Construction Site

Construction Reactivated at Long-Stalled 324 Grand Street Site

Posted July 1, 2013 at 6:29 am

For years, it was considered one of the more notorious stalled construction sites on the Lower East Side.

Filed Under


Borough President Scott Stringer Maps Stalled City Construction Sites

Posted September 27, 2011 at 6:09 am

The Lower East Side is most definitely no stranger to stalled construction sites. It’s a fact of life. Now the politicians are acknowledging it.

Early Edition: June 12

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:00 am

Filed Under

Bike Mechanic Natividad Zirate Relocates Across Second Avenue

Last modified June 16, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Two weeks after his tools were illegally seized by the Parks Department, Natividad Zirate was forced across the street due to construction.

Snowbound Rats Scavenging on Orchard [Video]

Posted January 3, 2011 at 6:18 am

With most of the snow melted, it’s definitely a relief to have the sidewalks back. But what about the rats?

Filed Under

New Visual of Future Slipper Room at 167 Orchard

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

Demolition of the one-story 167 Orchard Street, which began last month, seems to be in its final stages.  Next up is the construction of a new headquarters for the Slipper Room.  And thanks to a new rental banner affixed to the scaffolding, we now have a clear idea of what to expect.

Filed Under

A New Rendering of the Orchard Hell Building

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

Judging by the new Misrahi Real Estate sign now hanging from the Orchard Hell Building, it seems that, one year later, the strip-mall threats could be back on the table.  The latest rendering boasts a more modest two-story row of retail, hawked as 160,000 square-feet of space plus underground parking.

Filed Under

250 Bowery is Kaput

Posted April 9, 2010 at 6:33 am

One year ago, financial woes over a new eight-story, eco-friendly Bowery hotel plagued FLAnk Architects to the point of foreclosure. In that time, 250 Bowery has slowly decayed into a veritable urban wasteland.  A dormant pit of doom defined by overgrowth, rusty steel pylons, and errant trash. At least YOINK is still there!

Bleecker Subway Entrance Leveled

Posted March 31, 2010 at 6:30 am

Upgrading city infrastructure usually comes at an exorbitant price – eviction, demolition, and population relocation.  Thanks to the superstation capital works project currently underway along East Houston and Lafayette, one of the Brooklyn Bridge-bound Bleecker Street subway entrances recently disappeared.  Leveled.