A Decade Later, Raising the Roof Resumes at 1823 Tenement on Broome
The nondescript tenement at 293 Broome Street has been jailed behind unsightly scaffolding for over a decade. Part of a legacy plan to enlarge the building, which has remained in a state of arrested development. Until now.
The owner, Richard Ogust, hopes to construct an additional forty-five feet atop the roof, adding roughly 3,500 square-feet of residential space.
Renovations only recently resumed thanks to the removal last year of a stop-work order from 2010. Plus, there is actually a completion date promised – November 2019.
In the meantime, the sole retail occupant, SoHo drawing transplant Spring Studio, departed 293 Broome last month. The rent was just too damn high (purportedly at $8,500 per month).
The building itself, meanwhile, is historic in its own right. 293 Broome Street dates back to 1823.