East Broadway Fire

Today is the Anniversary of 2 Devastating Lower East Side Fires

Posted May 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

Today, May 14, is a day that lives in infamy on the Lower East Side. Two fires, separated by eight years, devastated the properties, displaced tenants, and ultimately led to new development. Hong Kong Supermarket Fire (2009) It was exactly ten years ago. May 14 was a Thursday that year. That night, with the smell […]

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‘Box Hill’ Bar Eyes Completed Six-Story Office Building at Fire-Scorched 107 East Broadway

Posted December 28, 2015 at 5:15 am

When the massive fire leveled the Hong Kong Supermarket in 2009 and destroyed the adjacent tenements, rebound seemed daunting. The death and displacement was devastating, but it left a huge parcel free for development. And that’s exactly what happened, though it took years for the so-called recovery to take hold. Marriott arrived with its Fairfield Inn brand […]

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Large Chinese Supermarket Opening at the Corner of Pike and East Broadway

Last modified November 18, 2013 at 8:45 am

Well, look what we have here. A grocery store is again returning to the southwest corner of Pike and East Broadway, four years after the Hong Kong Supermarket burned to the ground. The aptly named Chinese Supermarket of Manhattan is housed in the ground level and sub-basement of the new Marriott Fairfield Inn, and has […]

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6-Story Commercial Building Coming Soon to Fire-Scorched 107 East Broadway

Posted October 21, 2013 at 6:05 am

After a massive fire leveled the Hong Kong Supermarket and the residential building next door on East Broadway, Marriott seized much of the scorched parcel for its new Fairfield Inn outpost. The remaining sliver of freshly available land was also quickly snatched up for redevelopment. Building permits were filed back in 2009, yet not approved […]

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Henry Street Marriott Reveals Fairfield Inn Signage

Posted June 19, 2013 at 6:22 am

Four years elapsed in the blink of an eye, relegating the Hong Kong Supermarket fire to the pages of local history books (nay, blogs). Now a hotel is ready to open here.

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Marriott Fairfield Inn at 95 Henry Street Undresses

Posted August 1, 2012 at 6:08 am

Well, well, what have we here? Since our last onsite checkup, a rejuvenated hotel project at Pike and Henry Streets is showing impressive signs of progress

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Progress Report: Marriott Hotel on Henry Street

Posted July 14, 2011 at 6:41 am

It was a relatively quiet winter in the pit formerly known as Hong Kong Supermarket, but with spring and summer, plenty of action at the 95 Henry Street project site.

New Hotel Rising at 5 Allen?

Posted October 7, 2010 at 6:33 am

Down at the southern terminus of Allen Street, where the roadway forks into Pike, a narrow finger building is gradually on the rise. All signs point to this being a hotel, mere steps from another hotel in the works where Hong Kong Supermarket once stood.

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From Fire to Hotel at 95 Henry Street

Last modified June 29, 2010 at 9:16 am

At roughly 9:15 pm on May 14, 2009, a fire sparked to life inside the Hong Kong Supermarket at 109 East Broadway.  Hours later, the beloved neighborhood marketplace and two tenement buildings – 107 and 109 – were consumed by the flames.  In those ensuing weeks, the blaze site was quickly cleared away, and has […]

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 […]