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Construction Reactivated at Long-Stalled 324 Grand Street Site

Posted July 1, 2013 at 6:29 am

For years, it was considered one of the more notorious stalled construction sites on the Lower East Side.

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Borough President Scott Stringer Maps Stalled City Construction Sites

Posted September 27, 2011 at 6:09 am

The Lower East Side is most definitely no stranger to stalled construction sites. It’s a fact of life. Now the politicians are acknowledging it.

Early Edition: June 12

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:00 am

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Bike Mechanic Natividad Zirate Relocates Across Second Avenue

Last modified June 16, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Two weeks after his tools were illegally seized by the Parks Department, Natividad Zirate was forced across the street due to construction.

Snowbound Rats Scavenging on Orchard [Video]

Posted January 3, 2011 at 6:18 am

With most of the snow melted, it’s definitely a relief to have the sidewalks back. But what about the rats?

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New Visual of Future Slipper Room at 167 Orchard

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

Demolition of the one-story 167 Orchard Street, which began last month, seems to be in its final stages.  Next up is the construction of a new headquarters for the Slipper Room.  And thanks to a new rental banner affixed to the scaffolding, we now have a clear idea of what to expect.

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A New Rendering of the Orchard Hell Building

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

Judging by the new Misrahi Real Estate sign now hanging from the Orchard Hell Building, it seems that, one year later, the strip-mall threats could be back on the table.  The latest rendering boasts a more modest two-story row of retail, hawked as 160,000 square-feet of space plus underground parking.

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250 Bowery is Kaput

Posted April 9, 2010 at 6:33 am

One year ago, financial woes over a new eight-story, eco-friendly Bowery hotel plagued FLAnk Architects to the point of foreclosure. In that time, 250 Bowery has slowly decayed into a veritable urban wasteland.  A dormant pit of doom defined by overgrowth, rusty steel pylons, and errant trash. At least YOINK is still there!

Bleecker Subway Entrance Leveled

Posted March 31, 2010 at 6:30 am

Upgrading city infrastructure usually comes at an exorbitant price – eviction, demolition, and population relocation.  Thanks to the superstation capital works project currently underway along East Houston and Lafayette, one of the Brooklyn Bridge-bound Bleecker Street subway entrances recently disappeared.  Leveled.