Monday, December 22, 2014
Workers are now demolishing the last 2 East Village gas stations
Demolition work has started at the former BP station on Second Avenue at East First Street.
The Deal Deal reported back in the fall that a new development with 50,000 square feet of condominiums and 7,000 square feet of retail is on the way. However, permits for a new building are not on file yet with the Department of Buildings.
BP closed in early July.
And there's no word on what became of the little tree in the original Exxon-branded planter.
Meanwhile, over at East Houston and Avenue C, EVG reader Magic Brian notes that demolition crews arrived late last week at the site of the former Mobil, which was the neighborhood's last gas station.
There are plans in the works for a 10-floor building (featuring 0 affordable units) with ground floor retail here.
Previously on EV Grieve:
RUMOR: Gas station going, boutique hotel coming on Second Avenue? (31 comments)
BP station on 2nd Avenue closes this month
The 2nd Avenue BP station has closed
Report: 50,000 square feet of condos coming to the former 2nd Avenue BP station
Permits filed to demolish former 2nd Avenue BP station
You have a little longer to get gas on Avenue C
Plans filed for new 9-story building at site of Mobil station on East Houston and Avenue C
New residential building for former Mobil station lot will be 10 floors with 0 zero affordable units