Articles on Lower East Side New Constructions

Matzo No More: Lower East Side Gentrification Strikes Again

150 Rivington

For nearly a century, 150 Rivington Street has been the home of Streit’s matzo factory. However, times have changed on the Lower East Side since 1925, and a combination of rising prices and the inconvenience of operating a factory in Manhattan has finally forced the family-owned company to relocate. 

The Changing Face of the Lower East Side

The Lower East Side waterfront will experience a dramatic makeover in the coming decade.

Pier Pressure: Pier 42 Gets New Renderings and Pier 55 Still Looks Good

Pier 42 Rendering looks great for the Lower East Side

Rendering via The Broadsheet

Whereas Pier 55 and Pier 47 (Superpier) have taken center stage among NYC’s pier redevelopment projects, Pier 42, the redesign of which has been on ice for awhile, may soon transfporm into a beautiful public space for the Lower East Side. During a meeting only a couple weeks ago, The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation planned to allocate $17 million for its redevelopment, with $7 million for the first phase.

215 Chrystie: Herzog & de Meuron's Elegant, New Condo on the Rise

Early rendering of 215 Chrystie Street as designed by Herzog & de Meuron

215 Chrystie is ready to reach the skies on the Lower East Side, one of Manhattan’s fashionable neighborhoods. Swiss starchitecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, designed this modern, sleek hotel-condominium, and it was developed by hotelier Ian Schrager last year for $50 million. World-renowned John Pawson is the interior designer. The Swiss firm have also designed their new condo at 56 Leonard Street.