Posted April 22, 2010 at 6:32 am
Since the completion of the Thompson LES back in 2008, the expansive ground-level commercial space at 185 Orchard Street has been idle. The glass remained unobstructed throughout (except for some yuppie-hating graffiti), and always advertised a unit that seemed too large for just one tenant. No longer the case.
Posted April 17, 2009 at 8:03 am
Not too long ago, The Ludlow unveiled a fresh canopy above the revolving-door entrance. Another pretentious contribution to the neighborhood. A quick peek at the official website proves the luxury rentals here are struggling. One month free off the bat? Please. That won’t be enough to get people through said door. Not in this economy. […]
Posted January 21, 2009 at 10:20 am
Inspired by the advent of these tongue-in-cheek ads pasted around the neighborhood, I present to you the “Can’t afford to live on the LES because of Yuppification” move: Rent. Rent. Rent. Parasitic chain banks monopolize street corners, and eliminate neighborhood character. The local dive was torn down and replaced with multi-million dollar condos. Getting a […]
Last modified February 11, 2011 at 1:39 pm
Funny how a vacant storefront can carry the torch of the now-endangered downtown spirit. A victim of Bowery 2.0, Bowery Tattoo has been out of commission for quite some time. After closing shop their artists eventually joined forces with Sacred Tattoo [link] on Broadway and Canal. Now, in the wake of fleeing, plenty of street […]