["Building sketch for illustration purposes only," via Compass]
George Pasternak, the landlord of 123 Second Ave., put the vacant plot of land up for sale, asking $9.7 million, as the Post first reported on Monday.
His building, which housed Pommes Frites and Sam's Deli, was destroyed along with two others last March 26 after a fatal gas explosion next door.
The marketing materials from the Compass brokerage firm are making the rounds. A tipster shared an email with us that included the above illustration and a link to the listing:
Vacant lot (25’ x 100’) for rental or condo development with commercial overlay offered for sale. 1031 exchange opportunity, in prime East Village location (2nd Ave and 7th Street), and currently zoned C1-5/R7A. FAR ranges from 3.45-4.6 subject to the DOB approval of proposed/planned build out, to be filed by potential purchaser post closing. Building sketch for illustration purposes only.
As Lois Weiss reported for the Post on Monday about the three fallen buildings, 119, 121 and 123 Second Ave.:
[A]ll three properties were reclassified from apartments in Tax Class 2 to vacant land in Tax Class 4, which will bump their expected rates starting July 1.
While only Pasternak’s lot is for sale, each of the three lots, including the corner at 119 Second Ave., can host 10,000 buildable square feet for apartments, residential condominiums plus stores.
As previously reported, the DA last month charged No. 119 and 121 landlord Maria Hrynenko and her son, Michael Hrynenko Jr., with involuntary manslaughter ... as well as contractor Dilber Kukic and an unlicensed plumber, Athanasios Ioannidis. (A fifth person, Andrew Trombettas, faces charges for supplying his license to Ioannidis.)
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, someone placed more posters of the victims — Moises Ismael Locón Yac and Nicholas Figueroa — on the fence that surrounds the property...
[Photo by Lola Sáenz]
Previously on EV Grieve:
Updated: 2nd Ave. explosion — landlord, 3 others charged with 2nd degree manslaughter; showed 'a blatant and callous disregard for human life'
Former residents talk about landlord Maria Hrynenko: 'it was clear she wanted to get rid of anyone with a rent-regulated apartment'
Report: 123 2nd Ave. is for sale