Tuesday, September 21, 2010

With two 'public roof decks,' 325 E. 10th St. ready to contribute to 'lively community'

Back in April, we told you about the year-long renovations coming to 325 E. 10th St. across from Tompkins Square Park....



Well, this may be a record... the scaffolding came down yesterday ... and 20 of those renovated apartments have hit the market .... starting at $2,000 for studios and up to $4,200 for two-bedroom pads...

Here's the listing per Streeteasy:

This amazing boutique building sits on Tompkins Square Park. This Classic walk up has been completely gut renovated and now has classic New York features like black and white tiled hallways, wall moldings and elegant lighting.

There are 14 brand new fully gut renovated Studio, 1 Bedroom and 2 Bedroom apartments with condo finishes. Each apartment features: wide plank walnut wood floors, recessed MR-16 lighting, kitchens with walnut cabinetry, carrera marble countertops and stainless steel appliances, and bathrooms with pedestal sinks, and marble tiles. Each apartment has its own Premium LG Washer and Dryer. This building also features a Landscaped Courtyard and 2 Public Roof Decks.






You can't tell from the street, but there's another building behind here that's only accessible through 325. Which explains the second "public" roof deck. And where the courtyard is.

As a fourth generation resident of 10th Street told me last night, "It looks like a dorm."



Indeed.

Will 325 E. 10th St. now "contribute to the lively community" like the sign promises?

8 comments:

Bowery Boogie said...

ample space for keg stands...

Count said...

"It looks like a dorm."

From the outside it looks like any other building, minus a fire escape in the front. Inside I can't speak to. Can't see what the big deal is. Ridiculous prices? You bet - welcome to the East Village. I pay far less than those prices, but I have a bathtub in my kitchen.

esquared said...

and beer pongs! woooo!

Anonymous said...

Took a look at these last week. While they were working on them, you could just walk right in. They're definitely nice, but really tiny for the price - one of these deals where it's not clear you can actually fit a bed in the bedroom (and if you can, you'll constantly be crawling across it to get to the bathroom).

Goggla said...

Tenement < Boutique. Ugh. The interior photos look pretty depressing - they're asking $4200 and those are the best images they can show? What does 'condo finishes' mean?

Lisa said...

This is the place across the garden that's made my life hell for months. They're using non-union Mexican and Indian or Pakistani labor, working 6 days a week starting at 7:30 in the morning weekdays, 8 on Saturdays, and a couple of times when they started up the table saw (which is set up outside so the whining reverbs off nicely the surrounding buildings) at 9 PM, thinking to get in some evening work, I've had to lean out the window and threaten to call the cops. The workmen sleep in the building, and on several occasions they've gotten into lengthy and heated (i.e. loud) nighttime discussions which, since there are no windows yet in the back of the building, are easily heard in my bedroom while I am trying to sleep. Oh, 9th precinct! They have multiple radios playing different kinds of music at top volume all day long, yell to each other between the two buildings, and all in all have turned my summer into a nightmare of noise, construction dust and fruitless calls to 311. And this will be ongoing until April 2011? Oh dear God. I guess it's good practice for the tenants to come, but still.

nygrump said...

Lisa's description doesn't sound too different from our current ordeal on East 6th St where they are inserting structural beams to keep the walls from collasing because the indian restaurants attached their exhaist motors to the walls - between the noise from the restaurants and construction and the alcoholic children drinking next door, it is hell on earth. You can't get the city to do anything. I think Buildings and DEP are totally paid off - other than total ineptness, its the only explanation I can find why they won't do anything. There are fines galore here.

HippieChick said...

My first East Village apartment was on the ground floor of the rear building here: on the right as you entered the building. Big enough for a double bed, a tiny stove, a tiny fridge, all in one room; tiny separate bathroom. Rent $125 a month.

I broke up with the boyfriend (yes, both of us lived there; our living room was the Cafe Deja Vu, down the block toward Ave B) and moved to the rent-controlled place I still live in. What a hellhole that little place was: you had to go through the cellar of the front building to get to it...anyone could look in, or reach in and the bed was right against the windows. Good luck to the new tenants...