YIMBY Today: East Harlem MEC Battle Heads to NY State Supreme Court, More

East Harlem Media, Entertainment & Cultural CenterEast Harlem Media, Entertainment & Cultural Center, image by NYCEDC

East Harlem MEC Center [The Real Deal]: Heron Real Estate is taking the legal battle to NY State Supreme Court over the condemnation of multiple properties on the block bound by East 125th and 126th streets, and 2nd and 3rd avenues, in East Harlem; the developer plans to demolish any existing low-rise structures and construct a massive mixed-use development.

250 South Street [Bowery Boogie]: Paperwork is being finalized for Extell Development’s 72-story and 787-unit residential tower — and 13-story affordable component — set to rise from 250 South Street, in Two Bridges; the building will include a wealth of amenities, and 29,000 square feet of commercial space.

61 Murray Street [Crain’s New York]: An assemblage of six buildings — running the block of West Broadway between Warren and Murray streets — have been listed as a development site, and is valued at $50 million; the majority of the low-rise buildings could be razed, and “about 46,000 square feet of development potential exists.

721 St. Nicholas Avenue [Harlem+Bespoke]: A renovation project has appeared to have begun at 721 St. Nicholas Avenue, in Sugar Hill; the existing 4.5-story townhouse building will eventually house eight residential units.

44-04 21st Street [The Court Square Blog]: A four-story hotel building is nearing completion at 44-04 21st Street, in Long Island City; the structure is offensive — to say the least — but the hotel serves as an upgrade to the previously underutilized lot.

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