85 Pitt Street Evacuated Last Night

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm

We just received a dispatch from a reader regarding the evacuation of 85 Pitt Street last night.  Apparently the building was cleared by firefighters after a “noxious” smell was discovered.

Demolition for 128 Hester

Last modified September 17, 2017 at 10:53 pm

All the drama surrounding 128 Hester Street, its questionable landlord and subsequent evacuation, has finally come to a head.  DOB demolition permits were secured late last month, and the work has begun.  The centuries-old tenement building between Bowery and Chrystie Street is being dismantled as we speak.  Hidden behind the ominous black netting is a […]

Somber Sight Outside 128 Hester

Posted August 20, 2009 at 6:09 am

These days, it’s a somber sight outside 128 Hester Street, deep in the shadow of the ever-rising Wyndham Garden Hotel.  Just two weeks after its mandatory evacuation for structural instability, police barricades remain in the street as a reminder of what transpired.  The Hong Kong Station eatery is shuttered, while the entrance to the building […]

128 Hester Street Evacuated

Posted August 6, 2009 at 8:54 am

Yesterday afternoon, residents of 128 Hester Street were evacuated and promptly given a 24-hour vacate order. The 16-unit building has had a number of DOB complaints in the past, and will reportedly be demolished due to stability problems; the scaffolding is pretty much holding up the building.  Tenants will be let in one final time […]