Showing posts with label 2 Cooper Square. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2 Cooper Square. Show all posts

Monday, February 3, 2014

Crunch branding back on the Bowery

We first saw the coming soon signs for Crunch in the long-vacant retail space at 2 Cooper Square last July. Then that signage all went away… and we wondered if the gym was still opening a location here on the Bowery and East Fourth Street.

Yes, as you can see from the Crunch signs that went up last week…

There's also a Crunch Bowery website showing the floor plans.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Crunch moving to the Bowery; CB3 OKs New York Sports Club on Avenue A

Crunch announces itself to the Bowery

Friday, May 31, 2013

Crunch moving to the Bowery; CB3 OKs New York Sports Club on Avenue A

The retail space at 2 Cooper Square has been empty since the apartments hit the market in 2009... apparently it won't be empty for too much longer... EVG reader Axis of Eville commented yesterday
that the Crunch gym on Lafayette was moving here to the Bowery and East Fourth Street in September.

And the city issued permits last week for Crunch signage here...

On the topic of gyms... As we noted last month, New York Sports Club was aiming to take over all of the floors above Gracefully on Avenue A near East Second Street...

... this moved a step closer to happening after Tuesday's full CB3 meeting ... CB3 approved "the BSA special permit application by New York Sports Club to operate a physical culture establishment/health club at 28-30 Ave A on the 2nd thru 5th floors with entrance on the 1st floor." The DOB still needs to approve the work permits. No timeline just yet when all this would happen...

Previously on EV Grieve:
RUMOR: New York Health & Racquet Club taking over the space above Gracefully on Avenue A (24 comments)

New York Sports Club in the works for Avenue A

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Looking at the retail component of recent East Village developments

There are currently three major upscale housing developments in progress in the East Village ... each of which will have a retail component:

• 21 Jupiter

A 4,300-square-foot TB Bank branch has inked a deal here at Second Avenue and East First Street. And there are those Mars bar comeback rumors too.

• The Jefferson

There are two retail spaces available here on East 14th Street at the former Mystery Lot...

• 84 Third Ave.

As far as we know, there aren't any deals in place yet for 84 Third Ave., the 12 story retail-residential combo coming to the corner of East 12th Street.

There you have all that.

So let's take a look back at three recent developments to see how the retail component fared...

• 2 Cooper Square

The retail space remains empty... and on the market since the apartments hit the market in 2009...

• 52 E. 4th Street

The retail portion of the 15 stories of condo on the Bowery and East Fourth Street sat empty, save a few odd pop-up shops (remember Bowery Bazaar in 2009?)... until plans for a 7-Eleven were eventually unveiled ... the convenience store opened on Dec. 23, 2011.

• The Copper Building

The retail space here on Avenue B and East 13th Street remained vacant for several years until the East Side 99¢ shop moved in last October.

So, the three high-end developments have yielded a 7-Eleven and a 99-cent shop (which relocated from around the corner). Residents are willing to pay big money to live here, but retailers aren't as interested to follow suit... What's going on here?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Through the years with 2 Cooper Square's retail

Back on Feb. 1, Bloomberg News reported that, for some reason, the investment arm of Kuwait’s social-security system — Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc. — bought 2 Cooper Square.

With this purchase, came some changes.

Like the ground-floor retail... early on, we had this classic bit of real-estate advertising... Subtle, gang!

Then RFK took over the retail leasing in July 2010 ... for the 22,764 square feet of retail/restaurant space ...

And now! Please welcome the new team...

We didn't spot any leasing information online just yet at CBRE ... In an event, to date, leasing the retail here has seemingly been a challenge the last two or so years...

Previously on EV Grieve:
'Draconian regulations' for 2 Coop's pool and club

2 Cooper residents treated to views of Josh Duhamel's abs, ball sack

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2 Cooper Square now the property of Kuwait, sort of

Here's some news via Bloomberg (hi Mike!)... The investment arm of Kuwait’s social-security system — Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc. — bought 2 Cooper Square, our favorite 144-unit building that includes a rooftop pool, video-game center and private movie-screening room. Per Bloomberg, the sources didn’t disclose the price and asked not to be named because the deal hasn’t been made public.

And as the article notes: "At 2 Cooper Square, available one-bedroom apartments rent for as much as $6,686 a month, according to the property’s website. A two-bedroom unit is listed for $9,335 a month, while a four-bedroom apartment commands $22,000 a month."

Wow. Sounds to me like it's time for a Pool Party!

Previously on EV Grieve:
'Draconian regulations' for 2 Coop's pool and club

2 Cooper residents treated to views of Josh Duhamel's abs, ball sack

Friday, March 18, 2011

Your last chance to move into 2 Cooper Square, maybe

According to ads, there are only four units left for rent here at 2 Cooper Square...

And that doesn't include the empty bed that Joe Jonas left behind when he broke up with 2 Coop resident Ashley Green.

Previous stories that no one read on EV Grieve:
Who you'll find lounging at the 2 Cooper pool: A Jonas brother! That one woman from 'Twilight'!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Gleaming the 2 Coop

You have to be a little creative around Cooper Square these days since Cooper Union officials placed metal spikes on its skateboard ramp fancy design thingee last July.

Anyway, just down the way, 2 Cooper Square, with its roof pool and $20,000 apartments, is filling the void...

Previously on EV Grieve:
Gleaming the Coop

Also at 2 Cooper Square

Skateboarders aren't the only people making use of 2 Cooper Square's currently vacant retail sidewalk space... some less-fortunate souls are also finding refuge here...

Friday, January 14, 2011

2 Cooper Square moves back to the east side

In a post last month, EV Grieve reader Stedman alertly noted the new sign outside 2 Cooper Square on the Bowery.... "Are we the West Village now? I didn't get the memo."

So the 2 Cooper power brokers have put up a more accurate sign to reflect their address...

Previously on EV Grieve:
2 Cooper Square decides that its in the West Village now

Friday, January 7, 2011

[Updated] Through the years with 2 Cooper Square

We first saw the plans for 37 E. Fourth St. back in January 2007... soon, the luxury high-rise became known, like, as 2 Cooper Square here on the corner of the Bowery....

And there was the demolition ... and work on the pit...

In the spring of 2009, when the construction looked ready to start becoming more visible, I decided to start this project... Once either on a Saturday or Sunday morning, I'd stand as close as possible in the same spot and take a picture.... And I did this for, oh, 19 months or so.

[An aside: So this means that I haven't left the city in 19 months? Almost! If I was away then I had someone fill in for me, such as the long-lost Intern of EV Grieve or the Graffiti Friend of EV Grieve (GFOEVG). But pretty much I took most of the photos...]

So, I decided to bring the project to an end... of late there have been few noticeable exterior changes. Sure, we'll get some retail (Hello Duane Reade!) one day, but for now... feel free to watch 2 Cooper Square grow right before your eyes...

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