Stellar Management has acquired the two-story, 4,760 square-foot bank building at 130 2nd Avenue, in the East Village, for $12 million from J.P. Morgan Chase, Commercial Observer reports. The 2,380 square-foot corner site could be redeveloped into a 9,520 square-foot residential building with retail space. At the corner of St. Marks Place, the site is just two blocks from the 6 train’s stop at Astor Place.
Early in 2014, YIMBY reported on filings for a 13-story mixed-use project at 347 Bowery, in the East Village, and later the same year, the site’s three-story building was demolished to make way for the development. Now, per EV Grieve, the 22,857 square-foot building is a story above ground level, and will feature five three-bedroom condominiums. Additionally, three retail units will spread across 10,800 square feet on the first two floors. Urban Muse is developing, and Annabelle Selldorf is designing.
Back in July, YIMBY posted that 56 Leonard was topping-out, and now the tower’s scaffolding seems to be disappearing from its uppermost floors, revealing the cantilevered levels at the very top. The remainder of the tower’s glass will first be installed across the penthouse levels, spiraling downwards to meet the glass that’s already appeared along the mid-section.
Back in January, YIMBY revealed renderings of Essex Crossing‘s 14-story mixed-use building planned at 175 Delancey Street, on the Lower East Side, where 100 units of senior housing will rise above a four-story podium. Now, NYU’s Lagone Medical Center has disclosed that a 40,000 square-foot medical facility will span three floors in the base, The Lo-Down reports.
Two days ago, YIMBY reported that the IFC Center, at 323 6th Avenue in the West Village, would double the size of their theater, from five to 11 screens. The 9,743 square-foot expansion will fill the vacant lot behind the existing theater, and now Indiewire has renderings of the Cornelia Street façade. Talks are underway with various community and city officials, and approval by the Community Board and the Board of Standards and Appeals is expected by early 2016.