Tuesday, June 4, 2019

A new tenant — and landlord — for the landmarked 137 2nd Ave.

Several EVG readers have noted a new tenant is moving into 137 Second Ave. (next door to the Ottendorfer library branch) between St. Mark's Place and Ninth Street.

In January, The Real Deal reported that the Wing, a women-focused co-working firm, had leased the entire 22,000-square-foot landmarked building. An employee there confirmed to EVG correspondent Steven last week that the Wing was the new tenant.

We first reported that the building was for lease in April 2018.

Meanwhile, the neo-Italian Renaissance brick building has a new owner. According to a post @tradedny, the Cofinance Group, an international commercial real-estate investment firm, picked up the property for $18 million.

And now some dates in history: The building, the former German Dispensary that opened in 1884 before becoming the Stuyvesant Polyclinic in 1905, was designated a New York City Landmark in 1976. Learn more about its history and architecture at Off the Grid here.

Previously on EV Grieve:
The historic 137 2nd Ave. — the former Stuyvesant Polyclinic — is for lease


Gojira said...

And the shell game continues, this time with an international twist.

Anonymous said...

@Gojira: Just be glad it's landmarked.

Anonymous said...

The Wing is no different than those bougie establishments ruining the East Village. "A membership to The Wing costs $215 per month or $2,350 annually for single location access, and $250 per month or $2,700 annually for access to all locations".

Carol from E. 5th Street said...

Thanks for the info. Was so curious as to what was going on. Saw some people going in today so knew it was occupied. Yes thankfully it's landmarked. Just hope it's never turned into a club for the rich and famous.

Gojira said...

I remember, decades back, when this beautiful building was still fulfilling its original purpose and offering free or extremely low-cost health care to residents who could not otherwise afford it. And now it, too, has become an upscale, trendy, and most likely impermanent luxury for the monied few rather than something helpful for the teeming masses. Sigh.