Tuesday, June 23, 2015

How about some more condos for University Place

A few weeks back we noted that major changes were coming to the corner of East 13th Street and University Place following the closure of the longtime businesses here.

New York Yimby reported yesterday on what's to come:

Now plans have been filed to construct a seven-story apartment building on the site at 34 East 13th Street, and Adjmi Architects is designing. There will be six apartments spread across 15,550 square feet of residential space, for a very spacious average unit of 2,591 square feet. They’ll definitely be condos, with just one apartment per floor. Six stories of apartments will be stacked on top of 3,200 square feet of ground floor retail

Amenities listed on the Schedule A include a “private/public” roof deck (maybe there will be both!) and a gym in the cellar.

Developer Ranger Properties paid $22 million for the properties.

This new development will have new neighbors in the 23-floor residential building planned for the former Bowlmor Lanes space next door.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Building that houses Bowlmor Lanes will convert to condos, like everywhere else around here

76-year-old Bowlmor Lanes closes for good today

Bowlmor says goodbye

Major changes coming to University Place and East 13th Street


Anonymous said...

I'm blown away that someone would want to tank a bunch of beautiful older buildings for another glass box. can't they make any money off of them just as they are? craziness!

Gojira said...

I completely agree with Anon. 10:01, but at least the glass box will only be 7 stories, not 37. Amazing how grateful one can become for small favors.

Anonymous said...

Part of the vibe of New York City is the old architecture, why in the HELL would there be decisions to destroy that architecture and replace it with buildings that have nothing to do with the look of those surrounding it? I don't get it! If I was an individual with millions to spare for a luxury apartment I would choose one of the many, MANY beautiful older buildings in Manhattan to live in not some dystopian multi-floored glass tank. WTF people! This town is just so done, it really is.

Anonymous said...

I agree completely. Even without loads of money, I will always get an apartment in an older building. They still have the NYC character - not these glassy high-rises. It's just crazy what developers are destroying without a second thought.