Third Avenue and East 60th Street, on the border between Midtown East and the Upper East Side, is not where you normally expect to find a Karl Fischer building.
But a design by one of Brooklyn’s most prolific architects is indeed coming to the neighborhood, according to a new building permit application filed over the weekend for a 71-key hotel with eight apartments.
At 200 East 60th Street (also known as 1009 Third Avenue), a new 14-story mixed-use building is planned for the 25-foot-wide lot, with the developer listed as Nick Tsoulos with Astoria Blvd. Realty LLC.
The lobby and restaurant/bar on the first floor will be topped by 71 hotel rooms more or less evenly distributed throughout the second through 10th floors, with three regular apartments on the 11th and 12th floors, two on the 13th, and then a “residential open space and laundry room” and roof terrace with an “open bar” on the top floor.
The 71 hotel rooms and associated commercial uses will be spread across nearly 26,000 square feet of space, while the eight apartments will be divided over nearly 6,000 square feet of space.
The plot is currently occupied by a four-story walk-up with a Greek restaurant, Anassa Taverna (co-owned by Nick Tsoulos), on the ground floor. A demolition permit for the existing structure has yet to be filed.
While Karl Fischer is most known for his buildings in Brooklyn, he has also designed a couple of projects in Manhattan. Especially on the East Side, where he’s done 325 Lexington Avenue and 325 Park Avenue South, the quality of his work tends to be higher, with cleaner, glassier designs.
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