garden, Inc. (ESG), an in-house, incorporated nonprofit. And if that’s not confusing enough, the […]

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Elizabeth Street Garden Advocates Form Non-Profit Corporation to Fight for its Existence [Updated]

Last modified April 3, 2017 at 3:06 pm

Friends of the Elizabeth Street Garden, the grassroots organization founded three years ago to preserve the namesake green space, now has some competition with the newly formed non-profit corporation called Elizabeth Street Garden, Inc. Its goals are identical. Namely, to preserve the Elizabeth Street Garden as a public, open green space, Community Garden, and city […]

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An Elizabeth Street Window into Trump’s Character and Integrity (or Lack Thereof)

Posted December 22, 2016 at 5:18 am

This Christmas, a new type of light… While the Donald Trump protest banner we first reported on has been deposed from the fire escape at 224 Elizabeth Street, its creator is now supplying other residents with a new type of protest sign. One that literally sheds light on the topic of Donald Trump’s chief flaws – character and integrity. […]

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Tory Burch Vacates Flagship Elizabeth Street Location After 12 Years

Posted December 21, 2016 at 5:19 am

The first ever location of Tory Burch is now dormant. It was at 257 Elizabeth Street that the eponymous designer opened her first-ever boutique in 2004. Aided by a juicy plug from Oprah Winfrey a year later, business took off big time. Now, the fashion line just ditched that history. Several readers alerted us to […]

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