Friday, May 4, 2018

Here's what the new condoplex at 118 E. 1st St. will look like

Back on Monday, we noted that construction had started in the empty lot at 118 E. First St. between Avenue A and First Avenue.

At that point, there hadn't been any sign of renderings for the 9-story condoplex with ground-floor retail.

However, workers affixed the rendering on the plywood yesterday. And here ya go...

As previously noted, the 9-story residential building will include seven units divided over 12,500 square feet of residential space — most likely condos. And from the look of the rendering, everyone will have a terrace to take in the sights and sounds of the tranquil East Houston Street and Essex intersection.

Warren Freyer's Freyer Architects is designing the building. The developers have been previously ID'd as Acacia 118, LLC, based in Nolita, and fronted by Cynthia Wu and Robert Marty.

Previously on EV Grieve:
118 E. 1st St. arrives on the market with so many possibilities, and air rights

118 E. 1st. St. will yield to a new 9-floor residential building

Demolition of 118 E. 1st St. begins to make way for 9-story residential building

Construction starts at 118 E. 1st St., future home of a 9-floor residential building



Does it come with that mold?

Neighbor said...

Well people always say they want building'thaf fit the aesthetic of the neighborhood. Other than the height the design of this one seems pretty consistent. Not bad.

Gojira said...

Another exquisitely hideous offering brought to you by the twisted minds of what pass for architects in this day and age.

Anonymous said...

Yay. Grieve, any idea what's going on with that crap going up (or not) by the Rite Aid at 1st Ave. and 4th Street? They've had a sidewalk shed blocking the bike lane and pushing cyclists out into motor vehicle traffic for what seems like well over a year to me, and I don't see shit happening there.

EV Grieve said...

That development next to Rite Aid has been stalled since the middle of January. I did a post in February about it... time to update. DOB records show that there's an outstanding $10,000 penalty due as well for "failure to designate and/or have a construction superintendent present as required."

Anonymous said...

This development will deprive multiple apartments at 114 East 1st Street of light, turning their windows into shafts. The design reflects total lack of concern for the neighbors by aggressive developers.

Anonymous said...

This development will block light to many dwellings at 114 east 1st Street, turning multiple windows into shafts. The design reflects total lack of concern for the neighbors.

Jan Baracz said...

This callous development by Robert Marty, Cynthia Wu and their architect Warren Freyer marks yet another act of senseless gentrification of the already damaged and disfigured neighborhood. This building for a handful of new rich tenants at the expense of occupants who live in adjoining buildings is an unconscionable contribution to total evisceration of the East Village/Lower East Side community. It will also further contribute to the ongoing displacement of lower income population by driving already high prices of groceries and other necessities even higher. As pointed out by this blog, No. 118 was one of five new East Village projects identified by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation as an oversized new development ... "in the neighborhood's affordable housing zones [that] were approved by the city without requiring affordable housing."

I live in the building just west of that cancerous implant condominium. In my apartment the construction caused massive cracks on walls and ceiling, inside all my rooms and fractures in the outside elevation, causing rain water leaks into my apartment. Debris from the fractures keep falling into my space. I have repaired and painted over some of the fractures already four times and they still keep re-opening and growing. Now because the exterior elevation walls keep on shifting, my windows have become skewed and their the frames began to crack as well. There is mold in between the window panes and I cannot close my windows. Warren Freyer has been unhelpful, unwilling to hire scaffold workers to replace the windows that his construction broke and cynically stating that "you cannot stop progress" and "other people do that as well".  Surely it is hard to expect that the developers who forced their oversized condo construction ( how their oversized building got approved remains a mystery and a travesty ) into the filthy, noisy, overcrowded Houston Street corporate hipster hub will behave in a civil fashion.

Tragically, when that implant condo is erected, the apartments on the east side of our building will loose most of their daylight. Three of my windows on the third floor, my bedroom window, the kitchen and the bathroom ones, will become grim shafts. This very act of economic bullying deserves special attention of New York City lawmakers. The condo will literally steal our sunlight casting our apartments into darkness. The new wealthy tenants will bask in the sunlight which was the best thing about our otherwise run down tenement dwellings. I can see clear, logical argument that would make this kind of economic brutality illegal.