Thursday, October 29, 2015

Continuing to jazz up the Charlie Parker Residence on Avenue B

The restoration work continues at 151 Avenue B between East Ninth Street and East 10th … not sure exactly what the workers are doing (no work permits are online that we could find).

Perhaps they are sprucing up the landmarked, circa-1849 building where jazz great Charlie Parker lived from 1950-1954. As we first reported on Oct. 2, No. 151 is for sale. Asking price: $9.25 million.

Although the listing notes that the buyer could turn the Gothic Revival-style townhouse (now with four residences) into a single-family home, No. 151 is triple-landmarked by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, the State Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places. So the new owner would have a few hoops to jump through to make any major renovations.

Updated 5:44 p.m.

Dave on 7th notes that the workers were doing a little stucco patching here…

Previously on EV Grieve:
The historic Charlie Parker Residence is for sale on Avenue B


Anonymous said...

What about the Sun Ra House on East 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue When will that be honored and remembered???

Anonymous said...

So, if they don't have any construction permits what is their authority for closing off part of the public street and sidewalk to operate potentially dangerous heavy equipment?

Are there other permits for that or are they just taking public space for private gain?

Anonymous said...

anon at 5:16 - they don't need no permits, they're just blowing some cool tunes!

Anonymous said...

Someone told me that CP lived in the ground floor apartment.

genevieve said...

I would buy the building-just need $9.25 million bucks.