Showing posts with label construction watch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label construction watch. Show all posts

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Construction watch: 699 E. 6th St.

Workers are in the foundation stage for the new building set to rise in the long-vacant lot on the northeast corner of Sixth Street and Avenue C. 

EVG contributor Stacie Joy got a look at work behind the plywood here the other day...
As previously reported, there are approved permits for a 6-floor building with 11 residential units, a storefront and space for an unspecified community facility. 

The rendering on the plywood shows a fall 2022 completion date (along with an added message) ...
There has been development talk for this lot dating to 2003. A former gas station, this corner has been vacant since the early 1980s.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Construction watch: 302 E. 2nd St.

The 14-story affordable housing complex recently topped off at 302 E. Second St. between Avenue C and Avenue D.

As previously reported, the project — called East Village Homes — will feature 45 affordable apartments and a ground-floor community facility on this long-vacant, city-owned parcel.

Some particulars via a Patch report from the fall of 2019:
Eight apartments will be for formerly homeless people under Section 8 for incomes up to 20 percent of area median income, seven apartments at 47 percent of AMI, 14 apartments at 77 percent of AMI and 15 apartments at 120 percent of AMI — which ranges from annual incomes less than $15,000 to about $90,000 for a single person.
A second phase of the East Village Homes project is expected to create 10 additional affordable rental apartments on a separate site at 276 E. Third St. Construction has yet to commence there between Avenue C and Avenue D.

Previously on EV Grieve:

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Construction watch: 799 Broadway

Here's the latest look at the southwest corner of Broadway and 11th Street where the 12-story zig-zagging office complex is getting its glassy façade...
According to a news release about the address: "799 Broadway will feature floor-to-ceiling glass, private terraces, and 15 foot high ceilings. This combination of highly desirable location and state-of-the-art design will appeal to New York’s most progressive and creative companies."

No. 799 was the former home of the historic St. Denis building, which opened as a hotel in 1853. Normandy Real Estate Partners bought the property for somewhere in the $100 million ballpark back in 2016... and tore it all down.

James Nazz shared this time-lapse video showing the demolition of the building...

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Construction watch: 238 E. 3rd St.

Work appears to be moving along at a quick pace here at 238 E. Third St. between Avenue B and Avenue C.

As previously reported, a 7-floor, 20-unit residential building is slated for this property.

We still haven't seen any renderings of the new No. 238. Landlord Vinbaytel Property Development has put up several East Village condos in recent years, including at 227 E. Seventh St., 67 Avenue C and 26 Avenue B.

Workers demolished the previous building on the lot, a two-level structure once owned by the Blue Man Group, early last summer.

Previously on EV Grieve:
7-story residential building planned for former Blue Man Group facilities on 3rd Street

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Construction watch: 3 E. 3rd St.

Checking on on the progress at 3 E. Third St., the six-floor, five-unit condoplex in progress steps off of the Bowery and in the shadows of 347 Bowery...

Inspiron, the project's construction manager, has more details on their website:

The Building is a concrete design that will be roughly 13,400 square feet. The space will be split between residential spaces on the upper floors with luxurious rooftop access and commercial space on the lower floors.

The project originally started out as a 7-floor building. There hasn't been any information released yet on pricing for these units.

Alex Barrett’s Barrett Design and Development paid $11.5 million in 2016 for the property, a building that served as short-term rentals for students and interns.

[3 E. 3rd St. in April 2015]

Previously on EV Grieve:
Development site available on East 3rd Street at the Bowery

Demolition watch: 3 E. 3rd St.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Construction watch: 688 Broadway, aka 1 Great Jones Alley

Nearly two years have passed since our last look at the 12-floor condoplex that arrived at the site of the former open-air shops on Broadway near Fourth Street ...

The 16-unit project is known as 1 Great Jones Alley, whose website promises "a private paradise." Here's some more about the the residences via the 1 Great Jones website....

On the very street where Andy Warhol once lived and other artists like Basquiat and Haring exchanged ideas with musicians and writers, a new legacy is born.

According to Streeteasy, all the residences have either been sold or are in contract, including the $20-million duplex penthouse.

Meanwhile, we're not sure what became of the the $10-million lawsuit over the 137-foot alley behind the buildings. In March 2017, the co-op board of 684 Broadway, the building at the corner of Great Jones with multi-million-dollar condos, sued the developers of 1 Great Jones Alley.

As the Post reported on March 4, 2017:

The developer is “not authorized to remove and/or alter the gate that sits at the entrance to the alley … [and] do not have the right to advertise the alley as ‘private’ to potential buyers,” according to court papers.

The developer of 1 Great Jones Alley cannot even allow cars to sit and idle in the space — without the consent of 684 Broadway, the suit contends.

The co-op wants the condo’s misleading ads to end, and are asking a judge to order 1 Great Jones Alley to tell their residents no cars, or changes, will be permitted.

“The board believes that part of the alley and gate belongs to 684 Broadway, and felt that they had to file this lawsuit to protect their property rights,” said 684 Broadway in a statement via its lawyer, Robert Brown.

The 1 Great Jones website notes: "A secret alley. A private paradise. An exclusive residence." A car is still visible in the rendering...

And here's how paradise the alley looked the other day...

In May 2017, three construction workers were reportedly injured, one seriously, after a steel beam fell 12 stories at No. 688.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Retail plans revealed for 12-floor condo building replacing open-air market on Broadway

NoHo flea market gutted ahead of new condo project on Broadway

Looking at One Great Jones Alley, 'a private paradise'

At the former home of the Broadway flea market, condos will cost upwards of $22 million

Report: There's a $10-million lawsuit over use of Great Jones Alley for new development

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Construction watch: 255 E. Houston St.

Last Monday we noted the full reveal at 287 E. Houston St. ... now here's an in-progress look at another new residential building along the corridor one block to the west — 255 E. Houston between Suffolk and Norfolk...

Been a long time coming for this one, a project embroiled in controversy via developer Samy Mahfar.

A little of the history: In September 2016, Mahfar withdrew his application — after a five-year fight — for a commercial zoning change for this property and surrounding parcels.

He had approval for a 10-floor building. Then it was 13 floors. Then 14. The Commercial Observer reported last Dec. 20 that Mahfar scored a $39.5 million construction loan from Bank of the Ozarks for the 14-floor, 88-unit apartment building. (It's not clear if any of the units will be designated as affordable housing.)

In any event, workers are on the 14th floor now...

No. 255 previously housed the day-care center Action For Progress.

[EVG photo of No. 255 from 2012]

Previously on EV Grieve:
Next for 255 E. Houston St.: Community facility/school/medical building?

10-story building now in the works for 255 E. Houston St.

Debate over commercial overlay for 255 E. Houston St. and surrounding blocks continues

Report: Samy Mahfar drops bid for commercial overlay on East Houston and parts of the LES

Friday, July 6, 2018

Construtction watch: 363 Lafayette St.

Here's an in-progress look at 363 Lafayette St., the 10-floor, mixed-used building that's nearing a full reveal at Great Jones...

Ironstate Development is behind this project. Their work in the neighborhood includes The Jefferson, the condoplex at the site of the former Mystery Lot. Another familiar name in these parts, Morris Adjmi, is the architect of record. (He designed the building proposed for the Second Avenue explosion site.)

...and here are renderings via SK Development...

The 363 website lists that seven of the 10 floors have been leased.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Former Jones Diner lot on Lafayette primed for new development

[Image: Spencer Platt/Getty Images]

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Construction watch: 3 E. 3rd St.

The condoplex coming to 3 E. Third St. just off the Bowery recently made its first appearance above the plywood.

Inspiron, the project's construction manager, has the details on what to expect:

The Building is a concrete design that will be roughly 13,400 square-feet. The space will be split between residential spaces on the upper floors with luxurious roof top access and commercial space on the lower floors. The project is anticipated to be complete in the spring of 2019.

Since the last look at the site, the building has been modified.

This is the PREVIOUS rendering...

[Rendering via Barrett Design]

And now the updated rendering ...

[Barrett Design]

Here's CityRealty on what's different:

[T]he building has been reduced by one floor, the setback removed, and will use metal instead of stone. The design will complement the austere zinc façade of Selldorf’s tower next door, and be clad in a glass and metal curtain wall of full-height windows, metal fins, and I-beam like spandrel sections.

The former building at this site most recently served as short-term rentals for students and interns.

[3 E. 3rd St. in April 2015]

Previously on EV Grieve:
Development site available on East 3rd Street at the Bowery

Demolition watch: 3 E. 3rd St.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Construction watch: 298 E. 2nd St. (aka Houston House)

Checking in on 298 E. Second St., where East Village-based Starleeng Equities is putting up an eight-story, seven-unit residential building here between Avenue C and Avenue D along East Houston ... workers recently reached the top...

As New York Yimby reported back in 2016, the residential units should average 1,967 square feet apiece — most likely condos. There will be a duplex apartment on the ground and second floors, with full-floor apartments on the third through eighth floors.

The condoplex, going by Houston House, is environmentally friendly, with the design via Passive House specialists Zakrzewski + Hyde Architects and featuring cross-laminated timber (CLT).

City Realty had more details on this last week:

While Houston House won’t go for Passive House certification, it will still have several green features. CLT requires little energy to produce and will provide extra insulation in the building. Oversized, triple-glazed windows will help cut down on electricity and control heat loss/gain. Houston House’s commitment to the environment even extends to its amenities: The building will have a bike room.

Here's a look at the plywood rendering...

Nest Seekers International’s Ryan Serhant will be doing the condo selling here. Sales have not yet been announced.

According to public records, the building that housed the Houston Street Beer Distributors sold for a little more than $7 million in the fall of 2015.

[Photo from August 2016]

Previously on EV Grieve:
298 E. 2nd St. latest development site up for grabs

East Village now minus 2 beverage distributors

Something brewing (demolition) for former beer distributor on East 2nd Street

Friday, March 30, 2018

Construction watch: 150 Rivington St.

Here's a Passover look at the former Streit’s Matzo Factory ... where an under-construction, 7-story condoplex housing 45 units now stands at Rivington and Suffolk...

And the final condo product, as you've likely seen previously...

[Volley Studios]

Streeteasy shows a handful of units still on the market, from a little more than $1 million to $2.7 million.

This corner space was home to Streit’s Matzo Factory from 1925 to 2015. The family-owned business sold its original factory to Cogswell Realty in January 2015 for a reported $30.5 million.

Streit's, who left the LES in 2015, now operates out of more modern facilities in Rockland County. Here's a story about how they're doing today.

...and here's the slot for the future new ABC No Rio next door...

Previously on EV Grieve:
The Times reveals the Streit's-replacing condos; Ben Shaoul wordsmiths gentrification

A celebration of Streit's Matzo Factory starts tonight on Avenue A

Matzo madness as Streit's documentary by East Village resident debuts at the Film Forum

At ABC No Rio's last HardCore/Punk Matinee on Rivington Street (for now)

Friday, November 17, 2017

Construction watch: 809 Broadway

The extension at 809 Broadway is shaping up here between 11th Street and 12th Street.

As previously reported, the developers — a partnership of three private investors led by its principal Ariel Rom — are jacking up the height of the 55-foot building to 199 feet, adding 10 stories to the existing five-story structure. In total, the building will house 10 luxury condos, including one duplex and one triplex penthouse on the top floors.

No. 809 was the longtime home until 2013 to Blatt Billiards, a pool table manufacturer that had owned and occupied the building since 1972. Blatt principals Ronald Blatt and Bruce Roeder reportedly sold the building to a buyer who was identified only as 809 Broadway Holding LLC.

Here are renderings via ODA-Architecture ...

Per ODA: "Situated on a diagonal segment off Broadway, Lot 809 stands like a totem indicating the visual entrance to Union Square. The neighborhood’s characteristic street scape is extended to the building’s façade by stacking and shifting the floor plates, thereby creating enlarged spaces, and protected outdoor terraces."

This is one of the many luxury developments sprouting up south of Union Square that some local elected officials and preservation groups spoke out against on Wednesday night at a rally on Third Avenue at St. Mark's Place.

At the rally, the group — led by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation — is seeking a rezoning of the area in to enforce some height restrictions and affordable housing requirements.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Construction watch: 619 E. 6th St.

There's finally some noticeable progress at 619 E. Sixth St., where a 6-story residential building is rising...

To recap, here's what's TK, via DXA Studio Architecture, the architects of record:

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.


I first heard about this project in January 2016. It has seemingly taken a long time to knock down the previous one-level structure and get to this point.

Here are photos of the site from early September...

At that time, an EVG reader who lived nearby wrote in to say:

Any inside info into the hole in the ground at 619 E. 6th St., whose progress seems to be quite stalled? Needless to say we could all do without the permanent obstruction there, including the daily dumps taken inside the walkaround created by the plastic dividers. What a (literal) shitshow.

Previously on EV Grieve:
6-story condoplex, complete with Danish handmade brick, coming to East 6th Street

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Construction watch: Thirteen East + West

Over on 13th Street between Avenue A and First Avenue, two, 6-floor condos called Thirteen East + West are in progress in space that housed single-level garages.

The top photo shows the status of what is the East building (the former No. 442) ... apparently this one received all the attention first from workers. The West (the former No. 436) building remains in the pit stages...

As we pointed out in previous posts, each building has six floor-through homes, all with private outdoor space. Pricing will start at $2.3 million; $3.4 million for the penthouses. The penthouses at each building will have their own private garages and roof decks. And like most East Village apartments, all units will be finished with white oak flooring, oversized windows and black lacquer Lualdi doors from Italy, and kitchens are fitted with Thermador- and Bosch-brand appliances.

Finally, a look at the final product via the rendering on the plywood...

Previously on EV Grieve:
Tracking the coming changes to East 13th Street between Avenue A and 1st Avenue

A look at the new luxury condos coming soon to East 13th Street

Temporary art and future condos on East 13th Street

Demo time for East 13th Street garages that will yield to luxury condos

A look at the residences coming to Thirteen East + West on East 13th Street