The new building, six-plus years in the making, is across from the 6BC Botanical Garden between Avenue B and Avenue C ... which was apparently the inspiration for the name.
We first heard about this project in January 2016. The end result is five units, priced from $2.95 million to the two-level penthouse, which has a $6.995 million ask.
Per the Streeteasy description: "La Botanica's biophilic design philosophy brings the outdoors inside while maximizing light, fresh air, and intimate streetscape views."
And here's one graph from the PH description:
The penthouse soaks in the East Village streetscape through its two-story-high, 23-foot-wide, black steel-framed glass wall that opens to a pair of Juliet balconies. The soaring, double-height living room overlooks the garden across the street. Looking south, this glorious vista includes the stepping roof gable and ivy-covered brick and terracotta facades of the Calvert Vaux-designed former school building across the street.
The previous one-story structure (housing a furniture designer) at 619 E. Sixth St. hit the market for $5.4 million in November 2013 before selling for $4.3 million.
You can read our previous posts about what has transpired here to date.
Wow - the beautiful building across the street is a selling point for this glass shit box.
Per Streeteasy: "an exquisite oasis"!!!
Having lived in this neighborhood for a LONG time, I can only say that if I'd ever told my parents (may they rest in peace) that an apartment at 600-anything East 6th Street would be for sale for $3 million, they would have (a) thought I was insane, and (b) worried what drugs I was taking.
"intimate streetscape views"
Junkies, crackheads, crusties, street hassles, peeing, pooping, screaming, Bros, Whoo-hoo girls, drunks, freaks and misfits........all that vibrant living theatre can be enjoyed from the comfort and safety of your luxe condo.
FYI, the Wall Street Journal had a recent article that declared that "open kitchens" are over. So I'll have to pass on this building.
This building is a horrible problem. I volunteer at 6BC Garden. We find dead birds in front of their building almost every morning, killed by flying into the glass windows.
the east village zoning needs to be changed so that there are no 1%er apartment buildings built here anymore, IMHO.
It’s disgraceful that these greedy developers continue to build these hideous glass structures. We’ve known for years about the bird deaths that occur because of the glass but it means nothing to these bastards. We need better leadership in our city. These scummy landlords should be fined say, $50,000 per dead bird to give them incentive to fix this problem.
Is there any way we can get the owners of this building to do something about the windows? Like another poster said, they are a hazard for the birds in the area. I can't believe they built big windows like that and didn't choose the kind that reflect light so birds can see them. At this point, I am hoping maybe there is a film or coating that can be applied? But maybe not?
There’s UV coatings birds can see and people cannot, among many other window treatments.
If you find a dead bird anywhere in the city, report it on Audubon's dBird site:
They really do look at the reports and address problem buildings or other locations.
They seem to have a problem selling and it’s no surprise! It’s so out of place and crazy expensive on 6th Street. They would have done better making it a parking garage!
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