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Upper West Side


61 West 104th Street

34-Unit Apartment Building Planned At 61 West 104th Street, Upper West Side

Property owner Harry Tawil has filed applications for a seven-story, 34-unit residential building — likely rental apartments — for the lots spanning 59-63 West 104th Street, on the northern reaches of the Upper West Side. The building will measure just 22,510 square feet, and each unit would average 662 square feet if divided throughout the project equally. Mihai Radu is designing, and an existing four-story, 10-unit residential building at Nos. 61-63 must first be removed; No. 59 is currently a vacant lot.


555 West End Avenue, current and proposed

Landmarks Wants Less Visibility On 555 West End Avenue Rooftop Addition

The conversion of 555 West End Avenue from the former St. Agnes School for Girls to a residential building with 12 to 15 units is well on its way to approval, but not there quite yet. The Landmarks Preservation Commission liked a lot of the proposal presented on Tuesday, but wants less visibility when it comes to the rooftop additions, particularly the mechanical equipment.

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816 Amsterdam Avenue

Avison Young to Market Development Site at 816 Amsterdam Avenue, Upper West Side

According to The Real Deal, St. Michael’s Church is seeking a new developer for the vacant site at 816 Amsterdam Avenue, on the Upper West Side. A feud between the church and previous developers ended with the ruling that the old developers were not entitled to the property. Now Avison Young is expected to market the property as a development site; previous plans included a 14-story project.


Riverside Center Building 1

Vision: Arquitectonica’s Design for Building 1, at Extell’s Riverside Center

While both 1 and 21 West End Avenue are already under construction, the Riverside South master plan’s “Building 1,” on the corner of West 61st Street and Riverside Boulevard, does not yet have an announced design. YIMBY has now obtained images showing Arquitectonica’s submitted plans, which show two different versions, one of which features a dramatic sloped cantilever outwards towards the West Side Highway.

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1047 Amsterdam Avenue

Revealed: 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, Cathedral of St. John the Divine Development

Back in February of 2014, YIMBY reported on permits for the two residential towers rising next to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, on Amsterdam Avenue and 113th Street (with an official address of 1047 Amsterdam Avenue). An on-site rendering offered a glimpse at the design, and zoning diagrams showed the overall configuration, but YIMBY can now reveal the full project, designed by Handel Architects.

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207 West 79th Street

Anbau Enterprises Closes on 203 West 79th Street, Plans Condos

Anbau Enterprises has closed on the purchase of the five-story apartment building at 203-209 West 79th Street, on the Upper West Side, for $39 million, reports The Real Deal. The developer will go forward with approved plans for a 13-story mixed-use condominium building, and Morris Adjmi is designing. The site has 104,000 square feet of building potential, and demolition permits were recently submitted to knock down the existing building.