Showing posts with label 699 E. Sixth St.. Show all posts
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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Construction watch: 699 E. 6th St.

Photos by Stacie Joy

The 6-floor residential building rising on the NE corner of Sixth Street and Avenue C is in its unglamorous cinderblock phase as work continues ...
As previously reported, the residential building will include 11 units, a storefront and space for an unspecified community facility on this long-vacant corner. (A gas station was the last tenant here in the 1980s.)

The plywood rendering has not been updated, and still lists a fall 2022 completion date...

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

1st sign of new-building construction on the northeast corner of Avenue C and Sixth Street

Preliminary work is underway in the long-vacant lot on the northeast corner of Sixth Street and Avenue C... an excavator is now on the scene... and someone discarded all of the contents that had been stored on the property ...
As we reported on Oct. 19, there are approved permits for a 6-floor building with 11 residential units, a storefront and space for an unspecified community facility. 

And as a reminder, here's a look at the rendering for the new structure...
There has been development talk for this lot dating to 2003. A former gas station, this corner has been vacant since the early 1980s. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

At the Heap of Ruins Garden Party



On Friday night, performance artist Monty Cantsin (aka Istvan Kantor, a founder of the Neoism movement) hosted a garden party in Lot6C — aka that long-vacant lot on the northeast corner of Avenue C and Sixth Street...



EVG correspondent Stacie Joy stopped by the space, described as an experimental trash-art garden ...




















[Cantsin]











The evening included Cantsin opening up a vein in his arm to create some of his trademarked blood art (you can read about his 40-year-history of his blood work here) ...









There were promises of future events here... but for how long is unknown. There are now approved plans with the city for a 6-floor residential building for this lot.

Previously on EV Grieve:
About the Heap of Ruins Garden Party tomorrow night on 6th Street and Avenue C

Thursday, July 25, 2019

About the Heap of Ruins Garden Party tomorrow night on 6th Street and Avenue C



There's a garden party of sorts tomorrow (July 26) night on the northeast corner of Avenue C and Sixth Street — that long-empty lot dubbed Lot6C...



The poster out front offers details on what to expect from 6-9 p.m. via Monty Cantsin (aka Istvan Kantor) along with X Pitts, who has been curating this experimental trash-art garden ...



Via Cantsin's Instagram...

We have to meet and talk and make shit happen. This is the only place left, the remaining hideout, the urban guerrilla site where spirits rise high and revolutionary creativity rules, thanks to X Pitts, the poet, who successfully kept this lot alive... come and bring us some hope for the future, join the party, read your poetry! Neoism Now and Then!

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Monty Cantsin Speaks! X Pitts Reads! Friday, July 26, 2019, 6pm - 9pm at LOT6C LOT6C, located at the NorthEast corner of 6th Street and Ave C, is a unique experimental trash-art garden, a socio-archeological site managed by X Pitts, poet, archivist, community activist, a long time LES/East Village resident. This event is a collaboration between X Pitts and Monty Cantsin Amen, Neoist performance artist, Rivington School spokesman, well known for his revolutionary art interventions in NYC and throughout the world. For ten years X Pitts was a member of the homeless community at the Tompkins Square Garden. He is best known for reading/improvising revolutionary poetry and conducting discussions about survival strategy. Monty Cantsin aka Istvan Kantor is infamous for defacing museum walls around the world with his own blood. At LOT6C Kantor/Cantsin will give a speech, sing his Neoist anthems, set props on fire and pose the way only a heroic heretic would in front of a firing squad, blindfolded, embellished by detritus and holding in his last breath. LOT6C is located at the NorthEast corner of 6th Street and Ave C, in Lower Manhattan. Admission is free but donations are welcome. #xpitts #neoism #rivingtonschool #loisaida #nyc

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It appears this might be the last hurrah for the lot, a former gas station, which has been empty since the early 1980s. There have been efforts to build on the corner dating to 2003.

According to DOB records, there are now approved plans to construct a 6-floor residential building with space for an unspecified community facility. The city approved the plans in May. The specs were pre-filed in 2012.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Hole watch 2017: Long-empty lot on 6th and C now waiting for 5-story building

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hole watch 2017: Long-empty lot on 6th and C now waiting for 5-story building



Back on Friday, a section of the plywood that surrounds the empty lot on Avenue C at Sixth Street came down in the wind... providing a nice view of the 10-by-12-foot hole inside...





Seems like a good time to check in on the status of the lot, a former gas station, which has been empty since the early 1980s. There have been efforts to build on the corner dating to 2003.

There are amended plans on file with the city now for a five-story building with retail space on the ground floor and 9 residential units on the upper floors. According to the DOB, the city disapproved these plans last October. (Previous disapproved plans called for for a six-story, 14-unit building.)

As for the fallen piece of plywood, it was last seen Sunday waiting for garbage pickup...



Thanks to Steven for the photos!

Previously on EV Grieve:
Hole watch 2016: Still no sign of a new building on Avenue C and East 6th Street

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Rat baiting signs, but not signs of progress at 6th Street and Avenue C



Given the recent arrival of rat-baiting signs on the long-dormant northeast corner of Sixth Street and Avenue C... an EVG reader wondered if this meant plans were moving forward with something.



Well, there has been some activity since the last time we checked in here. The city disapproved updated plans for a five-story building here in February. These updated plans show 9 residences in the floors above space for retail and a community facility, per DOB records. Plans for a six-story building were initially filed in 2012.

So for now, the hole remains the same...



Previously on EV Grieve:
Hole watch 2016: Still no sign of a new building on Avenue C and East 6th Street

Friday, January 29, 2016

Hole watch 2016: Still no sign of a new building on Avenue C and East 6th Street



Well you know the lot on the northeast corner of Avenue C and Sixth Street has been empty for as long as anyone can remember. (Early 1980s by one estimate. The property apparently once housed a gas station.)

People have been trying to develop the lot, which includes a 10-by-12-foot hole, going back to 2003.



Most recently, a building permit was filed on Dec. 6, 2012, by 13 Willow Avenue Realty Co. LLC. Plans call for a six-story, 14-unit building.

We bring all this up now because, on Tuesday, the city once again disapproved the plans for the building. Just the latest rejection going back to February 2013...



Last July, property owner Israel Rosenbaum told The Villager that — despite appearances and reports of rat sightings through the years — the corner lot doesn't pose any health hazards. "There are no issues at this property other than the long process of getting DOB approval to construct a new building,” he told The Villager.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Addition by subtraction at East Sixth Street church