Billy’s Antiques

‘Detox Market’ Debuts at the New 76 East Houston

Posted September 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

Detox Market opened at 76 East Houston this week, confirming a rumor that we first reported last month. The introduction of a full-time commercial occupant here is a watershed moment for this two-story property, as it’s remained vacant since completion in 2016. This is the first New York City location for Detox Market, which peddles […]

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Rumor: 76 East Houston Gets ‘Detoxed’ with New Makeup Market

Posted August 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

It took two years to build, yet has been sitting mostly vacant for just as long. Goldman Properties completed construction of 76 East Houston Street in July 2016, yet the bi-level property hadn’t attracted a long-term tenant. The space largely functioned as staging area for art-related events at the adjacent Bowery Mural Wall. Until now. […]

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The 2-Story Building that Replaced Billy’s Antiques is Finally Revealed

Posted July 25, 2016 at 5:00 am

Billy’s Antiques is now trumped by this new two-story brick building. Under construction for more than two years – plus the legal proceedings regarding six inches of real estate – the new 76 East Houston Street is finally ready for the public eye. The commercial-only building, composed completely of brick and with arched windows, was […]

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Billy Leroy (of Antiques Fame) Stars in ‘Bourek,’ Now Playing at Cinema Village

Posted April 30, 2016 at 9:48 am

​Billy Leroy is not dead, okay? He’s just not on the Bowery anymore. Billy Leroy, whose eponymous antiques business folded five years ago, has taken on acting. The current Baggage Battles star is a leading man in the new movie, Bourek. It’s an independent romantic comedy filmed predominantly in Greece, and now playing on the big […]

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Settlement Reached with Goldman Properties Over Adverse Possession; 288 Elizabeth Rumored to Sell to ‘Tom & Jerry’s’ Owner

Posted June 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

76 East Houston finally awoke from its winter hibernation. Construction on the two-story commercial building – in the works for a couple years – resumed with a purpose last week after being frozen for a good six months. The ill-timed hiatus is with good reason. Several stop-work orders and its related lawsuit regarding the property line […]

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Workers Are Assembling the New Bowery Graffiti Wall Encasement

Posted December 22, 2014 at 5:32 am

The oft-photographed, paint-covered concrete slab at Bowery and East Houston – colloquially referred to as the “graffiti wall” – is going into hiding again. Os Gemeos’ mural from 2009 had been exposed for about a month earlier this fall, essentially as a reminder that art still existed here during construction activities next door. Workers have […]

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Goldman Properties Wooing Retail to Incomplete 2-Story Building at the ‘Four Corners of Downtown’

Posted December 5, 2014 at 5:36 am

Leasing banners. A sight not seen at 76 East Houston in recent memory. But so it goes. The new two-story commercial structure at the northeast corner of Elizabeth Street is nowhere near completion. In fact, the Goldman Properties project site – formerly Billy’s Antiques – has been pretty quiet in recent weeks. Not too much […]

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Six Inches of Drama Exposed at the Former Billy’s Antiques on East Houston

Last modified February 23, 2015 at 8:59 pm

As of this week, we’re starting to see the first signs of real progress at 76 East Houston. The tiny corner lot – previously headquarters of Billy’s Antiques for over two decades – is soon to sprout a two-story commercial complex. But there is currently some ongoing drama to unpack. You may recall that the […]

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Billy’s Antiques is Returning to the Lower East Side for One Day This Weekend

Posted October 21, 2014 at 6:07 am

This Saturday (October 25), Billy LeRoy is reviving his antiques business for one day only. He’ll head down to Seward Park to pitch the big-top tent as part of the Hester Street Fair’s “Bedford + Bowery Bazaar,” the last event of the season. Billy Leroy’s eponymous antiques business on East Houston was a fixture of […]

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Os Gemeos Mural on the Bowery is Back Behind the Plywood

Posted October 16, 2014 at 5:10 am

So much for the Os Gemeos mural remaining in public view on the Bowery. Contractors erected another perimeter fence on Monday as construction continues on the adjacent plot. The mural from 2009 had been re-unveiled in mid-September for a “limited time only.” Likely as a reminder that the graffiti wall was still relevant. That timeframe […]

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