Ridley’s Department Store

Restoration of Landmarked Ridley’s Building on Grand Street is (Partially) Complete

Posted January 29, 2019 at 5:05 am

Earlier this month, the iron cage of scaffolding came down from the city-landmarked Ridley & Sons department store building on Grand Street. The exposure reveals the completed rehab project that had been underway since August 2017. New masonry, new windows, new residents for the city-certified landmark. As reported, the owner of 315 Grand Street (aka […]

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LPC Approves Ridley’s Landmark Restoration and Penthouse Addition on Grand Street

Posted January 14, 2016 at 5:00 am

​Half of the former Ridley & Son’s department store – designated a city landmark – will be restored as part of a new residential conversion project. Less than a month after the positive advisory recommendation from Community Board 3, the Landmarks Preservation Commission followed suit during the hearing on Tuesday. As previously reported, the owner […]

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Ridley’s Landmark Restoration and Penthouse Addition on Grand Street OK’d by CB3

Posted December 18, 2015 at 5:00 am

​That orange speck of two-by-fours atop 315 Grand Street (aka 66 Allen) is a prelude of a potential future for the Ridley & Sons department store landmark. A penthouse placement on the rooftop of the five-story former building. What you see is a mockup for illustrative purposes to help sway the Landmarks Preservation Commission into approval; […]

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Ridley’s Landmark Building on Grand Street Goes for Rooftop Appendage in Residential Conversion

Posted December 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

​Where the historic Ridley & Sons department store once stood on Grand Street, change is afoot. The westernmost structure in the complex – abutting the Pink Building – is on the docket for rooftop addition. Bromley Caldari Architects PC is the architect of record on the project, which includes a 900 square-foot addition atop the […]

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Y Gallery Relocates to the Pink Building on Grand Street

Posted June 8, 2015 at 5:11 am

The Y Gallery is again on the move, having recently secured its third home in four years. Two weeks ago, the sub-level gallery at 165 Orchard Street relocated to an upstairs location further downtown below Delancey. The Pink Building (once known as Ridley’s Department Store), to be exact. The smallish showroom now resides on the […]

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This Ugly Copper Condo Tower is Proposed for 57 Orchard Street

Posted April 16, 2015 at 9:47 am

The re-imagining of the Ridley Department Store building (aka Pink Building) on Orchard Street has taken a sudden turn to development. Developer Continental Worsteds, working in tandem with property owner Orchard Street Equities LLC, is in the planning stages to eliminate the stout 57 Orchard and replace it with a monstrous beast of gentrification. YIMBY […]

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Fire at 321 Grand Street Pink Building

Last modified December 3, 2011 at 10:50 pm

This is a really sad moment for the Lower East Side. The iconic corner pink building at 321 Grand Street, which was once-upon-a-time the Ridley & Sons Department Store and now houses haberdasher Jodamo, is currently burning. Two ladder trucks are on scene extinguishing the flames. The three upper floors are burning. More as it […]