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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]