The perforated cornice parapet arrived this past week at 45 E. Seventh St., the 7-story, 21-unit condoplex on the northwest corner of Second Avenue... it was a prominently missing detail at this high-profile project...
As noted previously, this condoplex is on two of the three lots destroyed during the deadly gas explosion here on March 26, 2015.
And sales are now underway for units in the Morris Adjmi-designed building. Prices will range from $1.35 million for a one-bedroomer and $1.995 million to $4 million for two and three bedrooms ... with the penthouse asking more than $8 million.
There will also be ground-floor retail.
A sidewalk bridge remains surrounding the building on the corner, a spot frequented by people setting up makeshift shelters the past few years, which has drawn the ire of the New York Post.
You can find all the background about this project and its history at this EVG link.
The original renderings for this corner were respectable and quasi-appealing for the hood. The real thing is one butt-ugly building.
The junkie drunk scumbags who harrass passerbys are not residents.
@9:05- "The junkie drunk scumbags are not residents". Actually in the new socialist world I prefer the terminology used in the UK, rough sleepers.
It a fine building but who want to pay those prices to live here if I would spend that kind of money I would go to the upper East side where it is clean and not full of homeless and no vandalized who want to spend that much for a condo to walk out your building to see nothing but filth slumping around and I know what it like to love your apartment then to walk out your building to see nothing filth abandoned store fronts and all the gates on the building vandalized why has it Escalated to this why has there been nothing done about this is the question that we need to ask the mayor and governor they don’t seem to have a care in the world about the city
Street Urchins or Friends of Fagen might be a more humane label for these individuals. It will be nice when the scaffolding comes down and they have to move.
Yeap, the prices are insane.
I'm saddened by the words being used to describe the homeless and people with drug addiction camping in front of this building. Be grateful your lives did not go down the same path these people had. I know it is unpleasant, and crazy shit happens in these gatherings but do as I do and cross the Avenue, avoid the block, They wont be here much longer and will find another scaffold to live under soon enough.
BTW I think this is building is respectful of our neighborhood's architectural history, more than any new builds in years. Of course I wish it was not luxury but there is little hope of affordable housing with a city government in the pockets of developers.
Maybe it was just coincidence that everytime I walked past they were making comments about women walking past, or saying things to the seniors trying to pass. They are not from our community. They are not OUR neighbors.
"...if I would spend that kind of money I would go to the upper East side where it is clean..." LOL.
I went to the Astor Place location on 9/4 when the website read that the Ave A location was not reopening in 2020. I was able to cancel my membership without any incident. Of course, we will see if I am charged on Oct 1st despite receiving an email from the manager reading I will not be billed further.
I really want to go back, but as per a comment above, the ventilation system at the gym was poor and a lot of the time was not working. I witnessed several members not wiping down equipment and given the fact that the restaurants and bars are filled with maskless people, just not worth the risk.
I still think the people who were displaced by the explosion should have first dibs on units, and the price should be on a sliding scale.
You do injustice to the true street urchins and the Actual homeless. These are Largely resentful, lazy pseudo punks with the gall to express their angry sense of entitlement at those who refuse their requests/demands for change/food/cigarettes. Not seeing Obvious signs of actual mental illness in most. In the 80’s even the most down-and-our squatters tried to contribute something to the neighborhood.
Jailhouse or 70s-era college dorm?
Right on! Intolerance for the homeless around here goes to show how clueless residents are about the hood. We coexist. And yeah that line between homeless and housed can get blurred real quick... especially these days
The homeless encampment in front of this building is appalling. It reeks of urine and other things. These individuals should be afforded somewhere to retreat which is more humane and hygienic. I walked past this corner the other day on the opposite side in front of the abandoned restaurant and witnessed rather close an older, mentally ill woman relieving herself in the middle of the day next to all of her belongings. I'll spare everyone the details, but it was shocking and very sad. My heart broke for her. I wish there were more health services and resources for these people to become rehabilitated or even administered adequate medical care. Where are our tax dollars going to? Why this particular block though? Once construction is complete and tenants move in, will this still be permitted?
@9:14 AM I live on this block, and see that woman daily. She's a perfect example of how complex the homeless situation is. I've seen her refuse offers of food from our neighbors who are genuinely concerned for her well-being. A restaurant-prepared chicken dinner was not up to her standards. Yesterday, I noticed the residents of the makeshift sidewalk Covid Condo had been moved across the street, under the "Stomp" awning, and also a large pack on the northwest corner of 2nd & St Marks. This group was yelping and screaming with glee, as the used their phones to record one guy with a dart firmly lodged in his back. Why this block, indeed.
@-9:14 City Shelters are are like going to Dante's 7th circle of Hell. There are people who need State assistance for their mental health and drug issues, however there are others who are simply do not want to be held accountable for their actions.
Public restrooms would definitely help reduce that odor that makes almost every block smell like the Tompkins Square Park dog run.
The growing intolerance against the homeless among residents in the East Village is fast approaching the vitriol directed against them on the Upper West Side on WestSideRag.com, and most of their homeless population lives in nice hotels. The real issue is how the government of the wealthiest nation on earth continues to fail its own people.
All the tenants who lost their homes due to the illegal gas hookup and subsequent fire should have been given residences in the building at the rents they were paying.
It could be much worse.
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