Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Little Italy parking garage will receive a 'superstructure' residence with squash court

During an early-morning walk down Mulberry Street Sunday before the Feast, I stopped to look at the parking garage here between Prince and Spring ... As far as parking garages go, this one has a nice, um, Little Italy feel to it...

Curious about the address, I did a little research ... Well! I learned that the building is for sale:

Massey Knakal has been exclusively retained for the sale of 224 Mulberry. This once in a lifetime opportunity to develop a premier single family residence, boutique condominium, retail flagship or exclusive office. 224 Mulberry, in the heart of chic SOHO/Nolita, offers the opportunity that is almost impossible to find in New York City. Simply put, where in New York City can one find on-site parking, a protected panoramic view that is unique to the neighborhood, and 75 feet of width, all in one building?

And the rendering on file:

According to a video from the construction manager of the project:

The new luxury residence features a family and chef’s kitchen, squash court, 5 bathrooms, a private elevator, multiple terraces and many more high-end residential features and finishes. Specified items include a Shuco curtain wall system, a Levolux louver screen and Trespa paneling for the exterior.

One especially interesting engineering detail allows the new building superstructure to rest on isolation pads in order to minimize the transfer of vibration and noise from the parking garage below, which will remain in operation once the project is complete.

Here's the video that explains how all this is going to work ...

Planning the addition/alteration to 224 Mulberry Street, New York City from RJ Diaz on Vimeo.

And luxury housing reaches a whole new absurd level...


Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Low levels of carbon monoxide poisoning can be confused with flu symptoms, food poisoning or other illnesses and carry a long-term health risk if left unattended. Some of the symptoms are:

• Shortness of breath
• Mild nausea
• Mild headaches

Moderate levels of CO exposure can cause death if the following symptoms persist for a long measure of time.

• Headaches
• Dizziness
• Nausea
• Light-headedness
• High levels of CO can be fatal causing death within minutes.

Treatment Options
There are immediate measures you can take to help those suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.

• Move you family out of the apartment over the parking garage.

glamma said...

well now. a glamma-rous way to live above a parking garage. lmao

Laura Goggin Photography said...

I've always loved the tile pattern on that parking garage.

EV Grieve said...

@ Goggla

Just doesn't scream "squash court" though!

-----------m said...

this lovely structure is in the heart of the 'Special Little Italy District' aka SLID. yes folks, this area is still LITTLE ITALY - despite the brainwashed lemmings who follow the vagaries of developers and real estate agents. this zoning district has restrictions which include having predominantly masonry for exterior building materials, as well as height restrictions.
there are many other aspects/restrictions as well. this is what has kept the character of Little Italy intact - and why people want to be in this area.


Jill said...

The video now says "Sorry this video does not exist." Perhaps this whole thing was a fever dream.