Thursday, January 31, 2013

A look at the dwindling number of East Village lots


Tomorrow, the parking lot at 327 E. Ninth Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue is closing, as Curbed first noted...


Coming soon: A six-story, two-unit residential building, as we first noted on Aug. 10.

Curbed got the renderings for the new building...


Anyway, this is just the latest former lot (parking or previously vacant) to be gobbled up for new development.

Among some other notable lots-to-apartment buildings that we've been watching:

26 Avenue B

75 First Ave.

535-537 E. 11th St.

227 E. Seventh St.


277 E. 7th St. (Above)


321 E. Third St. (Above)

5-9 Avenue D

There are other developments in the works for crater-filled lots that we haven't covered just yet, such as the empty space on Avenue C at East Sixth Street, where plans are in place for a six-story apartment building.


So, yeah.

Now this isn't any kind of eulogy for empty lots, parking or otherwise. Rather, it's a round-up of future developments... and an inventory of remaining open space. (Still, we do like our empty, weed-filled lots.)

Meanwhile, here are some other currently empty lots being used for cars... or nothing in particular... (And we're not suggesting that all of these are on the market... just pointing them out...)

East 14th Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue...


First Avenue between East Fifth Street and East Sixth Street...


East Third Street just east of Avenue C...


East Ninth Street just west of Avenue C...


A favorite: East Second Street between Avenue B and Avenue C...


East Seventh Street between Avenue A and First Avenue...


East Sixth Street between Avenue C and Avenue D...


East Eight Street just west of Avenue D. Plans have been scratched for an 6-story building (for now)...


East 10th Street east of Avenue B....


East 13th Street west of Avenue B... which has been on and off the market for several years (and where there were plans for a new building)...



Well, there are a few others. (What are we missing?) And it's not like you need an empty lot for a new building. For examples, just ask the current tenants at 79-89 Avenue D or 504 - 530 E. 14th St.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

At least it's not a shitty glass and steel box.

Anonymous said...

In the meantime, flower bomb them:)

Anonymous said...

There's an empty lot on East 6th between 1st and A, next to the cool old ConEd building (now Walter de Maria's studio.)

shmnyc said...

That's a lot o'lots.

Gojira said...

I love and will miss the lots. They furnish air, a view of the sky, a place for the feral cats to try and survive, and a reminder of the days when this neighborhood was not a go-to destination for the moneyed masses. I already have to wait for 2 or 3 buses and several trains to go by in the morning before I can board one, thanks to the ever-increasing number of residents down here; this is just going to make it that much worse. Because really, y'know, who cares about dumb stuff like infrastructure to support the growing masses just as long as the city gets its tax dollars?

EV Grieve said...

@ anon 11:33

Ah, right... good addition. Thanks.

Goggla said...

The lot on 1st btwn 5th and 6th has mature trees in it, so I hope it stays that way.

Anonymous said...

i miss the empty/parking lot on east 5th between A & B, now a squat grey, personality-less "luxury" development. it provided me with view to 5th from the back windows of my apt on 4th, some breathing room amidst the already very dense neighborhood. now i look at a bunch of (insert here: finance-types, trust funders) enjoying their "zen garden" as they look either indifferently and/or disparagingly upon the tenement buildings they're surrounded by.

glamma said...

i used to have keys to a lot next to my old apt on 3rd st bet C & D. It cost me SEVENTY FIVE dollars a month, even in 2003 that was a steal. the neighborhood guys held it down. in the summers when i'd roll up in my camaro they'd be chillen outside and pass me off a cold heineken as i pulled in!
THOSE WERE THE DAYS

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