Thursday, August 14, 2014

Workers back demolishing what's left of 98-100 Avenue A



The demolition has picked up again at 98-100 Avenue A, where Ben Shaoul is building a 6-floor residential building with 29 apartments.

Work had come to a stand still here between East Sixth Street and East Seventh Street for several months … but workers are back knocking over the carcass of the former theater-turned grocery. You can see the remnants of the auditorium in these photos from EVG reader Erika…





Demolition started last November. At this rate, the new building should be up by, say, 2021. Not that anyone is in a hurry for another brick box from Ben Shaoul.



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

Meanwhile, 98-100 Avenue A is lying in ruins

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes! More rooftop ragers for the douche bros and frats. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Anonymous said...

They start the demolition each morning at the crack of 7AM.

- a sleepy/grumpy neighbor to the work site

Gojira said...

Even if they had, I-), the Landmarks Destruction Committee would refuse to protect it, because it isn't it precisely the same condition as it was when Agamemnon walked the planet.

Joe Yoga said...

thank god... more condos

Anonymous said...

The rendering looks like it's actually seven stories. That difference is important to me, since the new building is likely to block my rooftop view from E. 6th street. Now I can see the Empire State Building, but soon, I doubt I will.

Anonymous said...

what are they planning to put in the retail space?

Anonymous said...

Those frat boy parties won't happen. For what he's charging for rent in his other buildings, no frat boys need apply.

Anonymous said...

Where there was once stuff, there will now be more housing. That's why NYC is becoming so uncool--too much housing, not enough space to do fun/artistic stuff. Space has become too highly valued. All any investor wants to do is build more housing.

chris flash said...

What a horrible fucking shame -- that theater could have been saved. I was inside and saw that it was largely intact upstairs from the grocery store.

What's the fucking point of having a Landmarks Commission that REFUSES to save buildings????

Anonymous said...

this is heartbreaking

genevieve said...

It almost getting to a point that the day will come when we won't recognize the East Village.

Anonymous said...

..."that rainy day is here."