Wednesday, February 9, 2011

East Fourth Street's new luxury row

We've been focusing our attention of late on the preservation efforts at 35 Cooper Square... Meanwhile, we haven't checked in at the scene of another battle — 326-328 E. Fourth St. — in several weeks.

Despite a lot of outreach and awareness by a variety of local politicians and preservations groups, the historic townhouses here between Avenue C and Avenue D continue their journey toward the luxury condo apartment afterlife with the addition of two new floors.

Since we last looked, workers erected the sidewalk sheds...

And you can see right through now... not much is left inside. Workers have removed the guts.

However, the work on this block isn't limited to 326-328. There's also a sidewalk shed in front of 322.

According to a newly renewed work permit:

Interior renovation of existing apartments, including addition of one floor and penthouse; including structural, plumbing and mechanical work.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Historic East Fourth Street artists' collective soon to be condos

Two side-by-side townhouses on East Fourth Street await your renovation

City doesn't give a shit about these historic East Village townhouses


Bowery Boogie said...

isn't luxury on avenue d an oxymoron?

Lisa said...

Anyone who can seriously equate 'Avenue D' and 'luxury' has to be *some* kind of moron.

Goggla said...

I'm sure these places will be sold with the view of the garden across the street as an amenity. Then, the owners will do their best to eradicate the neighborhood of the people who built said garden...

Anonymous said...

322 E. 4th St. is a real mystery. It has been sitting in a half-built for years with no sign of activity (other than squatters climbing into the basement at night). The scaffolding was put up several months ago after parts of the facade started falling off. I'd love to know what's going on with this property.

Anonymous said...

OMG!! I lived in 322 E 4th st, many years, until 2004 , what a shame.