Showing posts with label Moby. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Moby. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The lights are on, but is anyone home at E2E4?

Just a few weeks ago we noticed that newspapers were being delivered to the gated driveway at E2E4, the 15-story tower of condo on the, as you can, see, some lights have appeared in a few of the units...

Perhaps these are just the units being used for the open houses, so you can get a feel for what the place will be like at night or check out the losers paying $475 a night at the Bowery Hotel.

The gated driveway is lit up as well...

We walked by the other day during open house hours. In five minutes, we saw seven people exit the gated driveway on East Fourth Street...including two men who I usually see hanging out in front of the former Kelley & Ping space around the corner. One of the men leaned toward me and said, with some enthusiasm, "There's only one apartment on each floor!"

And you can watch people while they shower. And vice versa.

According to the Core Group Web site, there are three available units. There are five units in contract... and three -- all priced at $2 million and above -- have "recently sold," including the one to John Legend...

Anyway, hard to believe that it was nearly two years ago when Jeremiah first wrote about what was coming here... and it was back in March 2006 when Curbed started getting some reader-submitted photos of the construction/destruction here.


Friday, November 20, 2009

First signs of life at E2E4: Newspapers in the driveway!

As you can barely see in the top photo, no one is living yet in the 15-story tower of condo on the Bowery...

Regardless, future tenants (Moby? John Legend?) are already having their newspapers delivered to E2E4's gated driveway....

...or maybe this is just a way for newspapers to pad their sluggish circulation figures...


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

52 pickup: Numbers up at E2E4

More progress at the E2E4 tower of condo on the Bowery...


The 52 --- for 52 E. Fourth St., of course -- is now in place on the gated driveway...


Previously on EV Grieve:
Scarano's gated community continues to get gated and secure on the Bowery

Monday, August 24, 2009

Scarano's gated community continues to get gated and secure on the Bowery

We continue to keep watch on Scarano's E2E4 tower on the Bowery...

The gated driveway for the likes of Moby and John Legend looks nearly finished...

And the video/keypad security thingee is now up and running...

"Yes, we have the meat lover's pizza for Mr. Moby..."

Previous E2E4 coverage on EV Grieve here.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Moby and John Legend now have something in common

Yeah, well, anyway they both have bought condos at 52E4....(Can't wait for the pool party invite from these guys!) As The Wall Street Journal Reports:

Singer John Legend has signed a contract for an apartment listed at $2.3 million, in New York’s East Village neighborhood.

“I didn’t want a cookie-cutter place,” says the 30-year-old singer, who decided to buy the one-bedroom, two-bath apartment before a tour that began in June. The floor-through Lower Manhattan apartment of more than 1,300 square feet, in a new glass-and-steel residential tower on the Bowery and East Fourth Street, has 14-foot-ceilings and views in every direction. The price Mr. Legend agreed to pay couldn’t be learned. A similarly sized unit in the building sold for $2.59 million last month and another for $2.5 million in June. The 15-story tower, completed this year, has a doorman, an outdoor pool and indoor parking.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Taking a look at 52E4, and where the Moby mobile may park

Friday, June 26, 2009

Grand opening for 52E4!

I see. It's for the business next door to the 15-story condo on the Bowery at Fourth Street. Seemed odd to spend $89 gajillion dollars on a condo and 39 cents at the 99-cent store on a "grand opening" sign.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

52E4 gets some stairs

Whoa, look up in the sky! Atop the 15-floor condo on the Bowery between Third Street and Fourth Street...what will be 52 East Fourth Street (home to Moby!) some day...

Stairs! That lead where?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Taking a look at 52E4, and where the Moby mobile may park

I've been trying to avoid the construction hell on the Bowery between Third Street and Fourth Street, the stretch that will soon be home to the new 52 East 4th Street -- feel free to refer to it as 52E4 here on out!

Now that the construction has quieted down a bit, it's time to revisit the spot and enjoy exactly what's going up in this luxurious 15-story condo. The promo photos, previously available on the 52E4 Web site, are up for the unwashed masses to see. Let's take a look!

You have your roof deck and pool and, as various commenters have pointed out, no Cooper Square Hotel blocking your Midtown views...

And whatever this is.

And this is the best: The parking spot, where soon-to-be-tenant Moby will keep it real and park his Moby mobile.

Not sure exactly where the parking spaces will be kept. I'm assuming on East Fourth Street then...?

Anyway, the 59R2ERW site has more details. And images.

For further reading:
Another Bowery tower (Jeremiah's Vanishing NY)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"In the late 80s and the early 90s everybody could afford to live in the East Village"

From a Q-and-A with Moby in Black Book:

People say they miss the old New York. Do you like it better now?

Only the things that I miss. it was cheaper. When you went out you never expected to spend a lot of money, so this whole bottle service, when someone goes out and has to spend $1,000 for a good night out, that’s just absurd. In the late 80s and the early 90s everybody could afford to live in the East Village, so everybody lived and worked and went out in the same neighborhood, and it just made everything a lot much nicer. So now, its almost like the NYC diaspora has happened where some people live in Bushwick, some people live in Redhook, some people live in Jersey City, some people live in Inwood, so the good old days where everybody lives on top of each other, those are gone. New York is always going to be big enough to accommodate anyone who wants to live here. There’s always going to be some new derelict neighborhood where 20-year-old artists are going to move to. That’s what Soho was, that’s what the East Village was, that’s what Tribeca was, and that’s certainly what the Lower East Side was.