Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mystery Lot killer REVEALED; bland, glassy box in custody


Good lord.


Curbed yesterday posted parts of the news released trumpeting the arrival of development sprouting right now at (officially) 211 E. 13th St., formerly the longtime home to the Mystery Lot.

Some details from that release:

Units will have nine foot ceilings, and a third will have "substantial outdoor space." There will also be six "private rooftop cabana terraces," which we assume will be connected to penthouses. Shared building amenities include a library, fitness center, residents and business lounges, and a rooftop terrace with an outdoor kitchen.

Back with more when we're done weeping.

[Some time ago]

Previously on EV Grieve:
City approves new building for Mystery Lot

The Mystery Lot likely facing a luxurious end

The last days of the Mystery Lot

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's going on with that different color brick/stone around the entryway? It kind of makes it look dirty, and really brings out how ugly the rest of the building's variegated brick color is. BKSK should be totally embarrassed.

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Nothing says success like artisanal jelly shots on the cabana terrace of your new E 13th St apartment. Hey wait a minute. Can't we do something about the 13 in E 13th St. It's unlucky. It's a downer. How about E Dartmouth Place? There, that's better!

- CAS said...

"Is that a private rooftop cabana terrace in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?"

I think the inclusion of a 'library' might not make sense for the targeted customer segment. Maybe something more along the lines of a 'free-range artisinal butt-chugging studio'?

woo!

Shawn Chittle said...

Fugly.

I don't get it. Don't suburbs and places in Long Island have neighborhood zoning where you can't build something totally out of scale/context to the neighborhood?

Anonymous said...

Generic, but no uglier than the other condos going up in the EV and HK, and better than a vacant lot. :::~lowered expectations~:::

Anonymous said...

OOooh, nine whole feet of ceiling height! Now I have a reason to move out of my tenement rental ... wait .. I have 11 feet here. What?

Morgan Tsvangirai said...

I dunno. I'd definitely say a vacant lot is better than more [i]luxury[/i] housing and an ugly building.

glamma said...

thety are trying to attract inhabitants who will be just as vapid, self-important, unoriginal and incongruent to the hood as the facade, and for this i resent them

Anonymous said...

Unoriginality may be a crime, but it isn't mugging, or vandalism, both of which are facilitated by vacant lots.

THE NOTORIOUS L.I.B.E.R.A.T.I.O.N. said...

Almost as inspiring as this!

argie said...

Definitely NOT better than a vacant lot and as someone who's lived a block away from the mystery lot for many years, I saw no increase in muggings or vandalism there as opposed to anywhere else in the east village. The fence was often used for art projects, which is the opposite of vandalism!

The new building looks very corporate, like an office building from an industrial park. Hideousity.

Anonymous said...

Technically, it wasn't a vacant lot. It was filled with rubble, broken bottles, and bum shit.

Anonymous said...

tasteless, bland, without any respect for the history of the neighborhood - just like most of the new residents.

Anonymous said...

For years, whenever I walked past the lot, I imagined it as a park... I guess that's not going to happen, eh?

Henry Krinkle said...

Travis, Sport and Iris should be on the welcoming committee for the new tenants/owners

Anonymous said...

It's funny u mentioned you would picture it as a park. It once was a park for growing up in this neighborhood for 30 yrs and some change :). This community on 13th has had a tremendous change. This lot was a theater way back in the day and right next to it was a yard, where we played kick ball, hand ball, baseball and had many community BBQ's. It also was a park memorial, mourning the lives of 2 young ladies who died, across the street from sitting on the stoop and suddenly it collapsed due to a weak infrastructure on the flight of stairs. Seeing this building come up will be hard, I really wished it would have been a nice park.

Anonymous said...

Wow that is ugly and out of scale. I cringed with the description- great, all the neighbors need is a bunch of douchebags with their outdoor kitchen and cabanas whooing all night. Does not sound like NYC, maybe Boca or some beach condo.

bllue glass said...

before some folks on the block worked hard to turn the then city-owned vacant lot into a play lot it was a church (see the movie little murderers) that was next to the the jefferson theater.