Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Here are 17 current East Village construction projects, bringing in 534 new residential units

Does it seem as if there's a lot of new construction going on in the East Village these days?

To me, there's more going on now than any other time in the five years that I've done this site.

So here are all the current projects in one post.

But a few things first. I didn't include commercial ventures such as the Hyatt Union Square ... or other non-commercial jobs such as St. Brigid's (but I did include 51 Astor Place — mostly because of its size and scope and neighborhood-changing potential).

I also didn't include rumored construction sites, such as Mary Help of Christians, which likely faces the wrecking ball one day... or partial building rehabs...or jobs that haven't started in earnest just yet, such as 33 Second Ave. and 227 E. Seventh St.


219 E. 13th St. (aka, The Mystery Lot)
What: 8 stories, 82 units of residential. Plus retail on the East 14th Street side.

..and the plywood went up on the East 14th Street this week...

74-84 Third Ave. at East 12th Street
What: 9 stories, 94 units of residential. Plus retail.

51 Astor Place (aka The Death Star)
What: 12 stories, all commercial; some educational use.

[Bobby Williams]

27 E. Seventh St.
What: Interior demolition and gut rehab of former rectory for the pastor and priests of the Order of Saint Basil the Great; later the illegal hotel the Village Inn. Conversion to residential. Per the DOB, there will be 11 units of residential.

[From April]

21 E. First St. (aka the former Mars Bar) at Second Avenue
What: 12 stories, 65 units of residential. Plus retail.

154 Second Ave.
What: Conversion of former funeral home into residential; plus addition of 3 new floors. 12 units of residential (still confirming final number). Plus retail.

[Terry Howell]

331. E. Sixth St. (aka Chez Schwimm)
What: Demolition of formerly historic townhouse; new 6-floor single-family mansion for David Schwimmer

427 E. 12th St.
What: 6 story, 11 units.

130 E. Seventh St. at Avenue A
What: Per the DOB: "Convert portion of existing commercial building to general residential use on floors 4 thru 7 ... reconstruct portion of existing penthouse."

315 E. 10th St.
What: Conversion from nonprofit use to residential. 9 units of residential. Plus one additional floor for penthouse apartment.

[Bobby Williams]

526 E. Fifth St.
What: Conversion of three-story multiple-dwelling building to a single-family residence

185 Avenue B at East 12th Street
What: 7 stories, 40 units of residential. Plus community facility and church.

[Demolition of the former theater via Kimberly Fritschy on Facebook]

542 East Fifth St. at Avenue B
What: Conversion of former Cabrini Nursing Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation into residential apartments (90 units). Plus retail.

710 E. Ninth St. (aka the Henry Street Settlement Day Care #3 building)
What: Conversion of former school into community facility plus 46 units of housing to serve homeless young adults and young adults aging out of the foster care system

[Bobby Williams]

316-318 E. Third St.
What: Demolition of formerly historic townhouse; construction of 7 stories, 33 units of residential

326-328 E. Fourth St.
What: Conversion of former two-building artist collective; addition of two floors and 18 units of residential.

...and the doorway...

[EVG reader Steven]

101 Avenue D
What: A community facility, the HQ for the Lower Eastside Girls Club, retail space and 78 affordable and market-rate rental units of residential.

If my math is any good (not really), then this makes 17 construction projects ... with an estimated addition of 534 residential units...(and various retail space).

Any construction projects/developments that I missed?


gaminette said...

No word on 100 Avenue A, where East Village Farms used to be, huh?

EV Grieve said...


Nothing. The DOB disapproved the last renovation plans on April 20. On July 25, the DOB disapproved the plans to lower the existing cellar...

Greg Masters said...

great post EV

argie said...

The neighborhood can't hold that many more people! It's like Soylent Green. We're going to need big bulldozers to push the people out of the way! And maybe that's what all the frozen yogurt is made out of!

Anonymous said...

god help us.
just like the stores, we lose the best and get the worst. we continue to bleed amazing, old school residents who are integral to the health of our wondeful community, driven out by high rents, and get flooded by truly awful new ones who seem to care about nothing but their own empty, vapid, moneyed lives.
i am seriously disturbed by the changes in demographics. it's just so freakin bad.

jmhnyc said...

And Don't forget the lovely brownstone on East 12th st (bet 2nd and 3rd) that is now an ugly brick building converted from residential to non-profit giant dorm for visiting Jewish student.

Systemic Disorder said...

Anonymous, you are far from the only person saddened by the massive demographic changes of the Lower East Side. Gentrification of course is no accident nor something that somehow just "happens," but rather is a process imposed on a neighborhood.

Money and corporate mass culture is replacing anything indigenous, and the people pouring into the LES are attracted by the "glamor" created by those being pushed out, at the same time that the newcomers, by and large, are ignorant of what it is, and who, created the vibe that they wish to attach to themselves.

Jeff said...

I've been thinking the netting at the 7A building, 130 7th, was just repointing and brickwork. It's really kinda cool that they're taking offices/commercial and converting them to apartments withOUT destroying and rebuilding the whole dang thing.
Small mercies...

featherhead said...

its all changing people. get used to it.. people grow older.. neighborhoods too.... change is a definite... money based change.. moving on.. moving on... nothing is forever and you can never go back.. so look ahead.. and keep on keepin' on

featherhead said...

and so it goes...

featherhead said...

nothing you can do.. form a human chain.. nah..

featherhead said...

the village is so different... i lived there in 68.... it feels like macys compared to that time