Tuesday, March 21, 2017

4 St. Mark's Place prepped for renovations, expansion

[Photo yesterday by Steven]

Workers have put up scaffolding and construction netting outside the landmarked 4 St. Mark's Place.

As reported this past December, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) signed off on renovations and an expansion for the Hamilton-Holly House (aka 4 St. Mark's Place), built in 1831 and sold to Alexander Hamilton’s son two years later.

The LPC nixed the additional floor, and a few other items. As it looks now, the expansion in the rear of the building will double the number of residential units from three to six.

Here's more about what will be taking place via New York Yimby, reporting on the LPC meeting last December:

On the front of the structure, a largely new entryway would be installed, the gate at the stoop would be removed, new windows would be installed, and the grand curved balcony would be reconstructed at the first floor. The secondary stair from the ground to the first floor would be removed and a new small gate put in its place at ground level, an additional window would be added to the basement level, an existing basement door would be replaced with a window, an agree under the front steps would be reopened, and signage would be installed. The existing fire escapes would remain. The façade would also receive an overall restoration.

The building changed hands for $10 million last spring.

Eastern Consolidated is currently listing two retail spaces here between Second Avenue and Third Avenue.

Until February 2016, 4 St. Mark's Place housed Trash & Vaudeville for 41 years. The store just celebrated its one-year anniversary at 96 E. Seventh St.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Exclusive: After 40 years, punk rock mainstay Trash and Vaudeville is leaving St. Mark's Place

4 St. Mark's Place is for sale

More residential units and a 5th-floor addition in the works for landmarked 4 St. Mark's Place


Anonymous said...

What exciting news. This shows the vibrancy of the neighborhood. Of course there will be a coterie who view this as a destruction of their vision of what the East Village should be. A city is a vibrant living organism, and the fact that such investment is being made is a sign that business people see a future in the East Village.

Anonymous said...

The East Village and NYC as a whole is not located in the American Rust Belt We are a city that has always attracted the best in the world, a hotbed of industry, arts & culture and have not needed the real-estate industry to make us a "vibrant living organism" as you mention. In reality the real-estate / developers have had the opposite affect and is stamping out a vibrant living city, block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood. I would be quite surprised if you were not someone who benefits for that industry or have you not noticed how expensive it is for the non-rich to live here now?

Anonymous said...

^10:02 "business people" got it right here because it was landmarked and they had to... you should still bey very very weary of your "business people" getting it over on the working and middle class that made NYC, and their brave local politicians and programs trying to defend them in vain. This would've been a mini glass death star if local ordinances would have permitted it to be.

Anonymous said...

Let's see what retail business ends up here before we get all excited over this. Will it be vibrant, living and organismic like Trash & Vaudeville, or will it be yet another shitty fro-yo front? Or better yet, sit empty for years while owners like Icon reap the tax losses. Lemme guess...

Anonymous said...

Anon@12:52: You are right, NYC is not the Rust Belt; but if you read this blog prices for food, rent, and all amenities should have remained frozen at the level they were in the 1970s or 1980s when many of the people who post here made the magical discovery of the East Village (I've been here since 1966.) And Anon 1:57, I am sorry I don't know any "brave local politicians." Thank the greater Gods for term limits--otherwise some of the "brave" would be with us forever. As it is Albany politicians are not term limited.