Purves Street is one of the most rapidly developing blocks in New York City.1 And while Purves is almost certainly going to be home to several new high rises in the future,23 26-20 Jackson has flown relatively under the radar.
The former two-story Rubber Stamps store has been sold off to make room for what is projected as a five-story residential building to be completed in June, 2014. Perhaps there hasn’t been much attention on this building because it will be the smallest residential building on the block. Many people also confuse it for 26-14 Jackson, a 14-story, 98-unit development that is being built right next door.4
Construction started in November, 2013, and things have progressed quickly. The last we heard, the developer was planning on putting in a zen garden at the top, and the building may be a walk-up.
Here is the latest shot. You’ll notice that the entire second floor has been torn down, and the windows have been removed:
You’ll see the rendering for the project in this picture:
Here is a “before” shot of the building:
We’ll keep checking back in periodically through this rapidly changing building.