Thursday, March 1, 2012

[Updated] Big Reveal Week continues: Here's 100 Third Ave.

Earlier this week, we saw the new building at the long-dormant 219 First Ave. ... Yesterday, workers removed the netting/scaffolding here at 100 Third Ave., which had been in various stages of arrested development through the years...


Eventually (probably), the ground-floor level will be the new home of Nevada Smith's, which is moving up the Avenue...


Updated 10:06 a.m.

Here's Curbed's take on the new building: "a sleek, dare we say featureless, facade with all the clean-scrubbed character of a 19-year-old fresh off the bus and ready to make it big in New York."

And here's how the building looked in November 2009...


There's a lot of history at 100 Third Ave., which we'll discuss later.

Meanwhile, down the Avenue, the cycle of building life continues... as prep work for the demolition of 74-76 Third Ave., the former home to Nevada Smith's, winds down...


Previously on EV Grieve:
100 Third Ave. looks to be Nevada Smith's new home

Those persistent rumors about 74-76 Third Avenue and the future of Nevada Smith's

The East Village will lose a parking lot and gain an apartment building

100 Third Avenue's lonely add-on

Workers spotted at previously dormant 100 Third Ave.

11 comments:

Jeremiah Moss said...

how dreadful. yet another sore thumb shoved up our collective ass.

Anonymous said...

This one doesn't fit AT ALL. Who even proposed putting this up. It's disgusting looking.

Anonymous said...

I am almost always on the other side of this debate when it comes to new buildings. I think every city / neighborhood / block goes through changes and clutching on to remnants of the past simply stagnates progress.

That being said .. this building is awful and a complete eyesore. Not only does it not fit in the "East Village Aesthetic", its just down right ugly. Too bad.

East Village Eats said...

What an eyesore! How long till JIMJOE tags the hell out of this monstrosity?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the fact that the steelwork and concrete floors sat exposed for at least two years will be disclosed to whomever pays $1 million plus for the apartments. I'm sure that would *never* lead to damp or structural problems in the future.

Also agree that it's an eyesore - normally I like mixed blocks and some modern design mixed in with the old - but this looks like a refrigerator or some other appliance. If it had stopped at the 4th floor, it would have been OK because the windows echo the scale and proportions of the rest of the block. But no, the greedy owner had to shove another 3 floors on there and abandon any pretense of fitting in. Almost looks like an architect designed the lower half and then the developer just had his contractor add another 3 floors with no design for the hell of it

Bowery Boogie said...

what the eff is this garbage. it's like casper the gentrifying ghost.

glamma said...

oh. my. god.

the horror

"cold? heartless? devoid of all humanity? we have the apartment you've been looking for."

Big Brother said...

When are they going to tip it over into the dumpster? That's the plan, right?

Anonymous said...

Why would you move in there in the first place when you have a rowdy soccer bar underneath.

Anonymous said...

@glamma, that was amazing.

And it is an ugly piece of crap.

Big Brother said...

These ugly buildings are making me hate architects. Up your game people!