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Lower East Side

159 Ludlow Street

Two-Story Retail Building Planned At 159 Ludlow Street, Lower East Side

Hesky Haim, operating under an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a two-story, 2,125 square-foot commercial building at 159 Ludlow Street, on the Lower East Side. Both floors, in addition to a cellar level, will be designated for retail, and the building will stand 96 feet tall, boasting incredible ceiling heights. Wayne Norbeck’s DXA Studio is the applicant of record.



215 Chrystie Street

28-Story Mixed-Use Project Now Five Stories Up At 215 Chrystie Street, Lower East Side

The planned 28-story, 370-key hotel & 11-unit condo tower at 215 Chrystie Street has risen quickly this summer, and now stands five stories tall, per the latest photo from Tectonic. Located on the Lower East Side, Herzog & de Meuron designed the building, which is being developed by Ian Schrager and Witkoff. Curbed also reported on the project’s progress yesterday, and completion is currently expected in 2016.



250 South Street

Extell’s 250 South Street Will Total 68 Floors & 1.1 Million Square Feet

In May, YIMBY revealed partial renderings of Extell’s planned residential tower at 250 South Street, and at the time, DOB filings indicated it was to stand 56 stories, spanning 939,850 square feet. Now, according to DNAinfo, permits show a tower closer to the initially proposed building, standing 68 stories and 800 feet tall, and measuring 1,105,386 square feet. The project now includes 802 residential units, and 25,516 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.


331 East Houston Street

13-Story, 78-Unit Residential Building Wraps Up At 331 East Houston Street, Lower East Side

Construction has wrapped up at 331 East Houston Street, on the Lower East Side, where Halpern Real Estate Ventures has built a 13-story, 78-unit residential building, per EV Grieve. The building measures 57,560 square feet, which means units average 740 square feet, and 16 apartments are set aside as affordable. SBJ Group designed the building, and occupancy is likely planned in the next few weeks once the remaining scaffolding is deconstructed.


208 Delancey Street

Site Of Stalled 12-Story Building At 208 Delancey Street Hits Market, Lower East Side

Yan Po Zhu, the developer of a planned 12-story, 69-unit mixed-use building at 208 Delancey Street on the Lower East Side, is selling the construction site — currently four stories up in steel framing — for $35.5 million. According to Bowery Boogie, the 67,300 square-foot building is being designed by Michael Kang, and an 8,350 square-foot community facility is expected to occupy the ground floor. Construction stalled out roughly a year ago.


149 Rivington Street

Four-Story Mixed-Use Building To Be Expanded To Six Stories At 149 Rivington Street, Lower East Side

Silvershore Properties has acquired the four-story mixed-use building at 149 Rivington Street, on the Lower East Side, for $2.8 million. The firm plans to overhaul and expand the building, according to Bowery Boogie. Two stories will be added on top, and two duplex apartments and retail units will be carved out of the existing structure. Permits have yet to be filed with the DOB.


165 Chrystie Street

Renderings For 10-Story, Nine-Unit Condo Building At 165 Chrystie Street, Lower East Side

In early 2014, YIMBY brought you news of plans for a 10-story, nine-unit condominium building at 165 Chrystie Street, on the Lower East Side, and now Curbed has the first renderings. The 17,170 square-foot building will have full-floor units averaging 1,910 square feet. DRK Chrystie LLC is developing and ODA Architecture is designing the project. The existing three-story building must first be removed; demolition permit were filed in December 2014.


355 Grand Street

Six-Story Mixed-Use Building Filed At 355 Grand Street, Lower East Side

Interboro Realty Management has filed applications for a six-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 355 Grand Street on the Lower East Side. The building will measure 6,535 square feet, and will feature retail space on the ground floor and offices on the second. Two units will spread across the remaining 4,580 square feet beginning on the third floor. Shiming Tam is the architect of record, and an existing three-story townhouse must first be demolished.