Back in November 2008, workers demolished the addendum to Jam Envelope & Paper on Third Avenue just a few steps north of East 14th Street, as Jeremiah's Vanishing New York reported.
As he noted at the time, "You can bet some clever architect is somewhere licking his chops, delighting in a scheme to slip a sliver of glass into this narrow cleft of sky."
Indeed, the time has come for that...
We just noticed that work has started on the sliver...
The city previously approved plans for a "new mixed use 16-story building."
According to the DOB, they'll be commercial space on the ground floor ... and one unit on each of the subsequent floors — 15 "residential apartments" in total.
We didn't come across any renderings just yet. Regardless, the plans will be tall and skinny looking. Meanwhile, the construction has pushed the M103 stop to the south side of East 14th Street.