Samy Mahfar

Mount Sinai Opening Group Clinic on Delancey Street

Posted January 28, 2020 at 5:00 am

There hasn’t been a steady tenant at 104 Delancey Street since the Chase Bank closed and consolidated with the branch across the street in 2012. Instead, eight years of pop-up players persisted, from Gagosian (2012) and Hanksy (2014) to Spirit Halloween (2015), All Leather, and Chabad LES. Now, landlord Samy Mahfar is switching it up completely. […]

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Michelin-Star Chef Bringing Omakase to Former Black Tap on Ludlow Street

Posted January 17, 2020 at 5:00 am

From shakes to sushi. After the epic bomb that was Black Tap, 177 Ludlow Street is now taking a more upscale tack. Omakase, which is Japanese dining for the ultra-luxe set. Real Estate Weekly has the scoop, reporting that a new mystery tenant, who currently owns and operates eight restaurants in New York and Tokyo, […]

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This Sixty-Foot Horse Mural Painted on Broome Street Facade

Last modified January 17, 2020 at 7:53 am

Where a giant veiny penis mural once held court, a Broome Street building facade now boasts some new art. Swedish street artist Shai Dahan painted a sixty-foot horse on the side of 303 Broome Street. It’s a reimagining of the traditional Dala Horse (aka Dalecarlian Horse), which is often used as a national symbol of […]

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Black Tap LES Melts After 2-Year Stint in Hell Square

Posted June 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

Just over two years to the day after its controversial debut in Hell Square, Black Tap LES is no more. The Ludlow Street outpost of the popular burgers-and-shakes chain went dark earlier this month. A spate of costly lawsuits, coupled with an apparent lack of foot traffic – locals were expecting hordes based on other […]

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102 Norfolk Street Hits the Market for $16.25M

Posted June 12, 2019 at 5:07 am

The controversial saga of 102 Norfolk Street turns a page to its next chapter. That of being for sale on the open market. (For real this time.) A Boogie reader sent along the listing, via Avison Young, which advertises the mixed-use building as a steal for $16.25 million. No doubt benefiting from the inflated values […]

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At Mahfar’s 113 Stanton Street, Workers Fall Through the Ceiling [PHOTOS]

Last modified September 13, 2018 at 9:23 am

Renovations are again heating up at 113 Stanton Street, a notorious SMA Equities (Samy Mahfar) property with a history of tenant revolt. The tenement was one of several Lower East Side properties at the center of a civil lawsuit against SMA that eventually settled in March 2016. (It included a settlement sum to 23 tenants plus […]

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Mahfar Looks to Flip 99 Allen Street for $13M

Posted June 28, 2018 at 5:10 am

Controversial local landlord Samy Mahfar is looking to cash out one of his Lower East Side holdings. The “repositioned” five-story tenement at 99 Allen Street is now on the market for $13 million. The listing arrives nearly five years after Mahfar first purchased the building (September 2013) from Heaven Way Buddha Church for $4.4 million. […]

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‘Good Thanks’ in Order for Orchard Street

Posted March 6, 2018 at 5:03 am

Are good thanks in order for Orchard Street? Indeed, an Australian duo is presently eyeing 131 Orchard Street for a new casual cafe concept called Good Thanks. The team seeks a beer-wine license for the venture, which will serve health-conscious food options alongside “quality coffee” in a “very relaxed” environment inspired by “Australian culture.” “Our […]

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After 5 Years, Muriel Guépin Gallery Trades Orchard Street for SoHo

Posted February 9, 2018 at 5:06 am

One of the longest running galleries on Orchard Street just left. The Muriel Guépin Gallery departed the saturated scene last week after five years at 83 Orchard Street. The showroom was packed up and vacated by the end of January and all evidence of its branding gone. REAL New York, landlord Samy Mahfar’s in-house real […]

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Mahfar’s ‘REAL New York’ Brokerage Moves up Ludlow Street

Posted February 8, 2018 at 5:12 am

Samy Mahfar’s in-house real estate brokerage, REAL New York, is on the move and will relocate up the block. The retail office has been headquartered in the ground floor of 143 Ludlow Street ever since the controversial landlord acquired the tenement in 2012 for $5.2 million and began upscaling (at the expense of longtime tenants […]

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