Demolition Underway at Nativity Mission School on Forsyth; Luxury Replacement Unveiled

Posted on: January 6th, 2014 at 5:10 am by

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204 Forsyth St; The 1927 tenement building is coming down

It’s somewhat ironic that the Nativity Mission School – a Jesuit-run organization which helped fight Lower East Side poverty for four decades – would meet its maker during Christmastime. The encasement of steel and netting arrived at 204 Forsyth Street just before the holidays, kicking off a period of demolition and redevelopment. All of the window glass is gone.

Once the 1927 vintage tenement is razed, a glassy seven-story (80 feet) luxury building will rise on the site (and its adjoining lot). One that will house eleven units. Newish owner Charles Saulson – infamous in these parts for tossing feces at the Sperone Westwater Gallery on the Bowery – purchased the side-by-side properties a couple years ago. The designer is Z Architecture, who describes the project as a “high end residential development.” It’ll look like this…

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Demolition paperwork was initially filed last spring, with permits for dismantling via “mechanical means” approved and issued months later in October. Buckle up.

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