Vacate Notice

Rochelle’s on Chrystie Street Slapped with Vacate Order by FDNY

Last modified May 5, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Their Twitter handle carries the slogan – “Bad decisions, served nightly.” Guess the clunky-named Leave Rochelle Out of It lived up to this hype, as the six-month-old bar was shuttered by the fire department. The vacate order was handed down on Saturday evening, and applies to both the ground level and the 205 Club in […]

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Angel Orensanz Hit with Full Vacate Order by DOB; History of Issues Revealed

Posted April 2, 2014 at 9:20 am

Monday night, just as the Soho Rep group celebrated its springtime fundraiser fete at Angel Orensanz, the interior balcony began to buckle. (Gretchen Mol and Tim Blake hosts) Some 500 gala-goers were quickly evacuated after cracks were discovered in one of the load-bearing balcony columns; reports also indicated that the floor itself began to sag. […]

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Clandestine Chinatown Hotel with Gallery Front Busted on Canal Street

Last modified February 25, 2014 at 11:07 pm

Stroll by 171-173 Canal Street on any given day, and you wouldn’t think twice about the activity up above. Until now, the top floor of this five-story walkup hosted the so-called Collective Gallery, touted as a “very unconventional intimate space” utilized by a “collective of thirteen artists.” This is an unconventional space, alright, but only […]

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Update on the Tenant Eviction at 81 Bowery

Posted March 11, 2013 at 6:18 am

Last Thursday afternoon, the embattled SRO at 81 Bowery was liquidated thanks in large part to a CNN exposé.

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Report: SRO Tenants at 81 Bowery Evicted Again Yesterday

Posted March 8, 2013 at 6:09 am

Yesterday afternoon, another crackdown ensued, with the FDNY vacating the premises.

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Bowery House Expanding with Four New Rooms

Posted February 19, 2013 at 10:39 am

It would appear the barely-two-year-old Bowery House might be in some hot water with the city over some “illegal conversions.”

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Grand Street Fire: Scaffolding and Demolition

Posted April 14, 2010 at 7:59 am

Early yesterday morning, the mother of all cranes showed up to the fire scene  outside of 283-285 Grand Street.  By nightfall, the crowd control barriers were repositioned along the perimeter to allow for limited sidewalk access from Eldridge.  As of today, scaffolding is in place and Grand Street proper, between Allen and Forsyth, remains sealed […]

Vacate Order Issued at 137 Ludlow

Posted April 7, 2010 at 6:31 am

On March 30, a full vacate order was issued to 137 Ludlow Street, home of velvet-ropers Libation. The letter itself was slapped on the side door of the club.  The FDNY reported at the time that the “third floor ceiling is structurally defective and in danger of collapse.”

Action for Progress Badly Damaged Due to Neighboring Construction

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:19 am

The full vacate order issued to 255 Easton Houston last week was no April Fools Day prank. On the contrary.  Thanks to construction on the neighboring lot at the corner of Suffolk Street, the Action for Progress day care center was badly damaged, and is now deemed “perilous to life.”  Said lot – 265 East […]

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99 Below on MacDougal Closed and for Rent

Last modified March 2, 2010 at 7:30 am

Almost three months ago, 99 Below, the cellar bar at 99 MacDougal Street, was slapped with a vacate order due to conditions “imminently perilous to life.”  It was an event from which the relatively new establishment would not recover.