Tuesday, September 13, 2016

New 6-story residential building OK'd for 7th Street

[What's left of No. 253]

The city has signed off on permits for a new 6-story residential building at 253 E. Seventh St. between Avenue C and Avenue D.

As previously reported, workers demolished the former four-story residence here late last year. However, the new building plans never met with the city's approval. Then the developer, BSD Realty, filed new plans with Issac & Stern Architects designing the project.

In April, New York Yimby noted that the six residences here should average "a spacious 1,498 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums."

There is also a penthouse unit. (Bit of a duh.)

The property also has a new owner. Public records show that an LLC going by DRK East 7th Street paid $5.7 million for the plot in a filing posted on Aug. 22.

Thanks to the EVG reader for the tip on this!

Previously on EV Grieve:
Options for this lovely East 7th Street townhouse include demolition

New building in the works for 253 E. 7th St.

The disappearing 253 E. 7th St.

253 E. 7th St. is now a pile of bricks

Property at 253 E. 7th St. now for sale; perfect for a 'dream custom mansion townhouse'

New plans for a 6-story building at 253 E. 7th St.

[Image from 2014 via Massey Knakal]


Anonymous said...

that building was such a cutie; I genuinely don't understand why someone who could afford this property would demolish it

Anonymous said...

It was dilapidated and in poor structural condition and the zoning code allows for more sizable building in it's place.

Anonymous said...

God forbid a charming, full of character building, on a block of such buildings, be restored when one can demolish it and build as large as the law will allow! $$$$$! Huzzah!

Anonymous said...

This used to be one of the prettiest blocks in the neighborhood. I haven't walked down it lately so I didn't know about this demolishment until now. How sad!

Anonymous said...

I live across the street from it. I cannot believe how quickly our neighborhood is changing. There is a condo building aside it where units go for 4 million. Yet, down the block, are the projects. Only in NYC kids, only in NY.

Scuba Diva said...

At 7:11 PM, Anonymous quoth:

Only in NYC kids, only in NY.

And Chicago, last I heard.

And don't worry, eventually the blocks in NYC will be wall-to-wall glass and steel; this is Midtown South, after all.

Anonymous said...

You know how DeBlasio is dealing with the projects, right. He is illuminating them. Dont know whether this is to showcase them (to prospective buyers) or entice soccer players who have been kicked off the East River fields by millennial permit holders.