Permits Filed For 244 East 52nd Street in Midtown East, Manhattan

242 East 52nd Street via Google Maps

Permits have been filed for a new seven-story residential structure at 244 East 52nd Street, in Midtown East. Issac & Stern Architects, P.C. is the designer, and Yehuda Mor of Minrav USA / 244 E 52 Owner LLC is listed as the developer.

The 27,369 square foot project will be 50 feet wide, and will rise 64 feet above street level. The lot measures just over 5,000 square feet, and will come with a 30-foot backyard and a cellar. The new ground-up structure will house 15 residential units, most likely about two to three units per floor, constructed with a masonry system. Condos are likely.

The site sits between Second Avenue and Third Avenue, close to the Lexington Av-53 St. Subway station on the E and M train. The building that stands today was completed in 1910 and spans just over 9,200 square feet. Demolition of the structure is still pending.

No construction, demolition or completion dates have been announced yet.

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5 Comments on "Permits Filed For 244 East 52nd Street in Midtown East, Manhattan"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: I approach secretly on your details by my reading. Thank you. (Hello YIMBY)

  2. David in Bushwick | November 9, 2018 at 6:58 pm | Reply

    There’s no reason that wonderful facade couldn’t be saved. Allow an additional upper floor of new construction behind.

  3. This property abuts Philip Johnson’s elegant and iconic Rockefeller Guest House. Both the elegance and the iconic character of this structure, aside from the glamour imparted by the particular Client and Architect hinge on the effective and restrained contrast between the Guest House and it’s general, unprepossessing urban surroundings. Anything done on this site must proceed from an answer to the question: how will whatever comes to be proposed affect the formal dynamic and perception of its distinguished neighbor, in such a manner as to not trivialize or overwhelm it? In this regard, the preservation and re-use of the existing facade would appear advisable, while any ‘modernist’ and /or ‘expressionistic’ replacement is to be avoided in deference to a very special and prized condition presently existing.

  4. This comment should be sent to the Landmarks Department. Very cogent thoughts.

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