Thursday, August 29, 2019

The former DeRobertis building on 1st Avenue is now the Slater, where the penthouse is $15k



As previously reported, there have been ongoing renovations at 174-176 First Ave. between 10th Street and 11th Street.

The residential units above the storefronts (Black Seed bagels has been in the north space since October 2015) hit the rental market earlier this summer.

For starters, the building has a new name: the Slater.



And a few building blurbs via Streeteasy...

Each apartment in this newly gut renovated building is sprawling with natural light from both Eastern and Western exposures.

The state-of-the-art kitchen touts high-end stainless steel appliances consisting of a Whirlpool Microwave, Fisher and Paykel Stove and Oven, Liebherr Refrigerator, LG Dishwasher and a Summit Wine Cooler.

And...

Additional features guaranteed not to be found elsewhere include USB electrical outlets, HD video intercoms and Latch Keyless entry system on every apartment door.

The building’s expansive furnished communal roof deck will also have a pergola, bbq station and high top bar for entertaining with 360 degrees New York City skyline views.

Together, these renovations are one of a kind and guaranteed to be the envy of the neighborhood. At The Slater, you’ll find premium finishes and the best comforts.



The penthouse, featuring seven bedrooms and four bathrooms, has an asking price of $15,125. (The fine print: "The price advertised is the net effective rent with one month free on a 12 month lease.")

This building was owned for generations by the DeRobertis family. They closed DeRobertis Pasticceria and Caffe here after 110 years in business in December 2014. The economy, age and health reportedly compelled the four DeRobertis siblings to sell the building (for $9.9 million, per public records).

In May 2018, High Point Property Group reportedly bought the five-story walkup for $12.1 million. The seller was a joint venture between EBMG, LLC and AMJ Equities.

The current landlord has said they'll return a refurbished DeRobertis neon signage to the storefront above Black Seed.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Ugh: The 110-year-old DeRobertis Pasticceria and Caffe closes after Dec. 5

[Updated] 110-year-old DeRobertis Pasticceria and Caffe looks to be closing once the building is sold

174-176 First Ave., home of DeRobertis Pasticceria and Caffe, is for sale

Let's take a look at the DeRobertis in-house bakery

What happened to the DeRobertis neon sign on 1st Avenue?

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Think of how many overpriced Bagels that can get you per month.

Choresh Wald said...

Impressive rendering not featuring a line of parked cars in front of the building . The envy of the neighborhood indeed

Anonymous said...

15K ... and a 4 story walk up! 👍🏼

Anonymous said...

All those fancy plantings on the fire escapes are illegal.

dwg said...

At least de Blasio is sticking to his promise of affordable housing. He just forgot to mention affordable to who? And just what we need in the East Village- more rooftop party decks with high top bars.

Anonymous said...

Everyone is happy.

XTC said...

The whole shebang is still basically a set of EV railroad apts combined to make one unit. Joey Ramone is rolling in his grave.

Anonymous said...

Slater? 7 bedrooms? Total frat house. I weep.

Anonymous said...

AFAIK, there is no way a "bbq station" on the roof could possibly be legal. I wonder if the FDNY is aware of this so-called "amenity"?

And a bar on the roof, too - I feel sorry for everyone within screaming distance of that roof, b/c they're going to be suffering from it.

PS: $15K a month for that place should qualify any potential renter for a free psych evaluation at Bellevue.

Gojira said...

"The building’s expansive furnished communal roof deck will also have a pergola, bbq station and high top bar"
"The penthouse, featuring seven bedrooms and four bathrooms"

Methinks I see many a summer woo-fest and all-night winter SantaCon rager in this building's future. My condolences to the surrounding neighbors who might want to get some sleep.

Anonymous said...

"Latch Keyless" - technofetish bullshit - crooks can open these in seconds with zappers

noble neolani said...

The only positive and believe I agree with every comment already, at least the building was not demolished and a taller, ugly, generic monstostiy was put in its place.

Anonymous said...

7 bedrooms with 2 people each breaks down to just over $1k per person. Woo!

Is there still that law on the books that bans 3+ unrelated people living together in a single apartment?

james said...

The Bagels are quite good made on location and fresh. If you go weekdays after 3pm they are half price at 75cents each which is a pretty good saving and bargain.

XTC said...

For the record XTC sublet a rent controlled prime location 4room railroad apt on W3rd/ Sullivan for a $150/ month from 1978 to 1986. ( the old timer renting it to me was pay $75). NYU bought the property in '85 and turned into a dorm for its law students. Apt was an quarter the size of the Slater.

Anonymous said...

For a walkup? That is just....well sometimes you feel like you are nuts and sometimes you don't.

Choresh Wald said...

@noble leoni: good point! And also means that the potential for these apartments to be divided into 15 micro units is still there

Anonymous said...

Yes, a bbq station is 100% legal if they follow the safety requirements and the roof is no longer tar.

Anonymous said...

100% they are related, they are all bro’s

cmarrtyy said...

Landlords are renting large apartments to middlemen. The middleman rents out the apts. to 5 day a week renters... AIRBNB type users or students with lots of money... cuts down housing stock... jacks up rents. Sad workaround to the rent laws.

La vie est belle said...

They took multiple semi-affordable apartments, removed them from the local long term housing stock, and turned them into dorm rooms for spoiled transient NYU kids. This continual cycle we see here really really boils my blood... Where are the housing laws to protect us against these 8 bedroom dorms??

Anonymous said...

Just looking at the headline I knew I was primed for many hand-wringing comments. Thanks for not disappointing!

Will said...

This is a perfect example of how rich people are perfectly content to gut-renovate tenement buildings when there isn't enough housing to go around for everyone. The 2008 downzoning was such a mistake, and I really hope the East Village doesn't turn into a luxury enclave like Greenwich Village already is

Jim! said...

Back to the bagels..I bought two after 3PM for 75 cents each...These were so small to be classified as Mini-bagels. Somehow I feel ripped off.

noble neolani said...

I wonder if "Slater" is some kind of bro dog whistle word.

DrGecko said...

"guaranteed to be the envy of the neighborhood"

Rare is the ad which is so explicitly "fuck you" to the neighbors.

Anonymous said...

Next is a building on Avenue A between 9th and 10th (cell phone shop's building. Its apts are totally vacant and sidewalk bridge is up.And a few weeks ago steel beans were being put inside what was the pizza joint. Hopefully the recently passed rent laws will stop most of this going forward.

Anonymous said...

14 residents and 4 bathrooms?!? 🤢

Unknown said...

Oh, I get it.......S'later.......shorthand for "See you later, Bro!"

Anonymous said...

A concise and clear example of luxurification and the ruin of NYC. A building that housed non-rich people, originally with a “local” shop that was part of the neighborhood for decades is then transformed into space for the super wealthy.
No gradual change. Instead destruction of housing and a community.

sophocles said...

"...is then transformed into space for the super wealthy."
As others have observed, this looks like deluxe dormitory-style living. The plans for the penthouse show 8 bedrooms, but one may not be a real bedroom, as its so small and it leads into the private terrace. As best as I can tell, six of the bedrooms are about 110 sq ft (small if not tiny), and a seventh is even smaller. There is no master bedroom. Seven or 8 small bedrooms on one floor is not a habitat for the wealthy. It is good for a gaggle of students...

XTC said...

@Sophocles- Exactly. Railroad apts with bedrooms approx 9 X 12 ft. Some of these rooms may even have an alcove where an intoxicated Bro could be strapped in and sleep standing up after a night of non-stop drinking. But super wealthy? I think not.