Gene Kaufman

Gene Kaufman is Designing a New 7-Story Mixed-Use Building on Grand Street

Posted November 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

One corner of Chinatown just off the Bowery is about to go under the knife for a luxe facelift. A new seven-story mixed-use building is planned for 223-227 Grand Street. The three tax lots (at Elizabeth Street) were purchased by developer 223 Grand Street Property Inc. a few years ago for $8.5 million, and subsequently […]

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DOB Approves Chetrit’s $13M Noho Hotel Conversion; Crunch Bowery Opens in June

Posted May 16, 2014 at 5:04 am

It’s been nearly a year since Crunch announced plans to move its Lafayette gym one block east to the Bowery. Well, 2 Cooper Square, to be precise. We are told that the new two-level facility should be ready sometime in the first week of June. Apparently the OG location will remain open during the transition. Meanwhile, a […]

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Holiday Inn Now Open at 150 Delancey

Posted March 28, 2013 at 6:30 am

Four years and seven months. Roughly the length of time between sale, demolition, and opening of the brick-box Holiday Inn at 150 Delancey.

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Big Reveal: Sam Chang’s Holiday Inn on Delancey

Posted March 20, 2012 at 6:09 am

Four years ago, the low-rise buildings at the corner of Delancey and Suffolk Streets were razed for a project that’s now nearing completion. Slow and steady doesn’t always win the race.

Lower East Side Holiday Inn at 150 Delancey Capped

Posted November 3, 2011 at 6:41 am

While starchitect Gene Kaufman remains mired in the “renovation” shitshow up at the Chelsea Hotel, another of his projects is quietly progressing here on the Lower East Side.

Progress Report: Sam Chang’s Delancey Holiday Inn

Last modified November 2, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Heavy-duty construction at the 150 Delancey worksite really started picking up a couple months ago with the arrival of cranes and steel-bearing flatbeds.

Work Resumes at Sam Chang’s Delancey Holiday Inn

Posted December 1, 2010 at 6:37 am

‘Tis the season for long-vacant project sites to reactivate.  In the last few months, various stalled developments across the Lower East Side returned to action. We saw it with the Allen Street Hotel growing like a weed at 139 Orchard, and are now seeing it with yet another friggin’ hotel.  That’s right, mega-developer Sam Chang is […]

Sam Chang Invades LES

Last modified March 19, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Get ready for more development on Delancey, between Suffolk and Clinton. Hotel mogul Sam Chang reportedly [link] purchased 148-154 Delancey for a cool $15.75 million. Because of the impending rezoning, the site will have a building area exceeding approximately 47,000 square feet. We can probably expect another towering luxury hotel and plenty of parasitic bars. […]