49 East Houston

This Fallow East Houston Lot Pays Tribute to Tesla, Teddy, and Twain

Last modified May 8, 2017 at 1:33 pm

Steve Stollman spent the last month fine-tuning his open-air museum exhibit at 49 East Houston Street. The wall of fame composed of dated clippings, posters, and portraits is an attempt to foist an appreciation of neighborhood history onto unsuspecting pedestrians. It’s nicknamed “The Mulberry Street Gang,” a plywood installation peppered with ephemera, and with a […]

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With Lawsuits Settled, 49 East Houston Street Returns to Market for About $20M

Posted April 5, 2017 at 9:34 am

When the plywood boards came down last week, it was a sure sign of revival for 49 East Houston Street. The vacant lot lay follow for nine years due to a perfect storm of economic turmoil and subsequent litigation. Now, former building owner Steve Stollman, who sold the property to the investors Michael Hirtenstein and […]

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Fallow for a Decade, Activity Anew at 49 East Houston Lot

Posted March 31, 2017 at 5:17 am

Holy shitballs! There is actually activity to report at 49 East Houston Street, forever the vacant lot and dumping ground. Yesterday evening, two crowbar-wielding workers were spotted dismantling the splintered plywood, revealing the void created here a decade ago. Word on the street is that the property is up for sale, though we haven’t spotted any listings […]

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Stalled Site at 49 East Houston

Last modified January 13, 2010 at 10:44 am

Based on the prevalence of stalled construction sites and empty lots, the hurry-up-and-wait mentality that characterized the boom years still haunts the neighborhood.  That much is obvious.  We almost expect to see urban tumbleweeds blowing through the streets.  So what better time than now to revisit 49 East Houston, which, after its demolition in 2008, […]