Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Check out the new 10-story building for the former 2nd Avenue BP station



The demolition work got underway yesterday (officially anyway) at 24 Second Ave. at East First Street.

As if that's not newsy enough, the city OK'd the plans (per DOB records) on Monday for the new 10-story retail-residential complex that will call this corner home. (Pretty speedy turnaround for the city. Reps for the developer only filed the plans in July.)

Dumbo-based RSVP Studio is the architect of record. While we didn't find any renderings at RSVP, there is a new one on the website for mortgage lender Ladder Capital, who provided a bridge loan for … brace!



Permits show some 45,000 square feet for the 31 residences (rentals? condos?) … and another 5,700 square feet for the commercial space.

As New York Yimby first noted in July when the developers filed the permits, apartments will begin on the second floor, with four to five units per floor through the sixth story. The seventh and eighth floors will host two duplexes, and the ninth and tenth floors will hold one penthouse duplex with a private roof deck. Amenities include a shared terrace and recreation space on the second floor, and a fitness room, storage and bike storage in the cellar.

The BP — which was the second-to-last gas station left in the East Village — closed in July 2014.

Previously on EV Grieve:
RUMOR: Gas station going, boutique hotel coming on Second Avenue? (31 comments)

BP station on 2nd Avenue closes this month

The 2nd Avenue BP station has closed

Report: 50,000 square feet of condos coming to the former 2nd Avenue BP station

Permits filed to demolish former 2nd Avenue BP station

More about the 10-story building taking the place of the former BP station at 24 2nd Ave.

A look inside the last East Village gas station

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, East Bowery is really going luxury.

Anonymous said...

At least those of us who walk by this corner won't have to dodge taxis any more.

Anonymous said...

Barf :(

Gojira said...

@Anon. 9:14, no, instead you'll have to dodge an endless stream of newbies absorbed in their electronic screens, tools riding their Citibikes on the sidewalk, drunk, stumbling brohos, and narcissistic Richie Riches who think the sidewalks belong to them. You may consider that an improvement, though.

Anonymous said...

Brutalist lite architecture. Why not old style like the buildings on the corner of 2nd Ave. and 6th Street? Is it the influence of Frank Lloyd Wrong?

DrBOP said...

Best Greed Pig enclosure I've seen since.....oh, right, since Shaoul's Shit Show over on AveA.....did ALL of these architects go to the LegoLand School Of Psuedo-Design? My dead brother could do better....NOW!

Goggla said...

Maybe a TD Bank will go in on the ground floor to match its ugly twin across the street.

Anonymous said...

It's still better than a gas station.

Anonymous said...

Gojira, Given that caustic fluid does not run through my veins, I don't think I'll see things that way.

Anonymous said...

Jeebus, it looks just like every other friggin' building going up in the EV/LES. What, is someone selling a kit? Keep you GPS on, cuz otherwise you won't know where you are.

BTW, "...dodge an endless stream of newbies absorbed in their electronic screens, tools riding their Citibikes on the sidewalk, drunk, stumbling brohos, and narcissistic Richie Riches who think the sidewalks belong to them."

Ummm....save for the Citibikes, that's describes the EV for the past 10 years. Today, that IS the EV.

Glinda said...

That architecture is so original!

Anonymous said...

Great. I live a stones throw from there and have been waiting in terror to see what's going up. Guess it's time to start pinching pennies for the inevitable rent hike or building sale.

Anonymous said...

How much variation do people expect to see in new buildings? There are certain structural requirements (both legal and material) that result in similarities in appearance. How much variation was there in the look of tenements? How much variation is there in cars, or computers, or anything?

Anonymous said...

"Given that caustic fluid does not run through my veins" - then I think you're posting on the wrong blog.

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Was there some kind of contest? Design a building that's uglier than a fucking gas station? Did this one win?

Anonymous said...

And the Cincinattization of New York continues.

Anonymous said...

@1:53 PM: Good point. And I would add, how much variation is there in pants? Everyone has to put them on one leg at time, after all. Or human beings? We all basically look alike, when you think about it...

Anonymous said...

I thought the limit was 8 stories- how did they manage to get 10 stories approved?

Scuba Diva said...

At 7:26 PM, Anonymous said:

I thought the limit was 8 stories- how did they manage to get 10 stories approved?

They're all 5 1/2 feet high.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 4:34 PM, Have you even been to Cincinnati? Cincinnati is unique in this country in *not* looking like every other city. You should take a look at it on Google maps.

Lubomir said...

Exactly. Cabies parking on the sidewalk. You couldn't get through.

Lubomir said...

Citibikes, the worst thing Bloomberg came up with.

Donnie Moder said...

This building is no fun. Just brutal. Oh well.

AintheVillage said...

Grew up in the East Village in the 80's and 90's. Trying to not to look to the past but when you don't see your childhood anymore, it feels so awful. I already know that these Richie Rich's are already eating themselves alive and turning on themselves which I predicted years ago. Once they realize it isnt where the "scene" is anymore they will move on. ...from my latest book of poetry...one line goes like this ...

"Oh New York,
devour innumerable entitled succubuses mid-shriek, “OMG, I just moved to the village and don’t you love the rooftop pool?”"