sidewalk shed

This Real-Time Map Shows You the Glut of Sidewalk Sheds Around the City

Posted April 12, 2018 at 5:07 am

In this town, sidewalk sheds seem to go up much quicker than they come down. Construction projects take forever, and residents are left for years with these unsightly eyesores. It’s just a fact of life. Now, the Department of Buildings has a fancy new way to distract track this unwanted, yet necessary street furniture. The […]

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Bowery Diner Removes Sidewalk Shed from 241 Bowery

Posted November 18, 2011 at 6:28 am

The tattered sidewalk shed has been promising a summer 2011 opening since its arrival at 241 Bowery six months ago.

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New Sidewalk Outside Mark Miller Gallery on Orchard

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:18 am

You may all breathe a sigh of relief.  The Mark Miller Gallery street obstruction at 92 Orchard is currently on its way out.  After serving nearly a year of jail time behind a complex arrangement of sidewalk sheds and plywood barriers, the entire storefront is finally visible again.  That includes the mom-and-pop Ja-Mil Uniforms.  It’s […]

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Mark Miller Gallery to Reopen in October

Posted September 27, 2010 at 6:33 am

Renovations at the Mark Miller Gallery on Orchard Street are now spilling onto the street.  The colorful Apple Day mural that was painted back in May was chopped apart to facilitate the elongation of the sidewalk shed. Now, the entire structure spans nearly a half-block between Delancey and Broome, gobbling up sidewalk space and some of […]

245 Bowery Restaurant Gains Sidewalk Shed

Last modified November 1, 2010 at 12:14 am

245 Bowery is now sporting some new skin at the corner of Prince street.  For the last couple days, a team of tool-wielders have been building a pair of new sidewalk sheds. Now work can continue unabated behind closed doors.

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Preparations Begin at 150 Bowery for Zenkichi

Posted July 16, 2010 at 6:23 am

In the last 24 hours, a number of tipsters have alerted us to the progress at 150 Bowery, which NYC the Blog had also covered just the other day.  Earlier this week, the long-shuttered security gates were lifted and a new plywood encasement constructed.  This latest news does not bode well for the already-endangered lighting […]

Former Señor Swanky’s Sports Sidewalk Shed

Posted July 16, 2010 at 6:18 am

It’s been two years since the frat-friendly Señor Swanky’s shuttered its Village location at 142 Bleecker Street.  In that timeframe, the space suffered from neglect of the highest order.  The yellow brick became a magnet for graffiti, while the interior languished behind windows caked with gunk.  But as of yesterday, there is movement anew.

M. Katz & Sons’ Former Essex Street Home to Become Restaurant?

Posted June 21, 2010 at 6:34 am

Within the last couple weeks a fresh sidewalk shed was erected at the entrance of 146 Essex Street.  This was the home of M. Katz & Sons Furniture for over five decades.  No longer.  Word on the street is that a new restaurant will be opening here.

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Think Apples Mural on Orchard Street Tagged

Posted June 4, 2010 at 6:18 am

Just barely a week on, the Think Apples mural outside Mark Miller’s gallery at 92 Orchard Street is compromised.  One graffito now resides near the plywood doorway to Ja-Mil Uniforms.  Who’s next?  Jim Joe?

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55 East Houston Gets Exterior Makeover

Posted May 25, 2010 at 6:33 am

As part of a larger renovation project at 55 East Houston (aka 293 Mott), La Cocina Deli Grocery on the ground level is getting an exterior facelift. We stopped in yesterday to pick up a few provisions, and asked the cashier for the scoop.  He said that the whole Houston facade is being re-surfaced to […]