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    Photos: Prepping Essex Crossing Site 5 For Demolition


    By Ed Litvak


    185 Broome St.

    A crew from the Department of Sanitation is on site at the old Broome Street fire house this morning, clearing garbage and other debris. The 1937 building is being prepared for demolition in the very near future. As you probably know, this lot is site 5 of the big Essex Crossing development project. In recent years, the property was used by a movie props business. In spite of those “no dumping” signs on the fence, it’s pretty much been a free-for-all during the past few months.







    Site 5 also includes a public parking facility. As we reported the other day, it will be closing at the end of the year. There are two tenements on the parcel, as well. Community Board 3 was notified recently that all of the residential tenants have either been relocated or they will be in a matter of days. One commercial tenant, a shoe repair store, had agreed to vacate by the end of last month. As you can see, it’s still open for business. Demolition for the first phase of construction will include the tenements, the fire house as well as the Essex Street Market building on the south side of Delancey Street.

    http://www.thelodownny.com/leslog/20...emolition.html

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    Shoe repair is getting to be a lost art. There may be two places in my area if I really want to save a pair, but for the most part shoes are just easily replaced.

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    The First 4 Buildings To Rise at Essex Crossing, Revealed!

    January 14, 2015, by Zoe Rosenberg


    [Clockwise from top left: renderings courtesy of Handel Architects, SHoP Architects, Beyer Blinder Belle, Dattner Architects.]

    SPURA, the Lower East Side site of a failed urban renewal plan abandoned during the Robert Moses era, has "blighted" the neighborhood for over 45 years. But soon, the largest stretch of undeveloped city-owned land south of 96th Street will leave its negative past behind and become Essex Crossing, a 1.65 million-square-foot mixed-use mega-development. Split between nine parcels, Essex Crossing will bring 1,000 apartments, half of which will be priced below market rate, as well as an array of cultural, community, and retail facilities to the Lower East Side. With construction expected to start on phase one as early as late Spring, it won't be long—about three years, to be precise—before the community will begin reaping the benefits of the project. Phase one will see the development of sites one, two, five, and six. Here's what they're all about.


    [Rendering courtesy of SHoP Architects.]

    ↑ Site One: Designed by SHoP, Site One is Essex Crossing's most western lot, bounded by Essex, Ludlow, Delancey and Broome streets. The building will be the only condo development in phase one. Of the building's 55 apartments, 11 will be priced affordably at 110-percent of the area's median income. The nine-story condo tower will rise on the southern portion of a five-story base containing various retail and commercial tenants, a bowling alley, and a subset of Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Museum that will have a rooftop sculpture garden. Construction is expected to start in August 2015.


    [Renderings courtesy of Handel Architects.]



    Site Two: Handel Architects is designing Site Two, a full-block development bounded by Delancey, Broome, Essex, and Norfolk streets. The building, called the "gateway" to Essex Crossing by project developers, will be the largest structure built across the nine sites and will contain 195 rentals, 98 of which will be affordably priced. The 24-story building will have a five-story base that will be shared by Essex Street Market as well as a 14-screen, 1,250-seat Regal movie theater. The roof of the building's podium will be home to an urban farm—whose growth will in part be sold at the market—that's accessible to both building residents and the community. The building's resident facilities will also be on the sixth floor—the same level as the urban garden. Demolition of the existing buildings on the site is expected to begin imminently, with construction on the new building beginning in the summer.


    [Rendering courtesy of Beyer Blinder Belle.]

    ↑ Site Five: Site Five—bounded by Delancey, Grand, Suffolk, and Clinton streets—will consist of a 15-story Beyer Blinder Belle-designed rental building with ground-floor retail including a supermarket, a park designed by West8, and a public school. Fifty percent of the building's 211 apartments will be affordably priced. Construction is expected to begin in the summer.


    [Rendering courtesy of Dattner Architects.]

    ↑ Site Six: Dattner is designing the building on Six, the mega-project's easternmost site. The 14-story building's 100 rentals will all be priced below market rate and will be available only to seniors. The building will have ground floor retail including a medical clinic. It will also have a planted roof garden on top of the building's podium that will serve as space for community and resident functions.



    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/0...g_revealed.php

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    This is going to look quite interesting mixed with the public housing and other affordable housing towers in the area.

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    Katz's Air Rights Made This Orchard Street Building Possible

    February 6, 2015, by Jessica Dailey


    Rendering by Ismael Leyva

    Ben Shaoul, noted horrible landlord and terrible son, filed plans in November for his latest development on the Lower East Side at 196 Orchard Street, and good news! It won't be horribly ugly. New York YIMBY shared the first rendering of the building, and it's a rather inoffensive 10-story structure designed by Ismael Leyva (waaaay better than this Shaoul-created thing). The building will replace a string of low-rise structures on the corner of Orchard and Houston streets, using air rights that Shaoul purchased from Katz's Deli, which is located on the same block. The new building will hold 83 units, likely condos, and retail at street level.



    Bowery Boogie reports that demolition permits for the site were filed yesterday. Sayonara, Empanada Mama, Ray's Pizza, and Bereket.

    Revealed: 196 Orchard Street, Ismael Leyva's 10-Story Addition to the Lower East Side [NYY]
    Ben 'Sledgehammer' Shaoul Files Permits to Demolish the Corner of East Houston and Orchard [BB]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/0...g_possible.php

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    wow, Bereket is an institution - the 'Katz' on the block unknown to the outside world. So how did Katz acquire those rights in the first place, have they always been so successful since the beginning that they had the means and foresight to buy their property and the neighboring rights?

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    They don't need neighboring rights, they can just sell the ones from the property they're in to anyone on the block.

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    Not bad at all.


    Demolition Begins at 50 Clinton Street Ahead of New 7-Story Development

    February 17th, 2015
    by Elie


    It’s coming down. More than a year of nervous anticipation now culminates in destruction for the mid-section of Clinton Street.

    Indeed, the once proud one-story row of retail comprising 50-62 Clinton Street is a few jackhammer chisels from demolition. Yeah, the permits were filed back in December, so no huge surprise. However, the reality just set in last week.

    A new sidewalk bridge now spans the eight vacant storefronts. Signs onsite warn of asbestos abatement and rat poison, always a signal of future demolition.

    Meanwhile, plans for the seven-story replacement still carry “disapproved” status at the Department of Buildings. Whenever this luxury condoplex is completed, we’ll see condos of the one- and two-bedroom variety that cost north of $1 million. There is also a three-bedroom penthouse. All are on the smaller end of the spectrum. Apparently DHA Capital – which acquired the property for a record $28.95 million – is targeting “first-time buyers and young professionals.”



    We watched for the last year (since first breaking the story) as each business was slowly suffocated, forced to relocate or shutter altogether. For some, the loss of Wylie Dufresne’s pioneering WD-50 hurt the most, while for others it might have been the departure of Rothstein’s Hardware or Community 54 (both are still in business). Now the circle of life has taken us to upper crust glitz that only the 1% can afford.



    http://www.boweryboogie.com/2015/02/...y-development/

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    That's really not bad, for some reason reminds me of the Bryant Park Studios building:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Merry View Post
    Katz's Air Rights Made This Orchard Street Building Possible

    February 6, 2015, by Jessica Dailey


    Rendering by Ismael Leyva

    Ben Shaoul, noted horrible landlord and terrible son, filed plans in November for his latest development on the Lower East Side at 196 Orchard Street, and good news! It won't be horribly ugly. New York YIMBY shared the first rendering of the building, and it's a rather inoffensive 10-story structure designed by Ismael Leyva (waaaay better than this Shaoul-created thing). The building will replace a string of low-rise structures on the corner of Orchard and Houston streets, using air rights that Shaoul purchased from Katz's Deli, which is located on the same block. The new building will hold 83 units, likely condos, and retail at street level.



    Bowery Boogie reports that demolition permits for the site were filed yesterday. Sayonara, Empanada Mama, Ray's Pizza, and Bereket.

    Revealed: 196 Orchard Street, Ismael Leyva's 10-Story Addition to the Lower East Side [NYY]
    Ben 'Sledgehammer' Shaoul Files Permits to Demolish the Corner of East Houston and Orchard [BB]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/0...g_possible.php
    Wow! Nice building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    That's really not bad, for some reason reminds me of the Bryant Park Studios building:
    Awesome windows .

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    Looking at those building across from the construction site: I like that little black box building with the single row of windows. The idea of having the interior space well enclosed, with one large window for light and views seems an ideal arrangement of an urban dwelling.

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    Maybe for you...

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    ^^ "little black box building" ---> Blech...in all respects!!!

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