Permits have been filed by an anonymous LLC for a hotel on two lots, at 38-22 and 38-26 11th street, in Long Island City, Queens. The area is popular for hotel construction, and is located just a third of a mile from the 21st street – Queensbridge station, the first stop on the F train as it arrives from Manhattan. Stations serviced by the E, M, and 7 trains are also nearby, as is the burgeoning Hunters Point, which boasts MoMA PS1, Gantry Plaza State Park, and waterfront views of Midtown Manhattan.
Michael Kang Architect
A desolate lot in The Bronx’s Mott Haven neighborhood is about to sprout a seven story mixed-use structure. Applications filed with the DOB show the new building will have 30,796 square feet of total construction area, within which, there will be 7,493 square feet of space for a community facility in the form of an ambulatory diagnostic center on floors two and three. There will also be 18,136 square feet of commercial space, to be divided between 73 hotel rooms, which will average under 250 square feet apiece. Michael Kang Architect, PC, is designing, and Manny Chadha of Vertu Hospitality LLC is the developer.
On the southern edge of Brooklyn’s Cypress Hills neighborhood, just above the blocks constituting East New York and Brownsville, an under-utilized lot at 2718 Fulton Street is about to be redeveloped with a new hotel. Building applications for the site were filed by Michael Kang Architect, P.C., and show a new structure rising ten floors and totaling 29,694 square feet of commercial space. That will be divided between 100 rooms, for a fairly small average size of only 296 square feet. The location is very atypical for hotel development, possibly indicating it may become a homeless shelter after completion, as has occurred in similarly-sited projects in other Outer Borough neighborhoods. Nehalkumar Gandhi of 2722 Fulton LLC is listed as the developer, and the lot lies two blocks west of the J and Z train stop at Van Siclen Avenue.
YIMBY previously reported on the filing of a job application for 11 West 37th Street back in July of 2014, when the project was first proposed. Now that the site’s old occupant has been demolished, work is fully underway, and a rendering has surfaced in the on-site construction signage.
New development rarely happens in Riverdale, a northwestern Bronx neighborhood where low-density zoning has protected wealthy areas full of single-family homes. But new, mid-rise buildings are allowed on several blocks along the Henry Hudson Parkway. A developer hopes to build on one such project at 3641 Johnson Avenue.