Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Salvation Army's former East Village Residence will be demolished on the Bowery

Several weeks ago, we spotted permits on file with the city to demolish the interior of the Salvation Army's former East Village Residence on the Bowery at East Third Street.

We thought, perhaps, this meant that the 3-story building was in for a gut renovation.

Guess not.

There are new permits now on file to demolish the whole building.

There's no word on what's next here from the privately held real estate firm who owns the space.

The shelter closed in August 2008.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Reactions to new Bowery hotel: 'It would be cheaper and more useful just to blow up the building and leave a 30-foot crater'

Why do the French hate us?

Whatever happened to that really ugly hotel planned for the Bowery?

Permits filed to demolish former Salvation Army residence on the Bowery


Anonymous said...

Plans are calling from a luxury residential building from Urban Muse with ground floor retail and second floor offices.

Anonymous said...

looks like the entire Bowery is doomed to be a tourist and hipster hell hole for years to come. How do we contain it to that once fascination working and famously "non working" boulevard. Will we be asked to give more and more of our city's past and future to the gods of tourism?

Anonymous said...

BooooooooO! I was inside that building once for work; it's built like a brick shithouse. They could have done something good with this. What a waste!