Posted August 26, 2014 at 6:00 am
Herewith, an update on that new construction that replaced the Federal-style rowhouse at 135 Bowery. The property is three years in the making, with construction having kickstarted roughly eight months ago after a lengthy holding pattern. Whatever might have remained of the original structure is no longer recognizable, if even there at all. Instead, we now […]
Posted February 19, 2014 at 5:29 am
Pylones, that colorfully funky international gift shop chain, is now a man down. Its SoHo store at 69 Spring Street shuttered in mid-January after almost a decade at this location. Blame the landlord; apparently the reason for closure, as is always the case these days, was a rent hike. Ergo, an executive decision was made […]
Posted February 6, 2014 at 10:36 am
The current hotel conversion of the iconic, Beaux Arts-style Jarmulowsky Bank Building at 54 Canal Street prompted a closer look at the roots of this 1912 landmark. It briefly housed a financial institution which became a proverbial backbone to the immigrant community of the Lower East Side. Owner Sender Jarmulowsky had been banking in the […]
Posted October 30, 2013 at 6:00 am
Two years of back-and-forth with the LPC regarding 339 Grand Street culminated in a victory yesterday for local preservationists. The Federal-style row house – a structure that dates back to 1832 (completed 1833) – was easily designated a city landmark by Commission Chairman Tierney. “This understated row house, by far the most intact of the […]
Posted October 29, 2013 at 5:40 am
There is hope for the home of Ideal Hosiery…at least for local preservationists. Thanks to grassroots pressure from the likes of Friends of the Lower East Side, the Landmarks Preservation Commission is set [PDF] to hear the case for 339 Grand Street today. Again; it’s the second time the body is hearing the case in as […]
Posted June 25, 2013 at 6:00 am
Neighborhood preservationists are springing into action to try and save 339 Grand Street.
Posted May 24, 2013 at 6:08 am
The “highly desirable development site” just lost some luster for developers. But for grassroots preservationists who led the charge, it was a huge win nearly two years in the making. The nine-story Bialystoker Home at 228 East Broadway was designated a landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Wednesday afternoon. Board vote was unanimous. Most […]
Posted March 25, 2013 at 6:18 am
As previously reported, the Seward Park branch of the New York Public Library is up for landmark consideration.
Posted March 4, 2013 at 11:20 am
Neighborhood activists Friends of the Lower East Side just started an online petition to help save this remarkable 163-year-old building.