Last we checked in with Upper East Side developer Solomon Asser and his Tecny Group, they were turning a carved-up, 16-foot-wide apartment building back into a single-family residence. This time, Mr. Asser is going the other way: he recently listed a commercial building that his group bought back in 2011 and has carved up into three residential units.
Mr. Asser paid $3.75 million for the building at 350 East 81st Street, just off First Avenue (“the heart of the Upper East Side,” exaggerates the listing). “The building was in really bad shape because it wasn’t taken care of,” Mr. Asser told The Observer. “A totally dilapidated building. It was turned into some kind of a commercial space at a certain time. The previous ownership just wanted to get out.” Read More