Lighting District

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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Trio of Bowery Lighting District Buildings Sells for $24M

Posted June 16, 2017 at 5:14 am

Seven months after a slate of Bowery buildings first hit the market, a buyer just emerged. The family of Bowery landlord David A. Cohen sold 162-166 Bowery to investor Ari Zagdanski (Kinsmen Property Group) for $23.5 million, which is $6.5 million under the initial asking price. The deal reportedly went through this week, thus ending […]

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3 Buildings on the ‘Tidal Wave that is the Bowery’ Hit the Market for $30M

Last modified November 15, 2016 at 11:20 am

Grab a life jacket and brace yourselves for the cresting tidal wave. Everywhere you look on the Bowery it’s development… When Oggi Lighting shut its lights for the last time back in April, we had a premonition that something bad would happen here. After all, 162-166 Bowery is a low-rise strip of mixed-use buildings with […]

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Demolition Begins at 139-141 Bowery for New 11-Story Mixed-Use Development

Posted June 7, 2016 at 5:00 am

The death shroud is unveiled; get ready for more carnage in the Bowery’s once-proud lighting district. Two more pre-war structures are about to meet the maker. Netting and scaffolding were altogether assembled at 139-141 Bowery last week, signaling the beginning of demolition activity. Once excised from the block, a shiny new eleven-story building will take its […]

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It’s Lights Out for ‘Oggi Lighting’ Longtimer on the Bowery

Posted April 19, 2016 at 5:10 am

It’s lights out for another Bowery stalwart. Oggi Lighting at the southwest corner of Kenmare Street is going out of business. The loss marks another blow to the lighting district, which has been hemorrhaging business for years. A large yellow sign in the window of 166 Bowery announces the forthcoming closure and requisite clearance sale. […]

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