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East Village

64 East 1st Street

Six-Story, Six-Unit Condo Project Under Construction At 64 East 1st Street, East Village

In April of 2014, YIMBY brought you news of the six-story, six-unit residential building planned at 64 East 1st Street, in the East Village, and now the first steel beams have been erected at the site, per EV Grieve. The building will measure a total 13,100 square feet, and duplex condominium units will average 2,185 square feet; the unit on the sixth floor will also include a seventh floor penthouse. Ekstein Development is behind the project, and GF55 Partners is designing.


189 Avenue C

10-Story, 35-Unit Rental Building At 189 Avenue C Converted To Condos, East Village

The 10-story, 35-unit rental building at 189 Avenue C, in the East Village, is undergoing a condo conversion, according to EV Grieve. Douglas Elliman is marketing the units, and the first few are available for purchase and immediate occupancy. Existing tenants are not obligated to purchase their unit and can remain tenants without fearing eviction. Before the condos launched earlier this month, the building changed hands for $32.5 million.


222 East 13th Street

Three-Story Building At 222 East 13th Street Being Turned Into Supportive Housing, East Village

At 222 East 13th Street, in the East Village, a dilapidated & vacant four-story townhouse has begun its conversion into Bea Arthur Residence, a 18-bed supportive housing facility for homeless LGBT youth, according to EV Grieve. NYC HPD owns the property, which has gotten ULURP approvals, and opening is expected in 2016. The building will expand by 6,030 square feet, according to the DOB, and Magnusson Architecture & Planning is designing.


438 East 12th Street

Excavation Begins At 438 East 12th Street, Site of Six-Story, 82-Unit Mixed-Use Building, East Village

Excavation has kicked-off at the block-thru site at 438 East 12th Street, in the East Village, where Douglas Steiner plans a six-story, 82-unit mixed-use building, according to EV Grieve. The building will measure a total 117,170 square feet, which includes ground-floor retail and community space spanning 8,375 and 960 square feet, respectively. The condominium units will average 1,315 square feet each, and S9, an affiliate of Perkins Eastman, is designing. Completion is slated for mid-2017.


71 4th Avenue, photo by Nicholas Strini for PropertyShark

Permits Filed: 71 4th Avenue, East Village

The squat single-story building at the corner of 10th Street and Fourth Avenue in the Village has sat vacant for nearly seven years, after a bodega closed to make way for a hotel that never materialized. The wedge-shaped plot hit the market three years ago for $24,000,000, and it looks like a new building will finally rise there. New building applications were filed over the weekend for a 10-story, eight-unit building on the site.

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150 1st Avenue

Expansion/Renovation Underway For Five-Story Community Center At 150 First Avenue, East Village

The five-story, 43,220 square-foot building dubbed 122 Community Center, at 150 1st Avenue, in the East Village, is currently being renovated and expanded to 52,380 square feet. EV Grieve notes interior demolition is currently underway, and the building will house The AID Service Center NYC, Mabou Mines, Painting Spaces 122 and PS122 when completed in Spring 2016. The Department of Cultural Affairs owns the building, and Deborah Berke Partners is designing the overhaul.


185 Avenue B

Seven-Story, 41-Unit Rental Building Wraps Up At 185 Avenue B, East Village

Façade installation is nearing completion at the seven-story, 41-unit mixed-use building under construction at 185-193 Avenue B, in the East Village, according to EV Grieve. The Elim Pentecostal Church owns the property, and will have a 6,650 square-foot facility on the ground floor. The entire structure will measure 33,865 square feet, and units will average a rental-sized 665 square feet. Conrad Roncati’s Architectura is architect of record, and occupancy is slated for later this year.


401 East 8th Street

10-Story, 33-Unit Residential Building Tops Out At 401 East 8th Street, East Village

A 10-story, 33-unit residential building under construction at 401 East 8th Street in the East Village, has topped-out and gotten its façade, per EV Grieve. The structure will measure 24,975 square feet, and units will average a rental-sized 755 square feet. The property owner is listed as 399 E8 Development LLC, and Akeeb Shekoni’s Askion Architects is designing. The project should wrap up and open for occupancy by 2016.


319 Bowery

Four-Story Building At 319 Bowery Getting Residential/Retail Conversion, East Village

The four-story commercial building at 319 Bowery, in the East Village, is currently being gut-renovated into three full-floor residential units and ground floor retail, according to EV Grieve. The retail portion will span 1,500 square feet in the 5,090 square-foot building, and residential units will average 1,200 square feet. Steve Croman is redeveloping the property, and Grasso-Menziuso Architects is the applicant of record.