Samy Mahfar

Delancey Street Tenement Cleared Ahead of 8-Story Payload

Posted November 5, 2020 at 5:04 am

There’s a new commercial development underway on Delancey Street, and progress is now visible. Permits previously filed with Department of Buildings for 108 Delancey had revealed a partial demolition and four-story addition slated to top the stout tenement building. In reality, the job was more or less a full demolition and redevelopment from the ground […]

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Delancey Street Tenement to Gain 4-Story Addition

Posted May 5, 2020 at 5:01 am

Undergoing renovations for the last year or so, 108 Delancey Street is now stepping into the proverbial spotlight. Permits previously filed with Department of Buildings reveal a partial demolition and four-story addition slated to top the stout tenement building. Once work is complete, the reimagined property – owned by controversial landlord Samy Mahfar – will […]

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Mount Sinai Opening Group Clinic on Delancey Street

Posted January 28, 2020 at 5:00 am

There hasn’t been a steady tenant at 104 Delancey Street since the Chase Bank closed and consolidated with the branch across the street in 2012. Instead, eight years of pop-up players persisted, from Gagosian (2012) and Hanksy (2014) to Spirit Halloween (2015), All Leather, and Chabad LES. Now, landlord Samy Mahfar is switching it up completely. […]

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Michelin-Star Chef Bringing Omakase to Former Black Tap on Ludlow Street

Posted January 17, 2020 at 5:00 am

From shakes to sushi. After the epic bomb that was Black Tap, 177 Ludlow Street is now taking a more upscale tack. Omakase, which is Japanese dining for the ultra-luxe set. Real Estate Weekly has the scoop, reporting that a new mystery tenant, who currently owns and operates eight restaurants in New York and Tokyo, […]

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This Sixty-Foot Horse Mural Painted on Broome Street Facade

Last modified January 17, 2020 at 7:53 am

Where a giant veiny penis mural once held court, a Broome Street building facade now boasts some new art. Swedish street artist Shai Dahan painted a sixty-foot horse on the side of 303 Broome Street. It’s a reimagining of the traditional Dala Horse (aka Dalecarlian Horse), which is often used as a national symbol of […]

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Black Tap LES Melts After 2-Year Stint in Hell Square

Posted June 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

Just over two years to the day after its controversial debut in Hell Square, Black Tap LES is no more. The Ludlow Street outpost of the popular burgers-and-shakes chain went dark earlier this month. A spate of costly lawsuits, coupled with an apparent lack of foot traffic – locals were expecting hordes based on other […]

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102 Norfolk Street Hits the Market for $16.25M

Posted June 12, 2019 at 5:07 am

The controversial saga of 102 Norfolk Street turns a page to its next chapter. That of being for sale on the open market. (For real this time.) A Boogie reader sent along the listing, via Avison Young, which advertises the mixed-use building as a steal for $16.25 million. No doubt benefiting from the inflated values […]

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At Mahfar’s 113 Stanton Street, Workers Fall Through the Ceiling [PHOTOS]

Last modified September 13, 2018 at 9:23 am

Renovations are again heating up at 113 Stanton Street, a notorious SMA Equities (Samy Mahfar) property with a history of tenant revolt. The tenement was one of several Lower East Side properties at the center of a civil lawsuit against SMA that eventually settled in March 2016. (It included a settlement sum to 23 tenants plus […]

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Mahfar Looks to Flip 99 Allen Street for $13M

Posted June 28, 2018 at 5:10 am

Controversial local landlord Samy Mahfar is looking to cash out one of his Lower East Side holdings. The “repositioned” five-story tenement at 99 Allen Street is now on the market for $13 million. The listing arrives nearly five years after Mahfar first purchased the building (September 2013) from Heaven Way Buddha Church for $4.4 million. […]

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‘Good Thanks’ in Order for Orchard Street

Posted March 6, 2018 at 5:03 am

Are good thanks in order for Orchard Street? Indeed, an Australian duo is presently eyeing 131 Orchard Street for a new casual cafe concept called Good Thanks. The team seeks a beer-wine license for the venture, which will serve health-conscious food options alongside “quality coffee” in a “very relaxed” environment inspired by “Australian culture.” “Our […]

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