Lower East Side

126 Forsyth Street

Four-Story Church At 126 Forsyth Street Seeking Partner For New Mixed-Use Building, Lower East Side

The Spanish Delancey Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at the four-story building at 126 Forsyth Street, on the corner of Delancey Street on the Lower East Side, is looking for a development partner that would demolish the existing structure for a new building. The 5,000 square-foot lot could accommodate a new mixed-use building of up to 32,500 square feet, where a maximum of 27,000 square feet could be used as residential space. The lot is subject to a 120-foot height cap, according to Curbed NY. The church is requiring the first three floors of the new building to be designed, owned, and operated by the church as a house of worship, although zoning allows for retail space to be built as well. It should be noted that the rest of the building could potentially end up being a hotel or office space if a developer chooses against building residential units.


154 Rivington Street

Seven-Story, 45-Unit Mixed-Use Redevelopment Filed At 150 Rivington Street, Lower East Side

Last December, Cogswell Realty filed exploratory plans for a mixed-use redevelopment of the former Streit’s Matzo Factory, spanning 148-154 Rivington Street on the Lower East Side. The brick buildings will be partially demolished down to the first floor, according to permits with the Department of Buildings. Bowery Boogie spotted additional filings that call for six floors to be built atop the single-story structure that would be left behind after demolition. There will be 45 residential units in total and retail space is expected to measure 10,219 square feet on the ground and cellar floors. The structure would be topped by a open roof terrace. GLUCK+ is the architect of record and likely designing the redevelopment.


175 Delancey Street

NYU Langone Medical Center Closes Deal At Essex Crossing Location, Lower East Side

Now that construction is getting underway on two buildings within the Essex Crossing mega-development on the Lower East Side, Site 6, located at 175 Delancey Street, will probably be the next to get started. Planned is a 14-story, 100-unit mixed-use building that will measure 177,950 square feet. New York University’s Langone Medical Center announced last summer it would be taking space in the new building, and The Lo-Down now reports a 15-year lease deal has been finalized for 55,000 square feet across three floors. The four-story podium will also contain 6,000 square feet of retail space. In addition, a 13,000 square-foot senior center will take up the fourth floor and will include a coffee shop called Think Grand Cafe. There will be 24,000 square feet of space for an education facility, although a tenant has not been selected. The base will be topped by a 4,000 square-foot outdoor garden and a 100-unit apartment tower. The residential units above will be rented exclusively to seniors.


185 Bowery

19-Story, 300-Key CitizenM Hotel Rises At 185 Bowery, Lower East Side

Early last year, an on-site rendering was posted of Rinaldi Group’s planned 19-story, 300-key CitizenM hotel at 185 Bowery, located near the corner of Delancey Street on the Lower East Side. Today, the construction is moving forward following a period of no activity, according to Bowery Boogie. Rebar can be seen poking up above the construction fence and crews are likely pouring concrete for the ground and below-grade levels. Once complete, the 99,433 square-foot building will feature hotel rooms averaging roughly 250 square feet apiece, a ground-floor café, and a rooftop terrace/bar. A 3,383 square-foot public plaza will front Bowery, and Stephen B. Jacobs Group is the architect of record. Completion is expected in late 2016.


7 Ludlow Street

Two-Story Movie Theater Conversion Underway At 7 Ludlow Street, Lower East Side

Property owner Alexander Olch is currently converting the former warehouse at 7 Ludlow Street, on the Lower East Side, into a two-story, two-screen movie theater, according to Bowery Boogie. The 8,853 square-foot theater, dubbed the Metrograph, will include a bookshop, a café, a lounge, and a restaurant, DNAinfo reports. Work is now focused on the interior of the structure and opening is currently slated for February 19, 2016. Daniel Margulies’ Garment District-based Margulies Houlzki Architecture is the architect of record.


154 Rivington Street

45-Unit Mixed-Use Redevelopment Planned At 150 Rivington Street, Lower East Side

Cogswell Realty has filed exploratory plans for a 45-unit mixed-use redevelopment of the former Streit’s Matzo Factory, at 148-154 Rivington Street, on the Lower East Side, DNAinfo reports. Plans of the mixed-use project surfaced over the summer, and in October, the developer filed permits to demolish the upper five floors of the six-story structure at 150 Rivington. Filings indicate further demolition work will occur. The redeveloped structure would boast condominium units, a single retail unit, and 26 storage units. Permits have not yet been officially filed with the Department of Buildings.