YIMBY Today: Macklowe Plans 850-Foot Tower at 36 Central Park South, More

36 Central Park South36 Central Park South, at center-left, image by Hiroko Masuike for the NY Times

36 Central Park South [New York Times]: Harry Macklowe — who purchased the 46-story Park Lane Hotel tower for $660 million last year at 36 Central Park South, in Midtown — has plans for a replacement 850-foot condominium tower; air rights associated with 40 Central Park South are also looking to be merged.

131-01 39th Avenue [The Real Deal]: King’s USA Group has purchased the two-story and 100,000 square-foot building at 131-01 39th Avenue — in Downtown Flushing — for $54.6 million; plans have not been revealed, but “the site offers roughly 474,000 buildable square feet.”

Hallets Point [New York Times]: Durst Organization “paid well over $100 million for a 90% stake in” the Hallets Point project in Astoria, headed by Lincoln Equities, and set to bring “more than 2,000 apartment” units between seven buildings to the waterfront site; the project had been approved by the city last year.

38 West 18th Street [Curbed]: The Landmarks Preservation Commission has denied approval for a through-block 17- and 18-story residential and commercial development spanning 38-42 West 18th and 41-45 West 17th Streets, in eastern Chelsea; the lots come vacant, and Morris Adjmi is designing.

137 Attorney Street [Bowery Boogie]: Community Board 3 has received a proposal for a 16-unit residential building spanning the vacant lots of 137-139 Attorney Street, in the Lower East Side; similar plans were proposed years ago for a five-story and 14-unit project.

524 Myrtle Avenue [Fort Greene Focus]: Silverstone Property has purchased the single-story structures spanning 504-524 Myrtle Avenue — in Fort Greene — to make way for a mixed-use development; tenants are currently relocating ahead of impending demolition.

53 West 53rd Street [Curbed]: Demolition of the existing American Folk Art Museum low-rise structure at 53 West 53rd Street, in Midtown, is being reduced to scrapes ahead of Hines’s 82-story and 140-luxury unit residential tower being dubbed Torre Verre; excavation work for the tower’s foundation is imminent.

86-01 Broadway [Queens Chronicle]: The three-story and 30,000 square-foot library is currently receiving façade installation at 86-01 Broadway, in Elmhurst; the building is “scheduled to be completed next spring,” ad Marpillero Pollak is designing. Picture

298 East 2nd Street [EV Grieve]: The single-story warehouse structure — at 298 East 2nd Street, in the East Village — has hit the market as a development site; including inclusionary housing bonuses, the property boasts 19,066 square feet of development potential.

32 Maspeth Avenue [Brownstoner]: Demolition permits have been filed for a two-story structure at 32 Maspeth Avenue, in East Williamsburg; in July, applications were filed for a six-story and nine-unit residential building of 6,200 square feet. Picture

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