Lighting District

Prince Tea House Starts Serving on the Bowery

Posted September 9, 2019 at 5:11 am

Something new is brewing on the Bowery. Promised for five months, the Prince Tea House is now operational in the Lighting District. The Lower East Side is the second Manhattan tea spot (134 Bowery) for the Flushing-based mini chain, which also counts four outer-borough locations in Queens and Brooklyn. Offerings include a variety of hot […]

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‘Selina’ to Open NYC Flagship Hotel on the Bowery this June

Posted March 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

Selina is coming to the Bowery sooner than you might think. The new eight-story development at 138 Bowery is basically ready to go. Long gone are the construction materials and fencework; and the lobby is already attended, with a receptionist sitting guard behind a desk. Selina seems to be in a preview mode of sorts […]

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WeWork Founder Brings ‘Selina’ Hotel Project to the Bowery

Posted December 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

Finally complete after years of construction, 138 Bowery is ready for the big-time, and with an identity to boot. Backed by WeWork founder Adam Neumann, Selina is a multipurpose hospitality endeavor that marries co-working options with hotel rooms, retail, and food offerings. The lodge features 90 keys designed in collaboration with local artists and designers, […]

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‘Lighting by Gregory’ Buildings on the Bowery Sell for $30M

Posted November 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Lighting by Gregory shuttered its decades-old Bowery store in mid-October. Now we know why. The founding father of the lighting showroom – also the landlord – ultimately decided to cash out. Building owner Joel Horowitz, who’s owned the three-parcel property between Broome and Kenmare since the 1980s, sold the mid-block assemblage for a hefty sum […]

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Demolition Permits Filed for Entire Bowery Corner Ahead of Marriott’s ‘Moxy’

Posted November 7, 2018 at 5:08 am

The southeast corner of Bowery and Broome is ready for razing. Demolition permits were filed with the city two weeks ago ahead of a multimillion-dollar conversion to a new Marriott hotel. Former owner Emmut Properties sold its stake in 151 Bowery (aka 331-337 Broome) this past August to developer Lightstone Group. The seller had previously […]

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The Bowery Lighting District Just Lost its Biggest Store, Lighting by Gregory

Posted October 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Bowery Lighting District is reeling after losing its biggest store. Lighting by Gregory – located between Kenmare and Broome Streets for decades – faded from the landscape last week. The business shuttered, leaving behind multiple storefronts at 156-158 Bowery for the take. Apparently the company is in the throes of Bankruptcy filing, and the […]

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Marriott’s Moxy Plans New Hotel in Bowery Lighting District

Posted August 1, 2018 at 5:00 am

Apparently the Bowery needs another hotel. To fill this non-void of lodging, Marriott’s newish boutique brand, Moxy NYC, is set to impart its second downtown lodge, and fourth citywide, here in the Bowery lighting district. (The company already demolished an historic row of structures on East 11th Street for the other.) This particular corner parcel […]

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‘SleePare’ Online Bedding Purveyor Joins Bowery Lighting District

Posted June 6, 2018 at 5:09 am

Down in the Bowery lighting district, this store has gone to sleep. Online mattress retailer SleePare counts 166 Bowery as its brick-and-mortar outpost. It’s the second bedding shop within two blocks, behind organic mattress showroom Nest, and is now operational. SleePare apparently designed “state of the art software” with “machine learning” that compares customer preferences – based […]

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Bowery Lighting District Contracts as ‘New York Lighting’ Consolidates with Sister Store

Posted February 6, 2018 at 5:04 am

After more than a decade on the Bowery, New York Lighting is leaving its two-store gallery space in the coming weeks. Window-wide posters announce that the business is moving. In fact, we are told the lease is up and that New York Lighting is consolidating operations with its sister store, The Light House, just up […]

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Looking at the 8-Story Bowery Lodging Where 200-Year-Old Federal Houses Once Stood

Posted October 5, 2017 at 5:00 am

In the last seven months, progress has been swift at 138-142 Bowery, where historically significant buildings were destroyed in the name of luxury housing. The new eight-story mixed-use replacement development reached its apex over the summer, and just completed its masonry makeover. In fact, the black netting is gone, and the structure is on full […]

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