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Another Look at Horizon Group’s Conversion of Historic Rivington Street Library into Luxury

Posted August 25, 2020 at 5:00 am

The Beaux Arts library at 61 Rivington Street is amidst luxury conversion. Going on two years now. Finally, there is a rendering of what to expect here. The Horizon Group, which acquired the historic building in May 2018 for $8.4 million, intends to impart this glassy twenty-foot extension atop the current four-story structure. The new […]

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First Look at the Horizon Group’s Conversion of Historic Rivington Street Library

Posted March 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

The historic Beaux Arts library building at 61 Rivington Street is amidst a luxury makeover. It’s the latest Lower East Side project by the Horizon Group, which acquired the property last spring for $8.45 million. Their proposal for 61 Rivington Street (aka The Horizon at Rivington) is a twenty-foot extension atop the current four-story structure. […]

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6-Story Condo Atop Former Sin-é Rock Club on Attorney Street is Proceeding

Posted September 15, 2015 at 5:00 am

The former Sin-é rock club on Attorney Street is going shi-shi. Demolition permits were issued around this time last year, but zero activity transpired in the interim. Behind the scenes, however, the developer spent the time refining the project plans for the Department of Buildings. Disapproval was the status for months, but the proverbial green-light […]

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Former Sin-é Rock Club on Attorney Street Will Become 6-Story Condo Development

Last modified January 7, 2015 at 9:27 am

Attorney Street is no longer the commercial “district” it once was. Within the last decade, the old school working class character of the block has upscaled considerably. At least on the upper reaches close to East Houston. One of the later businesses to attract attention to the block was rock club Sin-é, which shut down […]

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Rothstein’s Hardware Finally Moves Out of 56 Clinton Street Ahead of 7-Story Development

Last modified July 31, 2016 at 4:02 pm

Rothstein’s Hardware is officially gone from its longtime home at 56 Clinton Street. The mom-and-pop had been at this unique address for three decades, but forced to relocate thanks to a new seven-story development in the works. The OG store closed this weekend; henceforth, the business will sell goods from the larger footprint at 106 […]

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Permits Filed for 7-Story Building at 50-52 Clinton Street; Will WD-50 Hang On?

Last modified April 10, 2014 at 7:49 am

Signs keep pointing to demise for WD-50, despite chef Wylie Dufresne’s numerous assurances to the contrary. It’s not just the appearance of a Davey Drill, though. Owner-developer Icon Realty Management filed permits with the DOB yesterday for its new seven-story building at 50-62 Clinton Street. The structure spells the end for the low-rise strip between […]

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Long Delayed Hotel at 163 Orchard Street Gets Its Skin

Posted December 4, 2013 at 5:09 am

It’s been consecutive seasons of discontent for 163 Orchard Street, where the five-year-old hotel project spent much of the last twelve months dying on the vine. Cabling rusted, plywood splintered, concrete weathered. But by summer’s end, the 10-ish-story development topped off, the latest stalled eyesore in the neighborhood to rebound. Meanwhile, contractors continue to knock […]

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