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

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Construction watch: 189 E. 7th St.

More like Gut Renovation Watch here on Seventh Street between Avenue B and Avenue C.

This townhouse had been on the market for several years. At last look in December 2014, the asking price was $3.75 million. That listing noted:

This townhouse is the lowest price townhouse in East Village and requires TLC. Renovated townhouses in East Village sell between $5.5- $7.0 million dollars so there is an opportunity to make millions on this property.

However, it appears that the building never found a buyer, per property records.

As you can see, workers have gone the hardcore TLC route, stripping the now open-air building down to the bricks...


This is the second building on the block to receive a gut rehab. No. 222 will be home to an extended 6-floor building with 8 residences...

Previously on EV Grieve:
Make millions on this East 7th Street townhouse

Thursday, April 28, 2016


An EVG reader had a WTF moment this afternoon while taking in this rickety-looking scaffolding that was constructed on East Ninth Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue...

There are work permits on file for interior work here at 346 E. Ninth St. ... but nothing outdoors. Probably just a quickie job. Maybe just walk on the other side of the street.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Construction watch: 179 Suffolk St.

The East Houston Street skyline is starting to change with the progress of the 10-story residential building going up on the corner of Suffolk Street… (as you can see someone has already tagged the top of the new building…)

According to the DOB … Plans show 11,522 square feet for residential use … and 2,527 square feet for community facility space.

And the rendering shows a godawful-looking ...

We're four-plus years in on this project, which has been plagued with various issues, as BoweryBoogie previously noted here.

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

10-story building in the works for Suffolk and East Houston

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Construction watch: 401 E. Eighth St., now with rendering

Some progress to report since we last checked in at 397-401 E. Eighth St., a stalled development for nearly nine years. Approved plans are in place for a nine-story residential building with a penthouse.

There has been activity at this lot at Avenue D.

And the plywood sports a rendering of the new building. Brace! And behold...

Akeeb Shekoni of Queens-based Akson Architect is listed as the architect... and the building's owners are the vague 399 E8 Development LLC.

Also, in closing, they are asking nicely now, so... no graffiti!

Previously on EV Grieve:
Meanwhile, before we christen Avenue D the next Greenpoint...

Stalled development site on Eighth Street and Avenue D asking $5.2 million

Long-stalled East 8th Street lot coming back as 9-story residential building — with penthouse

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Construction watch: 45 Great Jones Street

Plans have been in the works at least back to 2007 to add extra floors of residential above the landmarked 45 Great Jones St., the longtime home to the Great Jones Lumber Corp., between the Bowery and Lafayette.

There are demolition plans on file dated from Thursday. Per the usual all-cap DOB style: "DEMOLITION OF THREE STORY STRUCTURE. PER LPC, FRONT FACADE TO REMAIN."

[Photo via Goggla]

The Landmarks Preservation Committee OK'd enlarging the Romanesque Revival building by five floors back in July 2012, as Curbed reported.

These are older plans from June 2012 (we have not seen the final renderings) ...

[Via Curbed]

Building owner Joseph Lauto also ran the lumber business. (He worked at the lumber yard as a kid dating to the late 1940s.) In March 2012, he told The Local that the changing landscape of NoHo contributed to his decision to develop the building.

"One of the reasons we merged the businesses was because forklifts and trucks moving lumber had to stop because of baby carriages," he said. "We never had that before."

The ground floor will remain a commercial space while the subsequent floors and penthouse will be residential. The plan is still waiting approval by the Department of Buildings, who last passed along a "disapproved" in July, according to city records.

Built in 1893, 45 Great Jones served as the home of Great Jones Lumber Corp. from 1934 to June of 2008, when the company merged with Michbi Doors Inc. of Long Island, per The Local.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fencing in the future 6-story residential building on E. 9th Street

Progress check at 327 E. Ninth St., a former parking lot between First Avenue and Second Avenue. As we first reported in August 2012, a six-story, two-unit residential building will eventually rise here.

A crew was working on an upgraded fence yesterday ... protect the current pit ...

The plywood includes a rendering of the future 327 E. Ninth St. ...

Previously on EV Grieve:
The big dig begins for 6-story, 2-unit condo on East 9th Street

East Ninth Street parking lot will yield to 6-floor residential building