Friday, June 21, 2019

Explosion-site condoplex reaches the top

Workers have hoisted the American flag atop 119-121 Second Ave. (aka 45 E. Seventh St.), marking that they have officially topped off the Morris Adjmi-designed building that will feature 21 condo units and ground-floor retail.

As we've been noting, work is moving at a brisk pace here at Seventh Street. The plywood only arrived in late January ... with the excavation starting several weeks later.

[Rendering via Morris Adjmi]

Shaky Cohen's Nexus Building Development Group, Inc., paid $9.15 million in June 2017 for the lots at 119 and 121 Second Ave. between Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place.

We haven't spotted a website yet with any details about the residences, which will range from one to three bedrooms. The Tavivian Team from Douglas Elliman is doing the sales and marketing.

This corner was the site of the deadly gas explosion on March 26, 2015 that leveled three buildings, 119, 121 and 123 Second Ave.

The new building will include a commemorative plaque that honors the two men who died that day — Nicholas Figueroa and Moises Locón.

The previous owner of 119 and 121 Second Ave., Maria Hrynenko, and two other defendants, are due back in New York County Criminal Court today. To date, the outcome of the previous 25-plus appearances has been the same since the first appearance in February 2016 — "adjourned/bail continued."

The defendants were part of a scheme that saw an illegally tampered gas line at 121 Second Ave., according to the Manhattan District Attorney.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Remembering Nicholas and Moises: the Figueroa family marks the 4-year anniversary of the 2nd Avenue gas explosion

LPC OKs condoplex for gas explosion site on 2nd Avenue and 7th Street


Anonymous said...

Impressive. Talk about movement and change.

Anonymous said...

25 court appearances and NOTHING has happened to those responsible for the deaths of two men and the displacement of many others. What is wrong with this system?

blue glass said...

your first two items today says it all.

raphael toledano might get punished for harassing ev tenants
Maria Hrynenko gets 25 court adjournments and a s**tload of money for the sale after killng two young men.

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget that this flag is a symbol of capitalist oppression, a dangerous patriarchy, murder of transfolk, murder of p.o.c...!

Anonymous said...

I knew that mention of the flag would elicit the response I expected. Speaking of the flag and slightly off-topic, but huzzah to the Navy Seal who is finally going to live his dream and become a member of the FDNY. That's my kind of injustice made right.

Anonymous said...

6 months from plywood to this! Amazing what money can do. On my corner in Harlem a fire emptied a 6-story apartment building like this in Nov 2017. It's still shrouded in scaffolds and estimated to be done 'in spring 2020'. Closer to EV, over on Broadway and 9th St, scaffolds remain and they're *still* repairing damage from the June 2017 fire that partially emptied the corner building.

Anonymous said...

This building is going up almost as fast as the old one came down. Still so sad to remember the day when two vibrant young people lost their lives.

Anonymous said...

My guess is that the defendants' lawyers are going to try to get this adjourned infinitely, until all those who have been charged are dead.

Meantime, Mrs. Hrynenko gets to enjoy the $$$ proceeds resulting from the sale of the land; some would call that blood money.