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Lower East Side

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.


242 Broome Street

Excavation Begins On 14-Story, 50-Unit Mixed-Use Building At 242 Broome Street, Lower East Side

Earlier this year, YIMBY revealed renderings for the first phase of Essex Crossing, a multi-site mixed-use project on the Lower East Side being developed by L+M Development, Taconic Investment and BFC Partners. Bowery Boogie now reports excavation has begun on the first building, located at 242 Broome Street, where a SHoP-designed 14-story, 55-unit mixed-use building is planned. Splitsville Lanes will occupy the basement, and other retail space is also expected on the ground floor.


179 Suffolk Street

10-Story Mixed-Use Building Nears Completion at 179 Suffolk Street, Lower East Side

In October 2014, a 10-story, eight-unit mixed-use building was rising at 179 Suffolk Street, at East Houston Street on the Lower East Side. Bowery Boogie reports the nearly 14,500 square-foot structure topped out last Spring, and now façade installation is nearly complete. The first two levels will be occupied by a religious facility, and opening is likely within the coming months. Defonseca Architects is the architect of record.


100 Norfolk Street

Steel-Beam Construction Underway At 100 Norfolk Street, 12-Story Condo Project, Lower East Side

Steel beams have been erected up to the second floor of Adam America’s and Horizon Group’s 12-story, 38-condo-unit mixed-use building at 100 Norfolk Street, on the Lower East Side. Bowery Boogie reports construction has been crawling along, and the project may not make its scheduled completion for 2016. The building is over 85% sold, according to REW, and 11,250 square feet of retail is planned. ODA Architecture is designing.



139 Bowery

11-Story Mixed-Use Office/Residential Building Approved For 139 Bowery, Lower Manhattan

Applications filed in mid-2014 have been approved for 139-141 Bowery between Broome and Grand Streets, where Global Joint Venture’s plans an 11-story, 16-unit mixed-use building. Measuring 34,900 square feet, retail space will occupy the ground floor, while office space will take up floors two through five. A 550 square-foot medical facility will also be located on the second floor; residential units will occupy floors six and above. Three-story buildings currently occupy the site, and Raymond Chan is designing.


250 South Street

First Look: Renderings for Extell’s 250 South Street

Extell’s new tower coming to 250 South Street received an on-site rendering a few months ago, but now YIMBY has the first up-close look at the project, as well as a few interiors. The building will rise on the site of an old Pathmark, and while it was initially expected to be 68 stories tall, it was reduced to 56 floors on the latest DOB filings.

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