Signs of Life at 183 East Broadway, Stalled Construction Site
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen any activity at 183 East Broadway, a stalled construction site which was envisioned as a six-story residential project. But today Lower East Side resident Mitch Weinstein sends along some new photos indicating “something” is happening at this eyesore across from Seward Park.
A check of Buildings Department records shows no recently filed permits. The city put a stop to the project in 2009, finding that the owner, Wai Sun Realty, was in violation of various zoning regulations. After many months of back and forth with city agencies, a revised plan was approved in 2011 and work resumed, but it then came to an abrupt halt.
As you can see from the photos, some work is taking place today on the roof. Whether more substantive construction activity is ahead remains to be seen. We’re making some calls today to find out.