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The Lower East Side’s thousands of incoming apartments, mapped

From Essex Crossing to Two Bridges, 20+ developments creating a new Lower East Side landscape

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The next wave of Lower East Side gentrification is on. That’s no surprise to longtime neighborhood dwellers, who have watched as LES institutions like Streit’s Matzo Factory on Rivington Street, or a whole patch of low-rise restaurants along Houston, give way to new condos whose price per square foot broaches $2,000, and rentals that are equally unobtainable.

The area’s growing trend towards high-end residential units bucks decades of the neighborhood’s existence—as a landing place for immigrants around the turn of the 20th century, and as a place of respite for those who couldn’t afford surrounding neighborhoods like Soho and Nolita, whose prices have long since surpassed those of the Lower East Side.

So what does this new future hold for the Lower East Side? Check out some of the new residential developments in the works, and what they replaced, below.

Note: This article was originally published in July 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information.

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1. 260 Bowery

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260 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

Developer Premier Equities razed a vacant three-story building in order to construct an eight-story one, designed by Morris Adjmi, that will have just six condos. Work on the building’s foundation began in July 2016, and according to City Realty, there will be retail space on the first two floors. Residences are expected average an asking price around $7.3 million.

Morris Adjmi

2. 204 Forsyth Street

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204 Forsyth St
New York, NY 10002

The Lower East Side’s former Nativity Mission School has been replaced by this seven-story condo building. Sculptor Charles Saulson is developing the site and has brought on “It” interiors guru Paris Forino to design the 11 apartments. Majority of the building’s condos are now in contract, with just a few units remaining.

Town Residential

3. 196 Orchard

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196 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002

Developer Ben Shaoul is behind this development rising alongside the famous Katz’s Deli. The building received its gold-dusted brick facade back in March and sales launched September 2016. There are 94 apartments, with prices starting just over $1 million; the priciest unit that’s currently available is a $6.5 million three-bedroom.

Magnum Real Estate

4. 265 East Houston

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265 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002

After seven years in the works, the new condo building at 265 East Houston Street finally dropped a few of its apartments onto the market last May. The 10-story building has been a long time in the making: the Suffolk Street corner site was previously occupied by a two-story church whose demolition in 2010 destabilized the neighboring building, displacing a neighborhood daycare. The site was dormant for three years after the incident, with construction fencing and a first rendering of the condo-to-be appearing in 2014. There is currently just one unit on the market—a two-bedroom, two-bathroom that’s asking $2.15 million.

5. 287/LES

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287 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002

After selling to developers Hogg Holdings and Vinci Partners for $15.2 million in January 2015, three lots between Clinton and Suffolk Streets will give way to an 11-story condo building. In July, New York YIMBY reported that the building had topped out and facade installation, as well as interior construction, was underway. There will be 27 one- to three-bedroom apartments, priced from $1.1 million, and a full-floor triplex with a private penthouse will crown the building.

6. Rivington House

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45 Rivington St
New York, NY

The former Rivington House building is in the process of becoming luxury condos, after a controversial deed restriction was lifted in 2015, clearing the path for the conversion. Developers China Vanke Co., Adam America Real Estate, and Slate Property Group inked a $116 million deal with Allure Group—Allure purchased the building for $28 million in 2014—to acquire the site that was formerly mandated for use as a community care facility. The hubbub has lead to calls for reform in the city’s deed restriction lifting process, but has failed to halt the site’s conversion. Despite this, activists continue to protest the development and hope to see the building returned to its former use as a nursing home.

7. 165 Chrystie Street

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165 Chrystie St
New York, NY 10002

A three-story building on Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey Streets, has been razed for a 10-story condo designed by ODA New York. There will be just nine apartments, which developer Nexus says will each have polished concrete floors and 10-foot ceilings.

8. 140 Essex Street

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140 Essex St
New York, NY 10002

The second of Essex Crossing’s fully affordable buildings for seniors will rise on the former site of the Lowline Lab (RIP!). The building will include 92 affordable senior apartments and ground floor retail space. Construction is expected to wrap up in 2020.

Courtesy of Beyer Blinder Belle

9. 150 Rivington Street

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150 Rivington St
New York, NY 10002

The former site of Streit’s Matzo Factory has given way to a seven-story building, developed by Cogswell Lee Development and Gluck+, with 45 condos. Back in July, facade installation was nearing completion and occupancy is slated for this fall. Prices for available units range from $1.135 million for a one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit and going up to $2.275 million for a three-bedroom that spans 1,600 square feet.

Cogswell Lee Development

10. 86 Delancey Street

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86 Delancey St
New York, NY 10002

A 12-story rental building is replacing the longtime former headquarters of Moscot Eyewear. A first rendering for the project, developed by Helm Equities, was revealed last July, illustrating the corner’s fate as home to 24 rentals. According to YIMBY, there will also be nearly 5,800 square feet of commercial space at the building’s base and SWA Architecture is behind the design.

Via SWA Architecture

11. 138-142 Bowery

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138 Bowery
New York, NY 10013

A row of low-rise buildings along the Bowery have been demolished for a condo-hotel hybrid by Emmut Properties. The project will have 46 hotel rooms and 21 apartments spread out over eight floors. The developer bought the five-building parcel for $47 million back in 2015.

12. The Essex

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115 Delancey St
New York, NY 10002

This 24-story rental tower is on the rise, and is set to become home to a new and improved Essex Market. The building will connect to the Market Line, a 150,000-square-foot below-ground mall. The building, dubbed 115 Delancey, will have 97 market rate and 98 affordable apartments, and a 14-screen Regal Cinema outpost.

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13. 282-286 Grand Street

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282 Grand St
New York, NY 10002

Three Federal-style row houses that are nearly 200 years old have been demolished to make way for a seven-story condo. The building will feature gallery space at its base, while the rest of the building will be home to 22 apartments, including two penthouses.

Rendering courtesy Peterson Rich Office

14. 202 Broome Street

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202 Broome St
New York, NY 10002

One of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area’s parking lots will sprout a condo with 83 market rate apartments as well as Class A office space and retail. The 15-story tower is being designed by CetraRuddy and will feature office space on floors two through five. The building’s completion is expected in 2021.

An aerial view of many tall city buildings in New York City. Moso Studios

15. 180 Broome Street

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180 Broome St
New York, NY 10002

Construction has recently kicked off at 180 Broome Street, a 26-story mixed-use tower that’s part of the Essex Crossing development. The Handel Architects-designed building will have 263 rentals, of which 121 will be affordable, 10,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor, and 175,000 square feet of office space on floors two through five. The building’s cellar level will be home to a portion of the Market Line. Construction is expected to wrap up in 2020.

Handel Architects

16. 355 Grand Street

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355 Grand St
New York, NY 10002

A new six-story apartment building is rising on the site of a Federal-style building that dates back to the 1820s. The building will have two apartments and retail space on the ground floor.

The building has since been demolished.
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17. The Rollins

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145 Clinton St
New York, NY 10002

Architect Beyer Blinder Belle is behind this 15-story Essex Crossing rental, dubbed the Rollins, where Target and Trader Joe’s have both set up shop. The building is shared between 107 market rate rentals and 104 affordable rentals—the lottery for the latter, the first at the megaproject, launched last March and netted more than 93,000 applicants.

Quallsbenson

18. 226-232 East Broadway

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226 E Broadway
New York, NY 10002

New York YIMBY has revealed renderings for a pair of buildings that could rise around the Bialystoker Nursing Home on East Broadway. The buildings would rise 20 and 36 stories tall and are designed by S4Architecture. Permits have not been filled for the site yet, but if approved, the project is hoping to wrap up in 2021 or 2022.

Rendering by S4 Architecture via New York YIMBY

19. 201-203 East Broadway

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201 E Broadway
New York, NY 10002

Two 180-year-old tenement buildings were dismantled in 2017 to make way for a seven-story modular building—a first for the Lower East Side. The new building will feature 10 pre-fab condos, with retail and medical space in the ground and basement levels.

20. 193 Henry Street

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193 Henry St
New York, NY 10002

The former Mount Zion Church of Christ has been razed for a new six-story building with five apartments and cellar-level medical offices designed by Think! Architecture. The property was purchased in August 2015 by the same guy who’s developing modular condos at 201-203 East Broadway. The building topped out in May, just six days after going vertical, and move-ins were slated for this fall.

Methanoia

21. 30 Pike Street

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30 Pike St
New York, NY 10002

In the wake of the Rivington House scandal, Mayor de Blasio announced a senior affordable housing and health care facility that will essentially replace the services lost at Rivington House. The new facility will be built through a Request For Proposals on a operated by the Department of Environmental Protection. The new facility will be able to accommodate 100 seniors.

22. 259 Clinton Street

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259 Clinton St
New York, NY 10002

At 259 Clinton Street, Starrett Development wants to build a 62-story, 724-foot-tall rental tower with 765 apartments, of which 191 will be permanently affordable. Perkins Eastman will design the building, which will also feature ground-floor retail, a community garden for residents, and a landscaped terrace,

Perkins Eastman

23. 247 Cherry Street

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235 Cherry St
New York, NY 10002

JDS Development Group is once again teaming up with SHoP Architects for this 900-foot rental building on the Two Bridges waterfront. (The two groups are also behind 111 West 57th Street and Brooklyn’s first supertall.) According to the plan, the building will rise 77 stories and hold 660 apartments, 165 which will be set aside as affordable housing. The building is just one of four towers proposed for a development area on the waterfront where towers of this size can be built without oversight from the city (to the chagrin of the public.)

24. 260 South Street

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257 Clinton St
New York, NY 10002

L+M Development Partners and CIM Group want to bring two 60-plus-story towers to the Two Bridges waterfront. The 798- and 728-foot skyscrapers are poised to rise on the parking lot of existing development Lands End II, a Section 8 housing development also owned by L+M. The development is anticipated to include 1,350 apartments, of which 338 will be permanently affordable. Like 247 Cherry Street, the development is in the midsts of a public review process.

Two Bridges waterfront skyscrapers Handel Architects

25. One Manhattan Square

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250 South St
New York, NY 10002

The first tower to sprout in Two Bridges is Extell’s One Manhattan Square, which launched sales a few years back. Residents will finally begin moving in next year; when they do, they’ll have access to the project’s extensive amenitis, including a tea garden and an adventure playground for kids.

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1. 260 Bowery

260 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
Morris Adjmi

Developer Premier Equities razed a vacant three-story building in order to construct an eight-story one, designed by Morris Adjmi, that will have just six condos. Work on the building’s foundation began in July 2016, and according to City Realty, there will be retail space on the first two floors. Residences are expected average an asking price around $7.3 million.

260 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

2. 204 Forsyth Street

204 Forsyth St, New York, NY 10002
Town Residential

The Lower East Side’s former Nativity Mission School has been replaced by this seven-story condo building. Sculptor Charles Saulson is developing the site and has brought on “It” interiors guru Paris Forino to design the 11 apartments. Majority of the building’s condos are now in contract, with just a few units remaining.

204 Forsyth St
New York, NY 10002

3. 196 Orchard

196 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
Magnum Real Estate

Developer Ben Shaoul is behind this development rising alongside the famous Katz’s Deli. The building received its gold-dusted brick facade back in March and sales launched September 2016. There are 94 apartments, with prices starting just over $1 million; the priciest unit that’s currently available is a $6.5 million three-bedroom.

196 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002

4. 265 East Houston

265 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

After seven years in the works, the new condo building at 265 East Houston Street finally dropped a few of its apartments onto the market last May. The 10-story building has been a long time in the making: the Suffolk Street corner site was previously occupied by a two-story church whose demolition in 2010 destabilized the neighboring building, displacing a neighborhood daycare. The site was dormant for three years after the incident, with construction fencing and a first rendering of the condo-to-be appearing in 2014. There is currently just one unit on the market—a two-bedroom, two-bathroom that’s asking $2.15 million.

265 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002

5. 287/LES

287 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

After selling to developers Hogg Holdings and Vinci Partners for $15.2 million in January 2015, three lots between Clinton and Suffolk Streets will give way to an 11-story condo building. In July, New York YIMBY reported that the building had topped out and facade installation, as well as interior construction, was underway. There will be 27 one- to three-bedroom apartments, priced from $1.1 million, and a full-floor triplex with a private penthouse will crown the building.

287 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002

6. Rivington House

45 Rivington St, New York, NY

The former Rivington House building is in the process of becoming luxury condos, after a controversial deed restriction was lifted in 2015, clearing the path for the conversion. Developers China Vanke Co., Adam America Real Estate, and Slate Property Group inked a $116 million deal with Allure Group—Allure purchased the building for $28 million in 2014—to acquire the site that was formerly mandated for use as a community care facility. The hubbub has lead to calls for reform in the city’s deed restriction lifting process, but has failed to halt the site’s conversion. Despite this, activists continue to protest the development and hope to see the building returned to its former use as a nursing home.

45 Rivington St
New York, NY

7. 165 Chrystie Street

165 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002

A three-story building on Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey Streets, has been razed for a 10-story condo designed by ODA New York. There will be just nine apartments, which developer Nexus says will each have polished concrete floors and 10-foot ceilings.

165 Chrystie St
New York, NY 10002

8. 140 Essex Street

140 Essex St, New York, NY 10002
Courtesy of Beyer Blinder Belle

The second of Essex Crossing’s fully affordable buildings for seniors will rise on the former site of the Lowline Lab (RIP!). The building will include 92 affordable senior apartments and ground floor retail space. Construction is expected to wrap up in 2020.

140 Essex St
New York, NY 10002

9. 150 Rivington Street

150 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002
Cogswell Lee Development

The former site of Streit’s Matzo Factory has given way to a seven-story building, developed by Cogswell Lee Development and Gluck+, with 45 condos. Back in July, facade installation was nearing completion and occupancy is slated for this fall. Prices for available units range from $1.135 million for a one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit and going up to $2.275 million for a three-bedroom that spans 1,600 square feet.

150 Rivington St
New York, NY 10002

10. 86 Delancey Street

86 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002
Via SWA Architecture

A 12-story rental building is replacing the longtime former headquarters of Moscot Eyewear. A first rendering for the project, developed by Helm Equities, was revealed last July, illustrating the corner’s fate as home to 24 rentals. According to YIMBY, there will also be nearly 5,800 square feet of commercial space at the building’s base and SWA Architecture is behind the design.

86 Delancey St
New York, NY 10002

11. 138-142 Bowery

138 Bowery, New York, NY 10013

A row of low-rise buildings along the Bowery have been demolished for a condo-hotel hybrid by Emmut Properties. The project will have 46 hotel rooms and 21 apartments spread out over eight floors. The developer bought the five-building parcel for $47 million back in 2015.

138 Bowery
New York, NY 10013

12. The Essex

115 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002
We Are Visuals/Quallsbenson

This 24-story rental tower is on the rise, and is set to become home to a new and improved Essex Market. The building will connect to the Market Line, a 150,000-square-foot below-ground mall. The building, dubbed 115 Delancey, will have 97 market rate and 98 affordable apartments, and a 14-screen Regal Cinema outpost.

115 Delancey St
New York, NY 10002

13. 282-286 Grand Street

282 Grand St, New York, NY 10002
Rendering courtesy Peterson Rich Office

Three Federal-style row houses that are nearly 200 years old have been demolished to make way for a seven-story condo. The building will feature gallery space at its base, while the rest of the building will be home to 22 apartments, including two penthouses.

282 Grand St
New York, NY 10002

14. 202 Broome Street

202 Broome St, New York, NY 10002
An aerial view of many tall city buildings in New York City. Moso Studios

One of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area’s parking lots will sprout a condo with 83 market rate apartments as well as Class A office space and retail. The 15-story tower is being designed by CetraRuddy and will feature office space on floors two through five. The building’s completion is expected in 2021.

202 Broome St
New York, NY 10002

15. 180 Broome Street

180 Broome St, New York, NY 10002
Handel Architects

Construction has recently kicked off at 180 Broome Street, a 26-story mixed-use tower that’s part of the Essex Crossing development. The Handel Architects-designed building will have 263 rentals, of which 121 will be affordable, 10,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor, and 175,000 square feet of office space on floors two through five. The building’s cellar level will be home to a portion of the Market Line. Construction is expected to wrap up in 2020.

180 Broome St
New York, NY 10002

16. 355 Grand Street

355 Grand St, New York, NY 10002
The building has since been demolished.
Google Maps

A new six-story apartment building is rising on the site of a Federal-style building that dates back to the 1820s. The building will have two apartments and retail space on the ground floor.

355 Grand St
New York, NY 10002

17. The Rollins

145 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002
Quallsbenson

Architect Beyer Blinder Belle is behind this 15-story Essex Crossing rental, dubbed the Rollins, where Target and Trader Joe’s have both set up shop. The building is shared between 107 market rate rentals and 104 affordable rentals—the lottery for the latter, the first at the megaproject, launched last March and netted more than 93,000 applicants.

145 Clinton St
New York, NY 10002

18. 226-232 East Broadway

226 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002
Rendering by S4 Architecture via New York YIMBY

New York YIMBY has revealed renderings for a pair of buildings that could rise around the Bialystoker Nursing Home on East Broadway. The buildings would rise 20 and 36 stories tall and are designed by S4Architecture. Permits have not been filled for the site yet, but if approved, the project is hoping to wrap up in 2021 or 2022.

226 E Broadway
New York, NY 10002

19. 201-203 East Broadway

201 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

Two 180-year-old tenement buildings were dismantled in 2017 to make way for a seven-story modular building—a first for the Lower East Side. The new building will feature 10 pre-fab condos, with retail and medical space in the ground and basement levels.

201 E Broadway
New York, NY 10002

20. 193 Henry Street

193 Henry St, New York, NY 10002
Methanoia

The former Mount Zion Church of Christ has been razed for a new six-story building with five apartments and cellar-level medical offices designed by Think! Architecture. The property was purchased in August 2015 by the same guy who’s developing modular condos at 201-203 East Broadway. The building topped out in May, just six days after going vertical, and move-ins were slated for this fall.

193 Henry St
New York, NY 10002

21. 30 Pike Street

30 Pike St, New York, NY 10002

In the wake of the Rivington House scandal, Mayor de Blasio announced a senior affordable housing and health care facility that will essentially replace the services lost at Rivington House. The new facility will be built through a Request For Proposals on a operated by the Department of Environmental Protection. The new facility will be able to accommodate 100 seniors.

30 Pike St
New York, NY 10002

22. 259 Clinton Street

259 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002
Perkins Eastman

At 259 Clinton Street, Starrett Development wants to build a 62-story, 724-foot-tall rental tower with 765 apartments, of which 191 will be permanently affordable. Perkins Eastman will design the building, which will also feature ground-floor retail, a community garden for residents, and a landscaped terrace,

259 Clinton St
New York, NY 10002

23. 247 Cherry Street

235 Cherry St, New York, NY 10002

JDS Development Group is once again teaming up with SHoP Architects for this 900-foot rental building on the Two Bridges waterfront. (The two groups are also behind 111 West 57th Street and Brooklyn’s first supertall.) According to the plan, the building will rise 77 stories and hold 660 apartments, 165 which will be set aside as affordable housing. The building is just one of four towers proposed for a development area on the waterfront where towers of this size can be built without oversight from the city (to the chagrin of the public.)

235 Cherry St
New York, NY 10002

24. 260 South Street

257 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002
Two Bridges waterfront skyscrapers Handel Architects

L+M Development Partners and CIM Group want to bring two 60-plus-story towers to the Two Bridges waterfront. The 798- and 728-foot skyscrapers are poised to rise on the parking lot of existing development Lands End II, a Section 8 housing development also owned by L+M. The development is anticipated to include 1,350 apartments, of which 338 will be permanently affordable. Like 247 Cherry Street, the development is in the midsts of a public review process.

257 Clinton St
New York, NY 10002

25. One Manhattan Square

250 South St, New York, NY 10002

The first tower to sprout in Two Bridges is Extell’s One Manhattan Square, which launched sales a few years back. Residents will finally begin moving in next year; when they do, they’ll have access to the project’s extensive amenitis, including a tea garden and an adventure playground for kids.

250 South St
New York, NY 10002