25 Bleecker Street

Six-Story, Three-Unit Mixed-Use Project Planned At 25 Bleecker Street, NoHo

David Smilow, doing business as an LLC based in Union Square, has filed applications for a six-story, three-unit mixed-use building at 25 Bleecker Street, in NoHo. The project will measure 6,758 square feet and includes a 1,074 square-foot retail portion on the ground floor. The residential units will surely be condominiums, averaging 1,895 square feet apiece. One unit will take up the second and third floors, another will occupy the fourth floor, and a third will span the fifth, sixth, and penthouse levels. Michael Haverland, who is also based in Union Square, is the architect of record. An existing three-story townhouse must first be demolished.


Some of biggest current adaptive reuse projects: St. Ann's Warehouse (via Curbed NY), 111 West 57th Street, Tammany Hall, 10 Jay Street, and 28 Liberty Street

LPC Chair, Top Architects Review NYC’s Adaptive Reuse Projects

The New York City landmarks law was signed 50 years ago this year. So, what better time to talk about some of its successes? Plenty of great structures, such as the Empire State Building, completed in 1931 as a multi-tenant office building, are easy to keep relevant and functioning. Others, however, become obsolete and can no longer perform their originally intended purpose. That’s where adaptive reuse comes in. If you haven’t heard the term, it’s when an old structure is adapted for a new use. It’s often how we are saving our great city.

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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.