Mixed-Use

Crown Building’s Aman New York Conversion Continues to Progress in Midtown Manhattan

Work is continuing to progress on the Aman New York, a residential and hotel conversion of the 100-year-old Crown Building at 730 Fifth Avenue in Midtown. Originally designed by Warren and Wetmore, the 26-story structure once served as the first home of the Museum of Modern Art in the early 20th century. Now the building, which is located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 57th Street, is getting a new life as a hotel and condominium property designed by Jean-Michel Gathy and developed by OKO Group.

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53 East 110th Street, 201 East 120th Street, 204 West 121st Street, and 304 East 126th Street in Harlem, via Google Maps

El Barrio Community Land Trust to Renovate 4 City-Owned Buildings to Affordable Housing in Harlem

Four buildings under new ownership of The East Harlem El Barrio Community Land Trust (CLT) are currently undergoing construction to transform them into affordable apartments. Located at 53 East 110th Street, 201 East 120th Street, 204 West 121st Street, and 304 East 126th Street in Harlem, the project will yield 36 rental apartments and three commercial spaces. CLT will own the land and lead the renovation project, and is joined by Mutual Housing Association and the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) in this $13.2 million deal.

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685 Fifth Avenue. Rendering via Marin Architects

685 Fifth Avenue’s Residential Addition Begins Ascent Over Midtown, Manhattan

Construction is progressing on 685 Fifth Avenue, a 100,000-square-foot office-to-condominium conversion in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Marin Architects and developed SHVO in partnership with BLG Holdings and Deutsche Financial, the project involves the addition of ten floors atop the existing existing 20-story structure, bringing it to a total height of 350 feet tall. The $135 million project will yield 69 condominium units designed by March & White and managed by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, as well as retail space with Fifth Avenue frontage marketed by Brookfield Properties. The property is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 53rd Street.

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12 East 37th Street in Midtown, Manhattan

Permits Filed for 33-Story Tower at 12 East 37th Street in Midtown, Manhattan

Permits have been filed for a 33-story mixed-use building at 12 East 37th Street in Midtown, Manhattan. Located between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, the interior lot is five blocks south of the Bryant Park subway station, serviced by the B, D, F, M, and 7 trains. Yusuf Bildirici of B&F Management, under the 12-14 E37th Street Development Corp., is listed as the owner behind the applications.

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