YIMBY Today: 5Pointz Demolition, Extell Active in the Diamond District, More

5Pointz Demolition5Pointz Demolition, photo from Brownstoner

22-44 Jackson Avenue [Brownstoner]: Amid new permits and updated renderings, demolition kicked-off last week on 5Pointz — at 22-44 Jackson Avenue, in Long Island City — where David Wolkoff is to erect two towers of 48 and 41 floors.

2 West 47th Street [Commercial Observer]: 2-8 West 47th Street, in the Diamond District, is now likely to be redeveloped by owner Extell, and is part of a greater lot assemblage spanning through to 562-570 5th Avenue. A tipster informed YIMBY Nos. 562-570 (a set of low-rises) are to be demolished to make way for a hotel tower; 2 West 47th was recently vacated.

148 Beach 116th Street [The Rockaway Times]: A dilapidated former theater –at 148 Beach 116th Street, in Rockaway Park — will soon be renovated and converted to “a comprehensive urgent care facility [and] retail” building; two engineer reports conclude “the building is structurally sound” for redevelopment, and architects are now working on “preliminary renderings.”

117 West 21st Street [Crain’s New York]: The vacant, four-story commercial building at 117-119 West 21st Street, in eastern Chelsea, is set to hit the market, “where it will likely fetch north of $30 million.” The owner planned to raze the structure for a residential development, but plans didn’t materialize; the property contains “about 34,000 buildable square feet.”

445 Washington Street [Tribeca Citizen]: Ponte Equities has plans to construct an 11-story and nearly 66,000 square-foot mixed-use hotel building — including 15,688 square feet of residential space, broken into 13 units — at 445-447 Washington Street, in northern Tribeca. The existing two-story warehouse structure was approved for demolition in May; Gene Kaufman is designing.

820 St. Johns Place [Brownstoner]: Two buildings spanning 820-822 St. Johns Place, in Crown Heights, have received vertical extensions; façade work is almost complete, and No. 820 is to hold seven residential units, while No. 822 will have nine. Interior work is currently underway, and completion is imminent.

52 East 126th Street [Harlem+Bespoke]: A religious establishment has plans to restore the brownstone walk-ups spanning 52-54 East 126th Street, in Harlem, but the structures are now falling into disrepair and may end up being demolished. Senior housing had been envisioned for the properties, although permits have yet to be filed with the DoB.

241 Bowery [Commercial Observer]: Roseann Carone — of Harlen Sales — has filed applications to convert the three-story building at 241 Bowery, in Lower Manhattan, into nearly 9,000 square feet of commercial lofts, spanning the second and third floor. Retail already exists on the ground floor; MG New York is designing.

34 West 13th Street [Variety]: Developer Charles Cohen plans to “undergo an extensive renovation” of the ancient, six-story theater building spanning 30-34 West 13th Street, in Greenwich Village, starting in 2015; the structure “will be outfitted with the latest in digital projection and sound,” as well as exhibitions.

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