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New Supports at 178 Bleecker

Posted January 6, 2010 at 6:18 am

There is finally some movement to report at the recently-demolished 178 Bleecker Street.  For the better part of six months, the site had been left for dead, with the only sign of life being leftover wooden joists.  But the delay was not without reason.  Indeed, at the behest of the community, the DOB halted all […]

178 Bleecker a Distant Memory

Posted August 12, 2009 at 6:09 am

Magic Shoes and 178 Bleecker Street are now, together, nothing more than a distant memory.  The five-story row house is officially eradicated from its century-old (est. 1861) position between Sullivan and MacDougal Streets.  For this brief moment, after demolition but before construction, the trees in the back courtyard are clearly visible from the street.  Have […]

Demolition Moving Forward at 178 Bleecker

Posted June 3, 2009 at 8:05 am

In February of 2008, Jeremiah broke news that Magic Shoes in the ground level of 178 Bleecker Street was shuttering forever. But that was only the beginning of the saga. Toward the end of the year, The Villager reported that this century-old piece of architecture would inevitably meet the wrecking ball; it didn’t matter that […]

The Magic is Gone

Posted January 13, 2009 at 10:17 am

After months of clearance sales and a period of dormancy, the plywood and scaffolding is in place at the former location of Magic Shoes on Bleecker Street. Demolition of the century-old building (est. 1861) has officially begun. Local preservationists are still irate, considering the property falls within the proposed South Village Historic District. And, according […]