Second phase of 50 Orchard Street about to break ground 29-JUN-05
Construction of the second phase of 50 Orchard Street, a handsome new construction development, on the Lower East Side is expected to break ground next month.
The recently completed first phase consists of 9 condominium apartments in a 8-story building.
The second phase will consist of a 10-story addition that will house an additional 25 condominium apartments and it is expected to be completed in about a year-and-a-half, according to Michael Muroff, the architect for the entire project for Voyager Management.
The first phase has one- and two-bedroom units ranging in size from about 850 to 1,200 square feet. Some of units in the second phase will be triplex apartments with double-height living rooms, according to Mr. Muroff.
The building’s façade is varied in its fenestration pattern and section colors that range from light yellow to beige to pale gray green.
The building is not far south from Gus's Pickles and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum at 97 Orchard Street to the north. The building is just to the north of the very attractive, red-brick PS 42 on Hester Street.
Orchard Street is the center of the Lower East Side’s “fashion” district, whose most famous store is S. Beckstein Fabrics, which is on Orchard Street north of Delancey Street.