Tuesday, February 18, 2014
New building life for former Second Avenue funeral parlor
Workers have removed the construction netting and scaffolding from 154 Second Ave., the former Sigmund Schwartz Gramercy Park Chapel now with three extra floors. The building will house luxury rentals and ground-floor retail here between East Ninth Street and East 10th Street.
For a little contrast… here's how the building looked in the summer of 2011…
Off the Grid]
Here's what the address looked like in the 1940s, via Vanishing New York...
And here is the rendering …
Thoughts on the look of the new building?
No word yet on pricing for the units. It's from Icon Realty, who's currently peddling 6-bedroom frat houses on Avenue A.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Former funeral home looks to double in size with help from 'the controversial penthouse king of the East Village'
Redeveloped funeral home looking for a few live retail tenants
The walls come tumbling down at 154 Second Avenue