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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38 Delancey Price Chopping

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

Newish luxury condoplex 38 Delancey appears to be in a rough patch.  The building entrance is trapped behind plywood and shows no signs of opening, and the ginormous ground level space remains just that.  An empty void.  At least the building is collecting ad dollars on the fancy window-wrapping promotions (now HSBC, was Verizon).

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Foundation Replaces Rewind at 137 Essex

Posted April 21, 2010 at 6:33 am

One loud, obnoxious club is replaced by another at 137 Essex Street. Late last month, Rewind sold its soul for a gold stripper pole, and became a new venture called Foundation.  Even with new ownership, this loungy nightspot is exactly what you might expect – velvet ropes, clipboards, and bouncers with earpieces.  And a single-door entrance […]

GEM Hotel SoHo Tagged

Posted April 20, 2010 at 6:10 am

Late last week, the Forsyth Street facade of the trendy GEM Hotel SoHo was tagged.  Not too long ago, this very building was a Howard Johnson Express.

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Coming Soon: Laundromat at 164 Stanton

Posted February 3, 2010 at 6:22 am

The corner of Stanton and Clinton Streets.  That there is some prime real estate, especially with Donnybrook anchoring the southwest corner, and a half-dozen other similarly trendy spots nearby.  So it comes as a mighty shock that a new laundromat would open directly across the way at 164 Stanton.

Fashion & Fashion at 160 Orchard Going Out of Business

Posted January 8, 2010 at 6:37 am

The casualties on upper Orchard Street are steadily mounting.  As trendy business and out-of-context development maintain a stranglehold on the block, the mom-and-pops continue to suffer.  A few weeks ago, S.K. Gift Shop at 190 Orchard announced its imminent closure.  Now, Fashion & Fashion Ladies Apparel, located in the southern storefront of 160 Orchard, is […]

Rivington Wine & Cheese at 95 Delancey

Last modified December 23, 2009 at 12:38 pm

The long dormancy period at 95 Delancey is now in its final chapter.  Now that the Community Board 3 meetings agenda for January is live, we have an idea of the new tenant. Rivington Wine & Cheese, Inc. (or some incarnation thereof) will be moving in and seeking a full liquor license.  Will this spell […]

House of Savoia to Open at 147 Essex

Posted November 9, 2009 at 6:38 am

Ever since Essex Optical closed over the summer, 147 Essex Street has been in a state of constant renovation.  The property was completely gutted, its storefront signage stripped, all to make way for the newest retail tenant.  A tenant whose identity was in flux.  Until now.  Meet House of Savoia NYC, a longtime clothier and outfitter for […]