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The 12-floor condoplex with a $30-million penthouse is moving skyward at 688 Broadway between Fourth Street and Great Jones.
The 16-unit project is known as 1 Great Jones Alley, which the developers say will include a "private gated alley" via Great Jones Street...the broker bunting on the sidewalk bridge promises "a private paradise" ...
However, this paradise is currently clouded in a lawsuit. The co-op board of 684 Broadway, the building at the corner of Great Jones with multi-million-dollar condos, is suing the developers of 1 Great Jones Alley.
Here's the Post with details of the $10-million lawsuit over the 137-foot alley:
The developer is “not authorized to remove and/or alter the gate that sits at the entrance to the alley … [and] do not have the right to advertise the alley as ‘private’ to potential buyers,” according to court papers.
The developer of 1 Great Jones Alley cannot even allow cars to sit and idle in the space — without the consent of 684 Broadway, the suit contends.
The co-op wants the condo’s misleading ads to end, and are asking a judge to order 1 Great Jones Alley to tell their residents no cars, or changes, will be permitted.
“The board believes that part of the alley and gate belongs to 684 Broadway, and felt that they had to file this lawsuit to protect their property rights,” said 684 Broadway in a statement via its lawyer, Robert Brown.
Here's how the alley looked in July 2015 ...
And in the rendering ...
On the topic of 684 Broadway, when did that Brazilia Café in the retail space close? Only just noticed that the other day.
And you can read some history of there alley here.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Retail plans revealed for 12-floor condo building replacing open-air market on Broadway
NoHo flea market gutted ahead of new condo project on Broadway
Looking at One Great Jones Alley, 'a private paradise'
At the former home of the Broadway flea market, condos will cost upwards of $22 million
Construction watch: 688 Broadway, aka 1 Great Jones Alley