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In ‘Head-to-Toe’ Armani, Fredrik Eklund Partakes in Demolition of 50 Clinton Street

Posted June 22, 2015 at 9:23 am

Why, of course 50 Clinton Street would be demolished “in style.” The takedown of the mid-block row of low-rise retail has been underway since early June, but pompous broker Fredrik Eklund needed to take a turn pissing on the ashes wielding the wrecking ball, as it were. Eklund happily boasted on Instagram last week about […]

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WD-50 is Reduced to Rubble for 7-Story Condo Development

Posted June 5, 2015 at 5:18 am

Thar she blows! That there be the end as we know it for the low-rise midsection of Clinton Street. All in the name of uber-luxury and its well-off minions. That’s right. Demolition of 50-62 Clinton officially commenced this week after a substantial holding pattern the last couple months. At least a fraction of that timeout […]

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Sales Go Live at 50 Clinton Street Condo Building that Killed WD-50

Posted April 10, 2015 at 5:00 am

The outdated row of retail comprising 50-62 Clinton Street still stands, but the tombstone signage continues to tease the next phase. As we’ve been reporting, the one-story collection of stores – which had included WD-50 – will fall so that a seven-story condo project can rise here. The price range to live in this beacon of […]

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50 Clinton Luxury Development Debuts ‘Sales Gallery’ and Teaser Signage

Posted March 31, 2015 at 5:00 am

News regarding 50 Clinton Street is now a torrent. The one-story row of retail will imminently fall brick by brick to allow seven stories of luxury to muscle onto the scene. The insult added to that injury is the new teaser banner that advertises residences starting at a slender $975K. What a steal! And now that we […]

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Wylie Dufresne’s Dad to Open BYGGYZ Sandwich Shop on Clinton Street

Posted March 24, 2015 at 5:18 am

Wylie Dufresne (and WD-50) may have departed Clinton Street, but his dad, Dewey, is entering the ever-evolving restaurant row. You read that right. The elder Dufresne is taking over the former bodega at 37-39 Clinton, John’s Deli, to unleash a long-delayed sandwich shop called BYGGYZ. Apparently this concept has been in the works for three […]

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With Demolition Underway, First Interior Renderings of 50 Clinton Street Are Released

Posted February 20, 2015 at 5:11 am

The low-rise row of retail along Clinton Street died so that luxury living could rise (nay, ruin) the block. No sooner did the scaffolding arrive at 50 Clinton than new interior renderings surfaced about the replacement development. This, of course, is the future location of a seven-story luxury condo project by the hand of DHA […]

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Demolition Begins at 50 Clinton Street Ahead of New 7-Story Development

Posted February 17, 2015 at 5:10 am

It’s coming down. More than a year of nervous anticipation now culminates in destruction for the mid-section of Clinton Street. Indeed, the once proud one-story row of retail comprising 50-62 Clinton Street is a few jackhammer chisels from demolition. Yeah, the permits were filed back in December, so no huge surprise. However, the reality just […]

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WD-50 Boarded Up; Demolition Permits Filed for 50 Clinton Street

Posted December 23, 2014 at 5:32 am

Chef Wylie Dufresne penned his final farewell to Clinton Street on Saturday, tweeting simply “Adios amigo … thank you.” The communique followed shortly after the interior furnishings were auctioned. Days later, WD-50, his culinary home for over a decade, was boarded up by a pair of contractors. A signal that takedown of 50 Clinton is […]

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A Post-mortem for WD-50 on Clinton Street [PHOTOS]

Posted December 5, 2014 at 5:33 am

And now, a post-mortem for WD-50 on Clinton Street, which concluded its eleven-year run this past Sunday. We ambled past yesterday evening only to find owner-chef Wylie Dufresne packing up the establishment that truly put him on the map. Geographically and culinarily. Dufresne and his team were loading up boxes in plain sight (i.e. floor-to-ceiling […]

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WD-50 Says Goodbye to the Lower East Side with Farewell Photo and Letter in the Window

Posted November 24, 2014 at 6:09 am

As we’ve been closely chronicling for the better part of the last year, WD-50 and the adjacent Clinton Street properties will soon fall for luxury condo development. One by one, each of the businesses along this low-rise stretch of real estate shuttered/moved, with Wylie Dufresne’s baby being the last. The restaurant will close at the […]

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