128 Hester Street

Former Tenants of 128 Hester Street Demand Relocation Payments from Landlord 7 Years After Demolition and Displacement

Posted December 17, 2016 at 5:18 am

Seven years a blight. The junkyard that is now 128 Hester Street remains an urban wasteland, and doubles as icon of developer greed. It’s a dangerous pit of detritus cordoned off with chain-link fencing. There has been no activity here since the building demolition displaced eight families in 2009. It began with alleged neglect by […]

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Councilwoman Chin Pushes Legislation Forcing Landlords to Pay Temporary Housing for Displaced Tenants

Posted February 3, 2015 at 10:15 am

Last September, City Council passed a bill that not only doubles fines for landlords found guilty of harassment, but also publicly shames them online. Henceforth, the worst offenders are listed as such on the HPD website. Its passage was seen as a win for tenants even though it’s unlikely to have an effect. Now Margaret […]

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Elevate Restaurant & Lounge Opening Inside Wyndham Garden on Bowery

Posted October 8, 2012 at 6:28 am

With final preparations underway inside this eyesore of a Bowery lodge, more details are coming to light. Like the resident restaurant.

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Rally Today for Displaced Tenants of 128 Hester

Posted August 24, 2012 at 10:16 am

As the Wyndham Garden Hotel glistens in the sunlight, its aqua facade reflecting across the Bowery, the former residents of 128 Hester Street continue to suffer hardships.

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Wyndham Garden Chinatown on Bowery to Open in March

Posted January 5, 2012 at 6:43 am

The Wyndham Garden has been in the works for four years. It’s almost ready. Details after the jump!

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Wyndham Garden Bowery Seeks General Manager

Posted November 17, 2010 at 6:08 am

Two months since our last checkup, and the Wyndham Garden Hotel at the corner of Bowery and Hester is still nowhere near completion. Roughly seven of eighteen total stories have since been glassed in reflective aqua. It seems that with the year quickly drawing to a close, those lofty goals of a 2010 opening are […]

Wyndham Garden Hotel Gets More Glass

Posted September 7, 2010 at 6:12 am

Down at the corner of Hester and Bowery, the glass is slowly snaking up the eighteen-story skeleton of the future Wyndham Garden Hotel.  And with each pane, more neighborhood pain. Despite the creeping pace, though, work seems to be progressing without incident. Indeed, since our last checkup in July, roughly four floors on the Hester […]

An Update on the Wyndham Garden Hotel at Bowery and Hester

Posted July 20, 2010 at 6:34 am

Today we head down to Hester Street to follow up on the forthcoming Wyndham Garden Hotel at the southeast corner of the Bowery. The concrete beast is now officially capped, boasting the customary American flag at its apex.

Wyndham Garden Hotel Rising Above the Bowery

Posted January 28, 2010 at 6:18 am

Walking south down the Bowery these days, you may notice a not-so-subtle change in the skyline.  Indeed, at the corner of Hester Street, the Wyndham Garden Hotel is slowly rearing its concrete head above the low-rise surroundings.  Out of character. Out of context. Out of control.

128 Hester is No More

Posted November 10, 2009 at 6:35 am

The beleaguered tenement which stood at 128 Hester is no more.  Just like that.  All that remains now is an empty lot deep in the shadow of the ever-rising Wyndham Garden Hotel.  So it wasn’t too surprising to see some anti-gentrification vandalism around the corner at 91 Bowery.

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