Late last week, the construction netting on the south-facing wall at 94-96 Avenue A came down, revealing even more of the one-floor extension on the building here on the northeast corner of Sixth Street.
Several readers have commented just how poorly the new floor fits in with the old building...According to the approved permit, the work includes an interior renovation of the fourth-floor apartments and an addition of a fifth floor.
The building's square footage increased 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.
Penn South Capital paid $9.6 million for the property in March 2019, per public records. Pini Milstein was the principal owner of the building as well as the operator of the Sidewalk, which closed in February 2019 in the retail space after 32-plus years.
The bar-restaurant August Laura has been the tenant since October 2019.
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