Friday, October 16, 2015
Coming on Third: More Apartments, More Expressway Views
Plans have been filed for a new, seven storey, residential building at 577-579 Third Avenue, between 15th & 16th Street. 577 sold in February for $2,700,000 and 579 in March for $675,000. 577 3rd Avenue Condominium LLC is listed at the address of real estate attorney Jason Moore.
Making way for the new building will be three-story 577 and next-door 579, the latter one in a row of pre-1880, two storey rowhouses. The corner building at 15th, the much larger 571-575, is dated 1873, but the date is a bit of a mystery, as an 1880 map shows the whole block taken up by small rowhouses.
I'm fond of these remaining houses, low to the ground and surrounded by tool rentals, plumbing & auto supplies.
One more Gowanus makeover, with even the industrial Expressway vicinity ripe for high-income housing. Perhaps we can come up with an acronym for this niche Gowanus pocket? GexPex? GPA? The right name has to be out there there somewhere.