Thursday, October 25, 2012

Looking at David Schwimmer's bricks

Oh, well, on a few of those recent sunny days (Saturday-Monday) ... the light was hitting the construction netting just right at 331 E. Sixth St., providing a glimpse of the new home that David Schwimmer — or someone he sells it too, if you want to go that way — will live in here between First Avenue and Second Avenue...




By the way, the saga story here is now entering its 14th month, starting with the demolition in the August 2011 of the circa 1852 townhouse that once stood here, a home described as an "Oasis in the East Village" ... 14 months of demolition and subsequent construction. Neighbors, how has that been going for you?

Previously on EV Grieve:
Is David Schwimmer the 'Friends' star who now owns the demolished 331 E. Sixth St. townhouse?

Outrage over total demolition of historic East Sixth Street townhouse

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The guy's a piece of shit, anyone who would knock down that building is. But at least it's not glass and steel!

Anonymous said...

Frankly, the building looks quite nice and appropriate for the neighborhood.

Gojira said...

Not as nice or appropriate as the building that had stood there for almost 200 years.

Makeout said...

Are those actual bricks or an applique? What a cracker box POS.

Goggla said...

I think that might be a facade of bricks over cinder blocks.

Anonymous said...

It looks like an apartment building- Does one couple really use or need a 5-6 story building? Reminds me of the Economakis mansion on 3rd street- A 15 unit apartment building is now a one family "house".

Anonymous said...

EV grieve's fixation on this is becoming perverse, and bordering on stalking.... I love you EV Grieve, but give these people a break. They are not the first celebs in the neighborhood, and they are not the first people to to replace something that was there, with something new.. I love the neighborhood blog vibe of EV Grieve, and I get a lot of good info here about our hood, but this strange fixation is bordering on encouraging violence to this particular family... Sorry, I just put myself in their shoes, and if I were them, I would be terrified... I come to this site for local neighborhood info, not for a cheap version of the Enquirer..

Anonymous said...

I think the coverage is not because it is a celebrity moving in, but that the construction on this building has basically terrorized the neighborhood. Sawing bricks and metal for weeks on end on the roof in the back yard starting at 7am? They have no respect for the neighborhood and hundreds of residents who live on the block. If a bar made this noise a single night they would be shut down (and many have been) but this can go on for over a year? The past two days they emptied cement trucks out onto block and without cleaning it up (except in front of their own building).