Tuesday, January 13, 2015
New building in the works for 253 E. 7th St.
[Photo from December by EVG reader Laura Zelasnic]
Back in July, we noted that 253 E. Seventh St., a townhouse between Avenue C and Avenue D, was on the market.
The vacant building has air rights, and the listing noted that "the buyer could keep the existing structure and add floor area. Alternatively, the buyer could demolish the existing and structure and build a new ground-up development."
Looks as if the new owners have opted for the demolition route.
There is a new permit pending for a 6-floor residential building here.
Plans call for two residences plus a duplex penthouse for No. 253.
In early December, neighbors complained of illegal demolition at the site. (There aren't any demo permits on file just yet.)
The property changed hands for $4.3 million last August to an entity going by JKM 7 LLC.
Posted by Grieve at 5:15 AM
Labels: 253 E. Seventh St., new buildings
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And yet another nice little old building vanishes, to be replaced by yet more crap.
What a shame, that's a beautiful old building. I doubt that the W Village would be the valuable piece of history/real estate that it is if this kind of shit happened over there.
Just couldn't at least keep the shell huh? Shameful.
New York City is all and only about making money and that rule of thumb applies to culture, historical buildings and institutions, art, music, literature, architecture, etc...
Friends from Europe recently commented on why NYC for all its wealth has some shit architecture, I explained because luxury is hidden inside while the rest of us get to see the mundane exterior only.
How sad. I used to live there as a tenant. It is/was a pre-Civil War building.
That is a beautiful building.
This one is a real shame. But no changes in value of historic buildings mean that highest bidder gets to dictate perm change to a lovely historic block. Ergo crapfest.
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