We sent a note to the folks at Prudential Douglas Elliman about the space.
Meanwhile, I suppose that we can speculate. I'm guessing the space will either be a zine store specializing in unpublished writers or an egg shop.
Oh, and meanwhile! It looks like the last remaining unit here is under contract. And it's the big one, weighing in at $3.85 million.
This 4 bedroom 4 bathroom Penthouse is one of a kind. With soaring 22 foot high ceilings and an enormous private outdoor space, this duplex is unrivaled in East Village apartments. Upon entering the apartment, you are struck by sweeping views of southern Manhattan. You will truly feel on top of it all. The apartment features a state of the art chef's kitchen, which opens to the formal dinning room. With western exposure and towering 22 foot high glass windows, the living room will capture magnificent sunsets. When you ascend the wide oak staircase to the second floor you will find 2 additional bedrooms and 2 additional full bathrooms. This penthouse is part of an absolutely unique and exceptional building.
Eh, looks nice enough. Would be a lot cooler with a stainless-steel slide.