Monday, April 4, 2016

More details about the condos at 438 E. 12th St., now rising above grade along Avenue A

The rest of the new residential building has made its first appearance above the plywood along Avenue A between East 11th Street and East 12th Street.

The work on Douglas Steiner's luxury condo complex had been focused on East 12th Street...

And over the weekend, the Times provided a fairly fawning article on the six-story residential building with 82 units that took the place of the Mary Help of Christians complex.

About the outrage over the demolition of the church, Steiner, who lived in the East Village from 2005 to 2014 before moving to Williamsburg, simply said "I think there were a few loud voices."

Meantime, the article provided a few more details on the project (officially at 438 E. 12th St.)...

Such as!

In a neighborhood where condos are scarce and often small, the large L-shaped Steiner East Village takes its building amenities seriously. A 4,000-square-foot landscaped courtyard garden is overlooked by the swimming pool and library, which will be adorned with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a marble fireplace. Residents can also relax on a planted 4,000-square-foot roof deck with views of the Empire State and Chrysler buildings.

The building will have a 10,000-square-foot storefront along Avenue A, where a playground for the church’s school used to host a popular flea market.

A 10,000-square foot storefront? (Grocery store? Gym? Bank? Drug store?)

And what happened to the rentals with inclusionary housing that were pitched to the community?

The project was delayed in part because plans changed. A luxury rental building with 160 units was originally envisioned for the site, but banks were reluctant to back it since it was an untested product for the area, Mr. Steiner said.

At the $206 million development, one-bedrooms start at about $1.1 million and the pièce de résistance — a four-bedroom unit with 1,364 square feet of terraces, is $11.25 million. Overall, prices here average $2,100 a square foot.

Previously on EV Grieve:
New residential complex at former Mary Help of Christians lot may include rooftop swimming pool

Meet your new neighbor on Avenue A

Permits filed to demolish Mary Help of Christians church, school and rectory

Preservationists call for archeological review of former cemetery at Mary Help of Christians site

The 'senseless shocking self-destruction' of Mary Help of Christians

Residences rising from the former Mary Help of Christians lot will now be market-rate condos

Ongoing construction at condoplex on Avenue A enters the swimming pool phase

Report: Developer Douglas Steiner lands $130 million loan for EV condo construction

Douglas Steiner's church-replacing condos emerge from the pit; plus new renderings


Anonymous said...

It's no secret that the New Times Times is ad supported by the real-estate industry so don't ever expect any article critical of that industry.

Anonymous said...

4,000 square foot roof deck- first neighbors are subjected to 24/7 loud construction noise, next we'll have the pleasure of a rooftop party park. It just keeps getting better.

ROSA said...

No word about the missing affordable units, the bait and switch rental to condo conversion... Eleven mill. Wow. Just. Wow.

Anonymous said...


Here's a memo to the newcomers: Stay off the sidewalks with your DOUBLE and TRIPLE-wide strollers. Those are more for the suburban set. Maybe keep your annoying kids in your overpriced courtyard where they can annoy you and not the rest of the neighborhood. That, and I hope you like giant rats...they won't care how much money you have. Welcome to NYC.

Anonymous said...

May I ad that the Sauer park on 12th st is a children's playground and always has been since it first opened in the 1930's. This is not a place to bring your dog(s) when you don't feel like hoofing it 2 blocks two blocks south to Tompkins SQ parks official dog run. Other than that welcome.

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Imagine a 10,000-square foot storefront there for Savings Paradise or I.Q. Decor. It blows the mind.

Concerned Parent said...

Anonymous 9:07, Why attack people with children? This neighborhood has been one with children going back more than a century. Maybe you are the one who should live somewhere else.

Michael Ivan said...

The construction has seems poorly planned. At times there are barely a handful of people working at once, most consigned to hanging out on the street with all the equipment and cement mixers. Quite good at making noise though.

Anonymous said...

This project is moving at the speed of light compared some of the recently completed and standstill sites within a few blocks. The faster it's done the better, now it's Extel's turn to get that monster started at least.

blue glass said...

nothing is wrong with children if their parents are not self-satisfied, inconsiderate, loud, obnoxious brats themselves who think they have special privileges because they can afford $11 million apartments.
children usually emulate the behavior of their parents.

we were all once children.

Anonymous said...

@Concerned Parent

I thought it has already been established that you are a real estate troll.