Friday, October 9, 2015

[Updated] 4 bedroom rentals arrive at 329 E. 10th St.



The renovations are apparently winding down at 329 E. 10th St. between Avenue A and Avenue B. The first units from the Icon Realty-owned building recently arrived on Streeteasy.

For now there are two, four-bedroom units for rent ($8,500 a month), according to Streeteasy.

Here is the listing for the units: "All apartments are newly renovated featuring: bleached-plank hardwood floors, recessed lighting, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, cherry wood cabinets, crown and baseboard moldings, with marble bathrooms."



There is also a large private patio, per the listings.



However, there isn't any mention of a roof deck (a popular amenity in Icon-owned buildings)… which was in view from the street ...


[Photo from July via JL]

And here's how the new deck was looking from the rear…




[Photos from July via Gojira]

The building, which sits in the East Village/Lower East Side Historic District, needs approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission for the rooftop addition. It does not appear that any approval was ever received for the roof deck.

DOB records show that someone filed a complaint about the rooftop on June 30. An inspector made an attempt to access the building without success then on Set. 5 and Sept. 12. With no response to the buzzer, the DOB issued an LS-4 — a letter to the landlord asking to schedule an inspection.

Icon picked up the building for $5.2 million in August 2013.

Updated 9:54 a.m.

A neighbor sent along a few better shots showing the roof deck...



...which kind of looks like a cattle stockade from this angle...



Updated 10:39 a.m.

Per another reader...

Actually the deck is no longer visible from street level. They took down the southern fence, receded it by about 5 feet, and put in a shorter fence. Not sure if that brought them into compliance but that is what they did. The marble floor still extends nearly to the roottop edge.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

My deepest sympathies to all neighbors within earshot of this new fraternity building.

Anonymous said...

It's scary to think of these old tenements being outfitted with roof decks because you know the landlords aren't redoing or reinforcing each roof.

Scuba Diva said...

Funny they don't mention there's a library right next door…improve your mind!

nygrump said...

our roof is locked out because several years ago the 6th st indian restaurants workers were living on the roofs with their families...

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many of these roof decks have been approved by the DOB. I would think you can't just use a roof as a deck without some architect or engineering certifying it as safe, and the DOB approving it. There's one next door to me and I can't find any record on the DOB website of any plans submitted or approved for a roof deck.

Anonymous said...

These roof decks on old tenements are not a good idea and not only because of safety. People partying on our roof damaged pipes and vents on the roof and that led to water getting in the building and coming through the ceiling of apartments three floors below. It was crazy.

chris flash said...

A woman in her late 80s owned and lived in that building for EVER, letting her tenants live there affordable in nice apts that were historically intact. As soon as Icon got their teeth in it, they started ripping the place apart.

I wonder WHY she sold out to the Icon parasites at her age, knowing that they would push her tenants out and destroy the interior of her building....

Eden Bee said...

Perfect place for a ROOFTOP RAGER!


#rager

LPIFLY said...

I wonder what the percentages of tenement roofs in the neighborhood that have been locked and alarmed in the past 5 years. I really miss the glass of wine and the view...

Anonymous said...

I knew of an Icon-purchased tenement building that was renovated exactly as this one is. Each unit is now inhabited by four guys at a price-point of $8,000 a unit. This is worker housing for the financial class- take an 800 sq ft unit, break it down to 4 Brs and 2 bathrooms and a fancy kitchenette with no living room to speak of, and what you've got is an upscale, overpriced version of worker housing in Chinatown. And I'm not convinced that these rents are legal. Once rent stabilized units, every unit has a new door number, not remotely connected to the floor numbers or official number used for delivery of electricity. It's a typical landlord ploy to confuse housing services, so these units may be overcharging.