In what would be a significant historic preservation and East Side win, developer Nick Sinatra is looking to purchase the Harris Hardware Building at 169 E. Ferry Street. The structure has suffered water damage and many feared it was doomed. The three-story building was listed as one of the Preservation League of New York State’s “Seven to Save” in 2010 and in 2011 was the site of a Painting for Preservation “art-in” event.
Built in 1890, the masonry commercial building features two-story bay windows, ashlar window hoods, and brick work at the parapet.
Sinatra is not ready to talk details about what he has in mind for the project but says he plans on closing on the purchase late next month.
The news follows Sinatra & Company Real Estate’s successful rehabilitation of two buildings in its Fenton Village project at nearby Main and E. Ferry streets. The circa-1900 Fenton Hotel at 945 W. Ferry Street was renovated into 23 high-end apartments. The corner building at 1526 Main Street features eight loft apartments and Barre Centric, Ashker’s and The Public occupy the ground level commercial space. The apartments in Fenton Village are fully leased. Both rehabs were designed by Tommaso Briatico.
The future East Ferry project adds to Sinatra’s other investments in the area including the purchase of 1499 Main Street earlier this year, the upcoming Midtown Apartments at 1665 Main Street, and the planned Kensington Senior Residence that he’s planning with Creative Structures Services.
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