provincetown playhouse

The Provincetown and Wilf Hall Signage Unveiled

Posted July 2, 2010 at 6:25 am

The new NYU construction at 133-139 Macdougal Street, built on the ruins of the old Provincetown Playhouse, is almost ready to roll.  In just the last few weeks, much of the heavy-duty machinery, scaffolding, and traffic barricades have been relieved of their duties.  Instead, there are NYU security guards.  But that’s not all.

Brickwork at New NYU Legal Facility on MacDougal

Posted April 27, 2010 at 6:27 am

Remember the Provincetown Playhouse (est. 1916) on MacDougal?  Like so many buildings across downtown, the last remaining piece of the historic structure is now held hostage by NYU.  Nevertheless, after a year wrought with overzealous demolition, stop work orders, and new construction, the legal facility is finally taking shape.

Progress on New NYU Legal Facility

Posted January 15, 2010 at 6:26 am

The new NYU facility planned for the Provincetown Playhouse footprint is progressing rather briskly.  Indeed, since our last progress report back in November, four additional levels have been built. At this pace, the legal research center, which will reportedly top out at six stories, should be completed by the summer 2010 projected date.  Whether or not […]

Provincetown Playhouse a Memory, New NYU Facility Rising

Posted November 20, 2009 at 6:38 am

In the three weeks since the huge crane arrived at 133-139 MacDougal Street, construction of the new NYU Law School facility has progressed briskly.  As of this week, the replacement building is finally starting to rise above the foundation.  Almost one floor to be exact.

Provincetown Playhouse, Now with Crane

Posted October 21, 2009 at 6:19 am

The saga of the historic Provincetown Playhouse continues with the recent addition of a skyscraping crane.  Yes, it would appear the site is active again.  Yesterday afternoon, there were plenty of workers milling about, shuffling through blueprints and whatnot.  But overall it wasn’t too busy.  Lunchtime.  So we decided to snap a few quick photos […]

Provincetown Playhouse Skeleton

Posted June 4, 2009 at 8:05 am

Demolition in the Greenwich Village environs is continuing at a clip. As of yesterday afternoon, the Provincetown Playhouse is naught but a frail skeleton. In its place is an excavation site complete with plenty of jackhammers, ladders, and scaffolding. To see open space like this between buildings, even if only temporarily, is always shocking. Related […]

Update: Provincetown Playhouse

Posted May 12, 2009 at 8:27 am

Keeping with the theme of demolition, we decided to revisit the Provincetown Playhouse on MacDougal Street. The netting which surrounded the structure just a couple weeks ago was recently removed, the full extent of the damage now completely visible. Related Reading:Provincetown Coming Down [Bowery Boogie]

Provincetown Coming Down

Last modified July 14, 2009 at 1:28 am

For many months, the Provincetown Playhouse on MacDougal Street lay inactive behind a shroud of dark netting and scaffolding. It seemed as though its imminent demolition, albeit partial, would be delayed. Not the case, though. The wrecking ball has officially hit. Between the Playhouse and the former Catholic Center, NYU is really steamrolling Greenwich Village. […]