Thursday, October 12, 2017

About the scaffolding at 125 2nd Ave.

On the topic of the Second Avenue explosion... several readers have asked about the scaffolding that arrived at the end of September on the south-facing wall at 125 Second Ave.

A reliable source told me workers are will be repointing the building, and it has nothing to do with any possible new construction in the now-empty adjacent lots.

As for those parcels... late last spring, Shaky Cohen's Nexus Building Development Group paid $9.15 million for 119 and 121 Second Ave. at Seventh Street. To date, there haven't been any new permits filed at the DOB.

In September 2016, the lot that housed 123 Second Ave. sold for $6 million. The buyer was reported as Ezra Wibowo under the LLC 123 Second Ave. Corp. His plans? "[I]t’s a long-term investment. He’s not in a rush to build or develop," a source told the Post last March.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Exclusive: 2nd Avenue explosion sites have a new owner


Anonymous said...

It's not scaffolding, it's art, you rubes.

Anonymous said...

They should make this a public garden.

cmarrtyy said...

It should be housing not a cemetery. This is about the neighborhood moving forward not lingering in sentimentality.

Anonymous said...

@4:19pm: Yeah, b/c we need more overpriced glassy buildings here, right? Let's face it, nothing built there is going to be affordable to any ordinary working people.

And I won't be surprised if the guy who has a "long term investment" on the one lot ends up selling that lot for a nice profit to the company that owns the other 2 lots - or if the owner of the 2 lots gets an offer from the "long term investment" guy. Whichever way it goes, it's likely going to make one big parcel for a big luxury building.

Anonymous said...

Hey cmarrtty, punk who seems to have an axe to grind with the victims families and people who don't want it to become another luxury development considering it would be blood money incarnate:

By your logic let's develop the African American burial ground downtown because hey why "linger in sentimentality" about people being slaves for centuries because of the color of their skin, right? You need help, seriously.

Why don't you give it a rest with your demonizing the 2nd Avenue explosion victims whose families should be awarded that empty lot in a settlement. How ya like them apples?

Anonymous said...

I'm not cmarrty. But I say sure, grant it to the families, build a building, make it a park or public space, whatever. Don't just leave it am ugly fenced-in weed plot. It's been long enough.