Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Meanwhile, 98-100 Avenue A is lying in ruins
[EVG file photo from December]
There hasn't been much activity lately at developer Ben Shaoul's incoming 8-story retail-residental complex at 98-100 Avenue A. For starters, the city has yet to approve the plans for the formally ornate theater turned grocery store. (The city last disapproved the plans on Feb. 14, according to public records.)
There are also two partial Stop Work Orders from late January … one for "failure to protect adjoining structures" and one for "debris/building — falling or in danger of falling."
And so, what's left of the now roofless building has been exposed to the elements… here's a view of things from Saturday via EVG reader Scoop Wilson…
… and here's another view from EVG reader Shannon Kendall …
Previously on EV Grieve:
A little bit of Hollywood on Avenue A
East Village Farms is closing; renovations coming to 100 Avenue A
Inside the abandoned theater at East Village Farms on Avenue A
Reader reports: Village Farms closing Jan. 31; building will be demolished
Asbestos abatement continues at 98 Avenue A, Ben Shaoul's latest East Village trophy
Ben Shaoul's proposed new Avenue A building will be 8 stories with a roof deck
Posted by Grieve at 5:29 AM
Labels: 100 Avenue A, 98 Avenue A
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Wow the EV's first real amphitheater. (sort of)
Ughh! That could have been a great venue:(
Its difficult to fathom this has been hidden here all this time.
Wow like Roman ruins right here on Ave.A.
Can we get Shaoul in there with a lion? A little gentrifier-gladiator action?
If you don’t like ruins in the EV, move to_____________. Sorry.
Such a shame. And for what? To make a few more millions? He could earn so much good will by letting it be a real theater.
Yes! Bring this amphitheatre back! The lion thing is damn funny!
Such a cool space. Too bad a more creative and responsible developer didn't get it. Could've made it into something fantastic and original (movie theater/venue/event space). The tyranny of the bland continues...
So, am I to understand that if one square inch of real estate goes unused, we are at a deficit as a neighborhood? We have all grown so accustomed to handing over a fortune to crooks every month, that we become we think its normal to be smashed as closely together as possible. When i was growing up around here, it was busy, but there was a little room to do your own thing. Now, you are in somebody's way everywhere you go. It really confuses me why the rich want this kind of cramped, tenement living so badly that they overfill the neighborhoods capacity by 200%. It is a form of poverty.
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