Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Meanwhile, darkness falls on 13th Street

So, I guess no one has moved in here yet at 229 E. 13th St. near Third Avenue. (Next to the Mystery Lot!) Construction started in the spring of 2008. The final product has been sitting empty now for months. Or maybe they'll just conserving energy.

According to StreetEasy.com, the property is owned by Vrbnik Realty. Several rentals are on the market: $4,200 for two-bedroom units; $3,000 for one bedrooms.

By the way, as you may recall, a resident in the building next to this space chronicled the noise and darkness that came into his life during construction....from April 2008.

After all that construction, the building sits empty?

Previously on EV Grieve:

Dog gone (groan)

The dog days of summer

Noise, then darkness


Anonymous said...

Very strange ... they were showing these apartments for June 1 occupancy in May. Waiting out the recession?

Anonymous said...

East 13th Street goes from "Taxi Driver" (The movie with Robert DeNiro) to yuppie-ville.

Anonymous said...

... in 39 short years! But I wouldn't call it yuppie-ville just yet, unless Yuppie is the name of the homeless gentleman who sleeps in front of the Mystery Lot.

Anonymous said...

Oops, I can't add. 33 years.

Barbara L. Hanson said...

Building at Clinton and Stanton been sitting empty for some months too.

EV Grieve said...

The fancy new one, BaHa? I think it has to do with the ugly curtains in the model apt. they show....(Not that I've been in — just seen from the street.)

Barbara L. Hanson said...

Grieve, I think the only interested party those curtains would draw are Barney and Betty Rubble.