Newly Renovated Apartments at 13 Essex Ready to Rent

Last week we reported the gourmet coffee shop, Cafe Grumpy, is moving into 13 Essex. There’s more news today about this tenement buiding, the onetime home of Judaica store, Zelig Blumenthal.

In the past few months, the apartments above this building’s two storefronts have been undergoing major changes. The renovations now completed, Magnum Real Estate Services is  marketing at least five rental units.

Apartment 19, a 2-bed/1-bath unit, is being advertised for $2250. The listing boasts: “Deluxe 2 Bedroom apartment located in Chinatown, bordering Lower East Side. The apartment features 2 separate bedrooms, living & dining area, exposed brick and large closets. Perfect fair sharing!”

Another apartment, furnished, is available for 30 days only (beginning November 15th) for $4100.  The broker has scheduled an open house tonight from 5-7pm.

13 Essex was purchased earlier this year by Green Leaf Associates. Mordechai Blumenthal told us his new landlord made it clear the Judaica shop’s lease would not be renewed. He relocated to Flatbush.