Here's what the former Sigmund Schwartz Gramercy Park Chapel will look like if workers can complete the conversion job turning the three-story funeral home into East Village luxury rental apartments without burning the place down. EV Grieve got a recent shot of the ongoing interior demolition happening at 152 Second Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets. The view was more obscured by firefighters and fire engines blocking traffic last week in a response to a call about a gas fire at the address. It was "little more than a spark from an open gas line," according to workers who put out the small fire with an available extinguisher. Issac and Stern Architects are responsible for the new design that looks fairly old school East Village, with the fire escape dominating the Second Avenue facade.
· Taking Another Look at the 154 Second Ave. Rendering [EVG]
· Small Gas Fire on 2nd Ave Extinguished [TheLocal]
· 152 Second Avenue coverage [Curbed]