Showing posts with label 180 Second Ave. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 180 Second Ave. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

5 years later, signs of progress at 180 2nd Ave.

We're now into year number 5 of gut renovations at 180 Second Ave. between 11th Street and 12th Street ... which has meant almost five years of a blocked bike lane and a section of Second Avenue ... not to mention a sidewalk bridge blocking out the light for sidewalk cafes at the restaurants on either side of the building — Pangea on the right and Cacio e Pepe on the left.

According to the previously approved work permits with the city, workers are converting the building to residential use and adding two floors — from five to seven — in the process. Permits show that there will be one residential unit on each floor. (Condos?)

As the top photo shows, workers appear to have started the framework for that seventh floor. (See below for a rendering of the all-new No. 180.)

As previously reported, dating to June 2017, the building was designed to earn LEED Platinum and Passive House certification, complete with a green roof with solar hot water panels for each residential unit.

The Chicago-based Polish National Alliance was the previous owner of No. 180. The building housed the Józef Pilsudski Institute of America, the largest Polish-American research institution specializing in the recent history of Poland and Central Eastern Europe. (They found a new home in Greenpoint.) According to public records, an LLC bought the building for $6.75 million in June 2014. City Realty listed the new owner as Robert Stern.

As for the ground-floor retail space, the Ninth Ward was the previous tenant. That New Orleans-themed bar closed in February 2016. The Ninth Ward was said to return to this space after the gut renovations, but that was in mid-2017.

Previously on EV Grieve:

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The renderings for the all-new 180 2nd Ave. include Leonardo DiCaprio on a Citi Bike


[No. 180 from August 2017]

During the December holiday break, I noted that gut renovations were underway at 180 Second Ave. between 11th Street and 12th Street.

According to the previously approved work permits on file with the city, workers are converting the building to residential use and adding two floors in the process. Permits show that there will be one residential unit on each floor.

A tipster shared the renderings for the building... via Ole Sondresen Architect...



And the description:

This East Village residential building is elegantly comprised of four 2 bedroom units and two 1 bedroom homes. Each unit features its own private terrace with open views down 2nd Avenue. The apartments are composed of two programmatic wooden boxes housing closets, bathrooms, and mechanicals which allows for an open loft-like feeling in the rest of the living space. The building is designed to earn LEED Platinum and Passive House certification, integrating a green roof with solar hot water panels for each residential unit. Reclaimed wood planters are incorporated into each terrace allowing lush plantings to liven the facade. The concrete structure is left with exposed joints and formwork markings, juxtaposing textured concrete surfaces against refined wood and glass. The building's order is achieved through the honesty of materials and the clarity of its design.



Meanwhile, a closer inspection of the rendering reveals a Citi Biker facing the wrong direction in the Second Avenue bike lane...



Celebrities-Who-Citi-Bike watchers will recognize that scalie...



Leo!



As for the ground-floor retail space, the Ninth Ward, the previous tenant, is expected to return.

The Chicago-based Polish National Alliance was the previous owner of No. 180. The building housed the Józef Pilsudski Institute of America, which is the largest Polish-American research institution specializing in the recent history of Poland and Central Eastern Europe. (They found a new home in Greenpoint.) An LLC bought the building for $6.75 million in June 2014, per public records.

Previously on EV Grieve:
2nd Avenue bar Ninth Ward is closing for good on Feb. 14; building rumored to be demolished

Residential conversion underway at 180 2nd Ave.; the Ninth Ward expected to return

Thursday, October 31, 2013

180 Second Ave. is for sale



There's a new listing for 180 Second Ave., the 5-story building between East 11th Street and East 12th Street that houses the New Orleans-themed bar the Ninth Ward on the ground floor.

Details from Massey Knakal:

[T]his 5 story mixed-use property is currently configured with a restaurant/bar on the ground floor, leased until 2020 and offices above. The retail tenant’s space features a solarium that is used for outdoor seating. Their rent is under market on an Avenue that commands rents upwards of $135/SF. The property also benefits from additional air rights. This is a prime investment or user opportunity.
As for those air rights: 2,784 square feet are available. Building price (air rights included!): $7.65 million.