Showing posts with label condos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label condos. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Douglas Steiner's church-replacing condos emerge from the pit; plus new renderings

The very first section of developer Douglas Steiner's incoming residential building along Avenue A between East 11th Street and East 12th Street is now visible (as of yesterday) above the plywood as the condofication of the former Mary Help of Christians property enters the next phase...

...and via the handy blogger portals on Avenue A...

Meanwhile yesterday, The Real Deal learned that condos in the 82-unit building will start at $1.1 million for a 1-bedroom home. In total, Steiner hopes for "a sellout of nearly $215 million" for the project, which will be a record for the neighborhood.

Here's more from TRD:

Steiner’s property will comprise one- to four-bedroom apartments and several penthouses as well as 16,000 square feet of amenities, including a 50-foot-long pool, a spa, a gym, a library, a playroom, parking and a landscaped courtyard and rooftop gardens. Paris Forino is doing the interiors.

It’s an epic project, years in the making, said Douglas Elliman’s Fredrik Eklund, who is heading up sales with partner John Gomes.

Speaking of years in the making, neighbors will have another 18 months of construction to enjoy until the building is complete, TRD reported.

Eklund also released new renderings of the project, which was originally going to include 158 rental units, with 22 of them designated as affordable under the Department of Housing Preservation and Development's Inclusionary Housing Program. However, in a swticheroo first announced last February, Steiner's reps told CB3 members that the building would instead be market-rate condos.

And a better look... here's the view looking at the northwest corner of Avenue A and 11th Street...

... and Avenue A looking west on 12th Street...

Renderings by Williams New York

Previously on EV Grieve:
New residential complex at former Mary Help of Christians lot may include rooftop swimming pool

Meet your new neighbor on Avenue A

Permits filed to demolish Mary Help of Christians church, school and rectory

Preservationists call for archeological review of former cemetery at Mary Help of Christians site

The 'senseless shocking self-destruction' of Mary Help of Christians

Residences rising from the former Mary Help of Christians lot will now be market-rate condos

Ongoing construction at condoplex on Avenue A enters the swimming pool phase

Report: Developer Douglas Steiner lands $130 million loan for EV condo construction

Thursday, January 28, 2016

6-story condoplex, complete with Danish handmade brick, coming to East 6th Street

[Via Google]

Way back in November 2013 we posted about the one-story structure at 619 E. Sixth St. between Avenue B and Avenue C hitting the market for $5.4 million.

The listing mentioned that air rights for the property were available.

Indeed, the new owner is taking advantage of that wasted air. There are now (as of December) approved permits on file with the city for a 6-story residential building here.

The work order shows a 9,235-square-foot building with five residences, likely condos. Amenities include bike storage and a two-car garage ... and the 2-floor duplex at the top includes a private rooftop terrace.

The LLC listed as the owner shares the address with Mermelstein Development. DXA Studio Architecture is listed as the architect of record.

And here are renderings via the DXA website... with more details on the building...

To the architect-ese:

This ground-up building faces an inner-block garden on 6th Street in the East Village. A desire for full expanses of glass to view the garden and the skyline beyond presented a challenge with the heat gain associated with direct southern exposure. The design includes flexible, folding wood slat screens within steel frames that provide solar shading when needed, but that allow unencumbered views when repositioned to the sides of the facade.

The facade is clad in a Danish handmade brick and includes a full width mural along a sidewall that links the building in character with its East Village neighbors where street art abounds. The five residential units, from a small studio up to a dramatic three bedroom with office and double height duplex on the top floors, incorporate a simple and timeless palette of materials throughout.

The space apparently had been home to a Japanese furniture designer. Public records show that the property went for $135,000 in 1993. The selling price last year was $4.7 million.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Report: Plans in the works to convert 650 E. 6th St. to condos

[Image via Google Street View]

There are big plans for this unassuming 4-story building at 650 E. Sixth St. between Avenue B and Avenue C.

Plans were filed this week for a 7-story building on the property that's closer to Avenue C.

Here's New York Yimby, who had the scoop on this development: "The 8,491-square-foot project will include 7,761 square feet of residential space, which means units will average 1,552 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums."

Public records show that this building changed hands for $2.8 million in August 2013. The new owner is named East Village LLC in the filing.

As NYY noted, the "existing four-story, three-unit building must first be demolished."

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

$1 million will get you a studio at Ben Shaoul's new East Houston Street condoplex

The pricing for Ben Shaoul's incoming condoplex on East Houston and Orchard Street (the official address is 196 Orchard) is now available.

The Real Deal had the scoop yesterday:

Prices at Ben Shaoul’s new Katz Deli-adjacent condominium, designed by Ismael Levya Architects, will start at just under $1 million for studio apartments and $1.23 million for one-bedroom units, the developer tells The Real Deal.

With studio sizes starting at 555 square feet and one-bedroom homes starting at 655 square feet, that pegs the starting price per square foot above $1,800. The total blended price per square foot is likely to top $2,000 a foot, however.

And the latest rendering of the building, which will include an Equinox in the retail space, looks like...

The property on East Houston between Ludlow and Orchard previously housed a single row of storefronts, including Ray's Pizza, Bereket and Lobster Joint.

Meantime, no word yet if Ben will choose a naked-lady motif to sell the units like he is over at 100 Avenue A, where the residences will range in price from $1.3 million to $2.3 million.

While the units are more expensive here, you'll save money by joining Blink Fitness, the $25-amonth club that is taking the retail space in the building between East Sixth Street and East Seventh Street.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Someone threw black paint bombs at the naked women condo ad along 100 Avenue A

Making way for Ben Shaoul's new retail-residential complex on East Houston

Katz's is now the last business on East Houston between Ludlow and Orchard

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Party tent down

As we like to do, we were taking in the view via the blogger portals along Avenue A … where those condos are going in between East 11th Street and East 12th Street

This caught our eye(s) …

What went on here? What's with the party tent in the pit?

Friday, August 7, 2015

First condo units at 189 Avenue C are now for sale

[EVG file photo]

Back in June, a resident at 189 Avenue C told us that the 10-story rental at East 12th Street was converting to condos.

The resident said that this is a non-eviction condominium offering plan — no non-purchasing tenant will be evicted by reason of conversion to condominium ownership.

In any event, the first of these condo units have arrived on the market. Here's the pitch via Douglas Elliman:

Located in one of Manhattan's most exciting and dynamic nabes, 189 Avenue C boasts generous and organic layouts, stunning light and views from every exposure and price points that will make you feel great about your new home. Featuring virtual doorman, 421a tax abatement, super low monthly charges, fitness center and new Bosch and Fisher & Paykel appliances, the new condo development is perfect for those seeking value and panache in equal measure. Showing by appointment only. Units available for immediate occupancy.

We spotted a handful of listings, priced from $795,000 (785 square feet) to $1.4 million (1,124 square feet).

The listings include several photos of a model unit... such as this one...

The building also just changed hands… the asking price had been $32.5 million. We didn't spot the sale yet in public records.

Previously on EV Grieve:
189 Avenue C is converting to condos

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

How about some more condos for University Place

A few weeks back we noted that major changes were coming to the corner of East 13th Street and University Place following the closure of the longtime businesses here.

New York Yimby reported yesterday on what's to come:

Now plans have been filed to construct a seven-story apartment building on the site at 34 East 13th Street, and Adjmi Architects is designing. There will be six apartments spread across 15,550 square feet of residential space, for a very spacious average unit of 2,591 square feet. They’ll definitely be condos, with just one apartment per floor. Six stories of apartments will be stacked on top of 3,200 square feet of ground floor retail

Amenities listed on the Schedule A include a “private/public” roof deck (maybe there will be both!) and a gym in the cellar.

Developer Ranger Properties paid $22 million for the properties.

This new development will have new neighbors in the 23-floor residential building planned for the former Bowlmor Lanes space next door.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Building that houses Bowlmor Lanes will convert to condos, like everywhere else around here

76-year-old Bowlmor Lanes closes for good today

Bowlmor says goodbye

Major changes coming to University Place and East 13th Street

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


From The Real Deal today:

Out of a total of 4,580 condos projected to hit the Manhattan market by 2016, nearly 30 percent will be located below 14th Street, according to a new report from the Marketing Directors.

In 2016, the Marketing Directors projected 17 new condo buildings Downtown with a total of 823 units. In a twist, the location of the buildings will shift to the Lower East Side and East Village from Tribeca and the Financial District.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

What the hole in the ground at 250 Bowery will look like

The Post has the story today. The address, south of Houston, will be "a residential building with roughly 84 feet of store frontage. The 24 condo units, a mix of one- and two-bedrooms, will be on floors three through eight, and there will also be a penthouse level. The one-bedrooms will run around 850 to 900 square feet, the two-bedrooms around 1,100 to 1,200 square feet."

BoweryBoogie has been following the story all along. Catch some of his earlier posts on the project.

[H/T Curbed]

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


The number of new luxury condos sitting vacant in the city (Crain's)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

East Village condo sales stat of the day

According to, there have been 51 condo sales in the East Village in the past 12 months, with a median sales price of $875,000.

And at Streeteasy, there are currently 183 active sales listings, with a median price of $995,000.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Village Green shows off its glass

Little by little we're starting to see just what "eco-indulgent" living will look like. The new condo on 11th Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue is now sporting new front windows...


Sometime soon!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Posts that I actually forgot to post: Commercial space available at the Theatre Condos

I've completely forgotten about the Theatre Condominiums. Jeremiah first wrote about this development at Second Avenue and St. Mark's Place in July 2008. Apparently, this is a popular corner! As The Real Deal reported last November, all seven units sold out in Phase I of the development. The condos ranged from $800k to $1.25 million. Or so. As The Real Deal noted: "Most of the buyers were young professionals, college students, or parents buying apartments for their children."

People seem to be living there, too. Or at least the lights are on.

(I secretly walk by and look up in hopes of catching a glimpse of the model from the Theatre Condo Web site...the model who, as Jeremiah wrote, "enjoys her stunning view of BBQ." Nothing better than the fresh aroma of an onion loaf at 11:30 a.m.!)

I bring all this up because... I noticed that commercial space is now available on the second this Phase II?

I went to the W&S Web site, but couldn't find any information on the commercial space.

But I did tool around the Theatre Condo site...where among the amenities, is this hilariously random list of "bars and clubs," including one that has been closed for three years.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Village Green sheds the sidewalk shed

Some day soon, Village Green, the "eco-indulgent" new condo on 11th Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue, will look like this...

...where residents enjoy "serenity in the city" while cars roar up the street at 100 mph...

...and we've been eagerly awaiting what this will really look like...

And now, the sidewalk sheds have been removed...

Previously on EV Grieve:
Village Green opening its houses this weekend

Friday, October 16, 2009

Village Green opening its houses this weekend

Village Green, everyone's favorite "eco-indulgent" new condo on 11th Street, will be holding open houses this weekend. The $2 million penthouse is still up for grabs... According to the listings, at least nine of the 36 units are in contract.

Anyway, in case you can't make it, here's what it may or may not look like:

Upon seeing the open house ads, we thought the plywood on the ground level might be gone. As of last night, still no view of that gym.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

If Village Green is so green, why are the lights left on all night?

Here we are at Village Green, the new condo going up at 311 E. 11th Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue. It is said to be the first LEED Gold certified building in the East Village. According to the marketing copy:

It began with a belief that better living is achieved through harmony: of mind and body, of time and place, of luxury and lifestyle. Introducing 311 E 11: Village Green. Developers Michael and Izak Namer created 311 E 11: Village Green with one goal in mind: to define environmentally responsible 21st century luxury living. 311 E 11: Village Green is targeted for LEED-Gold certification and serves as the vanguard for a new wave of eco-indulgent lifestyles. From its energy efficient amenities to the sophisticated wellness center it houses, 311 E 11: Village Green is the template for what all future luxury living will be.

I realize the lights will help keep intruders at bay. And I'm certain these are energy efficient lighting that makes the place a beacon of light from the avenues every night.

Anyway, the building is shaping up. Here's a view from the rear — also known as 12th Street, home, possibly of The Penistrator.

There are 36 units in total. Corcoran has 23 of them listed — with six in contract.

UPDATE: Curbed has more on it.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Village Green ready for sales action