Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Bricks and penthouses come into view at Steiner East Village



Just a periodic update after our weekend walk through Steinertown on Avenue A between 11th Street and 12th Street ... more and more of the bricks of the 7-story, 82-unit building called Steiner East Village come into view...



...and from the 12th Street side (developer Douglas Steiner's condoplex is officially at 438 E. 12th St) ....



The building features homes starting at $1.1 million... with the 4-bedroom penthouse with 1,364 square feet of terraces that was asking $11.25 million. Amenities in Stei Town include a 24-hour lobby concierge, 50-foot long pool, spa, gym, library, playroom, parking and, in some cases, views of a 7-Eleven.

Steiner bought the former Mary Help of Christians property in 2012 from the Archdiocese of New York for $41 million.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like every other new development taking over the LES...All fucken ugly.

Anonymous said...

Oh, yeah, b/c if I had $11.25 million, I'd spend it to live on East 12th Street, right next to a public school. NOT.

Anonymous said...

I know, right?

Anonymous said...

It is easy to be critical at a price per square foot level, but that is the real estate industry's and politicians' fault. As far as the architect, big casement windows, use of brick and not plastic painted steel this looks good, quite good even.

Fault the game all you want for a church and flea market making way for housing only for the 1% (or even higher) but the building isn't nearly as eye-sorey as others built in the last 20 years.

Gojira said...

That stretch of East 11th Street, which used to provide a sense of space, light, sun, air, and openness, has been turned into a claustrophobic, shadow-ridden corridor filled instead with this hulking thing. Thanks, Dougie.

Anonymous said...

The C Church sold this property, not else can be said about that. As for the buildings don't expect affordable housing to be built in Manhattan now that the Mayor and most of city hall is in deep with big developers. This could have been way worst as in what is happening in Chinatown and the 2 bridges neighborhood with 4 proposed 80 story glass towers. Don't mention zoning rules since that area was not suppose to be built up this it is but money talks and always wins.

The architects of these buildings have respected the streetscape in my opinion. The massive building appears to be made from many separate buildings using different colors of bricks. This helps it fit into the tenement scale building which surround it. The heigh could have been hight too, again happy it does not tower over the 100 year old neighbors.

Anonymous said...

The Church sold the property it owned and what was lost was a closed Catholic schooled not enough students with parents to pay tuition, a falling apart Rectory and Church with very little attendance and last but not least the asphalt lot that weekends functioned as a flea market for peddlers who I am sure paid the city sales tax. In return a in-scale residential building has been built providing for several years blue collar construction jobs. When occupied new owners will attended neighborhood stores restaurants, supermarkets and the building will provide a few jobs for maintenance workers. And the sky well it's still where its always been hanging out with the clouds.