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Upper West Side

260 West 78th Street

18-Story, 66-Unit Residential Conversion & Expansion Revealed At 260 West 78th Street, Upper West Side

Collegiate Churches of New York has filed applications to transform the 12-story buildings at 370-378 West End Avenue, on the Upper West Side, into a single residential structure with 66 units. The Collegiate School building at 370 West End will be replaced with an 18-story structure, and once connected with 378 West End, will measure 198,095 square feet. Units will average 3,000 square feet apiece, and COOKFOX Architects is designing.


206 West 95th Street in April 2014, photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

Developers Expand Assemblage At 206 West 95th Street, Upper West Side

Certes Partners and United Management Corp. have acquired the six-story building at 214-218 West 95th Street, on the Upper West Side, for $26.5 million, according to Commercial Observer. In July, YIMBY reported on filings for a 10-story, 18-unit residential building (by the same developers) to replace the six-story former SRO at 206 West 95th Street. Now, the assemblage boasts 85,000 square feet of development potential, possibly in the form of an 18-story building. RKTB Architects filed for the initial permits, but Cetra Ruddy has been hired to design.


1 West End Avenue

42-Story, 362-Unit Mixed-Use Tower Rising At 1 West End Avenue, Lincoln Square

Late last year, YIMBY revealed renderings of Silverstein Properties’ and Elad Group’s 42-story, 362-unit mixed-use building being developed at 1 West End Avenue, in Lincoln Square, and now the building is four stories above street level, courtesy of Tectonic, per Curbed. The building will feature retail space on the ground floor and a portion of the basement level, followed by 116 below-market rate apartments on the second through seventh floors. Up top, there will be 246 condominiums, with the first renderings surfacing for those back in June.


2255 Broadway

New Building Likely Planned At 2255 Broadway, Upper West Side

The three-story commercial building spanning 2251-2259 Broadway, at West 81st Street on the Upper West Side, is expected to be demolished to make way for a new development, according to West Side Rag. The retail tenants are currently in the relocation process, and developer Alchemy Properties is leasing the property from the owner. Building applications and demolition permits have not been filed yet, although the property’s unused air rights were subdivided from the existing structure in April.



70 West 93rd Street

Retail Expansion Planned For 30 Story Residential Tower At 70 West 93rd Street, Upper West Side

Stellar Management is seeking city approval to add 14,000 square feet of ground-floor retail to the base of their 30-story, 200-unit residential building at 70 West 93rd Street, on the Upper West Side, according to DNAinfo. The expansion would include five retail units and a reconfigured lobby. The area around the building is currently a concrete plaza, and approval from City Planning is required. Richard Metsky is one of the designers.


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.