43 Essex Street

Landlord of 43 Essex Street Notches Stop-work and Partial Vacate Orders

Last modified August 29, 2017 at 11:36 pm

Earlier this month – about a week after tenants filed a harassment lawsuit against Paul Galasso – the controversial new landlord of 43 Essex was slapped with a full stop-work order. According to department of Buildings records, the compulsory halt in activity is due to illegal construction, namely un-permitted plumbing and electrical work. And on […]

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Tenants of 43 Essex Street File Lawsuit Against Landlord for Harassment and Hazardous Conditions

Last modified April 29, 2015 at 7:33 am

The only pugilists representing 43 Essex Street now are the new building owner and his alleged henchman Michel Pimienta. G&S Sporting Goods completely divested from the Lower East Side last December after decades on the block. It’s amazing (and quite sad, frankly) how quickly the quality of life deteriorated since the sale. Just a few […]

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Relocator Michel Pimienta Allegedly Harassing Tenants at 43 Essex Street; Stop-Work Order Issued for Illegal Gas Hookup

Posted April 21, 2015 at 10:01 am

After a generation of Zerling family ownership, it would appear 43 Essex Street is now in the wrong hands. The building that previously housed G&S Sporting Goods sold at the end of December for $6.9 million, and the new landlord is already in trouble with the Department of Buildings. Tenants are also allegedly being harassed. Story […]

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Former Home of G&S Sporting Goods on Essex Street Sells for $6.9M

Posted February 25, 2015 at 5:00 am

G&S Sporting Goods concluded its 77-year run on Essex Street at the end of 2014. News of its demise first arrived a year ago, but the store limped on until November. Its departure was another sad loss of mom-and-pop culture in an area swiftly becoming another extension of luxury. By the end of December, 43 […]

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Gutted: There is Nothing Left of G&S Sporting Goods on Essex Street

Posted December 30, 2014 at 5:30 am

G&S Sporting Goods ended its operations on the Lower East Side at the end of November. Its departure after 77 years on Essex Street is another sad chapter for the neighborhood which is losing longtime mom-and-pop shops like crazy. A farewell sign hangs from the shuttered security gates thanking patrons for the decades of business. […]

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G&S Sporting Goods will Throw in the Towel on Wednesday After 77 Years on Essex Street

Posted November 17, 2014 at 10:22 am

The time has come to bid adieu to G&S Sporting Goods. After nearly eight decades at 43 Essex Street, the historic boxing store is set to close this Wednesday (November 19). While certainly upsetting and a total loss for the neighborhood, this news isn’t completely shocking. Owner Lenny Zerling, who suffered a stroke last year, […]

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It’s Done: G&S Sporting Goods Space is Now Leasing

Posted August 27, 2014 at 5:06 am

The arrival of tombstone leasing signage above the storefront of 43 Essex Street wasn’t completely surprising. After all, we brought word back in April that G&S Sporting Goods – selling boxing gear on the Lower East Side for over seventy years – was indeed on the ropes. The shop stayed open through the summer, though, even […]

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Report: G&S Sporting Goods to Close After More Than 70 Years on Essex Street

Posted April 25, 2014 at 5:04 am

The latest from Essex Street. G&S Sporting Goods, the longtime Lower East Side treasure that specializes in boxing gear, will soon close its doors for good. This is beyond sad on so many levels. A reliable source tells us that owner Lenny Zerling suffered a stroke back in September and has now decided to throw […]

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