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Historic NYPL Rivington Street Branch Undergoes Condo Coversion

Posted November 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

As the Rivington House condo conversion progresses ever so slightly, another historic building barely a block to the east is headed for same. The Beaux Arts beauty at 61 Rivington Street is now tagged for a similar luxury upgrade. Back in May, the historic building, which formerly housed the New York Church of the Nazarene, […]

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Judge Denies Developers’ Motion to Dismiss in Children’s Magical Garden Lawsuit

Posted November 25, 2015 at 5:00 am

​There’s some positive pre-holiday news coming from the Children’s Magical Garden. The ongoing lawsuit against developers regarding a third of the parkland – first levied last year – is moving forward. A motion to dismiss by the defendant was denied. First, though, a quick recap of the situation on the ground. Since 1985, the Children’s […]

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It’ll Cost Upwards of $800k to Live Inside the Cantilevered Condo at 100 Norfolk Street

Posted September 30, 2014 at 6:03 am

100 Norfolk Street has yet to rise above its tattered plywood perimeter, yet its housing stock is already on the open market. The cantilevered mess of condos destined for this site are solely for the upper crust. Sales of the thirty homes went live yesterday, as did the official website. The eyesore proposed for 100 […]

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Children’s Magical Garden Seeks Last-Minute Funding for Youth Mentorship Project

Posted June 19, 2014 at 6:05 am

While still embroiled in legal proceedings over the remaining parcel, the Children’s Magical Garden is pushing forward with its programming. For the last few weeks, advocates have been crowdsourcing to help fund their new youth mentoring project. In this case, it’s a free organic gardening program run by two young women who grew up in […]

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On 24-Hour Watch at the Children’s Magical Garden

Posted May 19, 2014 at 6:00 am

Just call it “Occupy CMG,” but replace Zucotti with Children’s Magical Garden. Vocal advocates of the local greenspace on Stanton Street remain hunkered down, having pitched tent and tarp. It’s a makeshift activist campsite for round-the-clock community surveillance. As we first reported last week, garden faithful planted themselves here to keep a watchful eye on […]

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DOB Puts Childrens Magical Garden Development Permits on Hold; Fundraiser Planned for Tomorrow

Posted May 9, 2014 at 6:10 am

Plans to construct the six-story residential building on one-third of the Children’s Magical Garden are apparently at a standstill. The DOB approved the proposal last month, but the construction permit in their database now indicates that the job is on hold. Meanwhile, the lawsuit brought by garden advocates is still chugging along. We’re told that […]

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DOB Approves Permits for 6-Story Residential Building on Children’s Magical Garden

Last modified April 22, 2014 at 8:18 am

It obviously didn’t matter that a lawsuit is currently underway against the Horizon Group. The deep-pocketed developer (also behind 100 Norfolk site) is moving forward with the plan to drop a six-story building beside the beleaguered Children’s Magical Garden. And the DOB is apparently on board. The city agency approved construction permits and zoning documents […]

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