Monday, February 24, 2020

94-96 Avenue A wrapped ahead of 1-floor extension

[Photo from Friday]

Workers spent parts of this past Thursday, Friday and Saturday erecting a sidewalk bridge and scaffolding around the building on the northeast corner of Avenue A and Sixth Street.

As we reported last May, the newish owner of 94-96 Avenue A filed plans with the city for a one-floor extension at the building that previously housed Sidewalk Bar and Restaurant.

According to the approved work permit, there'll be an interior renovation of the fourth-floor apartments, and an addition of a fifth floor. The three buildings in this assemblage/zoning lot — 94 Avenue A, 96 Avenue A and 501 E. Sixth St. — will be combined into one, per the permit.

The building's current square footage will increase from 8,304 to 10,151. Despite the expansion, the taller No. 94-96 will have 10 residential units instead of the current 11. The filing also shows that there are plans for a roof deck.

This corner was home for 32-plus years to the Sidewalk, which closed in February 2019.

Penn South Capital paid $9.6 million for the property in March 2019, per public records. Pini Milstein, who retired, was the principal owner of the building as well as the operator of the Sidewalk.

A bar-restaurant called August Laura opened in the building's retail space last October.

Previously on EV Grieve:
1-floor expansion planned for Avenue A building that housed the Sidewalk

The building housing the former Sidewalk sells on Avenue A

New owners set to take over the 33-year-old Sidewalk Bar & Restaurant on Avenue A


Anonymous said...

How many rent stabilized apts are lost?

noble neolani said...

Luxury for sure.

Anonymous said...

Wow that’s probably not going to be good for August Laura.

Anonymous said...

With a awesome view of a Con Ed substation

Anonymous said...

Half the city is covered with scaffolding, its outrageous. It is a tax to the rentiers we all have to pay.