Jarmulowsky Bank Building

The Fight for our Democracy Starts Close to Home by Voting for Community Board Term Limits [OP-ED]

Posted November 5, 2018 at 5:00 am

In a time of fear that our democracy is slipping away, we comfort ourselves thinking that, in this corner of the country, our voices will be heard. Yet all too often, New Yorkers instead face a demoralizing system that serves up a healthy dose of cynicism. That is what dozens of Chinatown and Lower East […]

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Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel License Sails through CB3, Despite Local Opposition

Posted October 16, 2018 at 5:03 am

When block associations don’t work together, the residents lose. That’s essentially the narrative behind the Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel and the approval of its liquor license last week. Dozens of residents attended the Community Board 3 SLA subcommittee meeting last Tuesday in opposition to the hotel’s food and beverage plans at 9 Orchard Street. Namely, to […]

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Neighbors Fear ‘Runaway Nightlife’ with Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel’s 9 Different Venues

Posted October 9, 2018 at 5:03 am

The corner of Canal and Orchard Streets is the latest battlefield in the fight against encroaching nightlife on the eastern front of Chinatown. Area locals are digging in. At hand is the hotel liquor license application for the myriad venues planned inside the Jarmulowsky Bank building. DLJ Real Estate Partners, owner and developer of the […]

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Going Inside the Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel [PHOTOS]

Posted September 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

As part of its area charm offensive, DLJ Real Estate Partners recently opened the doors to the Jarmulowsky Bank Building during its conversion to posh boutique hotel. The iconic Beaux Arts-style landmark has been under renovations for nigh on six years already, resulting in a new construction next door and the addition of a replica rooftop […]

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Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel Lays out Plans for its Nightlife

Posted September 11, 2018 at 5:05 am

More than five years into remodeling, the new Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel is entering the phase of community outreach for the requisite onsite liquor licenses at 9 Orchard Street. To that end, developer DLJ Partners engaged with neighbors at a meeting of the SPaCE Block Association last week. In short, DLJ Partners is seemingly on a […]

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Cupola Lookout and Roof Deck for the Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel

Posted July 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Over five years after the Jarmulowsky Bank Building changed hands, the thirteen-story property is still on its journey to luxury boutique hotel. Opening is far on the horizon, though. In the meantime, developer DLJ Real Estate Partners is apparently still refining plans. Architects tasked with the conversion project now seek a “special permit to modify […]

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It’s Been Nine Years Since Good World Bar Closed on Orchard Street

Posted April 27, 2018 at 5:06 am

Earlier this month marked nine years since Good World bar passed. Before DLJ Real Estate Partners spent $36 million on the Jarmulowsky Bank for its new (overdue) hotel, and the eastern terminus of Canal Street became hot; before Fat Radish, Bar Belly, Dimes, and Bacaro; before even Les Enfants Terribles (since relocated) when hosiery shops […]

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LPC Makes it Easy to Get to Know Your Neighborhood Landmarks [MAPS]

Last modified December 22, 2017 at 7:04 am

The Landmarks Preservation Commission just leveled up its “Discover NYC Landmarks” interactive map. What was once a cumbersome and limited database is now a user-friendly treasure trove of information on nearly 34,000 historic buildings within the City’s 141 historic districts. This upgrade complements its existing accessible information on the more than 1,400 individual landmarks, and […]

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Locals Uneasy About Incoming Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel and its Nightlife

Posted December 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

There is a fight brewing over the incoming nightlife establishment at the Jarmulowsky Bank hotel. The Orchard Street Block Association, for its part, is already gearing up for the effort. They’ve distributed flyers of opposition in the immediate vicinity of the Jarmulowsky Bank Building (with the Monopoly Man) – first at summer’s end and now […]

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‘L’Amico’ Backers Propose New Venue for Mysterious Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel

Last modified July 26, 2017 at 7:36 am

Guess those alleged plans for “creative” commercial offices at the Jarmulowsky Bank Building – first disclosed last summer – are no longer in the cards. The Community Board 3 agenda for next month’s SLA applicants is revealing enough. It lists 9 Orchard Street (aka 54 Canal) on the docket for hotel license consideration. But that’s […]

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