Demo Permits Filed for 1594-1598 Second Avenue on the Upper East Side

1594-1598 2nd Avenue on Manhattan's Upper East Side1594-1598 2nd Avenue via Google Maps

Full demolition permits have been filed for 1594-1598 Second Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. According to the filing, the adjacent sites are owned by Kalimian Group under the ELK 300 East 83 LLC and currently house two five-story mixed-use buildings. Within the 60-feet-tall structures is a combined 17,540 square feet, eight units apiece, and ground-floor commercial space.

It remains to be seen what will be built on the 4,000-square-foot corner lot with a 100-foot-long street frontage that faces both Second Avenue and East 83rd Street.

Located three blocks away to the north is the 86th Street subway station, serviced by the Q train. Given the proximity to the subway, both sites are marked as transit land use.

George Cambourakis of Structural Engineering Tech is listed as the applicant of record.

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12 Comments on "Demo Permits Filed for 1594-1598 Second Avenue on the Upper East Side"

  1. David : Sent From Heaven. | June 25, 2020 at 7:11 am | Reply

    I have three problems, but these problems are on my mind; not questions: Thank you.

  2. It’s really not three blocks from the subway, as the alternate 83rd street entrance is directly across the street. Figured this corner was not long for this world after Duke’s closed.

    Probably another 40ish story residential building – which is needed and would be 3rd such building going up within a few blocks.

  3. Phyllis Nussbaum | June 25, 2020 at 1:31 pm | Reply

    Are you sure about those dimensions? My calculations has it as only 75 feet wide on third avenue and less than 100 feet , maybe 80 feet, on 83rd street.
    Also the south entrance to the 86th subway is right there across the street on the north east corner of 83rd street.
    And directly across Second Ave on the south west corner, those buildings are currently being prepared for demolition with the asbestos being removed.
    And one block west on 83rd and third avenue, the foundation for a new 500 foot tall R.Stern building is being excavated.

  4. Phyllis Nussbaum | June 25, 2020 at 1:33 pm | Reply

    That’s 75 feet wide on “Second” Ave and 80 feet deep along the corner of 83rd street.

  5. David in Bushwick | June 25, 2020 at 1:46 pm | Reply

    It’s ridiculous to keep destroying our historical identity. At least keep the facades and build whatever set back from it.
    Greed doesn’t always have to take everything.

  6. I guess the city will keep letting these smaller buildings be destroyed and lose the neighborhood feel. They will make t2ND AVE a cave of high towers, no sky to see or sun to be had. It’s terrible what is happening on the UES! And all the while developers are not be held to construct green spaces or schools for the already overcrowded schools.

  7. This neigborhood Yorkbille cannot support any more high rise buildings.

    Go build your damn tower somewhere else like New Jersey or Westchester, or the Bronx but not here.

    The area is saturated, too many people, lines everywhere, too many high rises and you may never rent them as people are moving out due to the virus and fear if future pandemics

  8. Facts of life. | June 25, 2020 at 6:01 pm | Reply

    It’s all about greed to this “Slumlord”
    Elk Investors must of run out all the tenants in these two buildings.

  9. How many damn high rises have to go up before we say enough is enough. This neighborhood is overrun with them. We have no light now. Why do we have no say in this?

  10. NYC character replaced with NYC blah. Shame.

  11. More historic only in NYC streetscape to go

  12. so sad that this neighborhood will lose the little character it has with these monstrous structures for the very rich which take all the light which we so desperately need-enough is enough-this is a sad commentary on what is valued in the area/

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