The Jefferson

The East Village, Evolved

Capitalizing on strong fundamental demand for starter homes, Ironstate is developing a new residence in partnership with acclaimed architects BKSK for New York’s East Village. The development will include an 8-story, 82-unit building containing 1, 2, and 3 bedroom floor plans, as well as studios.

Built on a site that had for years stood as an empty, litter-strewn site, the development is a perfect reflection of the evolution of the East Village itself, from rough-edged neighborhood to one that is more open and accessible while still maintaining its vibrant, artistic character.

Demolished in 2000, the site remained an empty lot for years, a reminder of the East Village’s darker years.

Former site of the historic Jefferson Theater with its narrow entrance between tenement houses on 14th Street.

This left much of the
neighborhood, like the
rest of the city, in a state
of arrested development.
But now, also like the rest
of the city, buildings
are beginning to
come to life.

The Jefferson is a reflection of its vibrant, creative East Village neighborhood.

A curious spot to East Villagers who have become accustomed to the empty lot—a Manhattan rarity—The Jefferson will become a true asset to the community.

To face the challenge of building contextual condominiums in a bustling, multi-use parcel of land, Ironstate partnered with BKSK Architects, known for their innovative design vision.


214 E. 14th Street opened as B.F. Keith’s vaudeville theater and continued as the Jefferson Theater until the 1960s featuring popular films of the day.


Due to poor investments, the RKO Jefferson closed its doors.


After remaining a shadow of its former self for nearly two decades, it was razed to make way for new development.


Ironstate announced partnership with Abe and Scott Shnay, and Charles Blaichman with The Jefferson.


Anticipated sales of the completed project are set for late 2013.

The Jefferson will be an 82-unit condominium with 1, 2, and 3 bedroom, and studio condominiums to create home-ownership opportunities in the neighborhood.

Interiors are inspired by the East Village’s creative and industrial spirit and will include amenities such as FreshDirect storage, a fitness center, lounge, and roofdeck with an outdoor kitchen.


Anticipating completion in late 2013, The Jefferson marks Ironstate’s first condominium project in Manhattan. Setting a trend for the condominium market, Ironstate is seizing upon intense demand for more homeownership opportunities in well-located downtown.