East Houston Capital Works Project Underway

Posted October 4, 2010 at 6:17 am

Another round of Houston headaches are on the doorstep.  Capital works project HWMP2019 is now underway along parts of East Houston.  The final phase of the crosstown big dig.  A bunch of heavy-duty equipment is now primed for imminent action.  All the regulars are in attendance – traffic cones, metal barriers, a Komatsu backhoe, and […]

Orchard Hell Building Gets Glass!

Posted August 13, 2010 at 6:33 am

As of today, the Orchard Street Hell Building, is in a new phase of existence.  It now boasts some reflective flare.  One word, folks. Glass.

115 Norfolk Street Sans Scaffolding

Posted July 29, 2010 at 6:33 am

Now five years in the making, the saga of 115 Norfolk Street is finally reaching its conclusion.  Plans for the shiny new condoplex first surfaced in September 2005, but the project was reportedly abandoned shortly thereafter. Then, in 2008, the 25,000 square-foot property sold for $10 million, and has since continued along its current course.  […]

Bleecker Subway Entrance Unboxed

Posted July 29, 2010 at 6:23 am

Earlier this year, construction workers at the new Broadway-Lafayette superstation decapitated one of the downtown 6 Bleecker Street entrances.  The result was months of sidewalk closure and pedestrian aggravation.

An Update on the Wyndham Garden Hotel at Bowery and Hester

Posted July 20, 2010 at 6:34 am

Today we head down to Hester Street to follow up on the forthcoming Wyndham Garden Hotel at the southeast corner of the Bowery. The concrete beast is now officially capped, boasting the customary American flag at its apex.

Preparations Begin at 150 Bowery for Zenkichi

Posted July 16, 2010 at 6:23 am

In the last 24 hours, a number of tipsters have alerted us to the progress at 150 Bowery, which NYC the Blog had also covered just the other day.  Earlier this week, the long-shuttered security gates were lifted and a new plywood encasement constructed.  This latest news does not bode well for the already-endangered lighting […]

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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Work Has Resumed at 265 East Houston

Posted July 7, 2010 at 6:13 am

Limited work has resumed at 265 East Houston, the corner lot with a recent history of developer negligence.  The planned eight-story structure of market rate living hit a substantial roadblock back in April when foundation drilling caused dangerous vibrations and cracks in the neighboring 255 East Houston.  So bad was this destabilization, that day care center […]

The Provincetown and Wilf Hall Signage Unveiled

Posted July 2, 2010 at 6:25 am

The new NYU construction at 133-139 Macdougal Street, built on the ruins of the old Provincetown Playhouse, is almost ready to roll.  In just the last few weeks, much of the heavy-duty machinery, scaffolding, and traffic barricades have been relieved of their duties.  Instead, there are NYU security guards.  But that’s not all.

From Fire to Hotel at 95 Henry Street

Last modified June 29, 2010 at 9:16 am

At roughly 9:15 pm on May 14, 2009, a fire sparked to life inside the Hong Kong Supermarket at 109 East Broadway.  Hours later, the beloved neighborhood marketplace and two tenement buildings – 107 and 109 – were consumed by the flames.  In those ensuing weeks, the blaze site was quickly cleared away, and has […]