Upper East Side


890 Park Avenue, existing and proposed.

Landmarks Says No To Proposed Additions to 890 Park Avenue, Upper East Side

A charming little townhouse amongst much larger neighbors on one of Manhattan’s great boulevards will stay just that, for the time being. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission decided not to approve proposed additions to 890 Park Avenue, located on the west side of the street between East 78th Street and East 79th Street, in the Upper East Side Historic District.

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445 East 68th Street

17-Story, 733,500 Square-Foot New York-Presbyterian Hospital Expansion Rises At 445 East 68th Street, Upper East Side

In the beginning of 2014, YIMBY brought you news of the imminent demolition of the 12-story residential buildings at 445 East 68th Street (a.k.a. 1283-1299 York Avenue), on the Upper East Side, to make-way for New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s expansion. The initial filings for the new building have since been amended and detail a 17-story, 733,500 square-foot building, 551,691 square feet of which will be considered active medical space. Thanks to photos by Tectonic, we can see the structure is now 11 stories above the street level and rising. Dubbed the David H. Koch Center, HOK (Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum) is behind the design of the building. Completion is expected in 2017 or 2018.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Expansion Planned For The Metropolitan Museum of Art At 1000 Fifth Avenue, Upper East Side

Daniel Brodsky is planning to build a 180,000 square-foot addition to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located at 1000 Fifth Avenue, between East 80th and 84th streets on the Upper East Side. According to the New York Post, the expansion would include a Southwest Wing to showcase modern and contemporary art, and possibly additional galleries for the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas exhibits. The expansion will be designed by David Chipperfield Architects and won’t rise taller than the existing two-million-square-foot art museum. Plans will have to be approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission because the structure is an individual landmark (with additional interior landmarked spaces; it’s also listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places). Brodsky recently completed the museum’s $65 million David H. Koch Plaza, which runs along Fifth Avenue in front of the building.


405 East 73rd Street

Expansion Planned For Ronald McDonald House Cancer Facility At 405 East 73rd Street, Upper East Side

The Ronald McDonald House located at 405 East 73rd Street, on the Upper East Side, is proposing to expand their 11-story, 84-unit pediatric oncology residential facility. According to DNAinfo, the expansion would add 11 additional family suites, six of which would be isolation rooms for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients. The Boards of Standards and Appeals must first approve the project because the expansion would flow over the allowable square-footage. If approved, the building would be reconfigured and parts of it pulled closer to the street, adding 7,000 square feet of additional space. Construction would last about a year.


360 East 89th Street

34-Story, 84-Unit Residential Tower Rises At 360 East 89th Street, Upper East Side

Last October, the foundation was being poured for Anbau Enterprises’ 34-story, 84-unit condominium building at 360 East 89th Street, on the Upper East Side, and today, the concrete structure is six stories above street level, thanks to photos by Tectonic. The project, dubbed Citizen360, will include one- to four-bedroom units as well as 3,265 square feet of ground-floor retail space, per the latest permits. When it opens in early 2017, residents will have access to amenities including yoga, training and multimedia studios, lounges, and an entertainment suite. SHoP Architects is designing the 212,325 square-foot building.