Madison Street

Those Plans for a Madison Street Microbrewery are Back in Play

Posted April 9, 2018 at 5:09 am

For one Bronx resident, the four-year-old dream of opening a microbrewery on the Lower East Side is back in play. Paolo Rico Sarthou Tagatac is the proprietor listed in liquor license application materials for a new microbrewery-restaurant on Madison Street, catty corner to Mr. Fong’s. Plans for this concept – a kitschy play on words […]

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Supreme Taps Iconic Lee Quinones Handball Wall Mural for Spring Collection

Last modified March 28, 2018 at 9:32 am

Skate brand Supreme teamed up with graffiti legend Lee Quinones to produce apparel based on one of his most iconic Lower East Side murals. The artwork, dubbed “Lion’s Den,” dates back to 1980 at the Corlears Junior High School 56 on Madison Street. Quinones, who was a former student, had already painted one side of […]

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City Releases RFP for 35-Story ‘NextGen’ Housing Tower at LaGuardia Houses

Posted March 5, 2018 at 5:06 am

That new 35-story tower at the LaGuardia Houses on the Lower East Side is one step closer to happening. The city last week released its Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to construct another beast of a development near the waterfront. As previously reported, the cash-strapped agency is proposing the mixed-income rental tower as part of their […]

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Prohibition-Era Funeral Home on Madison Street Hits the Market for $12.5M

Posted November 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

A former Lower East Side funeral home with colorful gangster roots just hit the market as a multimillion-dollar “investment opportunity.” Robert “Roxie” Vanella was a gangster-cum-undertaker who ran in the same circles as Johnnie Torrio and Al Capone. Later in life, the outlaw (and convicted murderer) went straight, and founded his namesake funeral home. Now, […]

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Why NYCHA Chose LaGuardia Houses for 35-Story ‘NextGen’ Infill

Posted June 5, 2017 at 5:00 am

NYCHA infill is no longer called as much. Henceforth, the city refers to it as “NextGeneration Neighborhoods.” Here at home, it’s the LaGuardia Houses that will soon receive the tower-in-the-park treatment, so to speak. As previously reported, the cash-strapped agency is proposing a 35-story mixed-income rental building with approximately 500 apartments (at 50-50 affordable to […]

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A Return to the Madison Street Sinkhole

Last modified June 2, 2017 at 9:17 am

Emergency crews have returned to the site of that massive sinkhole that opened on Madison Street in early May, caused by a burst water main.  It appears the asphalt patch was reopened a couple weeks ago to allow for additional work. They drilled below the roadbed to install what looks to be new piping infrastructure. The project […]

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Enormous Madison Street Sinkhole Plugged and Paved Over

Posted May 5, 2017 at 5:07 am

It took roughly 24 hours of round-the-clock emergency work before the gaping hell hole on Madison Street was plugged and paved. Crews from Con Edison and Department of Environmental Protection completed the necessary fixes yesterday, and by the evening rush, the casual pedestrian wouldn’t have known that a burst water main created a foreboding sinkhole. Now […]

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Emergency Crews Continue to Repair Massive Sinkhole on Madison Street

Posted May 4, 2017 at 5:08 am

Early yesterday morning, a twelve-inch water main beneath Madison Street burst, causing a gushing torrent and an enormous sinkhole to form. What started as a small pavement puncture, quickly collapsed under the weight of sustained vehicles. At one point yesterday afternoon, 10 businesses and 150 residents were without water. Workers from Con Edison and Department […]

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Massive Sinkhole Swallows up Madison Street 

Last modified May 3, 2017 at 1:51 pm

Thanks to a water main break, a massive sinkhoke just opened up on Madison Street, between Rutgers and Jefferson. The incident purportedly knocked out water to about 150 customers and 10 businesses in the area. According to NBC, The hell-hole formed earlier this morning after an MTA bus traveled over it, causing the street to […]

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NYCHA Plans 35-Story Mixed Market-Rate, Affordable Tower Behind LaGuardia Houses

Last modified May 1, 2017 at 11:46 am

Even the New York City Housing Authority is capitalizing on the Lower East Side waterfront boom. Cash-strapped NYCHA is bringing market rate housing into its backyard with a mixed-use project slated for LaGuardia Houses on the Lower East Side. It’s a “towers in the park” plan (i.e. “Infill”) that will help raise revenue for outdated […]

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