Extell Files Permits for 22-Story Tower at 1637 First Avenue on the Upper East Side, Manhattan

1637 First Avenue on the Upper East Side, Manhattan via Google Maps

Permits have been filed for a 22-story mixed-use building at 1637 First Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Located between East 85th and East 86th Streets along First Avenue in Yorkville, the lot is one block from the 86th Street subway station, serviced by the Q train. Extell Development is listed as the owner behind the applications.

The proposed 215-foot-tall development will yield 471,953 square feet, with residential and commercial components. The building will have 459 units with market-rate and affordable housing residences. The concrete-based structure will also have two cellar levels, a 30-foot-long rear yard, and ground-floor retail space.

SLCE Architects is listed as the architect of record.

Demolition permits were filed for adjacent lots at 1643-1649 First Avenue in June. An estimated completion date has not been announced.

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8 Comments on "Extell Files Permits for 22-Story Tower at 1637 First Avenue on the Upper East Side, Manhattan"

  1. Yeah that block has needed something for a while

  2. Extell with SLCE–sounds good.

  3. Are they building around the two hold out buildings? Be interesting to see how they do that.

    • It says demo permits filed for 1643-1649. That leaves only 1651 on the corner of 86th. I’d be amazed that isn’t also part of the assemblage sense it’s an absolute dump. It does (did?) have a cool neon diner sign on the ground floor though… Hopefully someone saves it.

    • Their massing indicates that they are building right around the holdouts, though I am sure they have an alternate to incorporate them once said holdouts realize their bluff was just called.

  4. It’s a dump because Barnett bought the buildings and planned to tear down. More of old Yorkville being replaced with luxury buildings. I guess there’s no place for the middle classes in the city they built.

  5. here we go again. NYC history destroyed for GREED
    Extell buys the properties and lets them sit and deteriorate while he tries to wait out out the holdouts. In the process more of century old low rise buildings which are the fabric of this city being destroyed by the greediest developer in the city , Gary Barnett.
    So sad what is happening to nyc history as it slowly goes down the drain for high rise glass boxes for the rich. so sad to see blue collar, middle income and low income tenants kicked out also. This has to end somehow.

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