201 East Broadway

This 1840s East Broadway Tenement is Undermined by Excavation for Modular Condos

Posted July 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

Safety is apparently not part of the overall plan at the 201 East Broadway construction site. This job – modular condos – has been riddled with dangers since work began more than two years ago. It was again shut down by the city three weeks ago for not protecting the adjoining property. According to public […]

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Modular Housing at 201 East Broadway is Above Ground

Posted October 26, 2018 at 5:06 am

Over a year after groundbreak, the new 201 East Broadway is coming into focus. The foundation and first floors are in place, as is a glitzy rendering of the incoming modular apartment complex. Plans call for seven stories stacked with a payload of ten apartments. Current progress is almost two stories. Each pre-fab condo unit […]

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Falling Plywood Injures Pedestrians at Controversial East Broadway Work Site

Posted February 5, 2018 at 9:39 am

Since groundbreak last June, the construction site for modular housing at 201 East Broadway has been rather controversial. First, residents in the adjacent building felt the building vibrate during excavation and worried about destabilization. (The city subsequently determined all was okay.) Then, a few months later, the sidewalk out front collapsed. Last Friday, however, it […]

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Construction Resumes at East Broadway Modular Development Site After Collapsed Sidewalk

Posted December 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

The modular housing construction on East Broadway reactivated in a big way last week after its second sidelining since summertime. Pile driver and backhoe are stationed onsite. The project parcel at 201 East Broadway has been relatively silent for much of the last six months. Twice in that time, progress was stymied thanks to safety […]

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East Broadway Construction Site Reactivates Months After Destabilization Scare

Posted September 1, 2017 at 5:00 am

An East Broadway construction site just reactivated, more than two months after excavation work was thought to have destabilized the adjacent tenement at 205 East Broadway. The city-issued stop-work order was lifted in mid-August. It is here at 201-203 East Broadway that local developer Daniel Wise – who purchased the double-wide properties in 2015 for […]

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After 180 Years on the Block, 201 East Broadway is Eradicated for Modular Housing

Posted February 1, 2017 at 5:18 am

Bye Bye, 201 East Broadway. There it sat, for nearly two centuries (b. 1837), eventually acting as headquarters for the United Hebrew Community. Now, the recent property sale has prompted demolition of the Greek Revival buildings, and subsequent plans for modular housing, the first of its kind on the Lower East Side. Just like that, 180 years […]

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With Demolition Underway, First Modular Housing Project on East Broadway is on Deck

Posted December 21, 2016 at 5:08 am

East Broadway will soon welcome some modular housing. Meaning, time has come for 201-203 East Broadway, former headquarters of the United Hebrew Community. Bars and netting are now fixed to the facade, signaling the commencement of demolition activity. The wrecking crew arrives almost a year after the city first okayed the action; permits were issued two […]

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Familiar Face to Demolish Mount Zion Church on Henry Street for 7-Story Condo Building

Posted March 2, 2016 at 9:39 am

Local property holder Daniel Wise seemingly has a penchant for acquiring and razing Lower East Side buildings with religious heritage. As previously reported, he purchased the United Hebrew Community and will throw it down for a seven-story stack of modular housing. Wise – a music producer based on Delancey Street – also purchased the former Mount […]

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City Approves Demolition of 180-Year-Old United Hebrew Community Buildings at 201-203 East Broadway

Posted February 24, 2016 at 9:28 am

A pair of pre-law tenements on East Broadway that date back to 1837 are set to kiss the wrecking ball. Indeed, the city issued partial demolition permits this week to raze 201-203 East Broadway, formerly the longtime headquarters of the United Hebrew Community. (Both will be taken down simultaneously “to maintain stability.”) Owner-developer Daniel Wise […]

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Modular Housing to Replace Former United Hebrew Community HQ at 201 East Broadway

Last modified February 23, 2016 at 1:03 pm

Just over a month after our report that the former United Hebrew Community headquarters sold, we have a glimpse of the future. Developer Daniel Wise (aka 201 EB Development III, LLC) picked up the two pre-law tenements in August for $8.5 million. Demolition permits were filed shortly thereafter, but remain pending with the Department of […]

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