Wednesday, August 6, 2014

There's activity at the long-dormant corner of Avenue C and East 3rd Street

[EVG file photo]

Looks as if something is finally going to happen with the empty buildings on the southeast corner of Avenue C and Third Street.

As we've noted, there has been a full vacate order on 32 Avenue C at East Third Street since August 2012. The building is in disrepair, and will eventually be demolished — along with everything to (and including) 26 Avenue C (the former Impulse Footwear), according to various tipsters.

Plans were filed with the city in July 2005 for a new 6-floor residential building here. The city disapproved the plans in May 2006, and nothing more happened with the project.

On Monday, plans were filed for another heavy duty sidewalk shed here. More important, someone filed plans through the city's Hub self-service thing (where architects and engineers "can professionally certify plans for small construction projects without visiting a Department office").

So, unfortunately, we won't be able to see the application until it is accepted into the DOB system. So for now, we don't know what is in store for this space.

Meanwhile, Maria's Cafe has had to leave its longtime corner stand. (Maria left in January, but returned in April for weekend-only business.)

For now, she will be selling her empanadas and coffee from a cart across the street in front of the Capitol One branch.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Maria's Cafe is leaving the East Village for West Harlem

Concern for 32 Avenue C


Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Whatever's coming is sure to be awesome.

Anonymous said...

But what will the liquor swillin' folks do at 8am under that scaffolding now?

Anonymous said...

Ken, Whatever is coming will be better than what's there now.

Crazy Eddie said...

"Ken, Whatever is coming will be better than what's there now."

Yes, Maria's Cafe truly sucked. What this corner needs is a Fro Yo joint, for the OMG crowd.

"Like, who are all of these brown people, like EWWWWWWWWWWWW! Like."

Anonymous said...

lol don't get too excited, it's only another delay tactic by that slumlord so they can keep the sidewalk shed up for a 3rd year.

Anonymous said...

@ "Crazy" Eddie: Hey Crazy Eddie. You ever stop by this corner? No? then quiet down. People live here.

This corner could use sprucing up. No one is suggesting that Maria's go. And even if they were, where is Maria's now? Not in the building. Take a hike, troll.

Crazy Eddie said...

Anony 9.19 AM.

I go by it all the time. One of my favorite loop walks (yes, I actually walk around here to check things out and enjoy the city)is down Ave C to Houston and back home via Avenue A. Maria’s was once my FB Avatar. And what does “sprucing up” exactly mean? Troll? BTW, I am listed as a contributor to this blog. Are you?

Anonymous said...

crazy eddie you are exactly right


so it's been years - now there is a homeless camp under the scafolding - when i've tried to contact our city council woman - she's useless by the way unless a camera crew is nearby - I've been told it's not her problem. what is going on?