Monday, June 8, 2015

Temporary art and future condos on East 13th Street

On Thursday night, developers for the directionally named Thirteen East + West at 436 and 442 E. 13th St. between Avenue A and First Avenue unveiled the luxury condos with a street-art competition featuring ArtBattles, a nonprofit dedicated to "creating live art events and competitions to expose emerging artists to the public."

[No. 436 mural by El Niño de Las Pinturas]

[No. 442 mural by "King of New York" Cernesto ]

According to New York Business Journal, the two artists in the competition — "King of New York" Cernesto and El Niño de Las Pinturas — incorporated a "'transient theme' into their works, reflecting how their murals will only be temporary before demolished and made into luxury towers."

[Image via Instagram]

Broker Ryan Serhant, one of the real-estate agents featured on Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing New York," told New York Business Journal:

"We really wanted to highlight what the East Village is all about, which is stories and characters and art — and street art specifically. These two projects specifically are being done with the blood sweat and tears of the East Village, one thousand percent."

According to Serhant, each building has 6 floor-through homes, all with private outdoor space. The penthouses have their own private garages and roof decks. Pricing will start at $2.3 million; $3.4 million for the penthouses.

Meanwhile, back to the New York Business Journal:

David Amirian, principle of The Amirian Group, said the towers will fit into the neighborhood nicely.

"We think this will be a great addition to the neighborhood, you know we aren't building a 20-story glass structure where its going to be infill. We hope its going to be a very big part of the neighborhood in the future," Amirian said.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Tracking the coming changes to East 13th Street between Avenue A and 1st Avenue

Claim: Landlord of 444 E. 13th St. threatened 'to drop dynamite on the building'

A look at the new luxury condos coming soon to East 13th Street


Anonymous said...

Pardon me while I vomit after reading Ryan Serhant's quote. Maybe on reality TV that type of bogus sound bite works but the actuality is people like him are the reason artists and East Villager's can no longer afford to live in the neighborhood we've called home for decades.

blue glass said...

fit right into the east village?
floor through with a garage.
east village of what?
words do not describe the "art".
what an idea, have developers introduce art through non-profits - what does that have to do with anything?

Anonymous said...

I expect real estate agents and developers to pull this sort of crap, but I can't believe the artists took part in this sham.

Anonymous said...

These brokers can't possible believe their own b.s. "Blood, sweat and tears of the East Village"-of the people, including artists, who have been forced out by rabid real estate developers. Are their clients so delusional that they think they're purchasing some kind of street cred by venturing in an "edgy" neighborhood to buy a $3 million apartment?

Anonymous said...

@1;47pm: Exactly right!

If these people wanted to live in a genuinely edgy neighborhood, they should have been here 30 years ago.

What people want now is the *illusion* of edgy-ness, but completely safe & sanitized. I think this has to do with too many people having their best relationship with their video screen: illusion IS reality to these folks; they can't (or don't want to) tell the difference.

Jesse Richards said...

Regardless of the politics involved, I went to see these today and the art is beautiful.