Serge Hoyda

‘Grinch’ Developer Dumped Rotting Garbage, Garden Advocates Allege in $5M Lawsuit

Last modified September 3, 2019 at 9:21 am

The Children’s Magical Garden last week filed a lawsuit against the owner-developer of the neighboring parcel, accusing him of bullying and harassment. Specifically with regard to the recent dumping of trash into the green space. The Horizon Group – whose principal, David Marom, acquired the vacant lot from Serge Hoyda in 2013 – has been […]

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Children’s Magical Garden Cries Foul Over Trespasser Who Destroyed Plantings on Contested Plot

Last modified April 9, 2019 at 9:54 am

The fight for the Children’s Magical Garden on Stanton Street just turned real ugly. For years, the garden corporation has been embroiled in a legal dispute against former landlord Serge Hoyda and current owner Horizon Group, yet recently scored decisive victories to stay alive. Nine months after the Appellate Court in the ongoing case sided with […]

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Bi-level Mediterranean Nightspot Tries for Preserve 24 Space

Posted February 26, 2019 at 5:04 am

Looks like we may have spoken too soon. While a cheap pizza place took a slice of its former floor area, the Preserve 24 space is still fielding suitors. Word on the street is that nightlife impresario Alon Jibli is next in the long line of applicants for the bi-level space at East Houston and […]

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Five Years Vacant, Preserve 24 Space Gets a 99-Cent Pizzeria

Posted February 20, 2019 at 5:03 am

With a fully renovated property at the corner of East Houston and Allen Streets, landlord-developer Serge Hoyda already added two new food groups – gyros and pizza. The 99-cent pizza place, situated around the corner from Rosario’s and Una Pizza Napoletana, takes a bite out of floor area previously occupied by Preserve 24. The takeout […]

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Gyro Joint to Replace Vacant Sugar Cafe on Allen Street

Posted October 4, 2018 at 5:02 am

Sugar Cafe shuttered almost two years ago. Ultimately done in by a rent hike, the 24-hour refueling spot held down the northeast corner of Allen and Houston Streets for well over a decade. Landord Serge Hoyda spent the interim period renovating and upgrading 200 Allen Street, as well as the adjacent tenements at 175-177 East […]

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Magic Moment: Appeals Court Favors Children’s Magical Garden in Adverse Possession Claim

Posted July 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

After four years of litigation, a major score for the Children’s Magical Garden at Stanton and Norfolk Streets! The Appellate Court in the ongoing case – which pit the garden corporation against former landlord Serge Hoyda and current owner Horizon Group – has sided with the former regarding defendants’ motion to dismiss the “Adverse Possession” […]

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‘Dr Smood’ Organic Health Cafe Announces New Location at the Old LES American Apparel

Last modified September 21, 2017 at 10:53 pm

Dr Smood, a bougie “organic boutique cafe” specializing in 100-percent United States Department of Agriculture-certified organic food and beverages, just signed a lease for space at the former American Apparel on East Houston Street. Vinyl window cladding announces the imminent arrival of this latest area eatery. With all the condos arriving to market nearby in […]

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Pala Pizza Seized After 11 Years on Allen Street

Posted May 26, 2017 at 5:12 am

Death paid a visit to Pala this week in the form of City Marshals. The eleven-year-old pizzeria was seized and returned to the landlord on Tuesday. As for the restaurant itself, the furnishings and interior are still intact. Packed up for the night never to reopen. The Pala pizzeria opened on this upper stretch of […]

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Sons of Essex Owners Vying for Multilevel Mexican Clubstaurant at Former Preserve 24 Space 

Posted May 3, 2017 at 5:00 am

In the three years since Preserve 24 failed in epic fashion, the multilevel retail space at 200 Allen Street (aka 177 East Houston) has been shopped around for the next potential nightspot. Elements of One and One, the Late Late, and Upstate each considered, albeit separately, taking a pass at planting a business here. All […]

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Rumor: ‘Sugar Cafe’ is Closing Down at the End of the Week

Posted January 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

The sugar high is gone; now the big comedown. The no-frills, 24/7 Sugar Cafe has been fueling the area from 200 Allen Street (East Houston) for over a decade. It’s weathered the winds of gentrification and more than five years of roadwork at its doorstep. But apparently a rent increase is doing them in. Several readers inform […]

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