Special Little Italy District

224 Mulberry Condo Shows Itself; Little Italy Zoning Height Restrictions Ignored

Posted August 11, 2014 at 6:10 am

The trendy transformation from car-park to condoplex is nearly complete at 224 Mulberry Street. It’s been a complete construction zone these last few months, resulting in the new superstructure you now see. Half the netting was recently removed to reveal the all-brick exterior. The recent addition of a banner advertises that sales begin in “late […]

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Martin Scorsese Endorses Bowery Preservation Plans

Posted March 20, 2013 at 6:26 am

The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors and its East Bowery Preservation Plan received another huge endorsement last week.

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East Bowery Preservation Plan Gains Key Support

Posted February 11, 2013 at 6:49 am

As architecture on the east side of the Bowery continues to reach toward the heavens, the skyline across the way remains a constant low-rise height. No more than eighty-five feet and with frontage mainly of masonry. And for one reason – the Special Little Italy District zoning designation. For years, however, the Bowery Alliance of […]

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Nolitan Seeking to Legalize Its Height in Special Little Italy District

Last modified February 19, 2018 at 11:47 am

Community uproar was in no short supply back in 2010 as the Nolitan hotel quickly rose at the corner of Kenmare and Elizabeth Streets.

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Chinatown Working Group Endorses “East Bowery Preservation Plan”

Posted July 24, 2012 at 6:48 am

The years-in-the-making proposal to protect the east side of Bowery from rampant over-development gained some much-needed momentum last week.

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Special Little Italy District Task Force Proposed for CB2

Posted April 19, 2012 at 6:19 am

At issue is the alleged non-compliance of the new structure within the current zoning of the Special Little Italy District (“SLID”) along the west side of the Bowery.


The Nolitan Undresses

Posted April 12, 2010 at 6:34 am

Since last summer, the Nolitan has made local headlines for its gross violation of zoning restrictions in a protected district.  The fifty-five-room boutique hotel resides at 30 Kenmare Street in the Special Little Italy District, which caps building heights at eight stories, or 85 feet. This particular Tetris-inspired monstrosity rises nine floors, with an additional […]