East Villagers are hoppin' mad about the total demolition of an 1852 townhouse on East Sixth, the oldest structure on the block between 1st and 2nd Avenues. The home sold in 2008 for $3.7 million to an entity called Francisco Lozano Living Trust, which then willed the deed to an LLC that is now presumably developing the site, despite any DOB permits hinting at future plans. A demolition permit filed on June 30 lists "demolition of front and rear facades, demolition of all floors roof structure, side masonry walls to remain." The initial filing in 2009 only mentions plans for a gut rehab of the building with a penthouse addition on the top floor.
Any intel of the future of 331 East Sixth (besides graffiti predicting it as "another ugly yuppie ghetto catering to monied transients and Eurotrash")? We're listening.
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