Friday, February 13, 2015

The Adele has a shuttle van


[Via Streeteasy]

The Adele is the new luxury 12-story residential building on East Houston and Avenue D (technically 310 E. Second St.).

Living this far east … well, you have some bus options (M9, M22 and the M14D) … or else face a short walk to the F … or maybe the 6 at Bleecker/Lafayette.

The distance from a subway line might be a deterrent for a potential tenant. Which is why, perhaps, there have been multiple sightings of an alleged Adele shuttle van in recent weeks.

Said one EVG reader, who has been keeping tabs: "I just saw the Adele subway shuttle again. Pretty sure that's what it is. The van was filled with seats but no people driving east on Bleecker. After a drop off at Broadway-Lafayette I presume. Oy vey. That's so Trump Plaza of them."

And finally Dave on 7th recently caught the Adele van in action...



A shuttle service isn't listed under the Adele's amenities on its website… and the van doesn't offer any further explanation about the Adele's puzzling marketing slogan: "In a city where everyone is always going somewhere, YOU'LL ALREADY BE HERE."

21 comments:

NOTORIOUS said...

Also, not official, I heard that the woeful crooner Adele is giving tenants piggy back rides into SoHo.

Giovanni said...

First they rigged the address for marketing purposes to 310 East 2nd St. to disguise the fact that the building is all the way over on Avenue D an Houston. It's so Far East you might as well be living in East River Park, or Asia for that matter. Much like the old East Village there aren't too many cabs passing by, and almost no public transportation.

Thats ok if you live and work in the neighborhood, but most of these types are "going places" both day and night. You thought we were just joking when we said they would need an armed escort to come and go to the nearest subway or grocery store? Especially late at night. Now they slap a sticker on a van. Does that ride include in-flight dinner service?

I bet the developers who just bought 50% of the Campos Plaza housing projects for close to half a billion dollars won't be offering a private shuttle service to any of their current tenants, at least not until they can find a way to evict most of them and convert it all to market rate.

Anonymous said...

"You'll already be stuck here."

Anonymous said...

Is it legal to photograph people at a cafe without their knowledge and use them as marketing? That's what they're doing in the "neighborhood" section of their website. I know Stuy Town got into a LOT of trouble for doing something similar.

http://www.adelenyc.com/

Anonymous said...

Don't they know they're right across the street from one of the most frequent busses in the city, the 14D? I mean, if they're OK riding the subway, why not the bus?

Anonymous said...

The 14D is the worst bus in the city. And if someone wants to pay tons of rent, that's their business. You get what you pay for and that includes free transport to the subway.

Anonymous said...

The 14D bus is 14 stops to Union Square, count 'em. By they time they get to Whole Foods and back all the brie would be completely melted.

Anonymous said...

The bus? Are you serious? People in luxury housing dont ride the bus. They need a private bus to keep the poors away. The bus...SMH you have got to be kidding.

Anonymous said...

Kind of ironic that these lux lifers are commuting to work day-laborer style in a van.

Anonymous said...

Shuttle? Whatever happened to their beloved greenwashing godsend Citi bike sharing machine? And why do they need a shuttle? Don't the residents hardly leave their luxury condos since they do most of their shopping and entertainment in the matrix and have everything delivered to them? PLUS, they'll always have Uber.

Anonymous said...

Forget CitiBike and Uber, I'm taking Seamless to work!

Anonymous said...

Why not just transport these suckers around in a rickshaw? With goats! Can't forget the goats! The hooves will come in handy for fro-yo.

Anonymous said...

Lol, all of you malcontents crack me up.

Anonymous said...

Does the trash pictured travel in the luxury can with them?

Anonymous said...

LMAO, The Adele's residents are malcontents. They need a shuttle to go to the subway station.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 3:40, You make a good point. The people who thought Citibikes were luxuries for rich people were wrong.

Anonymous said...

They need the shuttle so that they can go to the NYSC on Ave. A where they can walk on the treadmill instead or cycle on their spin bikes.

Hope they have direct non-stop shuttles to and fro Bagel Seeds, them Boys of Biscuits, Brothduh, brunch places... and hope they are running shuttles frequently on weekends so that they can have the self-illusion that they are special and selected residents and can have first dibs on the unlimited mimosa marys before the bridge & tunnel crowd comes in; and afterwards they can go straight to bed without having to be with the masses on the mass transit.

#SIoS

Scuba Diva said...

"In a city where everyone is always going somewhere, YOU'LL ALREADY BE HERE."

Sounds like a variation of the old housing slogan: "If you lived here, you'd already be home!"

Anonymous said...

So the Adele is a home for senior citizens?

Anonymous said...

Location location location. Thats what my dad used to say all the time.

Anonymous said...

Hello, my name is Adele. Y'all are just jealous.