Monday, August 4, 2014
This block of East 14th Street is about half of what it used to be (for now)
The demolition of the one-level row of buildings along East 14th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B is complete.
From east to west, workers took out the former ABC Animal Hospital, Petland, Bargain Express, Rite Aid, Blarney Cove, Rainbow, the beauty shop, Jackson Hewitt, Pete's-a-Place and Stuyvesant Grocery.
No. 520 is all that remains between the pits. (The Dunkin Donuts is moving down the street, though.)
Speaking of the pits…
Anyway, you can go take a look yourself through a blogger portal. Don't cost nothing.
Many of the businesses here either relocated or closed to make way for two, 7-floor retail-residential buildings. Gary Barnett of Extell Development grabbed up eight parcels in a 99-year lease worth $35.14 million.
The building plans are still awaiting the city's approval.
Previously on EV Grieve:
New 7-floor buildings for East 14th Street include 150 residential units
Unless marked, the photos are from Saturday