Spring Street

‘HitHouse’ Muay Thai Gym on its Way to the Bowery Next Month

Posted October 26, 2017 at 5:09 am

In the years following the major makeover of 188 Bowery, Nudie Jeans moved into the ground space, and the surrounding community simultaneously fought to keep any nightlife from entering the basement at the shared 2 Spring Street. The fight paid off, as the State Liquor Authority reportedly determined in June 2016 (during proceedings for The Stand) […]

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CAVA Now Serving Fast Casual Mediterranean in Little Italy

Posted October 25, 2017 at 5:12 am

The second coming of 50 Spring Street is more than two years in the making, culminating this month with the official opening of CAVA. The health-focused, fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant is enormous at 3,100 square-feet. It’s a lofted space with 35 seats, mezzanine dining level, and furnished rear yard. The Little Italy outpost is the third […]

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L’Occitane to Open its Second SoHo Store at Spring and Lafayette

Posted August 30, 2017 at 5:17 am

L’Occitane en Provence announced its foray into the eastern border of SoHo last week. All it took was a vinyl advertisement in the corner windows of 63 Spring Street. The copy notes that the store should open later this fall, joining 146 Spring Street as the second area outpost for the company. Having a multinational […]

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Developer Seeks Variance Extension to Construct 8-Story Luxury Rentals on Spring Street

Posted August 15, 2017 at 5:15 am

A new luxury residential building is on the way to the eastern fringe of SoHo. Located at 68-70 Spring Street, the forthcoming eight-story rental development will boast approximately twelve apartments across 19,527 square-feet (including penthouse) and 3,918 square-feet of commercial retail. As demolition progresses, though, red tape behind the scenes at the NYC Board of […]

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Reconstruction of DeSalvio Playground Finally Moves Forward

Posted July 20, 2017 at 5:07 am

DeSalvio Playground at Spring and Mulberry Streets in Little Italy is off-limits for the foreseeable future. The park is finally undergoing its long-awaited reconstruction. Parks Department workers dismantled the playground yesterday and the space is now another neighborhood construction zone. The $1.9 million project, which received funding from the City Council and Manhattan Borough President Gale […]

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Spring Street Developer Withdraws Application for Controversial Special Little Italy District Zoning Change

Posted June 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

The years-running saga of rear yard development at 53-55 Spring Street concluded two weeks ago when the landlord withdrew the proposal under community pressure. Developer Joseph Brunner (aka JBAM), who acquired the property two years ago for $15.5 million, sought to construct a one-story addition that would encompass the rear courtyard, thereby enlarging the overall […]

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Imminent Demolition of 68 Spring Street Leads to 8-Story Mixed-Use Rental Building

Posted June 14, 2017 at 5:09 am

The scruffy one-story building at 68-70 Spring Street has a date with demolition. Marching orders were given to the collection of sneaker shops and assorted retail (and FedEx Office before its move across the street) within the last couple months. In other words, the City Marshal paid a visit. The other sign of demolition, quite literally, […]

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‘CAVA’ Readies Fast Casual Mediterranean Outpost at New 50 Spring Street Development

Posted June 9, 2017 at 5:00 am

The second coming of 50 Spring Street is nigh. Down came the pre-war tenement one year ago. In its place, this two story brick box, and a big-time commercial occupant. Word on the street is that fast-growing CAVA is on deck to open a new outpost here. The fast-casual restaurant – second in Manhattan for the […]

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City Council Not Enthused About Developer’s Attempt to Alter Special Little Italy District Zoning

Posted June 1, 2017 at 5:00 am

City Council is pushing back against one developer’s bid to alter the Special Little Italy District zoning protections, thereby allowing building upgrades at 55-57 Spring Street. Developer Joseph Brunner (aka JBAM), who acquired the property two years ago, seeks to construct a one-story addition that encompasses the rear courtyard. The construction would enlarge the retail units to the […]

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Spring Street Developer Attempts Override of Special Little Italy District Zoning with Courtyard Addition

Posted May 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

One developer in the heart of Little Italy remains committed to overriding the special zoning district for commercial gain. Concerned neighbors are likewise rallied in opposition. Developer Joseph Brunner purchased 55-57 Spring Street in July 2015 for $15.5 million (from Marolda Properties, sued by the state for tenant harassment). Residents and retail were affected much the […]

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