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What's happening in your backyard? YIMBY News delivers the day's top five new development stories to your inbox every weekday morning.


Lower East Side

173 Chrystie Street

First Look At 10-Story, 13-Unit Mixed-Use Project At 173 Chrystie Street, Lower East Side

Late last year, YIMBY reported on filings for a 10-story, 13-unit mixed-use building planned at 173-175 Chrystie Street, on the Lower East Side, and now a rendering has surfaced of the project, per Bowery Boogie. The new building will have 1,537 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, and the condos will average roughly 2,000 square feet apiece. Nexus Development is developing, ODA Architecture is designing, and completion is tentatively expected in 2018.

85 Attorney Street

Six-Story, 11-Unit Conversion & Expansion Tops Out At 85 Attorney Street, Lower East Side

A two-story addition to an old four-story factory appears to be topped-out at 85 Attorney Street, on the Lower East Side, per Bowery Boogie. Once complete, the six-story, 10,000 square-foot residential building will contain 11 units averaging 909 square feet apiece. A roof terrace will be located above the sixth floor. Morris Platt is the developer, and Joseph Pell Lombardi is reportedly the architect of record, although Yoram Finkelstein is listed as the latest applicant on permits. Completion in 2016 seems likely.

145 Clinton Street

15-Story Mixed-Use Project At 145 Clinton Street Lands Tenant, Lower East Side

Roughly a year ago, YIMBY reported on filings for Essex Crossing‘s 15-story, 211-unit mixed-use building planned at 145 Clinton Street, on the Lower East Side, and last January we revealed renderings of the project. The 300,000 square-foot building includes 43,000 square feet of commercial space, and Planet Fitness is now expected to lease 22,000 square feet on the second floor, The Lo-Down reports. A 30,000 square-foot grocery store is also planned for the ground floor, though it currently lacks a confirmed tenant.

201 East Broadway

Buildings To Be Demolished At 201 East Broadway Development Site, Lower East Side

Daniel Wise, operating as an anonymous LLC, has acquired the four-story tenement buildings at 201-203 East Broadway, on the Lower East Side, for $8.5 million last month, according to Bowery Boogie. Last week, demolition permits were filed to knock the buildings down, and asbestos abatement notices were posted on-site. The site boasts 28,152 square feet of development rights, or 37,152 square feet if a community facility is included. New building applications haven’t been filed with the DOB.

134-138 Bowery in October 2014, image via Google Maps

Permits Filed: Hotel and Apartments at 138 Bowery, Little Italy

Back in 2011, the Wall Street Journal predicted the demise of the Bowery’s Lighting District, a strip of wholesale light stores beginning south of Delancey Street in the borderlands between the Lower East Side and Little Italy. Now three of those shops will bite the dust to make way for an eight-story residential and hotel project at 138 Bowery, situated mid-block between Broome and Grand Streets.

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145 Ludlow Street

Six-Story, Eight-Unit Mixed-Use Building Nearing Completion At 145 Ludlow Street, Lower East SIde

Since late 2013, a six-story, eight-unit mixed-use building has been under construction at 145 Ludlow Street, on the Lower East Side, and now, the building’s exterior has finally been revealed, per Bowery Boogie. Windows have not been installed yet, and interior work is still well underway, but the 12,875 square-foot project should be complete by 2016. Two retail units will split 2,158 square feet on the ground floor, and residential units will average 1,340 square feet, beginning on the second floor. David Howell owns the property, and DHD Architecture Design is the architect of record.