185 Broome Street

The Decades-Old Broome Street Firehouse is Now a Pile of Rubble

Posted May 26, 2015 at 9:22 am

It’s a theme repeated ad nauseum on this site. An historic structure on the Lower East Side reduced to rubble. Such is the case (again) with 185 Broome Street, the old firehouse building that dated (note, past tense) back to the 1930s. The tidal wave of Essex Crossing is crashing … and crushing. It only […]

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Demolition of Broome Street Firehouse Begins as Essex Crossing Steams Ahead

Posted May 12, 2015 at 5:11 am

That 12-foot-high perimeter fence surrounding Essex Crossing Site 5 now has company. Three short weeks after its installation, the usual skeletal mess of ironwork is now permanently affixed to the exterior of 185 Broome Street. Demolition is happening. Within the month, this historic 1930s-era firehouse will be little more than bricks in a curbside dumpster. […]

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Plywood Now Surrounds Site 5 of Essex Crossing; Demolition of Firehouse Begins Next Week

Posted April 14, 2015 at 5:17 am

One by one the SPURA parcels are being boxed up and delivered to the developers of Essex Crossing. That historic firehouse sitting at 185 Broome Street is next to fall. It doesn’t matter that the 1930s-vintage building was here for decades; the (non-commissioned) landmark sits on development Site 5 and will be treated as such. […]

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