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Site Leveled By East Village Explosion On the Market For $9.7M

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The owner of 123 Second Avenue, the former home of Pommes Frites, has listed the vacant site

One of the sites affected by last year's deadly gas explosion in the East Village has appeared on the market for $9.7 million. The vacant lot at 123 Second Avenue, the former home of Pommes Frites, is being listed by Compass as a development site with 10,000 buildable square feet that can give way to a residential building with ground-floor commercial space.

The building, along with its two southern neighbors between East 6th and 7th streets, was leveled in March 2015 after a leak in an illegally installed gas line at 121 Second Avenue caused an explosion. Manslaughter charges were brought in February against several parties involved with and privy to the illegal gas line, including against the owners of the building at 121 Second Avenue, Maria Hrynenko and her son Michael Hrynenko. The city charged the building owners, including those not connected to the crime, over $350,000 to clear the lots after the explosion, the Post reports.

The lot at 123 Second Avenue is the only of the three sites leveled by the explosion to come to market.