300 Lafayette Street

Meet the New Wall of Glass on East Houston

Posted October 16, 2018 at 5:07 am

SoHo’s newest office buildings are inching toward the finish line, more than two years after simultaneously breaking ground. Starting with the new 606 Broadway (aka 19 East Houston), it’s been the recipient of glass paneling the last several months. As you can see, most construction materials are removed from the proverbial doorstep, leaving behind a […]

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New Office Buildings Along East Houston Really Taking Shape

Posted May 2, 2018 at 5:11 am

There is major progress to report along East Houston Street where two side-by-side commercial developments vie for attention. Both are topped out and taking shape. Furthest along is 606 Broadway, which has been the recipient of glass paneling the last several months. In fact, the so-called curtain wall is almost done. Gone is the Hollister […]

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The Scooter Soup Servers of Jersey Street

Posted March 5, 2018 at 5:04 am

The New York hustle is alive, albeit home-cooked. As the temperature plummets, construction workers flock to a SoHo salesman who’s off the grid. The vendor is apparently a lifeline of sorts, serving hot meals from a scooter seat to the gaggle of contractors milling about the two active project sites on East Houston Street (i.e. […]

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Dueling Developments: Office Space Along East Houston Rises in a Big Way

Posted September 27, 2017 at 5:14 am

There are two commercial real estate developments advancing neck-and-neck along the northern border of SoHo. Both are progressing at quite a clip, and will no doubt further crowd the area. Let’s take a look… First up is 300 Lafayette, which bills itself as “cutting edge office & retail in historic SoHo.” As of this week, […]

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300 Lafayette Bills itself as ‘Cutting Edge’ with New Ad Banners

Last modified March 27, 2017 at 10:56 pm

Alive for many months, the project site at 300 Lafayette Street is finally ready to go big on the hype. Banners pimping the new seven-story commercial building were affixed to the sidewalk bridge earlier this month, promising “cutting edge.” Hard to believe it’s already been a year since the BP gas station at the corner of […]

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Commercial Construction Full Throttle, Another Subway Entrance at Broadway-Lafayette Closes

Posted September 13, 2016 at 5:09 am

Call it a tale of two worksites. The two commercial projects on East Houston Street bordering SoHo are following a near-identical trajectory. Both broke ground at roughly the same time; both thrust a reconfigured traffic and pedestrian flow onto the neighborhood; and both forced subway entrances to close, albeit temporarily. Starting today, a second entrance […]

Adjacent Commercial Developments Break Ground Simultaneously on East Houston Street

Posted August 25, 2016 at 5:07 am

Whatever period of respite the Houston Street corridor above SoHo may have enjoyed these past few years (remember the station connection project?), it’s now over. The thoroughfare has just returned to a massive construction zone thanks to a pair of simultaneous commercial developments now underway. The gas station-to-offices complex at 300 Lafayette Street got its first […]

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Puck Fair and the BP Gas Station Are Now a Pile of Rubble Ahead of 7-Story Luxury Offices [PHOTOS]

Posted July 26, 2016 at 5:10 am

The buildings that previously housed Puck Fair and the BP gas station convenience store were collectively razed yesterday. Much of the initial gutting transpired over the last several weeks. And now both structures now sit as a pile of rubble and twisted metal. The perimeter of the project site pushed out in a big way, […]

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BP Gas Station and Puck Fair Demolition Has Begun

Posted May 12, 2016 at 5:13 am

Both the remnants of the BP gas station and the former Puck Fair are being stripped bare as we speak. Contractors have been busy this week dismantling the canopy and deactivated pumps. The shell remains. Longtime SoHo hang Puck Fair is equally torn asunder. Sixteen years on the block and this is the conclusion, having […]

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Shuttered BP Gas Station in SoHo is Boarded up

Posted April 19, 2016 at 5:19 am

The now-defunct BP gas station on Lafayette Street is completely encased in perimeter plywood. Signs posted to the boards indicate that the business has “moved” to the sole east side location – 23rd Street and the FDR. More like “consolidated.” BP ceased operations last Thursday ahead of a new commercial development poised to rise here […]

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