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NoMad Parish House Soon To Come Down [Updated]


Eckstein Development Group has filed an application to tear down the Madison Avenue Baptist Church‘s historic 1906 parish house at 30 East 31st Street, according to Department of Buildings records.

The development group is planning to erect a $90 million condominium in partnership with Pinnacle Real Estate, according to Ekstein’s website. The project is slated to break ground in the fourth quarter of this year.

The firm purchased the seven-story building between Park and Madison Avenues from Madison Avenue Baptist Church in June for $15.6 million, property records indicate.

The church put the parish house on the market in the middle of last year, The Real Deal previously reported “due to the inability to rehabilitate the building [because of cost], the exorbitant upkeep cost and the current market condition,” Faith Grill, chair of the Madison Avenue Baptist Church Trustees, wrote in a letter to parishioners.

“We are still in the design stages,” said Erik Epstein, the president and chief executive officer of Eckstein. He noted that the project may grow because the firm is in the process of buying some inclusionary air rights.

Morris Adjmi Architects was tapped to design the project.



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Nice VG. I just updated your post to include a larger version.


Forgot i took this one today. Anyone have a rendering? From the last updated diagram it kinda looks like it might be interesting.


I walk by here all the time. I think that this, 281 Fifth, and HFZ’s Bryant Park tower are all forgettable.


Here’s the render:

Honestly it’s nothing exceptional, I am also PRAYING that it won’t be a gold gladding. Gold cladding 99% of times just turns out tacky and ugly. Shame they had to tear down a sweet building from 1906 for this.


Yeah. That does look lame, tacky, and very out of place for nyc.


still excavating yesterday.



Foundation work seems to be complete and there was a concrete pour. Also, the side foundation walls are up to street level.


This is rising!



1 floor up



I like what I see. This caught my eye years back and I was wondering when things would move forward.




I agree, very nice.






Nice shot, JC