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The Jefferson, 211 East 13th Street

Between Second Avenue & Third Avenue

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Carter Horsley
Review by Carter Horsley
Carter Horsley Carter B. Horsley, a former journalist for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Post. Mr. Horsley is also the editorial director of CityRealty.com.
 

The Jefferson at 211 East 13th Street between Third and Second Avenues is one of the most attractive post-war buildings in the East Village.

It was erected in 2013 and designed by BKSK Architects and built by Ironstone Development Company of Hoboken, N.J., which worked with SK Development, of which Scott Shnay is a principal, and CB Developers, of which Charles Blaichman is a principal, on the project.

The 8-story building has 82 condominium apartments.  It has a very narrow frontage at 214 East 14th Street and a much broader one on 13th Street.

It is on the former site of the Jefferson, which was the first vaudeville theater in New York City.  The Jefferson had been built in 1913 and demolished in 2000.


 

Bottom Line

A handsome mid-block, mid-rise building that runs through the block to a narrow frontage on 14th Street that is not far from Union Square and major grocery stores, restaurants and movie theaters.


 

Description

The broad mid-block building is asymmetrical except for its slightly off-center marquee entrance. 

The center section is 7 stories tall, flanked by six-story wings and all these gray-brick sections are topped by a one-story glass-clad story.


 

Amenities

The building has a fitness center, lounges, a roof deck with an outdoor kitchen and cabanas and a residents’ library.


 

Apartments

Penthouse G is a two-bedroom duplex unit with 1,338 square feet of interior space and 476 square feet of exterior space with a 25-foot-long living room and a large open kitchen.

Penthouse E is a one-bedroom living room with a 20-foot-long living room with an open kitchen and a 13-foot-long terrace.

Apartment H on floors 2 through 6 is a two-bedroom unit with a 20-foot-long living room and a pass-through kitchen.

Apartment F on floors 3 through 6 is a one-bedroom unit with a 21-foot-long living room and an open kitchen.


 

History

K.D. Keith opened a vaudeville theater on the site in 1913 that later became the R.K.O. Jefferson Theater and showed films until the late 1970s.

A website for the project indicated that “on the site of New York’s first vaudeville theater, you can now live on a site inhabited by W. C. Fields, Mae West, the Marx Brothers, Burns & Allen, Milton Berle and Jack Benny!”

SK Development and CB Developers worked with Matrix Development on the Urban Glass House condominium project in 2006 in SoHo.

 


 

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