The rest of the new residential building has made its first appearance above the plywood along Avenue A between East 11th Street and East 12th Street.
The work on Douglas Steiner's luxury condo complex had been focused on East 12th Street...
And over the weekend, the Times provided a fairly fawning article on the six-story residential building with 82 units that took the place of the Mary Help of Christians complex.
About the outrage over the demolition of the church, Steiner, who lived in the East Village from 2005 to 2014 before moving to Williamsburg, simply said "I think there were a few loud voices."
Meantime, the article provided a few more details on the project (officially at 438 E. 12th St.)...
In a neighborhood where condos are scarce and often small, the large L-shaped Steiner East Village takes its building amenities seriously. A 4,000-square-foot landscaped courtyard garden is overlooked by the swimming pool and library, which will be adorned with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a marble fireplace. Residents can also relax on a planted 4,000-square-foot roof deck with views of the Empire State and Chrysler buildings.
The building will have a 10,000-square-foot storefront along Avenue A, where a playground for the church’s school used to host a popular flea market.
A 10,000-square foot storefront? (Grocery store? Gym? Bank? Drug store?)
And what happened to the rentals with inclusionary housing that were pitched to the community?
The project was delayed in part because plans changed. A luxury rental building with 160 units was originally envisioned for the site, but banks were reluctant to back it since it was an untested product for the area, Mr. Steiner said.
At the $206 million development, one-bedrooms start at about $1.1 million and the pièce de résistance — a four-bedroom unit with 1,364 square feet of terraces, is $11.25 million. Overall, prices here average $2,100 a square foot.
Previously on EV Grieve:
New residential complex at former Mary Help of Christians lot may include rooftop swimming pool
Meet your new neighbor on Avenue A
Permits filed to demolish Mary Help of Christians church, school and rectory
Preservationists call for archeological review of former cemetery at Mary Help of Christians site
The 'senseless shocking self-destruction' of Mary Help of Christians
Residences rising from the former Mary Help of Christians lot will now be market-rate condos
Ongoing construction at condoplex on Avenue A enters the swimming pool phase
Report: Developer Douglas Steiner lands $130 million loan for EV condo construction
Douglas Steiner's church-replacing condos emerge from the pit; plus new renderings