And so we've been watching the space's slow transformation into fancy housing. With a roof deck. (According to the DOB, the ground floor will be used for a community facility.)
The work at 229 E. Second St. between Avenue B and Avenue C appears to be wrapping up... five units, ranging from $1.2 to $1.9 million, are on the market. Let's take a look!
Here's a listing for the priciest of the lot:
229 East 2nd Street is a brand new boutique condominium that combines modern design and sleek sophistication into the highest standard of living, while providing a tranquil intimate atmosphere. This beautiful 2 bedroom/ 2 ½ bath Garden Townhome features double height ceilings in the living and dining area with floor to ceiling windows creating a sun drenched grand space that opens up to your 693 SF private garden! Even more impressive is the additional room that overlooks the double-heighted living room - ideal for an office, a media room, a guest bedroom or an entertainment den. Access your home from the ground floor or by using the key-locked elevator that opens up to your second floor. This residence is impeccably appointed and features beautiful hard wood flooring, high beamed ceilings and warm inviting color tones. Large open kitchens are equipped with the finest European appliances: Liebherr refrigerator, Wolf cooking range, Miele Dishwasher and wine cooler. Adding further to the ambience are Caesar stone countertops and state of the art cabinetry. All apartments have floor to ceiling windows and glass enclosed terraces off the Living Areas lending itself to either entertaining or quiet relaxation. Situated at the edge of East Village and Lower East Side, 229 East 2nd Street boasts exceptional access to the New Museum, Bowery Hotel, Whole Foods, restaurants and endless entertainment. 421a Tax Abatement. Laundry room in the basement. BEAUTY and VALUE!!
No mention of the empty lot next door...or the fire station across the street (positives, in my estimation!)
There's much more to discuss about this block...with fancy conversions getting ready down the street...
...including the mysterious 209 E. Second St., which Curbed has noted.
As Andrew Roth pointed out in "Infamous Manhattan," the intersection of East Second Street and Avenue B "probably saw more heroin retailing than any other spot on Earth." Until Operation Pressure Point. Another day for that one, maybe.
Previously on EV Grieve:
229 E. Second St. sprouts a roof deck