Permits Filed for 7-Story Building at 50-52 Clinton Street; Will WD-50 Hang On?

Posted on: April 10th, 2014 at 5:30 am by

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Davey Drills are all around the LES these days, March 2014

Signs keep pointing to demise for WD-50, despite chef Wylie Dufresne’s numerous assurances to the contrary. It’s not just the appearance of a Davey Drill, though.

Owner-developer Icon Realty Management filed permits with the DOB yesterday for its new seven-story building at 50-62 Clinton Street. The structure spells the end for the low-rise strip between Stanton and Rivington. While the paperwork awaits approval by the city agency, though, let’s have a look at the composition of this box of bricks.

The structure will rise 74 feet and carry 37 apartments. Total zoning area includes 37,868 square-feet dedicated to residential, and another 1,836 for the ground floor commercial unit.

Issac & Stern is the architect of record for the project.

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So, if Dufresne indeed staves off a possible buyout, Icon will need to revise its plans. This will be interesting.

Post Script: Grub St reported that thirty chefs from around the world flew in, and on Tuesday night surprised Dufresne with a ten-course meal and party to celebrate WD-50’s eleventh year. Cynics might say that it also sounds like a fitting farewell.

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