Demolition

Demolition of Long-Dormant 11 Essex Street Underway

Posted November 7, 2019 at 5:00 am

Dormant and decaying for years, the tenement at 11 Essex Street is at its end. Demolition is currently underway. Erasing a structure carrying 112 years’ worth of history. Death shroud is firmly affixed to the facade, as workers begin dismantling the building. It’s the first tangible activity onsite after a decade of dormancy. As previously […]

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Demolition Imminent for 11 Essex Street as 11-Story Micro-Unit Development Looms

Posted August 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

A Lower East Side tenement with a controversial history is coming down. The city issued the demolition permit for 11 Essex Street back in June, paving the way for redevelopment into micro-unit housing. The sidewalk bridge in place is further visual evidence. As previously reported, real estate scion Sion Misrahi parted with the neglected property […]

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66 Clinton Street Sees New Life as 8-Story Luxury Development

Posted August 22, 2019 at 5:04 am

Two months ago, New Life of New York City sold its flagship building at 66 Clinton Street and relocated to Alphabet City. Next up, luxury living. Just last month, the nascent landowners – Vault Development and TLM Equities – filed paperwork with Department of Buildings for the new development. Set to rise eight stories, the […]

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Century-Old LaGuardia Bathhouse is Almost Gone [PHOTOS]

Posted August 20, 2019 at 5:05 am

It sat vacant for four decades. Now, the long-abandoned LaGuardia Bathhouse is finished. A nub of its former self. Since our last checkup one month ago, the 1909 structure has lost most of its body. Removed brick by brick by men in cherry pickers. The mural on its western exposure – a depiction of Puerto […]

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‘Moxy’ Destroys More Historic Buildings for its New Bowery Hotel

Posted August 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

Moxy Hotels, the Marriott sub-label, prides itself on being hip. Here on the Lower East Side, though, that equates to destroying centuries worth of local history. Up north in the East Village, five “landmark-eligible” buildings comprising 112-120 East 11th Street (across from Webster Hall) met the wrecking ball. The assemblage was described in a letter […]

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Demolition Commences Ahead of 18-Story Moxy Hotel on the Bowery

Posted July 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

Those blue bars and black netting are going up, signaling more demolition on the Bowery. This time, to make way for a glitzy new hotel. The entire corner is set to fall. In one fell swoop. Department of Buildings approved the new lodge, filed under the 145 Bowery address, back in April. Several months after […]

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Demolition of 1909 LaGuardia Bathhouse is Underway

Posted July 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s been standing on the Lower East Side for 110 years. And now it’s coming down. Brick by antique brick. The long-dormant LaGuardia Bathhouse, situated just off Madison Street near the Little Flower Playground, is currently undergoing demolition. All because the city decided to change up its coastal resiliency plan that results in the closure […]

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The Iconic Sunshine Cinema Building is No More

Posted July 10, 2019 at 5:04 am

The sun finally set on the Sunshine. Next up, boutique office space to further dull any edge still in the neighborhood. The iconic Lower East Side theater at 141 East Houston is now pulverized, having spent the better part of the last few months under drills. Daylight is now visible where the decorative marquee previously […]

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With Libation Shuttered, Soho House’s ‘Ludlow Garden’ Plan Quietly Proceeds

Posted June 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

One year after word first broke, the demolition of Libation is nigh. The controversial Hell Square nightclub officially closed its doors last month after nearly two decades irking serving. Its clearance will ultimately yield a “garden annex” for the Ludlow House next door. Last spring, we reported that Soho House corporate planned to construct the […]

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Demolition Nigh Ahead of 10-Story Office Building at 171 Bowery

Posted June 7, 2019 at 5:02 am

Time has come for more destruction and development on the Bowery. Next up is 171 Bowery. Demolition permits were filed with the Department of Buildings last week. The first step in a new, gilded future for this property. You’ll recall that the four-floor tenement walkup hit the market for $12.5 million three years ago, yet […]

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