1022-1026 Third Avenue Finishes up Demolition on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

1020-1026 Third Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

Demolition is finishing up at 1022-1026 Third Avenue, the site of a forthcoming residential building in the Lenox Hill section of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Developed by Kahen Properties, which purchased the three adjacent sites for $34 million in the summer of 2021, the building can rise to a maximum of 12 stories under local zoning restrictions. Third North Holdings LLC is the owner and Alba Services is the general contractor for the project, which is located between East 60th and East 61st Streets.

Recent photos show two of the three low-rise occupants of the plot razed to street level and crews in the process of hauling away the remaining debris. 1020 Third Avenue, the third building in the acquisition, remains standing on the south end of the site. It currently houses an operating Chipotle Mexican Grill, which has a lease until 2029, and four residential levels above.

1020-1026 Third Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

1020-1026 Third Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

1020-1026 Third Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

1020-1026 Third Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

1020-1026 Third Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

1020-1026 Third Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

The below Google Street View image from last summer shows the former occupants of the site before their demolition.

1020-1026 Third Avenue. Image via Google Maps

The closest subways from the project site are the 4, 5, 6, N, R, and W trains at the Lexington Avenue-59 Street station to the southwest and the F and Q trains at the Lexington Avenue-63 Street station to the northwest. The property is in close proximity to the Bloomingdale’s flagship store, a Whole Foods Market, and a Trader Joe’s.

Bloomingdales flagship store, a Whole Foods Market, a Trader Joe’sproject location is one avenue to the southeast from the Roosevelt Island Tramway and is a short distance to the , servicing the 4, 5, 6, N, R and W trains, and provides a free transfer to the  subway stop a couple streets to the northwest with access to the F and Q lines. Other nearby places include the , and many local eateries.

An anticipated completion date for 1022 Third Avenue has not been announced yet.

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14 Comments on "1022-1026 Third Avenue Finishes up Demolition on Manhattan’s Upper East Side"

  1. And they’re just going to leave that abortion on the corner for perpetuity?

  2. So sad tear down these low rise buildings for piece of crap towers that will house the super rich.
    more nyc history down the drain and sent to the landfill

    • Will you seriously stop playing that same card over and over again? No rendering or other info is available for now, and yet you always like to get ahead of yourself and dump your negative remarks all over this site…

      Do those old walkups really mean that much to you and your agenda to not see any construction progress in New York City? You’re just someone wanting the city to look frozen in time, slowly getting older with no possibility for progress or development . Says a lot about you Guesser…

      • Kevin
        if you don’t like my opinions DON’T READ THEM SIMPLE AS THAT!
        I don’t have an agenda, and what you call “construction progress” I call demolishing century old buildings, removing their tenants and losing the ground floor businesss to build an out of context piece of crap for the super rich.

        • This isn’t a shouting match Guesser…

        • Those impressive capitalized words at the end of your rant is exactly what everyone is trying to tell you by saying to stop yelling in your comments and say things in a calmer and better expression.

          • “Lenox Hill begins at East 59th Street and ends at East 77th Street. So this IS in Lenox Hill”

            How interesting, I see the word IS in capitol letters in a comment by you
            Please stop shouting Kevin

  3. The “abortion” on the corner is a nicely designed and better-proportioned building than any crap they will put up.

    And this location is about a dozen blocks south of Lenox Hill. Lenox Hill Hospital is on 77th St. I’d call this Midtown East.

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