Tuesday, February 3, 2015
[Image via Massey & Knakal]
The 10-story building at 57 Second Ave. between East Third Street and East Fourth Street hit the market last November for $30 million.
Now a resident writes in: "On Friday, we all received a letter attached to our doorknobs that our new landlord is T&T Realty Management, but their email address is from Icon Realty." (We didn't spot the transaction just yet in public records.)
And in a separate comment that someone left yesterday on the post from November:
"They want names, birthdates and more info from occupants. The big story for this building hasn't been written yet. Buyouts are my guess."
We hear that 28 of the 33 units are currently occupied ... and all tenants are either in rent-stabilized or rent-controlled units.
Meanwhile, the original sales listing noted that the two retail tenants — Alex Shoe Repair and Allied Hardware — were on a month-to-month lease, paying roughly $38 a square foot "in an area that commands rents in excess of $150/SF."
According to the building tipster, the family who owns the hardware store has already been handed vacate orders.
Previously on EV Grieve:
57 Second Ave. hits the market for $30 million
Security guards and Stop Work Orders for Icon Realty-owned East 12th Street building
At 205 Avenue A, where the NYPD stops by 'almost every weekend'
Happy holidays from 128 Second Ave.