The SPURA Davey Drill of the Day

Posted on: April 25th, 2014 at 9:30 am by
This image has been archived or removed.

Those menacing Davey Drills are a common sight around the sprawling tract of SPURA land these days. The crane-looking machines are busy nabbing soil samples ahead of the massive new Essex Crossing development that will forever change the makeup of the Lower East Side.

Today’s “drill of the day” was spotted in the Municpal parking lot at Broome and Ludlow Streets. This parcel is considered lot number one, and will sprout the proposed Andy Warhol Museum seen in the below rendering. The wildcard, of course, is still the adjacent 75 Essex Street, which is back on the market for $30 million. And without a landmark designation to its name.

Also, not really mentioned in the SPURA coverage, but Essex Crossing pretty much spells the end to Shakespeare in the Parking Lot at this location.

This image has been archived or removed.

Possible Andy Warhol Museum as part of Essex Crossing

Recent Stories

Demolition Begins at Fire-Stricken Dim Sum Palace Building in Chinatown

Demolition started this week at 6 Chatham Square, which, until this month, housed neighborhood favorite Dim Sum Palace. Early morning May 1, a fire in the kitchen spread throughout the building, triggering a five-alarm response from the fire department. All told, five firefighters were injured battling the inferno over several hours. And according to Red […]

Eldridge Street Development Sells for $19.24M

A major real estate deal to report on Eldridge Street. It took three years, but the eight-story mixed-use building at 165 Eldridge traded last week for $19.25 million. Just under the initial 2019 asking price of $21 million. Buyer of record is Meng Lee and Karim Elsayyad of FREO Management. The transaction is not yet […]

The ‘Barrier Reefs’ Coming to Clinton Street Bike Lane

The Department of Transportation has chosen a winner to decorate the traffic barrier protecting the Clinton Street bike line. The city agency awarded artist Alison Cynamon as part of the ongoing Barrier Beautification mural project. The concrete slab runs from Delancey Street to South Street; an 840-foot stretch with roughly 1,980 square-feet of canvas to […]

Redlining the LES: How Discriminatory Lending Policies Solidified Pre-Existing Inequalities

The following was written by Anna Sargeantson. All photos courtesy of Anna Sargeantson, except where otherwise noted. Home to dimly lit restaurants and bars frequented by NYU students and young professionals, the Lower East Side remains in many ways the epitome of New York City’s youthful heart. Under the surface, though, the neighborhood has historically […]

Ed Higgins Gets ‘Mail Art’ Retrospective at Van Der Plas Gallery on Orchard Street

Fresh off featuring his art in Ludlow Coffee Supply, the Van Der Plas Gallery of Orchard Street is now dedicating a full artist retrospective to the late Ed Higgins. Higgins, known as a pillar of the “Rivington School” movement in the 1980s Lower East Side, and for his unique “Mail Art,” died last December at […]