Thursday, February 3, 2011

532 East Fifth Street looking blue — and green

When we last looked in on the construction at 532 E. Fifth St. between Avenue A and Avenue B ... it went something like this:



And yesterday, we received a comment on our previous post from July titled The Greenpointing of East Fifth Street continues. The commenter, likely the real-estate agent for 532, wrote (slightly edited):

"We would of loved to save the brownstone that was there. The owners would of as well. As a matter of fact, they wanted to. The foundation had serious issues and wasn't economicly [sic] feasible. So we salvaged all we could. The cornice was restored and hung on a building in Staten Island that's built during the same period. It can be viewed on DOORtoDOORrealty website60-62 Vanduzer. Please update your photos from those stark images that are posted on this blog. I know its hard to keep all happy. But we do proceed with the enviroment [sic] in mind."



Fair enough... here our some new shots of the work in progress...





In the end, it will be a six-story, 10-unit building. In fact, there's even a website with more details, such as it's green ...


No prices just yet for these units.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Beaming up on Fifth Street

Demolition on East Fifth Street

On the way: A five-story apartment building for Fifth Street

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I understand that some times keeping an old building that hasn't been neglected for years/decades intact is sometimes impossible. I'm one of the few long time East Villagers who are ok with some change. But this design does not fit in with the neighborhood at all. Sure it will be a beautiful glassy building, but does that go along with the East Village pre-war tenement charm? Do architects think before designing?

blue glass said...

yes, they care about the environment -
the environment of their wallets.

Bowery Boy said...

Someone please tell this real estate guy that when you're in a hole of your own makin'... stop digging. He went from bad to worse. When folks make such boo hoo crying of how hard they tried to do the right thing, ya just wanna say, "all evidence to the contrary."

BabyDave said...

". . . would of . . . ." ??

Goggla said...

Thanks, Grieve, for replacing those stark photos with ugly ones.

Anonymous said...

Real estate license exam should include a test of grammar and usage. Yikes.

chris flash said...

The only "GREEN" these developer parasites are concerned with in creating their architectural monstrosities is the MONEY they'll be conning out of the suckers who buy their way in....

Anonymous said...

There used to be feral kitties that lived in driveway/space btw the old bldg and the one east to it. I wonder what happened to them.....

VH McKenzie said...

@BabyDave -- right. I couldn't even read beyond those glaring errors. TWICE.

Would "of"?

Idiot. HAVE HAVE HAVE. Would HAVE.

Anonymous said...

There is always two sides to every story and there are always too many people with nothing better to do....
Evolution is inevitable, that's what makes this City so great!
Everyone needs to get a life or get a JOB!