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Mapping Vacant Stores to Show How ‘High Rent Blight’ is Killing the City

Posted August 29, 2016 at 5:12 am

Warehousing. High rent blight. Store for rent. Call it what you want, but it’s a big problem in a city that so eagerly tosses its working class, mom-and-pop establishments into the proverbial gutter, in favor of high-paying corporate chains. It’s something that the Lower East Side, but the city at large, grapples with to a […]

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Vogue Day Spa No Longer in Business

Posted March 22, 2010 at 6:18 am

After years residing at the high-traffic corner of Orchard and Grand Streets, Vogue Day Spa is no longer in business.  The storefront at 322 Grand was recently vacated, with “for rent” signs taking positions above the entranceway.

Rat Den at 250 Bowery

Last modified July 30, 2009 at 7:28 am

One major problem with stalled construction projects around the neighborhood is the inevitable transformation to rat den.  All too often, the furry critters find glorious haven in the floating trash, twisted rebar, and pools of liquid.  Indeed, you may recall the “rat castle” of 179 Ludlow Street, which was initially planned as luxury living. Keeping […]