Monday, July 9, 2018

Demolition permits filed for 99-101 E. 2nd St.; first look at the condoplex to come

As previously reported, developer Sergey Rybak has submitted plans for a 7-story, 22-unit residential building on the property of the current 24 First Ave. and 99-101 E. Second St.

The demolition permits were filed with the city back on June 1 to bring down 24 First Ave.

And last Thursday, the permits arrived to demolish No. 99-101 — just a formality at this point.

Meanwhile, here's the first look at the rendering for the space via the Rybak website...

According to the site, the residences will be condos (building name for now — 101E2).

No. 99-101 has been vacant for the past six years (there was that whole Pride & Joy BBQ debacle). It housed a variety of short-lived restaurants in recent years, including Bento Burger ... Marfa... and Waikiki Wally's.

The work permits for the new building show that there'll be 600 square feet for commercial purposes.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Onetime home of Lucky Cheng's and adjacent property on the development market for $26 million

Building that housed Lucky Cheng's on 1st Avenue now on the auction block

Onetime home of Lucky Cheng's and adjacent property sell for $12 million

7-story residential building pending at the former Lucky Cheng's space

Demolition permits filed to bring down former Lucky Cheng's building on 1st Avenue


Gojira said...

Oh goodie, another edifice of Stygian darkness, looking more like the entrance to the underworld than a place for, y'know, normal people to live.

Neighbor said...

The existing building on second is a worn down, ugly building so it's good it's being replaced. Bet the new owners love Spiegel's bike nights though...

Anonymous said...

Only 600 ft of commercial space. I guess they have gotten the memo that there is no longer aviable market for storefronts in this city.

Brian said...

Looks like a prison, maybe a juvey prison? Or it could be a place where people go to die, they just don't know it. Or it is an ode to Soviet mid-70s suburban architecture.

JQ LLC said...

That building looks like a cancer.

Giovanni said...

@3:22PM You are right, a big chunk of NY retail is dead. The good news is that big retailers will be much more wary of trying to do upscale in the East Village now that they have failed in the West. I was on Bleecker Street today near Perry and Charles, and half the stores for blocks in both directions are empty. It’s like a ghostown over there. What used to be a great area with antique stores like Pierre Deux and local restaurants like Boomers with live jazz — a store that for years was always a restaurant — in empty. Boomers became Aldo’s, then Clydes, then Manatus, now there is nothing, and it really kills the spirit and mood on that whole block.

The upscale boutiques and big name brands pushed aside the local stores and took over, and now almost all of them have fled, including two Ralph Lauren shops, which has had a whole series of downtown boutique concept stores that have all failed. Marc Jacobs had 5 or 6 stores, all closed. Brooks Brothers, which was very so out of place over there anyway, also closed. Even Madison Kayser bakery, which has been successful in every other Manhattan location, suddenly closed.

The West Village is so ridiculous these days, I don't think there’s even a decent grocery store or deli for blocks in any direction, unless you consider the overpriced Gourmet Garage or Citarella to be serious options. The Hummus Place on 7th Avenue is gone too, and they were always busy.

The problem is that west of 7th Ave, there is no walking traffic over there besides people going to Magnolia Bakery for a cupcake or looking for Sarah Jessica Parker’s house to take a selfie. If they can’t turn the West Village into an upscale shopping district, then luckily for us they won’t be able to do it in the East Village either.

Anonymous said...

I guess we are a little luckier in the East Village. We just need to wait for the collapse of the Asian Fusion Bubble.

If Target makes it on 14 Street we are, then, in for trouble.