Monday, June 18, 2018

Reminders tonight: CB3 presentation on the proposed condoplex for 119 2nd Ave.

Tonight, CB3's Landmarks Committee will review an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the new residential building proposed at 119-121 Second Ave. — the site of the deadly gas explosion site from March 2015.

You can read my previous post about the 7-story, 21-unit condoplex here.

[Rendering of 119-121 2nd Ave.]

Ahead of the meeting, amNew York asked Andrew Berman, executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP), for his thoughts on the structure, which would rise in the East Village/Lower East Side Historic District.

"It looks a little bit more like a new building on Bond Street or in SoHo than something that would necessarily make sense in an East Village historical district."


"The proposed design doesn’t do anything to mark or reflect that there was this terrible disruption on this site before."

Berman believes there's a way to make "a nod or gesture to the tragic event."

CB3's Landmarks Committee hears the proposal before it eventually heads to the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission. The CB3 meeting starts at 6:30 tonight at Grace Church School, 46 Cooper Square. There will be time for public comment on the project...

[Photo by Dave on 7th]

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

Dedicating Moises Locón Way and Nicholas Figueroa Way on 2nd Avenue at 7th Street

Soil testing underway at the 2nd Avenue explosion site

Here's the 1st look at the new building proposed for the 2nd Avenue explosion site


Anonymous said...

The building design is a modern take on a tenement building. The street corner has been named for the victims. Let's move forward.

Anonymous said...

What would be nice is if the city had done something for the displaced. Or, you know, not let the family that killed two people profit from this.

Anonymous said...

@9:45am: Your standards are very low, IMO. Tell the families that were displaced and the families whose loved ones died to "just move forward." Your comment is cold & nearly Trump-ian in its callousness, IMO.

Giovanni said...

And there you have it, from an actual expert on the matter, what may of us have already said in different ways: this building looks like it belongs in SoHo. SoHo, where people who pretend to like art go shopping for goods made in Europe and China and eat overpriced dishes at fake bistros. We might as well just change the name of the East Village to BroHo right now to reflect the new character (or the lack thereof) of this great neighborhood that is being Mallified and Blandified one boring building at a time.

Anonymous said...

Empty lot next to it could still become a garden/park

NerdyinNewYork said...

Call me simple and sappy but I like the weed filled lot and the memorial graves. It's such a poignant reminder of the tragedy that happened there. An East Village version of other historical sites of sad events. I say a silent prayer for Nicolas and Moises every time I pass by.