Monday, September 19, 2016

The demolition of the Mobil station and full NEKST reveal

In early September a crew busied itself taking down the former Mobil station on Avenue C and East Houston... These photos are from Sept. 11...

...and by this past Friday... the station was gone...

The demolition provides a full view of the NEKST tag...

Aby Rosen's RFR Realty actually had the NEKST preserved out front of 190 Bowery. (Read more about Sean “NEKST” Griffin here.)

There won't be any tag preservation here. Permits are pending for a 9-story retail-residential building with 46 residences. This!

[Rendering by Rotwein + Blake]

Looks like an awfully large building for the size of the lot. There have been rumors that 249 E. Second St., which had been for sale with air rights, would be gobbled up as part of this development. There's nothing on file with the DOB about any new work here.

The Mobil station closed on Sept. 2, 2014. It was the last one in business in the East Village.

Previously on EV Grieve:
You have a little longer to get gas on Avenue C

Plans filed for new 9-story building at site of Mobil station on East Houston and Avenue C

State seizes Mobil station on Avenue C and Houston for nonpayment of taxes

New residential building for former Mobil station lot will be 10 floors with 0 zero affordable units

A look inside the last East Village gas station


IzF said...

YUK! I live directly across the street and have been thoroughly enjoying the jackhammers.
Not being able to see a full view of the sky is sooo depressing. :(

RRReality1 said...

Most residents at 249 E. 2nd Street next door to the development have been awaiting start of the full scale construction anticipating it will cause major problems to the integrity of the five floor walk up. Earlier tenant complaints nearly a year ago contributed to delays in the construction moving forward. The building has been for sale for some time now. The asking price is far above the appraised value of the building so if someone actually buys it they will certainly seek to raze the building to put up a boutique condo and therefore seek to pressure out all current tenants. This will be a messy situation. When asked how long the new construction is scheduled to last one of the construction crew said, "Only one year." Don't count on it. The building across from it on 2nd Street took seven years to complete!