Friday, January 17, 2014

City OKs permits to demolish the empty storefronts along this section of East 14th Street


The city OK'd the permits yesterday for workers to demolish the empty storefronts along East 14th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B ahead of a new luxury retail-residential complex.

The storefronts that once housed Stuyvesant Grocery and Pete's-a-Place (before the fire on May 12, 2010) at Avenue A east to, and including, the former Animal Hospital at No. 532 will be demolished. The lone exception: 520 E. 14th St., the tenement building where the Dunkin' Donuts resides. Presumably new development will happen on either side of this building.



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Gary Barnett of Extell Development grabbed up eight parcels in a 99-year lease worth $35.14 million. And as noted in previous posts on the topic, the new development will look something like…


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Time is running out to get that Blarney Cove sign.

Previously on EV Grieve:
East 14th Street exodus continues

The disappearing storefronts of East 14th Street

[Updated with correction] 8-lot parcel of East 14th Street primed for new development

East 14th Street corridor now nearly business-free ahead of new development

Here is the future of East 14th Street and Avenue A: 7 stories of residential and retail

14 comments:

surajstar said...

It would be nice if CB3 made Extell fund an entrance to the 1st Ave L-train stop on the Avenue A end of the station. It's so crowded and dangerous at that the west end of the train during rush hour since there is only one entrance.

Anonymous said...

An additional L train entrance should have been part of the deal to begin with!

Anonymous said...

gah, that's fuckin hideous

Anonymous said...

Miss La Isla, my local go-to spot for mofongo

Uncle Waltie said...

My favorite store was on that block. Bought all my socks, t-shirts, towels and household goods there. Now I'm forced to go high end and shop at K-Mart.

Anonymous said...

Who wouldn't want a panoramic view of Stuy Dorm!

Anonymous said...

Agree with what others have said here about and entrance/exit for the L train on Ave A. I suspect the platform already nearly reached A at the most eastern point. With this new building(s) and the big thing going in at A and 12th street the area is having a population explosion.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with that! There's nothing over there!

Anonymous said...

Slick arrow.

Jill W said...

Re: the comments about the Ave A L train entrance, how can we make that happen? This is something I've been thinking about for years, but never known how to even get the ball rolling.

vzabuser said...

Man these guys work fast- why the last time I looked at this post there were NO BLACK ARROWS. but now they've rolled out the BLACK ARROWS and who knows what comes next. The Black Arrows are sinister.

olympiasepiriot said...

@ Jill W

I'd say start with the DOT. Actually, maybe get in touch with Transportation Alternatives http://transalt.org/ and maybe Sam Schwartz (Gridlock Sam) and ask how to start. I doubt you can start with the NYCTA.

TruFax: Several years ago I was working on preliminary engineering for the 2nd Avenue Subway. I asked *everyone* involved -- including the NYCTA people -- how we'd go about adding an entrance at the east end of that station and got nowhere.

I think it would have to be political/city-bureaucratic. Not going to happen from inside the NYCTA.

Anonymous said...

Making an entrance to the L on Ave A should be feasible from an engineering perspective (unlike building another station further east where the tunnel is sloping down). So the reason there is no entrance is cost and other priorities in the capital plan. Not sure how we can get the developer to pay for it, but the money would have to go to the MTA (a state agency) and be specifically earmarked for this project. Like every other transit project in New York, the cost will be high and it might not get completed any time soon.

The MTA has acknowledged the overcrowding at the station, so maybe there is hope:
http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140107/stuy-town/crowded-first-ave-l-station-desperately-needs-new-entrances-riders-say

Anonymous said...

Thousands of set fires by nasty nwo, Illegal real estate land grabs for Feds.