Craigslist

Still No Takers for Former Hester Street Candy Shop

Last modified August 19, 2021 at 9:01 pm

For a former candy store on the Lower East Side, perennial vacancy is the operative phrase.  The Sweet Life shuttered in July 2018 after spending more than three decades at 63 Hester Street. Since the closure, there have been no takers for the store, and the facade fell into the hands of taggers. Even after […]

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Moscot Appears to be Leaving its Lower East Side Flagship, but is Not [Updated]

Last modified July 8, 2021 at 12:01 pm

[Updated below] Moscot, the fifth-generation Lower East Side eyewear business, is again undergoing change. The indie-luxe brand is reportedly planning to depart its eight-year-old (graffiti-sheathed) flagship on the museum block of Orchard Street. Earlier this week, commercial real estate listings for 108 Orchard began to surface on Craigslist. Updated: the Craigslist post was an error. […]

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Ludlow Street Pizzeria Hits the Open Market

Posted June 22, 2021 at 5:05 am

La Margarita Pizza might not have much time left in Hell Square. The Ludlow Street pizzeria is now pitched on the open market. The 800 square-foot store at 268 Ludlow appeared on Craigslist in late-May for $9,000 per month in rent. The listing caps some eight years in business for the Lower East Side pizza […]

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Decades-Old Orchard Street Haberdasher Back on the Market

Posted May 18, 2021 at 5:08 am

On the block for more than sixty years, the Global International menswear store is again up for grabs. The haberdashery has been on and off the market a few times since 2017. Four years ago, furor ensued after we posted a story about its possible closure. Egged on by the appearance of a Misrahi leasing […]

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Yopparai Quits Rivington Street, but Plans New Location

Posted February 10, 2021 at 5:02 am

Stricken by pandemic difficulties, Yopparai is not reopening its popular Japanese restaurant on Rivington Street. The business had closed at the onset of the pandemic last year, and struggled to make ends meet. “We tried takeout, but our menu and style wasn’t well suited for that,” ownership told us in an email. That coupled with […]

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Unused Half of Bowery’s Sunshine Hotel Flophouse Available to Rent

Posted January 14, 2021 at 5:00 am

The leasing banner has been strung from the facade of 241 Bowery for more than two years. Without much success. The second and third floors (combined 8,938 square-feet) – once part of the Sunshine Hotel flophouse – are again on the market. And at a hefty price: $6,495 for a “raw” space that requires renovations […]

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FusionArts Building on Stanton Street Listed for $10M

Last modified December 15, 2020 at 11:01 am

With photogenic ironworks and facade art, it’s easily one of the more unique buildings on the Lower East Side. Now, the groundbreaking former home of FusionArts is pitched on the open market, albeit as a joint-venture. Czech-born Shalom Neuman, who allegedly coined the descriptor “fusion arts” and who founded the FusionArts Museum at 57 Stanton Street, […]

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Mezetto will Not be Reopening on East Houston Street

Posted October 6, 2020 at 5:06 am

The novel coronavirus continues to wipe out city nightlife. Here on the Lower East Side, the latest victim is eight-year-old Mezetto. Like so many city establishments that closed at the outset of the pandemic shutdown, the Mediterranean spot will not be returning. “We are deeply saddened that its come to this [but] we at Mezetto would […]

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With Champ Depot Out, Bowery Corner Gains Another Gallery

Posted September 13, 2019 at 5:03 am

For more than a decade, the Champ Depot restaurant supply company occupied 176 Bowery. Now, its former home is completely empty and fetching for a new deep-pocketed tenant. There is a torrent of listings on Craigslist fishing for suitors (“last corner retail in Nolita”), yet one was already found to occupy the second floor. It’s […]

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With Kushner Likely Out, Hotel on Rivington Listed for $70M

Posted June 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

It would appear that Kushner Companies is no longer under contract to purchase the Hotel on Rivington. The firm had entered into an agreement to acquire the twenty-story glass eyesore last November for $65 million. Six months later, the real estate firm filed a complaint in New York Supreme Court demanding that hotel ownership (Paul […]

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