[View from 14th Street]
Leasing is underway in the new luxury building called EVE, officially at 433 E. 13th St. between Avenue A and First Avenue. This is on the site of the onetime Peter Stuyvesant Post Office (1951-2014).
[View from 13th Street]
New York Yimby, who first reported on the leasing, noted that market-rate units begin at $3,250 per month for studios and up to $7,000 for two-bedroom, two-bathroom units. In addition, as an 80/20 development, 20 percent of the apartments are designated as affordable.
Here are a few items about EVE to note from the website, which includes lines such as "rEVEl in your surroundings" and "EVEnings out" ...
Eve’s premium amenity package was thoughtfully designed to appeal to the busy New Yorker. An inviting tenant lounge, complete with a cozy fireplace, is perfect for freelancers working from home, and the state-of-the-art fitness center makes it easy to fit in a workout first thing in the morning, or later on as the day is winding down. The true stand-out is the fully landscaped roof deck, furnished with an expansive lawn, a barbecue area, and an outdoor TV and sound system which will change movie night forever.
The neighborhood’s artistic and rock roots are tastefully woven into the building’s design, bringing color and creativity to the clean, contemporary spaces. Original artwork in the REED lounge by Francis Le Gaucher and Alexander Jackson pays homage to some of the neighborhood’s most iconic bands, and Remko Heemskerk’s courtyard mural adds palpable warmth to a collaborative area.
Those iconic bands would be the Velvet Underground, Blondie and the Ramones.
And some renderings...
In the short term over the next 24 months or so, residents facing 14th Street will have a view of the L-train construction work, including the new entrance and elevator for the train at Avenue A. As previously reported, 14th Street between First Avenue and Avenue A is serving as the main hub for the Canarsie tube rehab, likely even under Gov. Cuomo's new plan for weekend-only work.
The L-train prep work started in July 2017 on 14th Street between First Avenue and Avenue B. In recent months 14th Street residents and local elected officials here have spoken out about the noise, traffic, and dust and debris that have impacted air quality along this corridor.
As for the new building, reps for Benenson and Mack Real Estate previously sought a variance to build four more floors (to 12 from 8) than the zoning would allow to make up for the "extraordinary construction costs" from poor ground conditions here. They ultimately withdrew this request in March 2017.
A Trader Joe's was originally slated for the 14th Street retail space. However, a Trader Joe's rep told me the following in October: "Unfortunately, we do not have any current plans for a store at that location."
Several articles about EVE do mention the Trader Joe's for the new building ... it's also on the map of local businesses on the EVE website (though it's not actually mentioned anywhere on the site) ...
And here's a look inside the under-construction retail space, which includes an escalator...
Previously on EV Grieve:
Today in rants: the Peter Stuyvesant Post Office
Meanwhile, at everyone's favorite local post office branch...
UPDATED: Did you hear the rumor about the Peter Stuyvesant Post Office branch closing?
Former Peter Stuyvesant Post Office slated to be demolished
The former Peter Stuyvesant Post Office will yield to an 8-story residential building
New residential building at former 14th Street PO will feature a quiet lounge, private dining room
Developer withdraws zoning variance request for former 14th Street post office site
The Peter Stuyvesant-PO-replacing residential building tops out on 14th Street
All about EVE, the Peter Stuyvesant Post Office-replacing rentals on 14th Street