Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Starting The Copper Age

Walking by the Copper Building on Avenue B at 13th Street at night... you'd get the idea that people have moved into the luxury condos...





Indeed, one reader has reported that he or she has seen moving trucks out front. And a Streeteasy commenter said: "I was told the first tenant will be moving in on August 4th."

Speaking of Streeteasy, just five of the 17 units remain on the market. Of those left to sell, three of the units are the super-swanky penthouses... including the pièce de résistance (which is French for expensive condo) — the four-bedroom, four-bathroom home with "sweeping" views of downtown Manhattan. Last fall, the price of this 4x4 was bumped up by $250,000 to $3.85 million, where it remains today....

32 comments:

Flushing, Plunging The Copper Crapper said...

Ah yes, The Copper Crapper has lifted its lid, and Yuppie lowlife human flotsam, NYU piglets, and Hipster wannabees have been defecated onto the block. I can smell them already, I've heard their late night loud laughter ass the women come and go, certainly not talking of Michelangelo. Oh my poor beloved block. Vomit and broken glass about to pour out of White Noise. An Unleashed Pet Spa for Yuppie Scumdogs that out to be leashed right out of the neighborhood, and of course of all things - A 'Doggie Hotel' run by what looks like a bunch of NYU Hipster wannabee rejects. But - there are elements of a real, older, genuine New York! Long live the Dominican Bakery! Long live Mona's! Long live the Frame Shop! Long live what's good about Ave B between 13/14 st - and flush away the Copper Crapper, The Pet Spa, The Doggie Hotel, all in a whirl of White Noise!

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me? E.V., you and your tired, old readers make me sick. Cheezy amateur poetry is not going to save that disgusting block but the Copper Building will. The Copper is bringing in a higher level of retail and restaurants so some of us can finally walk down that street without puking. By next year, you're fleabag bakery and whatever will be flushed away!

Burmudgeon said...

Whoever Anonymous is, they're certainly not a New Yorker or a real East Villager. So - an obvious piece of Yuppie trash, a poseur, a hipster wannabe. Only that type would long for high end retail at the expense of real authentic businesses like a bekery that has been pleasing real east villagers for many years. so anonymous - stick your head in the copper Crapper and flush repeatedly until the currents take you back to Jersey or wherever the bumfuck USA you crawled out of...

blue glass said...

great picture - dead end says it all.
unfortunately it is a dead end for us as stated above by Anonymous "The Copper is bringing in a higher level of retail and restaurants so some of us can finally walk down that street without puking. By next year, you're fleabag bakery and whatever will be flushed away"
that fleabag bakery has probably been here longer than you have been alive. the wonderful elements of this neighborhood that brought so many people here (and the then affordable rents) are rapidly being destroyed by the humongous rents that are now being charged. family businesses that have served us for generations are being lost forever and soon all that will be left will be cvs and duncan donuts. advertising about the east village shows the divergent population that also is being priced out to younger and younger trust-fund NYUers who couldn't give a damn about tradition and respect for others.
take that "higher level of retail" back to wherever you came from. i'm almost ready to agree that the junkies that we had to live with were better than the new, disenfranchised, idiots that move here and pay thousands of dollars in rent. your greed is disgusting.

Goggla said...

If you want high-end living, move to a high-end neighborhood. Don't crap all over an existing one.

Anyway, I love that Dead End photo, although it also makes me sad.

Lisa said...

I was outside B Cup this morning having a smoke and looked up to see that one of the rear balconies has some hanging planter/birdcage thing on it, and you could sorta see in the windows that there were personal items in there, so at least one space is being lived in. Anonymous - who cares what you, or any of the cretins who don't like walking down Avenue B because it doesn't look like Rodeo Drive, might want? You and your oh-so-precious ilk don't even deserve to live in the EV, much less criticize the parts of it that are still more original and real neighborhood-y. Fuck you, your hoity-toity buddies and the BMWs you rode in on, and if you don't like it, go somewhere else where you won't have to turn your swinish noses up. You won't be missed.

EVGaybear said...

Flushing Plunging, I love that sentence "Yuppie lowlife human flotsam, NYU piglets, and Hipster wannabees." You SHOULD be a poet. Don't listen to what some Anonynous creep says!!!

Marty Wombacher said...

The Dead End photo couldn't be more Twilight Zonish if you tried. That's the signpost up ahead...

esquared said...

maybe nyu is moving the students here, since nyu has run out of dorm rooms

Anonymous said...

You people don't know jacksquat. You "poets", gaybears???, and "Burmudegons," whatever that is, you can say what you want. Your way of life is over. So get over it already! The East Village is high end living now. If you want the gritty life of the "cool rebel", why don't you move to some hole in Jersey? Like Trenton. The Copper Crapper will crap on all of you.

Anonymous said...

I cant wait until this neighborhood goes upscale and all the low life losers leave. is anyone supposed to care if you never earned a living and now your welfare isnt enough to cover the rent. So I say, if you really hate yuppies, move to Jersey or better yet, move to Elmont, Queens. You cant tell me where to live, and i am not apologizing to some low level losers who live in pig pens.

EV Grieve said...

Elmont? I might summer there to be close to Belmont Racetrack.

laura said...

the condo does not bother me. its the distruction of the old businesses, and the displacement of older residents. some of the people writing here sound dispicable. i LOVE luxury, dont put all of us preservationists in the same slot! but i detest all the chain stores. no matter if they are on madison OR ave B! small businesses must survive.

Pincher said...

What's really pathetic is that the East Vill. is dying because of A-holes like the Anons above. That's why blogs like Grieve, Jeremiah, Arihood are so important. Thank you guys for everything you do for the 'hood! You are the true New Yorkers. Not these A-holes.

:)

laura said...

to add to my comment, now w/my REAL name: the people who say "yuppie lowlife scum" are as dispicable as the others. stop calling names. a "young urban professional" is not a lowlife. i was young, lived in new york AND was a professional. am i a lowlife too? am i not hip enough? yes i lived in the east village as well then moved uptown. if you want to do something meaningful clean up YOUR image. dont just rant like the other mean people. write your district rep. see if you can keep some buildings stabilized.

Copper Crapper Flusher said...

How indeed Anonymous displays his absolute ignorance. The people on this block are teachers, nurses, public defenders, firefighters, actors, chefs, mta workers, etc. real wage earning, taxpaying New Yorkers - unlike the Trustafarian Shitholes, NYU piglets, Yuppie Scumbag Benefactors of Bush Tax Cuts, Hipster Wannabees who don't know their asshole from their mouth.
Anonymous - crwal back to your gasted suburbam hell hole - let mommy and daddy pay your bills!
Imaganine the trust fund dollars swirling with the shit in the Copper Crapper!
Maybe it will all back up in the sewers and wash away the Yuppie Scumdog Elite Unleashed Pet Spa run by the Queen of the Interlopers!!!

Burmudgeon said...

LAURA -
Fuck you! You moved uptown like a typical Yuppie Scumbag - we stay and maintain the neighborhood! Why not move uptown as far as Poughkeepsie? That's where transient trash like you end up anyway!!!

love. Burmudgeon

Crumbun The Real Grumbler said...

interesting - sad little 'Jeremiah Moss' for all his poseur pretentiousness, could never get a debate like this going! E.V. Grieve - you are the king of the LES bloggers! Jeremiah Moss??? Who's he? Does he even exist???

laura said...

yes i did put my name on the comments. BOTH sides here are stupid. stereo types are alive & well. the dirty hipster vs. the slick republican? personally i never cared much for the "east" village. i prefer lower east side, grand street, hester, chinatown etc. i did not like when they opened the fillmore east. i was happy that my apt was on the 5th floor in the back! could not stand seeing those kids hanging out on the street. (only went there once, someone gave me a free ticket). never was hip, never fit in -with anyone anywhere. some of us are not stereo types. actually i had a good time in the EV. i think theres a bistro under my old building. before it was hebrew national deli. don't know what was there in between!! crime of all crimes: i moved to east 61st street, chi chi..... i loved it! hows that for being unconventional?

EVGaybear said...

Flusher, you rock!!! Tell it like it is. I am a working class, queer East Villager and these yups can BEND OVER right here if they don't know there "asshole from a mouth."

Anonymous said...

as my mama (and me) says - there's no shortage of assholes...
yes I miss my ol' EVil - tho probably I was someone elses version of a nightmare backwhen, just like the twittertrash n' trustfunders are to me now...
circle the wagons - we fight till we drop - and always:
more poetry!


kim

laura said...

to the commenter burmudgeon: you sound like a loser. maybe the republicans are on to something? i lived in the "e.v." BEFORE you were born. my family lived there since 1889. they moved on too, to better places. its ovious that you, will not!

laura said...

i am the oldest person on this blog. i can tell by the words, like 'poseur" or "yuppie schmuckie" what ever. i dont want to hear anything bad about jeremiah moss. ever again. otherwize i am coming downtown to get you all. im from brooklyn, we fight hard.

Anonymous said...

I think all of the name calling on both sides is ridiculous. What is more ridiculous is that anyone would pay millions of dollars to live in this building. If I had that kind of money to spend, I wouldn't buy in one of these new condo buildings that look like they were slapped together from a kit. And all you hear later from people who do move into these buildings is how nothing works right. I also wouldn't want to live right next to the projects and have to deal with that drama. Being even a few blocks away makes a big difference. The people who buy in this building really are suckers.

Burmudgeon said...

Now Laura, Dear Sweet Venemous Laura!
First of all a woman should NEVER reveal her age! But - I'm 75 years young,so..........
And - well My family ONLY dates to 1890 in the East Village as they left Bavaria because my Cathiloc Grandfather married a Jewish socialist woman - and even in the 'enlightened' Germany of 1890 that didn't sit well.
And now suddenly you're from Brooklyn? My how your story shifts.
Last - As a third generation Lower Easter Sider (East Village now its called on Ave B) - I've stayed, contributed, fought, protested, attended endless meetings and fought for the quality of life in my neighborhood - I didn't flee to greener pastures and I still love my fading Avenue B.
And Jeremiah Moss? A laughable newcomer who tries to hard to prove he belongs.
Enough said...I'm busy finishing up a family history to pass on to my grand nephew......

Anonymous said...

So Burmudgen, you're a dried up 75 yr old codger, probably retired from never working a day in your life, sucking off the government while you sit home all day, afraid to go out! and reading all the sad and whiney little EV blogs and making angry comments because your so bored from having nothing to do. We get it! What a life.

Burmudgeon said...

Ah Anonymous, you wallow in your own ignorance!
I've not YET retired because I like my career & job. And I pay my bills, and donate a decent part of my 'government' $ to charity as I live frugally but well.
And if I'm afraid to go out? Well I only walk about 7 miles a day around my beloved city to stay fit, and can be found at various independent cinemas and off Broadway theaters, or community meetings most evenings.
So if that's dried up and no life, I'll take it.
What do you contribute Anonymous???

Lisa said...

Burmudgeon - Anonymous 9:18 et al is nothing but a shit-stirrer, someone who is so bored with his/her (altho my money's on the testosterone) meaningless existence that he gets his jollies being a not-too-linguistically-clever, provocateur (or what he fondly imagines a provocateur to be). However, by his crude befouling of the usually crystalline waters of EV Grieve he does at least get an interesting dialogue going. However, in the end, he's merely offal (rhymes with awful, which also works).

Burmudgeon said...

Thank you Laura. It's sad really to have no life like Anon 9:18 (sounds like a bad bible verse!)
Anyway - long live the real Avenue B!

Anonymous said...

I like Jeremiah (ThisAnon 10:49) - he maybe a child but his heart is in the right place.
Money and/or Heart - therein lies the struggle.
Take Heart fellow fogies and freethinkers, may we be not the last generation.
I believe it is written:
something about dancing and the revolution...
so... shall we dance?

kim

hunter said...

the neighborhood became disgusting in the 50s & 60s. this happend in bronx, brooklyn, & cities in the east coast in general. when the factories closed down south the poor blacks moved up north. then the poor puerto ricans moved in. many east european residents left the lower east side. crime drugs etc. the white kids moving in like mid 60s-70s were no threat to the area. (no displacement), the rents stayed the same. it was blacks that the area did not like. the polish were very racist. its hard to imagine anyone paying top dollar to live next to a project. but perhaps the rents on B are much less than the west village? no racial dicussions please. were talking real estate.& social change.

J.D said...

I've been in the east village for a long time and live right near this structure and I just wonder if the designer thought about what they were building...I have heard many gun shots and have seen many fights with flying glass bottles, trash cans and bats that break out and disappear within seconds like a tornado. I have also seen drunk drivers crash into cars sending other cars flying. I personally would not feel to safe in this glass structure. Unless 4 million dollars gets you bullet proof glass. They really are not worth 4 million dollars. The very similar building (Probably same designer and construction company) that was recently built on 13th between A and 1st is already having issues because the cement is too heavy for the cheap material that sandwiches it. I like the clean look but it's not realistic. Might be nice on Miami Beach.