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200-Year-Old Federal Houses on Grand Street are Demolished

Posted March 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

Poof, they’re gone. Grand Street Chinatown just lost three historic structures that date back some 200 years. The razing began a few months ago, and wrapped up last week. The city had issued demolition permits exactly one year ago for 282-286 Grand Street, but the site remained largely dormant until this past Thanksgiving. Now, the […]

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After 5 Years, Muriel Guépin Gallery Trades Orchard Street for SoHo

Posted February 9, 2018 at 5:06 am

One of the longest running galleries on Orchard Street just left. The Muriel Guépin Gallery departed the saturated scene last week after five years at 83 Orchard Street. The showroom was packed up and vacated by the end of January and all evidence of its branding gone. REAL New York, landlord Samy Mahfar’s in-house real […]

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The Lodge Gallery Calls it Quits After 5 Years on Chrystie Street

Posted February 2, 2018 at 5:12 am

The industrial-dominated block of Chrystie Street between Broome and Delancey is losing its artist in residence. Indeed, the Lodge Gallery is calling it quits after spending five years at 131 Chrystie Street. Its final exhibition – monster paintings by Tawan Wattuya – has been on view the last couple weeks, and will remain open through […]

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Galerie Perrotin Adds itself to Classic Beckenstein Signage on Orchard Street

Posted January 2, 2018 at 5:00 am

Beckenstein now shills for Perrotin on the Lower East Side. Truth. In a sneaky stroke of the brush, Galerie Perrotin is now part of the S. Beckenstein story at 130 Orchard Street. Fresh off its recent completion of additional upper-level exhibition space, the Paris-based gallery added itself to the classic red-white-and-yellow exterior signage. Take a […]

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By Annexing 68 Orchard Street, ‘Shin Gallery’ Rules the Corner of Orchard and Grand

Last modified November 3, 2017 at 11:30 am

The Shin Gallery just expanded again. This time one store over to complete its takeover of the former home of Sheila’s Decorating. Last week, the four-year-old showroom lifted the curtain another annex gallery – its second addition – at 68 Orchard Street. You’ll recall that this address had been under complete renovation since early-2015, resulting in […]

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Artist Milton Resnick’s Synagogue Studio at 87 Eldridge Street Revamped for Exhibition Space in February

Posted October 27, 2017 at 5:16 am

Its subtle presence on the block spurred plenty of curiousity over the years. Always appearing empty. Not so. The 100-year-old former synagogue at 87 Eldridge Street – the onetime art studio of Milton Resnick – is undergoing an extensive renovation and will open to the public in four months. The timing is right, too, as […]

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In Move from Midtown, ‘Ierimonti Gallery’ Readies 55 Delancey Showroom

Posted September 20, 2017 at 5:02 am

After Brennan & Griffin Gallery relocated to Norfolk Street last year, its former headquarters on Delancey Street remained vacant. The only action during its year-long dormancy was when Petee’s Pie used the space for its busy Thanksgiving rush last November. But now, more of the same is on the way. An art gallery from midtown […]

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276 Bowery Becomes Arlette Tebele’s Pop-Up Art Gallery

Posted August 9, 2017 at 5:09 am

When area stores go vacant, the trend is almost always to install a temporary gallery of some sort. Increase the exposure (i.e. eyeballs) on the property to draw attention and hopefully net a new tenant. And that’s exactly what’s happening over at 276 Bowery. Sunrise Rainbow Kitchen Supply vacated the large Bowery commercial space earlier […]

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‘Olsen Gruin Gallery’ Moves East to 30 Orchard Street

Posted July 27, 2017 at 5:08 am

Until this month, the commercial condo unit at 30 Orchard Street had been vacant for nearly two years. Warehoused while waiting for the highest bidder. That seems to have happened, as the space now boasts a new showroom. The Olsen Gruin Gallery, a transplant from Elizabeth Street. “Sharing Country,” curated by Adam Knight, is the […]

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‘Mega-Galleries’ Spell the End for Smaller Area Showrooms

Posted June 30, 2017 at 5:04 am

Small galleries on the Lower East Side are closing left and right. For the last decade, headlines ad nauseum described an influx of smalltime galleries defecting from Chelsea and landing in the neighborhood. Critical mass has apparently been reached, where only the big box can now survive. Galleries with deep pockets apparently make it impossible […]

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