Tuesday, October 13, 2015
The disappearing 253 E. 7th St.
[Image from 2014 via Massey Knakal]
In July 2014, we reported that 253 E. Seventh St., a townhouse between Avenue C and Avenue D, was for sale.
The listing for the vacant, four-story building noted that the buyer could keep the existing structure and add floor area. Or! "The buyer could demolish the existing and structure and build a new ground-up development."
Well, as we noted previously, the buyer opted for plan B.
An EVG reader who lives nearby shared photos of the demolition underway… (Another neighbor noted that the asbestos removal started in late 2014.)
Per the reader: "Brick by brick, 253 East 7th Street disappears into history, clearing the way for luxury development."
There are permits pending approval at the DOB for a 6-story building with six residences.
The building exchanged hands in August 2014 for $4.3 million to an LLC with a Grand Street address.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Options for this lovely East 7th Street townhouse include demolition
New building in the works for 253 E. 7th St.