The last gas station in the East Village, a BP at the corner of Second Avenue and First Street, sold to a developer last year, and apartments are obviously what will come next. Permits for the new development have now been filed, and New York YIMBY (via Bowery Boogie) has the first rendering of the coming building, but it may not be representative of what's to come. The image comes from the website of Ladder Capital, the project's lender, not the architect. It will be 10 stories tall and hold 31 apartments averaging 1,700 square feet each, so they will likely be condos. RSVP Studio is the architect of record and AORE Holdings is the developer. The new building will have bike storage, a gym, outdoor space, and a lounge, and it will be topped by a duplex penthouse with a private rooftop terrace.
The gas station closed late last summer, and over the winter, construction crews removed the underground fuel tanks. Some structures have been demolished, but a one-story building still remains on the property, though there are demolition permits on file with the Department of Buildings.
· Permits Filed And First Look: 24 Second Avenue, East Village [NYY]
· 10-Story Condo Development Will Rise Atop the Former BP Gas Station on 2nd Avenue [Bowery Boogie]
· All 24 Second Avenue coverage [Curbed]