Thursday, November 15, 2012

Say hello to Jupiter 21 at the former Mars Bar (for real)

[Oct. 20]

So the new apartment complex that's rising at the former home of the Mars Bar on Second Avenue and East First Street has a name — Jupiter 21.

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Jupiter 21.

That's per the official news release that went out yesterday... Curbed had the details:

The building will ultimately have 65 units: 13 affordable condos, 52 market-rate studio through two-bedroom rentals, and two commercial condos. Nine of those affordable condos "have been reserved for the tenants of the original buildings displaced by the new construction" ...

Jupiter 21.

Can you think of a worse name for a building here? Maybe something with Uranus?

Previously.

9 comments:

Crazy Eddie said...

Jupiter 21? Spare me the Poisonous Barbs!

John M said...

The Uranus Probe might be good.

How about, 'The Get Down with the People Project'? Has a nice ring.

'Zombieville' is so appropriate, but it's too generic. So many buildings and neighborhoods that can work for nowadays....

AC said...

"Houston [as in street], We Have A Problem"

sam_the_man said...

How about, "The Douchebag"?

esquared™ said...

Black Hole would be appropriate.

Anonymous said...

Oh there's a worse apt building name (but not by much): The Future, at I believe East 32nd St and 3rd Avenue? It's a garish POS with red piping and white plasticky tiles. Looks like an ill-informed vision of the future circa 1989.

Goggla said...

@esquared - I laughed, then I cried.

Joey Blau said...

"Nine of those affordable condos "have been reserved for the tenants of the original buildings displaced by the new construction" ..."

hmm well that has to count for something.. and what you would have liked "Mars 22" better?

Anonymous said...

...Forever Uranus might be what you are looking for.