Here’s What the Massive Building Replacing Big Parking Garage Downtown Will Look Like

33 bond street rendering

You may recall the block-size parking lot with shops downtown at 300 Livingston Street that developer TF Cornerstone picked up last year for $70,000,000? Well, a rendering has surfaced for the massive complex of apartments and retail planned there, and it doesn’t look half bad. It’s certainly a big improvement over what’s there now.

The 25-story development, now known as 33 Bond Street, will have 714 apartments, 20 percent of which will be affordable, NY YIMBY reported. TF Cornerstone is getting ready to demolish the five-story parking garage and storefronts on the 50,000-square foot site. A demolition application has been filed.

What do you think of it?

Development Wrap: TF Cornerstone’s East Coast LIC [NY YIMBY]
Developer Snaps up Big Site Downtown [Brownstoner]
Rendering via NY YIMBY

26 Comment

  • Bland and nondescript as all get out. Is it too much to ask these mega-project developers to at least pretend to show some architectural ambition?

  • This is only half the block. It would be better as mixed use, with the bottom being commercial space above street level retail.

    And yes it is somewhat uinspired, if inoffensive. Very DC.

    I wonder if people will protest the loss of this parking garage as well.

  • Looks pretty nice to me. Lots of individual terraces for those on the top floors. It will be a welcome addition, particularly as compared to what it’s replacing.
    Late the hating on it, and anything else new, commence.

    • Oh please. Are you a shill for the developer? That’s the only reason why I can think someone would accuse someone for not liking this simply because’ it’s new. There’s plenty of new, modern, large buildings out there that are actually, you know, nice. The fact that the only good thing you can say about it is that there are “lots of individual terraces for those on the top floors” and that its better than a garage pretty much sums it up.

      • For example, pretty much anything done by Two Trees or Related is better than this crap.

      • Not the only thing nice but figured I’d pick one.

        For the record I have nothing to do with the developer but get a kick out of every announcement bringing tons of negative trolls out of their parents basements.

        I’m just waiting for the ‘it’s Obama’s fault’ comments to start rolling in.

        Keep up the hatred!

        • Tell us, then, what else is nice about it? I mean, besides the amazing balconies?

          • This is still America last I checked and I can give my opinion. I think it’s a nice looking building. I believe I’m allowed to state that opinion without proving anything to you or anyone else.
            Easily 9 out of 10 new developements listed on this stite bring out the angry people such as yourself who blasts everyone of the buildings as ugly, a ripoff, or what have you. Yet somehow every building winds up selling out. I guess in your mind there’s just a lot of stupid people with money out there.
            Good luck wtih your anger and I’m going to try to earn back the 2 minutes of my life I just took to respond to you, starting… now.

        • Plus, “trolls out of their parents basements,” and “I’m just waiting for the ‘it’s Obama’s fault’ comments to start rolling in?” What kind of imbecilic remarks are those? Are you confusing this site with the Huffington Post?

          • Not a broker but just a human being with an opinion on things, that apparently differs from your own. I know, difficult to believe.

            Good luck with the anger… and assumptions of what one does and thinks.

          • “and assumptions of what one does and thinks.”

            Funny, I was thinking the same about you. For example “bland and nondescript” and “uninspired,” while certainly not positive, don’t exactly scream “hating.” They’re also not descriptions from people who hate anything new; to the contrary, they express a desire for some originality. Second, there are the weird comments about people living in their parents’ basements and 1 step away from screaming about Obama. Then you write “I guess in your mind there’s just a lot of stupid people with money out there.” No one at all is saying that except the voices in your head; it’s an inoffensive , will probably have nice finishes, is in a great location, and the city’s vacancy rate hasn’t been above 5% in decades. Of course it will sell out. But again, dull, dull, dull.

          • “and assumptions of what one does and thinks.”

            Funny, I was thinking the same about you. For example “bland and nondescript” and “uninspired,” while certainly not positive, don’t exactly scream “hating.” They’re also not descriptions from people who hate anything new; to the contrary, they express a desire for some originality. Second, there are the weird comments about people living in their parents’ basements and 1 step away from screaming about Obama. Then you write “I guess in your mind there’s just a lot of stupid people with money out there.” No one at all is saying that except the voices in your head; it’s an inoffensive , will probably have nice finishes, is in a great location, and the city’s vacancy rate hasn’t been above 5% in decades. Of course it will sell out. But again, dull, dull, dull.

  • This was pretty much the cheapest place to park your car all day in downtown. I remember the early bird special used be $5 for the day about 5 years ago. Don’t think we are going to find that deal any longer..

  • mrsmingott

    Looks like something a Saudi prince would build as a mothers-in-law apartment complex.

  • a box with windows…is still a box. even if its two boxes with terraces. No protest they can build it as of right I believe.
    Is it terrible? No just same old same old(or is it same new same new). Just not inspired. but when you spend that much money for the property it has to be really really big. wait until we see the proposal for the SW corner of third avenue and third street.

  • What’s not to like about it? It looks like the buildings on 6th ave in Chelsea.

  • Awful. It’s like they kept the garage massing and just extruded a bland building straight up. That stretch of Livingston/Schermehorn has such long, bland blocks and this will only continue that trend. They should have found a way to break up the block – like extend Hanover through to Schermerhorn and break down the massing of these buildings. That doesn’t allow for the maximum built area, like they are currently showing, but it adds value to the site with the potential of creating a necessary pedestrian connection. Also this location really needs ground floor retail to help brighten up the area.

    I’m sure the Ace Hotel is not very excited to have this monotonous behemoth directly across the street!