UPDATE: A March settlement sent our way this summer stated that developer Charles Saulson was cleared of charges in the poop-throwing incident. Curbed regrets the error. The post below has been amended accordingly.
Demolition has begun on 204 Forsyth Street, which for 40 years housed the Nativity Mission School, a middle school for boys from low-income households. Now, with donations down and fewer and fewer low-income families in the neighborhood, the school is relocating and the building is under the ownership of Charles Saulson, best known around these parts for being accused of chucking a turd at the Sperone Westerwater Gallery. Saulson bought the 86-year-old brick Forsyth Street building last fall for $4.5 million and has plans to develop a glassy, seven-story, 11-unit, high-end residential building on the site. The architects are ZArchitecture, who are responsible for the rendering you see on the right. Amenities will include a parking garage, bike storage, below-ground common recreation space, and a private roof deck for the penthouse.
The Jesuit-run Nativity Mission is looking into new locations in the Bronx or Brooklyn.
· Demolition Underway at Nativity Mission School on Forsyth; Luxury Replacement Unveiled [Bowery Boogie]
· 204 Forsyth Street coverage [Curbed]
· Charles Saulson coverage [Curbed]