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Upper West Side

1 West End Avenue

Interior Renderings Revealed Of 41-Story Mixed-Use Tower At 1 West End Avenue, Lincoln Square

In December, YIMBY revealed renderings of Silverstein’s and El-Ad Properties’ 41-story, 365-unit mixed-use building planned for 1 West End Avenue, in Lincoln Square, and now Curbed has renderings of the building’s interior, which is being designed by Jeffrey Beers. Foundation work is currently underway at the site, and completion is slated for 2017. The Pelli Clarke Pelli-designed building will feature an affordable residential portion in its eight-story stone-clad base, and retail space is planned on the ground floor.


Photo credit: LPC

Riverside-West End Historic District Gets Another Extension

On Tuesday, hundreds of buildings became protected when the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II. Basically, every building between West 94th Street and West 108th Street between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue has been added. That’s 344 new buildings, bringing the combined number of protected buildings to 1,255.

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555 West End Avenue

Residential Conversion Approved For Six-Story 555 West End Avenue, Upper West Side

In May, YIMBY brought you news of a residential conversion at 555 West End Avenue, on the Upper West Side, which, at the time, was denied the green light at its LPC presentation. Curbed now has news of the project’s approval, which received minor revisions. Cary Tamarkin is developing and designing the conversion of the six-story building, which will eventually be expanded by one floor to have 12 to 15 units.


101 West 78th Street

24-Condo-Unit Conversion Resumes At 101 West 78th Street, Upper West Side

A 24-unit condominium conversion of the landmarked six-story, 44-rental-unit building at 101 West 78th Street, on the Upper West Side, has received the go-ahead to continue construction. Newcastle Realty Services is developing, and HTO Architects is designing the conversion of the 69,700 square-foot structure. Ground-floor commercial space also measures 6,865 square feet on Columbus Avenue.




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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